Keeping your mind sharp requires more than just a daily Sudoku puzzle. New research shows that an active body is just as important for maintaining an active mind. This week’s article focuses on the top methods to maintaining mental longevity.
Most of us in today’s fast paced world are dependent to some degree or another on caffeine and artificial energy stimulants, including sugar. In the cold winter months, these habits seem to intensify as we push through our to-do lists when all we want to do is stay home by the fire.
We all know what’s in store as winter approaches: colder weather, shorter days, winter celebrations, holiday travel, maybe some quiet time by the fire. And for most of us, a few extra pounds also manage to sneak their way past the calorie counter. Here are some tips to keeping scales balanced.
Of all the food groups, fat is the most commonly misunderstood. We’re taught to believe that our obesity problems and related health conditions come from eating too many fats. However, fats are actually critical to numerous areas of health -- they just have to be the right kind. Here’s how to know the difference.
Many major health organizations recommend you eat a variety of fish and shellfish twice a week. These choices are swimming in heart-healthy fats!
The body spends a lot of effort dealing with blood sugar (glucose): getting it, storing it, transporting it into cells.