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Walk, Don't Saunter
Walking together makes couples healthier and happier. To get the biggest health boost, however, keep up the pace -- and don't hold hands.
Lower BP Early to Cut Stroke Risk
It's not just high blood pressure that puts Blacks at four times more risk for a stroke. Racism and economic stress contribute, too.
Popeye Was Right
Greens give you the nitrates you need to stay strong, particularly after about the age of 45, when poor muscle function can lead to falls.
Are You Vegetarian or Pastatarian?
Avoiding meat can be a good idea; but something else matters more, and it may spell trouble for certain kinds of plant-based diets.
Vegans' Soft Spot
Vegans do better on most measures of health - cholesterol, blood sugar, weight - but bone density is not one of them. Some recommendations.
Get the Most from Your ‘Five-a-Day’
Eating five servings of fruits and vegetables a day is a proven way to boost longevity.
Senior Fitness — Easier than You Think
The exercise needed to keep seniors mobile and independent can be accomplished by doing daily household chores, gardening,or taking a walk.
Energy Drinks Can Harm Heart Cells
Several ingredients in energy drinks produce worrisome changes in heart cells -- a potential problem for those with pre-existing conditions.
Power Naps for Grownups
Don't be ashamed of napping, especially if you are older. Adults performed better when they used an afternoon snooze to relax and recharge.
Mind Your Heart
Your outlook can affect your heart by leading you do adopt healthy or unhealthy habits. Doctors are starting to address patients' mindsets.
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