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Pros Say Wearable Tech Will Be A Big Fitness Trend Hit In 2019

In a new survey, experts revealed the top 20 big fitness trends for 2019. Although wearable technology dropped to no. 3 for 2018, it is now back to the no. 1 spot for 2019 while group training and HIIT rank second and third respectively.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 4, 2019

'Dry January' Can Help People Control Alcohol Intake For The Rest Of The Year, Says Study

Start the new year by participating in a campaign that encourages people to reduce their alcohol consumption. Those who joined last year's Dry January reported improved health and better control of their drinking throughout 2018.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 3, 2019

Is Coconut Oil Good For You? Experts Say Eat In Moderation

Coconut oil has been touted as a superfood because it supposedly offers a myriad of health benefits. However, more recent research argued the tropical oil, which has become increasingly popular in the West, is actually bad for the body.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 2, 2019

Google Fit's New Challenges Will Help You Stick To Your New Year's Resolution

Google Fit will be launching on New Year's Day 30-day challenges that will help people get back in shape after the holiday feasts. Aside from that, it will be giving out incentives, a point for moderate activities, while two points for more intense ones.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 28, 2018

Coffee And Alcohol Could Help People Live Past 90 Says Study

Drinking two cups of coffee every day significantly decreased the risk of early mortality for people who participated in a recent study. Those who drank moderate amounts of beer and wine also lived a longer life than those who abstained.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 26, 2018

Holidays More Challenging For People Struggling With Mental Illness

A survey by NAMI found that the holiday season worsen the condition of 64 percent of people living with mental illness. Called the 'holiday blues,' the condition can lead to clinical anxiety or depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 25, 2018

AI Can Predict Which People Will Age Better Than Others

Scientists used machine learning to find signs that can predict whether a person will remain strong and healthy up to old age. They found biosignatures that can be used to someday develop treatments for diseases associated with age.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 21, 2018

Nutrient Levels In Blood Linked To Cognitive Ability In Older Individuals

Researchers found that specific nutrient patterns can affect the brain. In a study, researchers looked at key nutrients based on the Mediterranean diet in the blood and assessed brain health and cognition.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 20, 2018

Regular Exercise, Healthy Diet Can Significantly Reduce Aging Of Human Brain

People who experienced cognitive decline can still reverse its effects by exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet. In a study, participants saw their brain age improve after only six months.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 20, 2018

Loneliness More Prevalent Among People In Their late-20s, Mid-50s, And Late-80s

It has been established that more and more adults have moderate to severe loneliness. However, a new study specified those in the late 20s, mid-50s, and late 80s to be the most attacked by feeling of 'subjective distress.'

Healthy Living/Wellness December 18, 2018

Heart Attack Risks Spike On Christmas Eve: Study

Research finds that Christmas and certain holidays up the risk for heart attacks. It is still uncertain what exactly causes the spike, whether it’s the stress, long-distance travel, or excessive food intake.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 14, 2018

Study That Criticized 'Joy Of Cooking' Taken Down

The 'Annals of Internal Medicine' journal issued a notice of retraction for another study co-authored by disgraced food researcher Brian Wansink. The study published in 2009 linked obesity to recent cookbooks.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 7, 2018

Harvard Professor Sets Off Social Media Wildfire After Saying Portion Of Fries Should Consist Of 6 Pieces

A nutritionist from Harvard recommended that a serving of French fries be reduced to only six pieces. Several studies have already revealed the unhealthy effects of the beloved snack, including obesity and diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 1, 2018

New Research Says Sweetened Drinks Worse Than Fructose-Packed Food

Soda can increase a person's risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a research said. Added sugars in certain food products such as sweetened beverages and baked goods were found to affect the blood glucose level negatively.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 28, 2018

Resistance Training Not As Effective As Endurance Training In Anti-Aging

A new research from a team of scientists from Germany revealed that endurance training and interval training provide better anti-aging results than strength training. The research involved over 200 participants who underwent different exercises for six months.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 28, 2018

California Man Hector Hernandez's Beer Belly Turns Out To Be A 77-Pound Cancerous Tumor

A doctor brushed off Hector Hernandez's concern over his 'beer belly' but after seeking a second opinion, the 47-year-old from Downey, California learned he had retroperitoneal liposarcoma, a cancerous tumor that grows in fat cells.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 28, 2018

Intermittent Fasting Holds No Advantage Over Other Weight Loss Diets

A team of researchers investigated whether intermittent fasting is the best diet to aid weight loss. They found that the effects of intermittent fasting are pretty much similar to traditional calorie counting.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 27, 2018

University Announces Professor Of Cannabis Science To Look Into Pot Use For Opioid Treatment

Can cannabis help people who are suffering from opioid use disorder? The University of British Columbia has assigned a pot professor to look into the use of cannabis to aid in the treatment of substance misuse.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 24, 2018

Number Of Children Facing Mental Health Problems Continues To Grow

A new survey found that the number of children and late teens facing mental health problems is increasing. This came on the heels of a commissioner lambasting the agency for slow services.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 23, 2018

Americans Spend Too Much Time Sitting Down, Says CDC

Most Americans admitted that they sit more than eight hours a day but do not get a moderate amount of exercise, according to a study by the CDC. What are the health issues associated with lack of exercise?

