Researchers, who analyzed data from 187 countries, reported that more than 1.6 million cardiovascular-related deaths per year can be attributed to sodium consumption above 2 grams per day. Almost no country or region is immune. Salt is fueling the global hypertension epidemic.
This award-winning documentary has many answers to the unnerving questions that suicide evokes.
A study out last week in the top-tier journal Nature told us that non-caloric artificial sweeteners (NAS) may contribute to glucose intolerance by mucking up our microbiomes. That's a serious indictment, since these products are intended to help defend against glucose intolerance, and other ills related to diabetes risk and weight gain.
Sure, I'm balding. Shitty. And the situation really f**king sucks. But sometimes, in the realm of bigger problems that I don't have, it doesn't. There is an abundance that I am incredibly thankful and happy for -- you have no idea.
It's Fall Prevention Awareness Week, a good time to reflect on how serious a problem falls are.
As an older adult, you must be mindful in ways you've never been before, as folks in my NYC community-based fall prevention classes have illustrated over the years. I've developed some tips that you can share with your friends and family. I hope they prevent you or a loved one from experiencing a fall.
For many years, I, like lots of others, used alcohol as my socially acceptable method for feeling better. The problem was, the aftereffects were unimaginably worse than the temporary high. When I cut out excessive boozing, things got better. A lot better. And that's no surprise, considering what the research suggests about drinking and depression.
We can look to someone who gives us so little, and blame them without looking at how we are overwhelming them with our need. How do we change our relationship within us, so we aren't making ourselves crazy?
Today, most people don't remember the heartbreaking and sometimes lethal effects of not vaccinating and hence can't see their own vital role in public health.
Suicide prevention is all of our responsibility. As we work together with the Trevor Project and others to spread the message that it's okay to ask for help, let's not forget about the equally important message that it's okay to reach out with a helping hand even before someone works up the courage to ask for help.
When most 20-somethings have dating questions, they call a single friend. A few might call their moms. But what if your "person" is a 60 guy who also happens to be your dad?
Why are large portion sizes such a problem? Large portions are particularly problematic because the more we are served, the more we eat. Eating more translates into more calories, and ultimately, many of us, gain weight. And lots of it.
There is little doubt that lack of sufficient money constitutes a major stress and contributes to bodily ills. Our attitudes toward money undergird much of our lives, impacting our lifestyle and sense of well-being. Yet many of us ignore the task of managing our finances, often with dire consequences.
Early Friday morning, in the quiet of his home office, Brian Curin will power up his laptop, click open a special folder and launch a file called "My Life." Then he will watch the images and hear the words that his wife and three daughters thankfully have never seen or heard.
Given my penchant for excess, the threat of encroaching girth, the spread of silver across my scalp and various other worrying factors, I started ruminating about the concept of taking up running.
The first major choice students make is in selecting their college, and it's clear some campuses offer a better shot at fitness success than others.
Seemingly, progress is being made toward a world where, legally and socially, it's understood that all people have a right to be respected. Except, perhaps, those who are overweight. Sadly there are still many people who make fun of, shame or otherwise mistreat others who weigh more than they do.
An extraordinarily stressful experience, such as war captivity in early adulthood, can reverberate throughout a lifetime and influence later well-being, but many factors shape the outcome.
When we attempt to divorce ourselves from pain, we end up feeling nothing pleasurable or meaningful at all. When we better understand, tolerate, and harness distressing thoughts and feelings, and become aware of the situations when they are helpful, we become empowered.
If you have healthy knees, run, but make sure you run efficiently with a smooth technique involving short strides, mid-foot landing, well-fitting running shoes and soft surfaces. If you have injured knees, repair them, or find the running bliss in other sports, but don't miss out.