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.
May 6, 2021
Laughter — like good sleep habits and relationships — can play a complementary role in establishing good health. It has an array of physiological benefits: relaxed muscles, reduced stress and enhanced blood flow.
April 22, 2021
Understanding the fundamentals of diet and nutrition can go a long way to maintaining your health. The proper diet should emphasize vegetables, fruits, whole grains and low-fat dairy and include lean means, poultry, fish and nuts. It should limit saturated fats, sodium and added sugars. Portion size is key.
April 8, 2021
Spend some time outdoors this spring. Whether it's a hike in the woods or an afternoon at the park, green spaces provide a litany of mental and physical health benefits. People who live near green spaces are three times more likely to be physically active. And spending time in nature can improve creativity.
March 26, 2021
For men seeking to adopt healthy habits, the power of a supportive spouse, partner or friend is significant and well documented. The science shows there is a distinct advantage to paring up in the effort. Relationships bring accountability, support and motivation.
March 12, 2021
Grit, a combination of passion and perseverance, is a huge behavioral asset. Self-control enables healthy behavior and a longer and more active life. Psychologists believe that willpower can be taught and may be unlimited.
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.