A high intake of dietary fiber is associated with a wide array of health benefits, including a reduced mortality rate, according to a massive systematic review and meta-analysis in the Lancet earlier this year.
Gardening is a great way to keep active, save money on produce, and beautify your outdoor space. But it's not without its risks: Awkward positions and new or repetitive movements can make gardening uncomfortable for many, and even lead to injuries. If the first signs of spring have sprung the desire to work your green thumb, follow these tips to garden comfortably season after season.
Older women who dance have a decreased risk of developing disabilities that affect daily activities, according to a study in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports.
Don't assume that snacks and beverages that boast “matcha“ in the name are healthful just because they contain this trendy ingredient.
Contact with nature has a host of potential physical and psychological benefits, according to a growing body of evidence. Researchers have focused mostly on the health effects of spending time in parks or wilderness, but two recent studies suggest there are potential benefits of living in leafy, green neighborhoods or even near leafy, green blocks in inner cities.
Exercise offers multiple health benefits, but how much do you really need to do? Updated evidence-based physical activity guidelines say even a little bit can pay off.
Alcohol may adversely affect the oral microbiome—that is, the colonies of bacteria and other microorganisms in the mouth—according to a 2018 study in the journal Microbiome, which included 1,044 people. And this may have both local and systemic health implications.
Martial arts can provide a variety of health benefits for people of all ages. Here's a summary of some of the research.
To remove pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables with edible peels, consider using a wash made of baking soda. At least for apples, that is the most effective way, findings in ...
Many people opt for organic foods, especially fruits and vegetables, because these foods contain little or no synthetic pesticide residues—and thus, they hope ...
If you have a cold or the flu, these simple precautions can help you avoid transmitting the germs to others.
One increasingly popular way to motivate people to improve their health habits is to provide financial incentives, but is it effective?
Does your New Year's resolution to exercise more seem like a daunting task? Getting plenty of exercise can help you live longer, but keep in mind that even brief bouts of huffing and puffing confer important health benefits, according to updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This holiday season, many of us would probably like to avoid discussing politics at family gatherings. So here's an idea: Talk family health history instead. Since many health problems run in families, a holiday gathering is a good time to delve into a discussion about the health of your blood relatives, both living and deceased. This exercise can offer a glimpse of any conditions or illnesses to which you and your family may be predisposed.
Although it's late November, it's not too late to get your flu shot, if you haven't done so already. The influenza vaccination is an essential protective measure in spite of many misconceptions about its effectiveness. The following flu facts—both new and old—highlight how and why you should take the necessary steps to avoid an encounter with this unwelcome seasonal visitor.