The holiday season is an extremely difficult time to stay focused on eating healthfully, exercising regularly and improving wellness. Trust me, I understand. Even if you have superhuman willpower, the holiday season is challenging for everyone. It is indeed a tricky time. But despite the difficulties, with some thought, strategy and determination, it’s possible to survive the holidays with your wellness intact. To help you start 2017 with good health and momentum, rather than a long list of resolutions, here are some strategies for a successful—and healthy— holiday season.
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A new poll shows how older Americans fare in terms of their well-being in all 50 states. According to the poll from Gallup-Healthways, older adults living in Hawaii have the best well-being, with an average score of 67 out of 100 on the “Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index in 2015.” Here are the top 20 best states for residents ages 55 and older, ranked according to each state’s well-being score. The rankings of all 50 states are listed at the end.
People seem to come down with a cold or the flu when the seasons change. But these dramatic temperature changes aren’t the direct cause of these illnesses, experts say. Rather, the temperature shifts permit a different group of viruses to flourish, and it’s these viruses that make people sick.
The holidays are right around the corner and just imagine how more enjoyable they would be with better vision and without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses. The holiday season is the perfect time to give or receive the gift of LASIK eye surgery and put a sparkle in your eye with more joy and freedom than you’ve ever imagined.
An experimental type of male birth control that involves hormone injections to lower men’s sperm count has been found to be nearly as effective as female contraceptive pills at preventing pregnancy, according to a new trial study published last week in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Male participants in the study were given a series of hormone shots that were… View Article
Last Week PepsiCo announced it will significantly reduce the amount of sugar, sodium and fat in many of its products worldwide by 2025. The beverage and snack food giant says the change is in response to consumer’s growing demand for healthier and more nutritious foods, as well as new dietary guidelines from the World Health… View Article
Scientists have found that migraine sufferers tend to have a different mix of bacteria in their mouth and gut compared to non-migraine suffers. This increased level of bacteria potentially makes them more susceptible to the debilitating headaches due to it causing sufferers an increased sensitivity to certain foods. People who suffer from migraines often say that eating certain foods… View Article
Over the past century, the human lifespan has been steadily increasing in large part due to advances in science, medicine and social conditions. In addition to longer average lifespans, the maximum age at death of the longest-living people also rose steadily throughout the 20th century, leaving many to speculate that human longevity may not have an upper limit. However,… View Article
Thirteen-month-old conjoined twin boys were successfully separated last Friday after a rare 27-hour surgery at a New York City hospital. Born conjoined at the head last September, the 13-month-old twins—Jadon and Anias McDonald— were born with a condition called craniopagus, which means they shared a portion of their skull and brain tissue. Although the McDonalds… View Article
In what experts are calling a “revolutionary” medical event, the first baby containing the DNA from three different people was born five months ago after being conceived through a new and controversial technique. The divide is due to the method of conception: a three-parent technique called “spindle nuclear transfer,” the details of which were published last… View Article
A new study into the effectiveness of fitness trackers for weight loss found the wearable devices may not be as helpful as previously thought. And in fact, they may even have the opposite effect. In the new report published September 20 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh… View Article
This past Thursday was the official first day of autumn, and with the turning of the seasons comes the return of one of America’s favorite fall drink — Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte. Since first introducing the beverage nearly 13 years ago, the Pumpkin Spice Latte still remains Starbucks most popular seasonal beverage. Forbes estimated that… View Article