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Fitness Trackers Largely Inaccurate When Counting Calories, Stanford Researchers Say

Calorie counting is a useful way to lose weight, but a new study suggests a fitness tracker could sabotage your efforts. The devices are overwhelmingly popular. For instance, since its inception, the leading brand, Fitbit, has sold at least 30 million of them. The company promises on its website that the...

Popular New Workouts Target The Body, Mind And Soul

It would be easy to brush off fitness guru Taryn Toomey's The Class as another hippie trend, but you'd miss the magic. (She sprinkled crushed crystals underneath the studio floors, which she says is designed to draw out energy.) You'd also miss stargazing at celeb devotees like Naomi Watts, Jennifer...

Pediatricians To Parents: Stop Feeding Your Kid Juice

Pediatricians To Parents: Stop Feeding Your Kid Juice The American Academy of Pediatrics has some new advice about juice: Kids should resist the urge to drink it. If you’re craving something fruity and refreshing, try eating a piece of fruit instead. If you’re thirsty, you can wash it down with some...

Here’s How Often You Should Look Away From Your Computer Screen

Sitting hunched over while staring at a computer screen isn't great for your spine or your eyes. The eyes are not built for what a typical workday looks like, says Dr. Paul Casey, a Las Vegas-based ophthalmologist. Staring for hours at a screen inches away is a huge strain on the...

How To Reduce The Risk Of Balance Problems

I run six or seven miles every morning, and I often follow that workout with a one-mile swim. I lift weights two or three times a week. I take long walks with my dogs every day. But I can't put on my sweatpants one leg at a time without...

How To Protect Yourself Against Vision Loss, A Growing Problem

How To Protect Yourself Against Vision Loss, A Growing Problem Ask Americans to name the ailment they fear most, and blindness ranks at the top, along with Alzheimer's and cancer, according to a recent survey by the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University. And yet each year, 50,000 Americans go...

Apple CEO Tests Apple Watch With Blood Sugar Monitor

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been testing his company’s smartwatch along with a blood sugar monitor. The future Apple Watch is reportedly going to incorporate glucose-monitoring functionality, which could definitely be a game changer. The tech giant is delving deep into diabetes to come up with a non-invasive and uninterrupted blood...

We Need Ecstasy And Opium In Place Of Prozac And Xanax

What can doctors do to ease emotional pain? The physicians of ancient and medieval times found many plants and plant-derived substances (ie, drugs) that soothed mental as well as physical ills. Rarely did they draw a line between the psychological and physiological benefits of their remedies. Modern medicine has confirmed the...

4 Ways to Tell Someone Has High Emotional Intelligence (and Is Not Just Faking It)

In a recent report, top chief human resources officers from global companies were asked what they see as the top 10 job skills required for workers to thrive by the year 2020. One of those critical skills for success that made the top 10 list? Wait for it...emotional intelligence. According...

The Healthiest Snack Food You Should Try

Four reasons to eat more of this stuff, including stronger erections and higher testosterone levels. Eat More Popcorn It's better than fruits and vegetables In 2012, researchers at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania reported that popcorn actually contains more polyphenols than fruits and vegetables. While vegetable haters everywhere rejoiced and hurled their...

The Diet Food That Makes You Fat

What would happen if you ate nothing but processed diet foods for a month? This has been studied. The results are terrifying. The Diet That Made America Fat Back in the 1990's, low-fat diets were all the rage. According to all the dietician clones and fitness "celebs" of the time, all...

This Insane Gym Workout Will Leave You Speechless

Is this what you're suppose to do at a normal gym? 😂 @barstarzz @CrossFitGames @BodyBuildingcom @nobullproject @rusten.mk A post shared by Demi Bagby💋 (@demibagby) on May 3, 2017 at 7:57pm PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js After watching this video, one thing is certain: Demi Bagby might not be human. During a recent gym session, the 16-year-old...

Wine And Weight Loss: What To Drink If You’re On A Diet

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to give up alcohol, including wine, to get the body you want and deserve. But there are some clear strategies to use when picking your glass if you’re trying to shed excess pounds. Without handy nutritional data on your bottle (the Food and...

8 Amazing Teas that Help You Lose Weight

Obesity is now a global health issue. Obesity is usually caused by inadequate exercise and unhealthy diet, hence regular exercise and adhering to a healthy diet remains the 2 best tools for weight reduction. Tea helps with appetite control, so, there is no need for careless eating that increases you...

5 Natural Remedies That Will Help You Eliminate Kidney Stones Fast

5 Natural Remedies That Will Help You Eliminate Kidney Stones Fast Kidney stones are a very common illness in modern men and women and it usually affects only one of the kidneys. It occurs due to the increased secretion of minerals through the urine (uric acid, calcium, phosphorus etc.) or an...

Why Your Snacking Habit May Be Leading To Weight Gain

This probably sounds familiar: You stop by your office break room and notice some chips or cookies lying out — leftovers from a catered lunch. You’re not hungry, but you decide to have a bite or two. By the time you’re back at your desk, your stomach is screaming...

