When you’re younger, you might hear about the dreaded “middle-age spread” and think it’s a myth, or at least an exaggeration. The truth, unfortunately, is that your body does change as you get older. Muscle mass decreases, which can slow the rate at which the body burns calories—you don’t need quite as many as you […]
We don’t usually think of the summer months as being a time where we have to watch what we eat or worry about gaining extra pounds like we do around the holidays. However, there are just as many events, if not more, that pop up during the summer that could lead to undesirable eating habits. […]
Lowering your risk In the journal BMC Medicine, researchers set out to test if a certain lifestyle pattern might lower a person’s risk for colorectal cancer. To do so, they first created a healthy lifestyle index. This index took into account 5 behaviors: Staying at a healthy weight Not smoking Getting regular physical activity—at least […]
Kale Pesto Yields: 2 cups Ingredients 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves 1 cup chopped kale; spine removed 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2/3 cup olive oil ¼ cup walnuts 2 garlic cloves 3tbsp. cold water 1tbsp. lemon juice Preparation Process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides […]
Preparing foods to meet guidelines for heart healthy eating does not have to be complicated or intimidating. Heart healthy eating should include foods from all food groups to meet nutrient needs, but they should be prepared in such a way to promote the health benefits of the foods. In general, most heart healthy guidelines will […]
Salads don’t have to be bland to be nutritious. At the same time, it’s easy to overdo calories and fats when adding ingredients to your greens.
Starting healthy habits during early adulthood may not be something many young men think about, but it’s important.
Calorie restriction sounds like the right idea when you want to lose weight. But cutting too many calories isn’t helpful and could backfire.
With the arrival of spring comes freshly grown foods.
People who keep weight off tend to have several habits in common. The following strategies can help you achieve long-term weight loss.