August 2014

Monthly Archives

  • Arthritis isn’t inevitable

    Repetitive motions at work, obesity, and high impact sports all are contributing factors that can lead to arthritis. But with the proper precautions, you can limit your risk. “Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, affects about 30 million Americans. In healthy joints, cartilage provides cushioning, acting as a shock absorber and allowing bones to move […]
  • The side effects of stress

    We all need a little stress in our lives, but too much can start messing with your body in weird ways.  For example: “You Can’t Remember Anything: Traumatic stress, meaning stress that occurs when you feel a threat to your life or a loved one’s life and feels like intense fear or helplessness, seriously impacts your […]
  • Is breakfast really the most important meal?

    Two new studies reveals that we may be putting too much emphasis on breakfast as a weight loss solution. “The largest and most provocative of the studies focused on whether breakfast plays a role in weight loss. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and other institutions recruited nearly 300 volunteers who were trying […]
  • 5 exercise moves to help you with everyday living.

    Time magazine explore 5  practical workout moves that will help in your daily life. Start with: “T Push-up: Start in push-up position with your hands directly beneath your shoulders. Lower into a push-up, and as you return to starting position, rotate your torso to the left raising your left arm up into the air so […]
  • Lack of sleep as teens tied to obesity

    As a teen you may think you’re invincible, but the decisions  you make (such as skimping out on sleep) could have long term consequences: “Researchers from Columbia University and the University of North Carolina found an association between getting fewer than six hours of shut-eye a night at age 16 and having a 20 percent higher […]
  • Load up on these nutrients for eye health

    With all the focus on keeping your body healthy, eyes are often forgotten. Runner’s World explores five nutrients for eye health: “Lutein & Zeaxanthin: You know you’re supposed to eat carrots for eye health (or to see in the dark) but do you know why? Haynes reports that while historically, the main component of carrots […]
  • Eating fish affects your brain

    New research shows that eating  fish once a week can help increase brain volume. “The researchers found that weekly consumption of baked or broiled fish — but not fried fish — was associated with larger gray matter volumes in areas of the brain responsible for memory and cognition, including areas where amyloid plaques, a sign […]
  • Be smart about exercising in summer heat

    Nothing beats an outdoor workout.  But as the temperature rises so does your risk of heat-related illness. Men’s Health looks at common ailments caused by heat and how to prevent them. Starting with Heat Exhaustion: “Signs: Weakness, dizziness, nausea, headache, elevated body temperature (less than 104 degrees), and often collapse. “Cause: “There’s a disruption in body […]
  • Is NYC really the city that doesn’t sleep?

    While New Yorkers may not be getting their recommended amount of sleep, we’re not quite the most sleepless city in the United States, based on data collected by Jawbone Up users. “According to new data, New Yorkers snooze for just six hours and 47 minutes a night, on average — but a handful of other […]
  • Low impact workouts, that work

    Give your joints a break by trying out one of the 21 low impact workouts from The Greatist: “Cycling: Thank mom and dad for teaching us to take off the training wheels. Hopping on the bike is a fun way to fit in some exercise, with a lower chance of damaging the joints. And you don’t […]