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If you're short on time and space but still want to exercise, you'll be hard-pressed to find a workout more effective than high-intensity interval training (HIIT). By combining short bursts of effort with even shorter rest times, you'll be able to push your limits, increase endurance, and burn more fat than you would with steady-state cardio.
It release hormones that regulate metabolism.
Here's how to know what a stress headache feels like, why stress makes you more prone to headaches in general, and how to reduce and hopefully stop stress headaches once and for all.
Produces hormones for metabolism, the immune system, and more.
When simply breathing is difficult, meals can quickly become an afterthought. But having a healthy diet is critical for lung function. We've got a few simple strategies that can help you eat better and feel better, too.
Looking for a workout to burn major calories, sculpt your upper and lower body, and slash stress? Then it's time you give boxing a try for a one-stop sweat that will leave you feeling good from the inside out.
Here are a few red flag symptoms when it comes to chronic stress and some ideas on how to deal with them safely and holistically.
All women shed hair, but excessive hair loss may actually be diagnosed as alopecia. Here’s what can cause it.
The science behind how this popular hair loss medication works may help some women, but not all.
Recent recalls of popular heartburn medicines may have you worried about safety. Here’s how to feel better with these simple DIY options.
Sometimes it’s due to hormones, but for the most part, it comes down to genetics. Thanks, Mom & Dad.
A few factors can make all the difference in how well these male hair loss treatments work for you.
What you eat has a big effect on your cholesterol levels. Munch on these foods to fight inflammation and prevent plaque build-up.
Cardio is a necessary evil. You need it to burn calories and maintain a healthy weight, but we understand that it's not everyone's jam. Thankfully, cardio doesn't have to be synonymous with slogging away on a treadmill, if that's not how you like to exercise.
Coming down with a cold can be such a drag. You're often not quite sick enough to stay in bed (unless you have a fever, in which case you should definitely keep those germs at home), but a runny nose, nasal congestion, and crushing sinus pressure can certainly leave you feeling sluggish. With adults typically getting two to three colds per year, it helps to know how to treat the symptoms and prevent their spread.
Experts dish on the effects of eating red meat every day and how it can impact on your health long term.
Barre classes and at-home barre workouts have a number of benefits. Not only can barre help strengthen and lengthen your muscles, including hard-to-reach, smaller muscle groups, but practicing it consistently can also pay off in other areas, from helping you become a better runner to improving your sex life.
It’s important to take steps now to help protect yourself from colds and flu.
Follow along as we journey through the best neighborhoods in Queens, New York, to find one that fits exactly what you’re looking for.
Walking into the gym for the first time can be intimidating, not just because you want to fit in amongst a sea of regular gym goers. There may be machines you've never heard of that you want to try (psst, these are the best ones for beginners), and even choosing the right free weights can seem daunting if you've never lifted before. That's where this plan from Holly Roser, an NASM-certified personal trainer and owner of Holly Roser Fitness in San Matteo, CA, comes in. It provides a week's worth of gym workouts to get you started, and you can build on this routine over time.
New research showed us what type of exercise can help us live longer and feel younger.
These three hep C patients are here to help! They share the strategies that helped them get through their own diagnoses.
Did you know there are six types of hepatitis? We help you understand the different causes of liver inflammation so you can spot the signs and lower your risk.
Members give you the scoop before you get on the saddle.
Experts share what causes you to regularly wake up during sleep, plus advice on how to fix it.
Experts share the biggest wellness trends of 2019, from the latest in diets and fitness to natural remedies for stress and pain.
Keep your family healthy this season with these simple steps.
Experts share how to handle cold-weather training, including what you need to do more of and how to handle some of the most common winter workout woes.
If you're cranking out the crunches and seeing minimal results, it's time to rethink the way you work your core. Enter this quickie routine from Megan Roup, creator of The Sculpt Society.
Here’s what experts think about the natural cold and flu remedy, which allegedly boosts your immune system.
Experts break down what’s really happening once the virus gets into your system.
In a perfect world, you’d never miss a workout or stray from healthy eating habits, staying Spartan race-ready 365 days of the year. But much like competing on a Spartan course, stuff happens, and whether you find yourself taking a training break to recover from an injury, travel (seriously, did all your friends have to get married in the same calendar year?), or something else, we’re all bound to let our fitness levels drop at some point.
Barre workouts can help you sculpt and shape muscles you didn't even know you had, but if taking a class at a local studio isn't an option right now — or you're just a little intimidated — you'll love this 30-minute, at-home workout from Bar Method instructor Nicole Bulcher, co-owner of the brand's studio in Southlake, TX.
Diabetes can affect every part of the eye. Know the risks and how to protect your sight.
If the rec center was a major selling point during your tour of your college campus, but you find that you're not making it there as often as you thought, go ahead and cut yourself some slack. The truth is, it takes little to no space to get in a good workout, and this four-week plan developed by Maverick Willet, an ISSA-certified personal trainer and BSN athlete, is proof. If the rec center was a major selling point during your tour of your college campus, but you find that you're not making it there as often as you thought, go ahead and cut yourself some slack. The truth is, it takes little to no space to get in a good workout, and this four-week plan developed by Maverick Willet, an ISSA-certified personal trainer and BSN athlete, is proof.
There's a really important reason why your doctors are so adamant about keeping your blood-sugar well-managed: Without it, diabetes can wreak havoc on your heart, kidneys, and nerves. It also can steal your sight. In fact, diabetic retinopathy (DR), a complication that affects the light-sensitive cells in the eye, is the leading cause of vision loss in adults ages 20 to 74 years old, according to research in the Lancet.
No one wants to think about getting seriously hurt just going about their day in their own home, but as we age, we have an increased risk of falling. That risk is especially high if you have type 2 diabetes.
Results from a breast biopsy play a crucial role.
Diet and exercise are important, but they're not the only things that can help keep your heart strong. Try these easy (and fun!) ways to stay healthy.
From disease to genetics, here's what can put added stress on your ticker - and what to do about it.
All carbohydrates aren't the dietary demons you may think. They can often be beneficial - especially when it comes to weight loss - if you make the right choices.
Eating less of the sweet stuff can have a big impact on your health.
BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene defects are leading risk factors.
Dealing with occasional acid reflux symptoms is certainly annoying (especially if they hit right after a nice meal out when you’re trying to sleep), but in some rare instances, heartburn (the leading symptom of acid reflux) can be a warning sign of another condition called achalasia.
Not getting enough quality sleep at night can make you feel groggy and all around junky the next day, but what you may not be aware of is that poor sleep can also do a number on the strength of your immune system.
It might be embarrassing, but passing gas is a completely healthy and normal function of our digestive systems. Most people pass gas 13 to 21 times a day. That’s because when we eat, we swallow air in addition to whatever foods we’re eating, and eventually that air needs to get out. Gas can also occur when undigested food is being broken down by bacteria in the large intestine. In both instances, our bodies are helping to expel excess materials we don’t need in our systems.
Having a partner who is living with a chronic illness of any kind can add stress to a relationship, especially if you have no point of reference for what they’re going through. After all, if you’ve never dealt with something like the pain of fibromyalgia, or medications that have side effects like dry mouth or weight gain, how can you fully understand what you partner is dealing with?
If the thought of Friday happy hour keeps your gears churning through the week, you may be bummed when your dry mouth symptoms flare up after a drink or two. If this is something you’ve noticed, but weren’t sure what was happening, it’s no coincidence. Research has found that alcohol can make your dry mouth worse. Here’s how to know if you suffer from dry mouth and how to sip on a spirit or two when you’re out with friends.