Why weight training is so good for you

 

 

Weight lifting does more than just pump you up; it can increase your chances for survival.

 

 

Who needs small talk? Not the Finnish (or me)

 

 

If you dislike meaningless conversation, there are a few places (like Finland) that respect that idea.

 

 

Stop worrying about sitting and just move

 

 

Go ahead and have a seat. New research says it's not the sitting that's the problem.

 

 

Sip of Hope coffee comes with an extra shot of mental health

 

 

The Sip of Hope coffeehouse in Chicago's Logan Square supports mental health initiatives, including suicide prevention.

 

 

What you need to know about the flu this year

 

 

The flu vaccine is your best weapon against the flu this year.

 

 

Baby boomers aren't buying senior housing

 

 

Baby boomers aren't that old and they aren't ready for retirement homes – yet.

 

 

Here's when you burn the most calories

 

 

Your body clock influences what time of day you burn more calories.

 

 

Mexico City's garden-lined highway is thriving, but not without criticism

 

 

Critics of the Via Verde project in Mexico City argue that making a busy beltway more aesthetically pleasing only encourages motorists to keep driving.

 

 

How long you live doesn't have much to do with your genes

 

 

Don't look to your parents and grandparents when determining your longevity.

 

 

How often should you weigh yourself?

 

 

You can lose weight and keep it off with this simple tip.

 

 

Too much happiness can lead to a broken heart

 

 

Takotsubo syndrome or 'broken-heart syndrome' is typically linked to stress or grief, but it can be caused by happy events, too.

 

 

How to stay healthy in the dark days of winter

 

 

Get sunlight, eat healthy and several other ways to stay healthy this winter.

 

 

7 myth-busting facts about sleepwalking

 

 

Sleepwalking is a misunderstood sleep disorder that's buried in more myths than facts.

 

 

Kids who create imaginary worlds grow up to be better at open-ended thinking

 

 

Study finds that only 17 percent of children create deep imaginary worlds but they also exhibit higher levels of creativity.

 

 

Llamas could one day help prevent the flu

 

 

Llamas have special antibodies that could be the key to a true universal flu vaccine.

 

 
 

 

Weight control and heart benefits linked to daily nut consumption

 

 

A daily serving of nuts or peanuts could help prevent weight gain, normalise insulin response and provide other heart health benefits, according to two new studies.

 

 

Sink into a hot bath to help lift depression

 

 

Taking hot baths twice a week could be of as much benefit as regular exercise in treating depression, a small study has found.

 

 

Organic diet cuts cancer risk

 

 

New research from France, involving 69,000 people, suggests that people who frequently eat organic foods have a 25% lower overall risk of developing cancer.

 

 

Bee pollen a ‘treasure trove’ of health benefits

 

 

According to a new analysis by a team of Chinese and Brazilian scientists, bee pollen is a treasure trove of active natural metabolites, with verifiable health benefits.

 

 

Can lutein help increase physical activity?

 

 

Australian researchers probe the question of whether getting enough of the eye protecting antioxidant, lutein, in your daily diet can also help you stay active.

 

 

Nutrient-dense diet has extra benefits for women’s brains

 

 

It's different for girls...women's brains need a variety of nutrients, especially polyphenols, omega-3 oils and folate, to maintain mental and emotional well-being.

 

 

Glyphosate weed killer linked to bee deaths

 

 

Honey bees exposed to glyphosate/Roundup lose some of the beneficial bacteria in their guts and are more susceptible to infection and death from harmful bacteria.

 

 

Acupuncture can help beat dental anxiety

 

 

A new review has shown that for dental anxiety acupuncture can provide clinically relevant reduction in symptoms prior to dental treatment.

 

 

Green tea’s role in preventing ‘Alzheimer’s of the heart’

 

 

Clumps of proteins - similar to those in the brains of Alzheimer's patients - can be found in diseased hearts; the green tea antioxidant EGCG is one way to help prevent them.

 

 

Autumn brings a brainpower boost

 

 

A new international study has found that our brain power can change with the seasons - and peaks in the late summer and autumn.