September 24, 2021
Positive impacts on your well-being can come in many forms. For the Bezich family, it came as a weekend reunion filled with laughter, recollections and joy. Shared experiences – and recalling old ones – boosted the spirits of the five siblings and their mother.
September 13, 2021
People can be motivated to change their lifestyles, dump unhealthy behaviors and adopt healthy practices. But people are more likely to maintain these behaviors if they have the support of their social network — a social contagion.
August 27, 2021
The encore career — a vocation that begins in the second half of life — allows retirees to earn part-time wages and reap the social and psychological benefits of a job without the limitations of full-time work. It also can provide incentives — and purpose — to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
August 13, 2021
Finding the best diet is as intense as ever as COVID-19 spurs many Americans to rethink their health. There are thousands of dietary programs, but plant-based diets are gaining interest. The Mediterranean diet, and others, carry various health benefits, including a lower risk of heart disease, stroke and colon cancer.
July 29, 2021
The summer weather can make exercising outdoors a challenge, but it's not impossible. Health experts recommend people properly hydrate, avoid working out at midday, wear light-weight clothing and take rest breaks.
July 16, 2021
Swimming regularly can lower stress levels, reduce anxiety and depression, and improve sleep patterns. Water-based exercises also are among the most effective ways to burn calories and increase energy levels. Swimming also allows people to work out without joint or muscle pain.
July 1, 2021
Proponents of behavioral economics argue that financial incentives can be leveraged to overcome poor habits and spur healthy practices. But do they work? Some research suggests they may help motivate people, but others find intrinsic inspiration.
June 18, 2021
June is Men's Health Month. Proponents have traditionally used Father's Day as an opportunity to highlight the need for men to take better care of themselves, playing off a man's heightened awareness for longevity when surrounded by family. Children can play a critical role in encouraging their dads to adopt healthy lifestyles.
June 4, 2021
Men are notorious for avoiding the doctor. But there's no rational reason for this behavior. Annual physicals are the best way to discover any underlying health issues because doctors are trained to detect symptoms of problematic issues. Plus, early detection offers the best chances of overcoming an illness.
May 20, 2021
Drinking water is one of the most basic aspects of a healthy lifestyle. Water regulates body temperature, lubricates joints, prevents infections and delivers nutrients. Most U.S. adults get close to the amount they need each day through direct intake and food. But you don't necessarily need to drink eight glasses each day.