Refueling your energy levels

Everyone has the occasional low-energy day, but constant fatigue can make people less mentally and physically active, and diminish overall quality of life. To fight fatigue and increase your energy level, eat healthier foods, exercise regularly and be sure to get enough quality sleep. However, if you have unusual fatigue, it can be an early warning of a serious illness and should be checked out by a doctor. (Locked) More »

Men and urinary tract infections

Although urinary tract infections are more common in women, men can get them, too. They can protect against recurring infections by drinking plenty of water, using the bathroom when they need rather than trying to hold it, and practicing safe sex. (Locked) More »

Is prostate cancer linked with other cancers?

Prostate cancer that occurs after age 60 probably does not increase the risk of getting a different kind of cancer. However, some men might have a genetic risk for a more aggressive type of prostate cancer, which could increase their risk of other cancers. (Locked) More »

An introvert’s guide to healthy social engagement

Research continues to stress the importance of social interaction to long-term health. On average, people who are more isolated are at a higher risk for heart disease, depression, and early death. Yet people who prefer solitude over group outings, are often at a disadvantage when it comes to social engagements. They can still tap into the health benefits of socializing without changing their personality by following some simple guidelines on how to engage with others. (Locked) More »

Know the facts about fats

Your body needs some fat, but it’s important you eat the right kind. . People should eliminate or reduce saturated fat found in animal products like beef, pork, and high fat dairy foods, and increase their intake of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats found in avocados, peanut butter, nuts and seeds, and plant oils. (Locked) More »

Rating heart monitors

One of the most valuable health and fitness technologies is a heart rate monitor—a device that instantly tells how fast the heart is beating. Whether someone has just begun an exercise routine or already is a committed fitness enthusiast, tracking the heart rate can help maintain the necessary moderate level of intensity for optimal benefits. It also can help people who have to be extra careful about overexertion, such as those recovering from a heart problem, surgery, or injury. (Locked) More »

Moving away from knee osteoarthritis

An estimated 10% of men ages 60 and older having symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or aspirin, and steroid injections can temporarily soothe arthritis pain and inflammation. But an easier and safer way to manage symptoms is to be more active as bones and cartilage need the stimulation of regular movement to stay healthy and pain free. More »

Feeling young could signal a younger brain

People who feel younger than their age scored higher on memory tests, rated themselves as healthy, and were less likely to have symptoms of depression compared with those who did not feel younger. More »