Apple Watch Detects Heart Problems with Incredible 97% Accuracy

The Apple Watch is 97% accurate in detecting the most common abnormal heart rhythm, according to the findings of a new study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, whose goal was to determine if the wearable could one day aid in stroke prevention. The UCSF Health...

Here’s How Often You Should Change Your Toothbrush

Your toothbrush is loaded with more germs than you care to think about. After all, its No. 1 job is digging out leftover food and bacteria from the corners of your mouth, which a 2014 study published in the Scientific World Journal estimated houses more than 700 bacterial species. “People...

6 ‘Healthy’ Foods That Are Actually Packed With Sugar — And What To Eat Instead

Sugar can be sneaky, lurking inside even healthy-sounding foods, from sauces to breakfast items. Yogurt Yogurt can be a bit of a “health halo,” Blake told Fox News. While it may appear healthy, many brands can have a lot of added sugar, especially brands of flavored yogurts. For a 6-ounce container of...

Top 10 Foods That Can Help Prevent Diabetes

Top 10 Foods That Can Help Prevent Diabetes Diabetes is an epidemic in the United States, with about 29 million people who have it, another 8 million who are undiagnosed and 86 million who are considered pre-diabetic, according to the American Diabetes Association. Type 2 diabetes, the most common form, is...

Did You Know Keeping Secrets Is Bad For Your Health? This is Why

Psst — wanna know a secret health tip? Don’t keep secrets. They’re bad for you, scientists found. A new study at Columbia University found that bottling up secrets can lead to a lower sense of well-being. Researchers combed through 10 studies and analyzed 13,000 secrets, spanning topics such as romantic desire, finances...

5 Signs Your Digestive Issues Are More Serious Than You Think

We all have some mild abdominal discomfort or a bit of variation in our bowel habits from time to time. But how can you tell when digestive issues are normal and when they're more serious? As an expert on IBS and gut health, here's what I recommend you look out...

This Detox Salad Has 800,000 Saves on Pinterest (and It’ll Help You Get Fit)

Say goodbye to boring salads with a few greens and a drop of dressing. When you bring that meal to work, nine times out of 10, you end up buying lunch anyway (so much for trying to be healthy, right?). But we can spot a good thing when we see it,...

Cook With This Oil, and Everything You Eat Will Be Anti-Inflammatory

With the insurgence of gut health in the wellness world, we now understand that some foods are anti-inflammatory while others actually cause inflammation. Topping the list of the former is turmeric, the ancient spice that's been used in Asian cooking for centuries. Sara Gottfried, MD, author of The Hormone Cure, even...

Top 10 Best Fiber-Rich Foods You Should Eat

Including fiber in your diet is not a difficult task, as there are plenty of foods that are rich in fiber. However, if you are having a hard time adding fiber to your diet, you may want to talk to your doctor about taking a fiber supplement. Also, when increasing...

Top 10 Signs You Have an Unhealthy Gut

Gut imbalance has been linked to hormonal imbalances, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, eczema, rosacea and other chronic health problems. Most people are not even aware that something’s wrong with their gut bacteria, so the problem goes untreated. Knowing the signs of an unhealthy gut will help...

Top 10 Cancer Signs Women Often Ignore

Most often your body shows signs that might be signalling the onslaught of a bigger health concern. Listening to your body may bring to your notice things that are different, odd or unexplained. Many cancer signs mimic symptoms of other diseases and is most often brushed aside. Here are 10...

Top 10 Side Effects Of Drinking Too Much Water

More than 50% of your body is made up of water and no doubt drinking plenty of water is good for you. However, your body is constantly losing water through sweating, breathing, and digestion, making it crucial for you to replenish your body’s water content. But the question is how...

Can Bras Cause Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is a complicated disease. It seems like there’s a new cause every day, from deodorants to cosmetics. And then, there’s the myth that wearing a bra causes breast cancer. Rumor has it that underwire bras block the drainage of lymph fluid from under the breast. This means...

Top 10 Warning Signs of Poor Blood Circulation

You can have poor blood circulation for several reasons, with the most common being atherosclerosis, or “hardening of the arteries”, and peripheral artery disease (PAD). It can also be a result of other health problems like diabetes, heart disease, obesity or blood clots. Smoking, excess drinking, pregnancy and eating disorders can...

Health Benefits of Sitting on the Floor while Eating

But in the past, people sat or squatted on the floor while eating. Though not a common practice in Western countries, it continues even today in some cultures. This ancient tradition has its roots in yoga and Ayurveda, and comes with science-backed health benefits, too. If you are not very...

Top 10 Sci-Fi Technologies Moving Us Closer To Immortality

The average life expectancy is constantly rising as we improve our knowledge of medicine and the human body. We have eradicated diseases, discovered powerful treatments, and figured out how to fix ailments which would have once killed us. Now we’re accelerating even more rapidly in the practice of keeping...

