2013 Healthy Living

Burning extra calories: Did you know?

There are a host of ways fitness-minded folks can burn a few extra calories, even if they don't know they're doing it. For instance, those who can't sit still and tend to have a nervous personality may burn more calories than a person who is calm. That's because fidgeting can burn up to 350 calor...

Calorie tracking: Knowledge is power

Most people eat by habit, not with intention. People tend to eat the foods they ate growing up or whatever the chef in the house has fixed for the night. This leads people to be divorced from the caloric value of their foods. Weight maintenance and weight loss are based on the difference in the c...

Vitamins and cancer prevention

People take daily vitamin supplements for a variety of reasons. Many believe that vitamins will serve as an insurance policy of sorts should they not be consuming the necessary vitamins and minerals through their diets. Others believe that vitamin supplements will ease certain ailments or help pr...

Cardio and weights: The magic combination

There are two things that every healthy workout regimen needs: cardiovascular exercise and resistance training. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer some flexible recommendations. At the very least, adults should engage in moderate aerobic activity for 150 minutes each week or vig...

Alzheimer's research: Did you know?

A new study in the journal Neurology suggests that working out is the most effective way to protect the brain from Alzheimer's disease. Researchers studied roughly 700 study participants from Scotland, all of whom were born in 1936. Each participant reported their levels of leisure and p...

Eating healthy at restaurants

Eating out is on the rise, and that can be a challenge to good nutrition. Many see eating out as a festive opportunity, while others are forced into it because of work or travel. At home, people have control over the ingredients and cooking methods, but that all changes when someone else is in th...

Healthy ways to banish belly fat

Belly fat is often considered more of a cosmetic issue than a health issue. But few outside of the medical or fitness communities may know that belly fat is not only unsightly but unhealthy as well. Excessive belly fat can increase a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hig...

Work out while traveling? Yes!

There’s nothing that will upset your normal routine faster than traveling. You’re not sleeping in the same bed, you’re not eating the same food and you’re not doing the same things. If getting regular exercise is already a challenge for you, it’s easy to make excuses...

Vitamin D may help fight symptoms of depression

People experiencing the blues, feelings of depression and other mood disorders might be able to use vitamin D to alleviate symptoms of depression. New studies point to low blood levels of vitamin D as a culprit in depression. Simply increasing these levels offers marked improvement. A stud...

New year, new resolutions: Your success begins today

"I'm going to get in shape this year by exercising more and eating healthier." Have these words ever left your lips during the beginning months of a new year? The Huffington Post says about 100 million Americans make resolutions every year, but only 45 percent follow through with them....