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Mindful Movement, Meditation and High Blood Pressure

Qigong, yoga and tai chi may all be useful practices for reducing high blood pressure. And qigong, in particular, may have the most signific...

Exercise Helps Obese Older Adults Retain Independence

Research has shown that obesity can limit mobility in older adults. According to a new study published in Obesity (2017; 25 [7], 1199–1205...

TGIF! The New Happy Hour

As a fitness entrepreneur, you may have noticed that Fridays are clients’ least favorite days to exercise. Your studio is packed on Mo...

A Weigh-In a Day Keeps the Pounds Away?

Stepping on the scale daily may help women lose weight, according to a new study. For 2 years, at intervals, 294 college-age women provided information on their self-weighing practices and underwent...

A 6-Step Tune-Up for Better Digestive Health

Yes, you can have your cake and eat it, too! Improved digestive nutrition enables better health when you make better, not perfect, choices m...

Liquid Sugar Keeps on Flowing

As the dangers of drinking too much soda (diabetes, obesity, etc.) become increasingly known to the public, sales continue to drop, but it s...

Most Coffee Drinkers Can Sip Their Brew Worry-Free

Here is some buzz-worthy news: Scientists seem to have pinpointed how many cups of coffee we can safely drink each day. A large 2017 review ...

Ask the RD: Is kefir like yogurt?

Question: Is kefir like yogurt? Does it have the same health benefits? Answer: Kefir is a tart, fermented-milk product similar to yogurt....

Do the Well-Heeled Eat Less Fast Food Than the Poor?

Because fast food is thought to be relatively inexpensive, there’s an assumption that people with lower incomes have a bigger soft spot for it than those in higher-grossing socioeconomic groups....

Do Ketogenic Diets Work for Athletes?

Question: What do you think about a ketogenic diet for athletes? Does it really improve performance?

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