February 26, 2021
The hug is one of the rare behaviors that feels good and provides health benefits. Scientific research has found hugs lower the risk of illness, lower blood pressure and reduce stress. It's worth keeping them around once the COVID-19 pandemic ends.
February 11, 2021
Hydrotherapy — including cold showering — provide an array of potential health benefits The scientifically grounded gains range from healthier skin and weight loss, to improved circulation and resiliency. The more hypothetical benefits include depression relief, impact on tumor growth and increased testosterone.
January 29, 2021
Adapting to change can be challenging — even without a pandemic. But resilience allows people to recognize growth opportunities amid the stress. And personal agility helps them feel in charge, secure and confident, enabling them to roll with life's curve balls.
January 15, 2021
To prevent mental decline, experts advise exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep, eating a Mediterranean diet, staying mentally active and remaining socially involved. Men are at higher risk to develop Alzheimer's disease and their cognitive abilities tend to decline at a steeper rate than women.
January 1, 2021
Americans adopted new lifestyle habits in 2021 – the coronavirus pandemic proved this. People altered their behaviors tremendously to avoid COVID-19. But will those lessons lead to other healthy lifestyle changes, like diet and fitness modifications?
December 18, 2020
Can you become optimistic? Yes. Experts recommend smiling more, reframing situations and building resiliency. The benefits of a positive attitude are myriad: increased life span, less depression, less distress, better cardiovascular health and better coping skills.
December 3, 2020
Here are some tips for maintaining – or restoring – a healthy relationship as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on and stress continues to mount. Experts suggest verbalizing feelings and worries, giving one another space, and shifting the focus to what's controllable and positive.
November 25, 2020
Exercise lowers the risk of heart attack, many types of cancer and age-related injuries. With COVID-19 fatigue setting in and stress particularly high, it's important to reiterate the benefits of regular aerobic and strength-building exercises for middle-aged men.
November 4, 2020
Efforts to establish an Office of Men's Health within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has fallen flat. But the Office of Women's Health, has helped improve health outcomes for decades. And gender disparities point to a need to improve the messaging on men's health.
October 23, 2020
The divorce rate among U.S. adults ages 50 and older has roughly doubled since the 1990s. Does the trend of gray divorce represent a stamp of approval for older men who are contemplating a split from their spouse? Or, is this just the last hurrah of a bunch of self-centered baby boomers who can’t commit to the sacrifice required in a relationship?