Does Alcohol Cause These Benefits?

People who drink in moderation are different from non-drinkers or heavy drinkers in ways that could influence health and disease.  Nutrition In-Depth: Folate and Alcohol Folate, the B vitamin that helps guide the development of an embryo’s spinal cord, has equally important jobs later in life. One of the biggest is helping to build DNA,…

When’s The Best Time to Exercise?

The best time of day to exercise is the time that works best for you. Studies go back and forth on this topic and there are benefits in exercising in the morning and later in the day. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference and lifestyle. Choose a time that helps you make exercise a…

8 Ways to Focus on Getting Fit

Forty percent of all chronic diseases can be prevented through a healthy lifestyle, which includes eating a healthy diet and working out regularly. Yet Americans have become increasingly obese and sedentary. “People just aren’t making the connection between unhealthy lifestyle choices and disease risk,” says Alice Burron, MS, spokeswoman for the American Council on Exercise…

What Trump’s US Supreme Court pick means for women’s health

Neil Gorsuch (pictured), US president Donald Trump’s nominee for the vacancy on the country’s Supreme Court, is a consistently conservative judge who would enter the court at a critical moment for reproductive rights. Though Gorsuch, a federal judge on the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals, has never ruled on an abortion rights case, his…

Yoga could help asthma sufferers, research finds

Practising yoga could help asthma suffers breathe more easily, a new study has found. The Cochrane Review – an international healthcare non-profit organisation – suggests yoga can improve the quality of life for people who suffer with asthma. The review, published on Tuesday in the Cochrane Library, used randomised trials, which found evidence yoga can improve…

The Way Of The Yogi: Where Does Stress Come From?

  Have you ever wondered why you sometimes wake up and sail through your day without any sense of stress, frustration or angst – while on another day stress and angst seem to be the themes of your existence? Is it in the water? Are we just the victim of random events that propel us…

One-Minute Tricks That’ll Boost Your Health in 2017

There’s no time like the New Year to jump into action and recommit to better health. But leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t just a matter of making big, sweeping resolutions at the beginning of the year to eat better, exercise more, or lose weight. It’s really about the little things we do and the choices…