Healthy Behaviors 1901 results

Muscle Strength Wastes Away After Just Two Weeks’ of Inactivity

Here’s another good reason not to give up on your daily workout: Just two weeks of inactivity can wreak havoc on your strength and muscle mass, a new study from the University of Copenhagen finds. Notably, the younger you are the more you are ...

Feeling Stressed and Awkward? Eat a Pickle

Eating fermented foods like pickles and kimchi could help lessen anxiety, a new study led by researchers from William & Mary suggests. Young adults who eat more fermented foods have fewer signs of social anxiety than those who eat fewer ...

Study: Mind Exercises Keep the Brain Healthy, But Don’t Prevent Alzheimer’s

Keeping your brain sharp through mentally stimulating activities can help you retain your youthful mental vigor in some cases, but it won’t slow or prevent the onset of dementia, the Washington Post reports. Looking at 186 people with an average ...

Light Exercise Has Big Benefits for Seniors

More good news for seniors: Regular, low-intensity exercise could confer as many health benefits as a more vigorous workout, HealthDay News reports. Seniors who get at least 300 minutes per week of light activity – everything from walking to ...

Want to Lose Weight? Weigh in Daily

Hopping on the scale once per day could help you stick to your diet plan, a new study from Cornell University shows. When people trying to trim down weighed themselves daily and recorded their weight, they were more likely to hit their target ...

Here’s the Right Kind of Exercise for a Good Night’s Sleep

Doing many types of popular exercise during the day could help you sleep better at night, HealthDay News reports. Regular exercise — from walking, to bicycling, to gardening, to weight lifting — is linked to better sleep habits compared to ...

Rate of Deadly Skin Cancer Doubles Nationwide

The number of cases of melanoma — the deadliest form of skin cancer — have doubled in the last three decades, The Arizona Republic reports. From 1982 to 2011, melanoma rose from 11.2 cases per 100,000 people to 22.7 cases, a new report from the ...

Got Asthma? Start Exercising

People with asthma could help their breathing by getting more aerobic exercise, HealthDay News reports. After three months of twice-weekly, 35-minute treadmill sessions, adults with asthma had significant reduction in asthma severity and an ...

Schools Explore Better Play for Kids’ Recess

In the wake of nationwide standards set by the No Child Left Behind law, play has fallen to the wayside at the nation’s schools in favor of test preparation. Now, a movement is growing to bring exercise and recess back to school, the New York ...

Before You Skip Breakfast, Consider Your Workout

Skipping breakfast could put a serious damper in your fitness plan, Reuters reports. If all you’re doing is counting calories, missing the first meal of the day results in a slightly lower total calorie intake, but on days when you eat breakfast ...