Harvard Health Blog
Most Americans eat less than half the recommended amount of fiber, even though there’s plenty of evidence showing the many benefits of a fiber-rich diet.
A study found that a regimen of daily facial exercises led to fuller cheeks and a more youthful appearance among participants. But its small size makes it difficult to draw conclusions about the longevity of the results.
Looking for a way to add variety to your workouts? Consider kettlebells. Kettlebell exercises work several muscle groups at a time, and can help improve posture and balance as well.
Research has illuminated the intersection between poor sleep and pain, showing that the perception of pain increases after inadequate or poor-quality sleep. This has implications for anyone experiencing pain, and it is also relevant to combatting the opioid crisis.
Basic push-ups engage your body from top to bottom. They work several muscle groups at once including the arms, chest, abdomen (core), hips, and legs. How many you can do at one time offers a simple way to evaluate your strength and muscular endurance and is an easy tool to help you improve. To find your starting point, perform as many push-ups as you can with good form.
Millions of Americans take some kind of supplement, but because supplements are not regulated like prescription drugs are, taking one is not always safe. Researchers have found many instances of hidden ingredients and inaccurate quantities listed on the label.
Maintaining a positive outlook on life can help protect people from heart disease. Scientists believe that by doing this, such people avoid the damage to the cardiovascular system brought about by stress.
The life of a teenager can be filled with drama, real or imagined. But while parents may think their teen overreacts too much, parents themselves might under-react to indications that a teen could be contemplating suicide.
The nutrition building blocks of plant-based meals are vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. These are easy to cook and relatively inexpensive, and people who prepare more meals at home tend to have better health profiles.
Some people with irritable bowel syndrome get relief from medications, but for others they are not a viable or effective option. But there are nondrug treatment options that reduce symptoms for many, including stress reduction techniques, special diets, and certain supplements.