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Cardiovascular Health

The Fallacy of the Calorie -- Book Review

Suna Senman | Posted 11.14.2014 | Books
Suna Senman

Michael Fenster, "Dr. Mike," cardiologist, professional chef, and author of The Fallacy of the Calorie promises to give the reader clarity. "This is a...

When It Comes To Matters Of The Heart, Mindfulness Can Help

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living

It pays to listen to your heart after all. A recent study from Brown University, which explored the potential connection between a person's sense o...

Stop Exercising, Doctor's Orders!

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

So stop exercising, and pick up a shovel to get your garden ready for next year. Hike with friends up the mountain. Dance by the seaside, and let the sound of the waves stir your heart. Soak up the clean, refreshing air, and deepen your appreciation for the gifts of the natural world.

Yes, A Happy Marriage Really Does Lead To A Healthy Heart

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.26.2014 | Fifty

An unhappy marriage may impact your heart in more ways than one. A new study out of the University of Pittsburgh finds that people in unhappy union...

Losing Weight At Any Age Reaps Long-Term Health Benefits

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty

It's no myth that weight loss gets tougher as you get older. As you age, your metabolism slows down due to a variety of factors. But new research sugg...

New Health Calculator Determines How Young At Heart You Truly Are

Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty

How 'old' is your heart? There may be more to it than how young you feel. Researchers say too many people are missing out on important opportunitie...

How To Let Go Of Fear And Insecurity

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Fear has very real effects on the body, and these effects are meant to protect us from danger. In day to day life, a small amount of fear or insecurity can be beneficial, in that it keeps you on your toes and motivated.

3 Simple Steps to Stay Slim and SANE During the Holidays

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Why can some of your friends eat all the holiday treats they want and stay slim while you start to look like Santa by smelling a fruit cake? And what ...

Is the Food Guide Pyramid and MyPlate Making Your Family Fat?

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

The thing to keep in mind about the USDA Pyramid is that it comes from the Department of Agriculture, the agency responsible for promoting American ag...

Did the Government Cause the Obesity Epidemic?

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

A great deal of money is being made from our nutritional confusion. Even worse, the government created these guidelines in much the same way it creates laws: by listening to lobbyists and by making compromises.

48,835 Reasons to Enjoy Lots of Food This Thanksgiving

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

This Thanksgiving, don't starve yourself. Don't feel deprived. Starvation isn't sustainable. Hunger isn't healthy. Instead, eat more -- but higher-quality -- holiday foods.

57 Sneaky Sugars to Avoid

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Memorizing this list isn't important. It is important to know that any form of caloric sweetener harms our health and leads to weight gain. Put differently, our body does not care where sweetener calories come from.

The Statin Insanity

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David H. Newman, M.D.

We currently have a statin epidemic, with 25 percent of adults over the age of 45 taking the pills, a large majority of whom do not have heart disease and have not seen the numbers.

STUDY: More Exercise Means Better Memory

Posted 11.12.2013 | Fifty

While we've known for some time about the many long-term benefits of exercise, from increased strength to a revved up metabolism, new research shows a...

Your Green Thumb Could Actually Help Save Your Life

Posted 10.29.2013 | Fifty

You don’t necessarily have to pump iron or run a marathon to keep yourself healthy. In fact, simple hobbies like gardening or home improvement may d...

118,801 Reasons Dieting Is Fattening

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

True or false: You slim down by eating less? Before you answer, let's take a quick look at the studies.

The Top 10 Most Shocking Reasons to Avoid Sugar

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Having a hard time cutting back on sugar? I hope these statistics help. As Nietzsche rightly remarked, "He who has a strong enough why can bear almost...

What If Everything You Knew About Weight Loss Was Wrong? (Part 2 of 2)

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Both approaches can get you to "the other side." But counting calories is like frantically zigzaging through a minefield. Eating more and exercising less -- but smarter -- is as natural and low key as strolling through a meadow.

What If Everything You Knew About Weight Loss Was Wrong? (Part 1 of 2)

Jonathan Bailor | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Bailor

Over the past few decades, we've been trying harder and harder to be healthy and fit. The result: We got heavy and sick. What's going on here? When did healthy and fit start making us heavy and sick? And why is everyone calling us lazy gluttons?

5 Strength-Building Exercises For A Better Yoga Practice

David Magone | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
David Magone

If yoga-based cross-training can help athletes achieve physical balance, then does the same hold true for a yoga practitioner? Can supplementing the time we spend on the mat with strength and cardiovascular training help us optimize health?

New Understanding Of Atherosclerosis Could Change The Way We Treat Heart Disease

Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living

Atherosclerosis -- the build-up of plaque in arteries, raising the risk for heart disease -- may not form the way we previously thought, according to ...

Faster, Fitter and Better? It's as Easy as 10-20-30

Jill S. Brown | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

High-intensity interval training has been all the rage for total body fitness the last several years. If you've been intrigued by the results people have achieved from home workout videos like Insanity, CrossFit or BodyRockTV, you're seeing the indisputable results of interval training.

The Supplement Pills That Are 'Pretty Essential'

Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 are important to the human body, and people often turn to supplements like fish oil pills to get them. A panel of...

Another Big Health Reason To Get A Good Night's Sleep

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living

Sleep has been called the "third pillar" of health, in addition to diet and exercise, and recent research is shedding light on just how important slee...

3 Insomnia Symptoms That Could Hurt Your Heart

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There is an abundant -- and ever-growing -- body of evidence that indicates sleep plays an important role in cardiovascular health.