Your Healthy Lifestyle Won’t Necessarily Make You Healthier

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From the ubiquitous diet books, fitness programs and even government initiatives on health, it’s clear our society is strongly invested in the belief that you can be and stay healthy—if only you do something about it. Eat more vegetables. Don’t smoke. Exercise more. But an opinion piece from Wired Magazine, written by Dr. Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist, and dean of the Boston University School of Public Health, brings up the interesting idea that just because you have a healthy lifestyle, doesn’t necessarily ensure your health. RELATED: An alcohol substitute …
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Finding a Drug For Healthy Aging

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A group of researchers calling themselves “geroscientists” are promoting a new approach to healthier aging, which may end up extending our lives. By testing one or two substances that have already been studied in animals—and have shown initial promise in humans—they hope to find a drug that will slow down aging and keep more of us healthier longer. The idea is that by targeting fundamental aging processes—instead of individual illnesses—it may be possible to delay, prevent or treat the major age-related chronic disorders as a group instead of one at …
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How Much Is Too Much Drinking? A Man’s Guide to Healthy Alcohol ConsumptionWhere Exactly Do We Find the Line When Drinking?

In Lifestyle by Sean Moriarty

If you’re reading this article, then you’re probably a member of the 30% group — those of us who drink somewhere between .63 and 74 drinks per week. Yes, it sounds crazy, but according to some data parsing of a recent survey by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse, it’s true. To reiterate, 60% of people basically don’t drink and 10% of people drink more than 74 drinks, on average, a week (that is something like 2 bottles of wine or close to a 12 pack a day!). My first thought …
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How to Form Long-Lasting HabitsRe-wire Your Brain to Get What You Want

In Diet, Fitness, Health, Lifestyle by Greg Biggerstaff

It’s pretty obvious that chili fries and double-bacon cheeseburgers are less than ideal dietary choices. But what’s the best way to maintain a healthy lifestyle, both at home and work, while also ensuring that you’re content, satisfied and not constantly battling with your own willpower? Here’s some tips and tricks to get you motivated and keep you on the right path.
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Decrease Risk of Prostate Cancer by 40%

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‘Cancer’ is a pretty scary and far too-commonly used word now-a-days. With cancer rates of all kinds consistently increasing, we have to ask ourselves what the source of this epidemic is. As it turns out, a HUGE part of the problem is our new, sedentary, gluttonous lifestyles that many westernized people have adopted as ‘normal’. However, no one likes to hear this kind of information because it tends to place the blame on the individual, while also putting the power in the hands of the individual, without giving them a …
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Why Calorie Counting Can be Wildly Inaccurate

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The most common formula for weight loss is simply: calories consumed minus calories burned. However, if you belong to the more than two-thirds of American adults who are obese or overweight, you may have tried putting this formula to practice, only for you to not see any results (except maybe that you were hungrier). As it turns out, this failure may not be your fault at all. The way we currently understand the calorie is inaccurate, and there are some ways we can proactively work to better understand what we …
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The Medical Screenings All Men Need, and When

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They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure—and preventative medicine will always be the most powerful and cost-effective way to stay healthy. Not including the routine screenings that are done during your annual primary care visit (blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, urinalysis, abdominal circumference, physical exam, etc.) or behavior related screenings (STIs, lung cancer), here are the three screenings all men need, and when to get them done: RELATED: This sweet, sweet treat may protect the brain against Alzheimer’s Colorectral cancer screening Although most people associate …
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After ‘The Biggest Loser', Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight

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If you know anything about NBC’s The Biggest Loser, you know that the weight loss is epic – hundreds of pounds are lost per contestant by the show’s finale after hours and hours of arduous exercise and diet. But what is less known are contestants’ struggles to keep the weight off after the camera stops rolling. Most regain the weight they worked so hard to lose; some are now even heavier. RELATED: 1 minute of all-out exercise may be just as good as 45 minutes of moderate exertion Kevin Hall, …
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7 Habits That May Actually Change the Brain, According to Science

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By far our most important organ, the brain is constantly working, therefore requiring a good amount of maintenance. But what keeps the brain healthy? Beyond fad diets and dubious supplements, Forbes tells us seven science-backed things that benefit the brain: RELATED: Exercise slows down brain aging by 10 years Exercise People who exercise appear to have greater brain volume, better thinking and memory skills, and even reduced risk of dementia. It’s not totally clear why this is, but it’s likely due to the increased blood flow to the brain that comes from …
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Get Younger in Five Minutes a Day

