In the 2008 Physician’s Health Study, researchers tracked 21,094 male doctors for two decades. They found that even those who were only modestly overweight had a higher risk for heart disease, and the risk grew along with the amount of extra weight.READ MORE
Not only can spices save an otherwise boring (but healthy) meal… turns out they can help you burn body fat through the process of thermogenesis. Thermogenesis is simply heat. And since a calorie is a unit of heat, guess what? More thermogenesis = more calories burned.READ MORE
If you believe “a calorie is a calorie”… I have news for you. All calories are not created equal.
For example, it requires more body energy to process calories from protein. You burn about 25 percent of the protein calories you consume just on digestion and biochemical processing. That’s one of the many reasons a high-protein diet burns more body fat.
Strengthening my arms is a big part of my strength-training routine – and it’s probably the same for you. But here’s something that may surprise you: You can burn more fat AND help your heart… just by getting your arms involved in your workouts.READ MORE
One of the tests for “true age” – the biological age of your body rather than your chronological age – is balance. You can test your balance simply by standing on one foot with your eyes closed. (Just be sure you have someone there to catch you in case you start to fall.)READ MORE
If you’re like most people, this is the time of year when you make big promises to yourself. “I’ll lose 50 pounds.” Or “I’ll run the Boston Marathon.” Or “I’ll stop drinking diet soda.” Resolving to get fit and stay healthy is one of the best things you can do for yourself. But there will come a time when a little voice in your head will try to tell you your goal is too hard… or that you have something better to do.READ MORE