5 Biggest Problems the Screen Generation Face

Today’s generation of young children are exposed to or have access to the world through the Internet. They are bombarded with video games, cell phones, iPads, and many have TVs in their bedrooms. Too much exposure to screen time can interfere with learning, attention, and a child’s healthy weight. What...

5 Ways That Coffee Affects Productivity

5 Ways That Coffee Affects Productivity It’s not uncommon for employers and employees alike to reach for a caffeinated beverage when they need a bit of an energy boost. And while some might prefer to get their caffeine in the form of soda or an energy drink, the majority of consumers'...

10 Tips for Traveling With Irritable Bowel Syndrome [IBS]

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a health problem that many people have but few people talk about. People who are diagnosed with IBS experience chronic symptoms related to the workings of their intestines. IBS is a digestive disorder in which people experience recurrent bouts of abdominal pain, alongside significant changes...

5 Tips for Dealing with Anxiety-Related Procrastination

Why do you put things off that you need to get done? There are lots of reasons why people procrastinate, but it is often because of anxiety. You may not even realize you are having anxiety-related procrastination, but if you have fears behind your motivation, you are probably experiencing...

Top 10 Best Natural Mood Boosters

While a positive mood is beneficial for your overall health, conversely a low mood can have negative impacts on your physical as well as emotional health. Feeling down or having ‘the blues’ can make you more susceptible to illness as well as depression and anxiety. Hence, it is really important to...

Top 10 Tips to Boost Your Brain Function

How many of you spare some minutes to think about your brain? The one organ that coordinates our body functions? For long, it had been believed that we are stuck with the brain we have got. However, with new researches, it has been proven that we can actually improve...

Top 10 Health Benefits of Living with Cats

Cats have made a special place in our society since thousands of years now. Long ago they used to be worshipped and even today animal lovers hold them in high regard. But these feline creatures are not just a ball of fur to be kept because we think they...

Top 10 Weird Ways Your Brain Is Tricking You

Our brain decides how we perceive everything around us. It informs our decisions, guiding us carefully through the fog that is the world around us . . . except for when it lies to us. You see, our brains are fickle friends and love to play games. Often, what we think is true is...

Researchers Might Have Just Figured Out Why Deep Breaths Work

While we associate the term ‘breath’ with an autonomic function of our body—how often do you consciously tell yourself to breath?—our ancestors afforded respiration a certain gravity. The act of breathing has been linked to “life force” and “spirit,” the latter implying an invisible and necessary force in our...

Top 10 Possible Next Steps in Human Evolution

Humans haven’t stopped evolving. Although civilization hasn’t been around long enough to see any extraordinary changes, we can nonetheless expect to see some as time draws on. This list will outline ten major changes we can expect to see over the next 200,000 years – assuming that civilization continues...

Top 10 Fascinating Things That Happen To You When You Sleep

For most people, the word “sleep” conjures up peace and relaxation after a long day. However, your body undergoes many changes during the hours that you are unconscious. From undoing the day’s harm to preparing for the day ahead, the human body is constantly sorting, repairing, and refreshing. So...

Lower Your Risk Of Alzheimer’S And 4 Other Diseases Through Your Diet

Reducing your risk for developing many diseases could be as simple as shopping the perimeter of your supermarket and getting better acquainted the foods that create a plant-based diet. That’s the premise of Whole Foods CEO and co-founder John Mackey’s new book “The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for...

9 Care Options for People Living With Dementia

Often, individuals with Alzheimer's or another kind of dementia hope to stay in their home as long as possible. If you are a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer's, you may have the unique challenge of balancing several different roles such as partner, adult child, parent, and employee. If the time comes...

What Are the Effects of Caffeine on Teenagers?

It’s common for teens to reach for energy drinks before a soccer game or to turn to coffee to help them pull an all-night study session. But, drinking too much caffeine could be bad for a teen’s health. Up to 400mg of caffeine per day appears to be safe for...

Top 10 Rare Mutations That Defy Our Definition Of Human

When we think of “human,” we tend to have pretty strict ideas of what they will be like. We assume that they will have a head, two legs, two arms, five fingers, so on and so forth. There are, however, people who do not fit those guidelines, but are...

Small Breast Sizes Will Love This New Bra Company

As someone with a chest size of 34B on a good day, I can tell you, first hand, shopping for bras isn't always easy. Although it sounds relatively simple — less cup size, less problems, right? — and in my experience, there's always plenty of variety (at least in terms...

Increase Your Longevity And Become ‘Age Proof’ With These Tips

Lengthening your life doesn’t have to require doing rocket science. In fact, there’s a relatively straightforward formula you can follow to increase your longevity and ultimately, “age-proof” your life — that is, live longer while reducing age-related health care costs. Pick foods wisely The vital rule of nutrition is this: The best...

6 ED Risk Factors That Have Nothing To Do With Age

As any man who’s suffered from bedroom issues knows, erectile dysfunction (ED) can take a major toll on self-esteem and romantic relationships. In the absence of a cure, as many as 30 million American men suffer from ED, and 30 percent of those are age 70 and older. While ED...

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