Arsenic in Rice
Rice is a staple for millions of people, but the grainy dark side is that it often contains arsenic, a carcinogen that contributes to health problems.
Married Couples Share Risk Factors
Small-group personal training may benefit married couples, as nearly 80% of them share heart disease risk factors and behaviors.
The $121 Billion Mental Wellness Economy
Mental wellness is emerging as a new industry based on consumer spending in four major markets, according to the Global Wellness Institute.
America’s Growing Appetite for Diets
A report shows that the number of U.S. adults on a special diet for weight loss 2015–2018 was up 14% from a decade earlier.
Plant-Based Antioxidants We Need
Polyphenols are a class of plant-based antioxidants found in coffee, but we may want to get more from vibrant fruits and vegetables.
HIIT Back on Sleep Loss Effects
High-intensity interval training prevents impairments in glucose tolerance, among other negative effects, from a short period of sleep restriction.
Alcohol Consumption During the Pandemic
According to survey data, alcohol use increased by about 14% in the United States during the first few months of the pandemic.
Modern Food Marketing Needs Old-Fashioned Nutrition Help
Food companies are increasingly choosing online advertising and social media for food marketing, including YouTube videos.
February 2021 Question of the Month: At-Home Training Services
Are you offering personal training services to go to people’s homes to conduct trainings for couples, kids or families during the pandemic?
Resistance Training for Adolescents and Preadolescents
Resistance training improves BMI among youth and may improve blood pressure, according to a review study by Spanish and American researchers.
Words of the Day: Resistant Starch
An investigation in The Journal of Nutrition found that most Americans consume less than half the recommended amount of resistant starch.
Older Adults and Brain Fitness
Numerous studies demonstrate that cardiovascular exercise boosts brain fitness and HIIT improves executive function the most.
The Big 8 Food Allergens May Become 9
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that manufacturers should voluntarily declare sesame an allergen ingredient on food labels.
Recipe for Health: Yogurt With Coffee-Plum Sauce
Including shelf-stable dried fruit, such as the dried plums used in the coffee sauce to perk up this yogurt recipe—can help fill some nutritional gaps.
Green Exercise and Urban Settings
A study showed that outdoor exercise can bring about physiological and psychological relaxation in urban environments as well as forest settings.
Sleep Loss? Vigorous Exercise May Reduce Cravings
Vigorous exercise may lessen food cravings and counteract mood impairments resulting from multiple nights of short or fragmented sleep.
A Feel-Good Pill to Swallow
It’s possible that the benefits of multivitamins can be chalked up to the placebo effect, according to a study in BMJ Open.
Growth in Mind-Body Therapies During the Pandemic
Mindfulness meditation and yoga classes have seen explosive growth since the onset of the pandemic, according to a report from USC.