Healthy Living/Wellness November 21, 2018

Parents Sucking Their Baby's Pacifier Clean Prevents Allergies: Study

What's the best way to clean baby pacifiers? A new study suggests that parental sucking to clean the pacifiers also prevents allergic response in the young children.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 17, 2018

DOD Sponsored Research Shows Meditation Can Help People With PTSD

Transcendental meditation might soon be offered as an alternative to exposure therapy for military veterans who suffer from PTSD. With the aid of medication, transcendental meditation has been proven to reduce symptoms of the disorder.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 16, 2018

People Sensitive To Caffeine's Bitterness Drink More Coffee: Study

Prefer coffee over tea or alcohol? Researchers of a new study investigated the relationship between bitter taste perception and the consumption of coffee, tea, and alcohol.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 16, 2018

New Guidelines Want Doctors To Screen Adults For Unhealthy Alcohol Use

The USPSTF recommended that adults above the age of 18 should have 'drinking checkups' whenever they visit their doctors. Patients who go above the daily and weekly recommended limit will be given brief counseling to aid in reducing their alcohol intake.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 14, 2018

New Study Explains How Coffee Protects The Brain From Disease

A new research found the compound in coffee that might protect drinkers from mental decline later in life. The team said that phenylindanes, instead of caffeine, prevent Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 7, 2018

How To Improve The Quality Of Your Sleep After Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Savings Time ended in the United States and for most people, adjusting back to the Standard Time would be a challenge. Experts said that it would take the Circadian rhythm of the body to catch up to the new schedule.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 6, 2018

Coconut Oil Compounds More Effective In Repelling Biting Bugs Than DEET: Study

How useful is coconut oil exactly? USDA researchers found that compounds derived from coconut oil are actually better at repelling biting insects compared to DEET.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 4, 2018

Snacking On Cottage Cheese Before Bedtime Can Help People Lose Weight, Says Study

Eating cottage cheese before bedtime should be integrated into everyone's diet. A new study found that cottage cheese and, possibly, whole foods in general aid in weight loss and overall health.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 31, 2018

Taking Green Tea Extracts Can Be Very Bad For Your Liver

Over-the-counter green tea extracts sent a man from Texas to a hospital for liver damage. According to experts, excessive intake of green tea which contains catechins might cause serious health issues.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 27, 2018

Study Confirms Lavender Can Help People Relax

A new study identified the chemical that makes the smell of lavender calming. The researchers hope that their findings will pave the way for the use of lavender as treatment for anxiety.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 24, 2018

Study Puts Spain In Top Spot When It Comes To Life Expectancy

An average citizen in Spain can expect to live up to the age of 85.8 years old, according to a new study that predicted life expectancy around the world by 2040. The United States, meanwhile, was overtaken by China.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 20, 2018

Sedentary Lifestyle Worse For Health And Mortality Than Smoking, Heart Disease, And Diabetes: Study

A new study links cardiac fitness to a person's chances of living a long life. Researchers surmise that not exercising is essentially worse for health and mortality than risk factors such as smoking and heart disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 20, 2018

Starbucks Indonesia Shows Off Pink-Themed Drinks For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Starbucks Indonesia launched three special pink drinks to raise awareness for breast cancer. Portion of the proceeds of the sales of the drinks will be donated to the nonprofit organization Lovepink Indonesia.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 10, 2018

Study Warns Of Marijuana Effects On Teen Brains

Researchers found a link between marijuana use and poor cognitive skills in teenagers. A new study warned that using the recreational drug might cause teenagers, whose brains are still growing, to perform badly in school.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 6, 2018

Artificial Sweeteners Can Kill Good Bacteria In Your Gut, Says Study

A new study claimed that artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, and saccharine can disrupt the good bacteria in the gut. After exposing to concentrated artificial sweetener, bioluminescent bacteria used in the study turned toxic.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 3, 2018

Risky Behavior In Teens May Be Caused By Lack Of Sleep

Researchers found a correlation between not getting enough sleep and the odds of risky behavior in a new study focused on teenagers. Adolescents need eight to 10 hours of sleep every night, according to experts.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 3, 2018

How To Avoid Getting UTI? Drink More Water, Study Confirms

Women who often get urinary tract infections should drink more water, according to new research. The study is the first randomized, clinical trial that studied the common recommendation of drinking water to avoid UTI.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 2, 2018

Mediterranean Diet Good For Preventing Depression: Study

How far do the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet go? A new study finds that the diet is also beneficial in preventing depression.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 28, 2018

New Poll Shows Sleeping Problems Are Becoming More Common In Teens

A recent poll revealed that a significant number of teenagers are having trouble sleeping due to various reasons including social media use or school activities. Teens need nine hours of sleep every night, according to experts.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 24, 2018

How To Keep Yourself Healthy During A Ketogenic Diet

Diet fads come and go, but some leave a lasting impact. Recommended by prominent people in the entertainment industry such as Halle Berry, the ketogenic diet has catapulted into one of the most famous ways to lose weight.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 20, 2018

How To Stay Alchohol-Free This Coming 'Sober October'

For 'Sober October,' people are encouraged to quit drinking for 31 days for charity and to reduce health risks associated with alcohol. Here are three ways to help make abstaining for one whole month easier.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 18, 2018

New Blood Test Will Determine Your Body Clock: Here's Why You Need To Know

Scientists have developed TimeSignature, a new blood test that will determine a person's body clock, or circadian rhythms. This is important because biological clocks regulate various processes beyond just sleepiness and hunger.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 11, 2018

New Study Sheds Light On Sickle Cell Behavior In Blood Vessels

Scientists at MIT might have paved the way to predicting and, eventually, preventing vaso-occlusive pain crisis. A new study sheds light to the mechanisms that make sickle cells stick together and block blood vessels.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 7, 2018

Adjusting Breakfast And Dinner Times Aids Fat Loss: Study

Watching what you eat to lose weight? Researchers of a new study found that when one eats may just be as important as what is being eaten.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 2, 2018

Air Pollution Can Cause Cognitive Impairment In Brains Of The Elderly

Scientists have found a link to air pollution and cognitive impairment in a recent study. Experts in China tested thousands of people over four years to find out if the poor air quality can affect brain function.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 3, 2018

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