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Achieving a healthy lifestyle is not a sprint. Being healthy and maintaining health depends on the everyday activities you do. New research reveals that even small breaks from being on your backside can help, especially if you have diabetes. Here are five ways to feel younger and healthier – in just five minutes a day! Turn off the TV “Humans weren’t meant to sit for long periods,” says Dr. Keith Roach. Do you tend to get home from work and just sit in front of the TV? In a study …
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Why Your Parents Didn't Have as Much Trouble Losing Weight As You Do

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According to a new study by Obesity Research Clinical Practice, people were approximately 10% heavier in 2008 than in 1971, and 5% heavier even when eating the same amount of food and exercising equally. RELATED: Men keep getting fatter – so what can we do about it? Study co-author Jennifer Kuk, PhD, an associate professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at Canada’s York University told Yahoo Health: “These results are clearly in contrast with the common notion that weight management is simply about what you eat and …
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How to Exercise at the Office

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Most of us feel that we should be exercising more. But especially if we work in an office, it’s not always easy to get away from our desk and get a workout in. The WSJ recently profiled septuagenarian restaurateur Shelly Fireman, who makes time for double workout sessions most days. He underscores how important fitness is for him: “I make time for it because I want to stay alive. And to stay alive I need to take away some of the stress in my life.” RELATED: Older athletes have a …
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The Quickest Weight Loss Habits to Squeeze Into a Busy Day

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We’re all busy—sometimes too busy to make healthy lifestyle commitments, like packing our lunch everyday, cooking at home every night and going to the gym regularly. So for all of us who just need some quick strategies to infuse some healthfulness into our busy lives, here are some smart ways to make dropping pounds a little bit easier: Every small step you take towards a healthier lifestyle makes a difference. Instead of looking at your whole day as a success or failure, consider every decision you make as a chance …
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For An Aging Brain, Looking For Ways to Keep Memory Sharp

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It seems these days that we are constantly bombarded with remedies, devices and techniques that claim to enhance and preserve our aging minds. But in a new article in the New York Times, the writer cautions against buying into any of it before doing adequate research. She says to look for well-designed, placebo-controlled studies that attest to their ability to promote a youthful memory and other cognitive functions. Here are some of her findings: Crossword puzzles may not help Although there is some evidence that doing crosswords may help to …
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Preventing Heart Disease Just Got Easier – Here’s How

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We all know that heart disease is one of the most frightening things out there and that Americans spend billions of dollars on medications to treat it. For some people, it’s genetic and could be problematic no matter what they do. But what if there was something that could help? There are some factors that play a key role when it comes to heart disease and researchers have found that there are some simple lifestyle changes that could help control it: physical activity, healthy diet, avoiding alcohol and tobacco, etc. …
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What’s the Big Deal about the Mediterranean Diet?Hint: It’s About More Than Just the Food

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The Mediterranean diet is famous with both nutritionists and chefs alike because of its delicious (and healthy) foods such as: garlic, herbs, vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, and, of course, copious amounts of olive oil. Science has long since supported the Mediterranean Diet as well for its tendency to lower bad cholesterol, reduce heart disease risk, and even help protect the function of the brain as we age. RELATED: Paleo Dieting and Cholesterol Impact However, it is not just the qualities of the food in the Mediterranean Diet that are beneficial, …
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How to Personalize Your Diet Plan

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With a slew of trendy diets floating around the internet and spreading by word of mouth now-a-days – low fat, low carb, Mediterranean, Keto, Paleo, just to name a few – it can be hard to tell which one is best, especially when different websites will tell you very different things. Everyone seems to have a very strong opinion on the different kinds of diets, and that might be because dieting is very personalized. Just because someone did Keto and lost 70 lbs and made a website about it, doesn’t …
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How to Care for and Protect Your Erection

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Many men, being the tough men that they are, tend to wait until an issue arises with their health to fix it, instead of using preventative care methods. As Charles Walker, M.D., an assistant professor of urology at Yale University, stated, “A lot of guys know their lifestyle is harming their health, but it isn’t until it begins to affect their sex life that they start to listen.” So, instead of dealing with an injury to your chicksicle, you may want to be proactive and prevent any future issues from …
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6-Pack Abs or a 6-Pack of Cola?

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Do you suffer from excess belly fat? Unfortunately, you are not alone – 54% of adults in the U.S. now have abdominal obesity. That is over half of the American adult population. The Western diet and lifestyle is largely to blame. Of course processed foods and a lack of exercise at large are the biggest issues at hand, but studies done at universities across the country have pinpointed several food culprits specifically that could be contributing excessively to the belly fat epidemic. If you are trying to get rid of …
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