Post date: Aug 10, 2011

A Mediterranean-style diet rich in fruits, vegetables, beans, fish, olive oil and grains, is associated with everything from weight loss to a reduced risk of Parkinson's and heart disease. Now, new research shows that people with metabolic syndrome - a condition characterized by high cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar, as well as excess belly fat - can reduce these symptoms by adding an extra serving of mixed nuts to the...

Post date: Aug 9, 2011

This popular comfort food makes you feel good for a reason. Carrots are chock-full of vitamin A, a retinol that plays a key role in preventing and fighting off infections. But without the zinc in beef, your body wouldn't be able to use it. Vitamin A can travel through the blood only when it's bound to a protein. "And zinc is required to make that retinol-binding protein," says Roberta L. Duyff, RD, author of ...

Post date: Aug 8, 2011
Peanut butter and jelly. Bow and arrow. Romeo and Juliet. Some things just work better together. Though seemingly random, the unusual combinations highlighted in our blog posts this week indicate some of the latest findings from the emerging practice that we "synergistic medicine," which pairs health-boosting strategies from fields as divergent as kinesiology, neuroscience and dermatology - with truly amazing results. We have rounded out some of the...
Post date: Aug 5, 2011

Ideal Workout for You #5: Are you a multi-tasker?
Try: Interval training

Post date: Aug 4, 2011

Ideal Workout for You #4: Are you distracted?
Try: Tennis

Being super-practical, you cram getting fit into every free moment. You may find that your workout consists of running after your kids in the morning and taking...
Post date: Aug 3, 2011

Ideal Workout for You #3: Are you outgoing?
Try: A personal trainer

Social butterflies love exercising with friends. But you will get better body benefits by shrinking your crew to just you and a trainer who can keep you on task without stealing energy away from your workout. Happy-go-lucky types like you tend to go along with the activities their friends want to do; a trainer may introduce you to new moves that will benefit your body more. Plus, you are much more...
Post date: Aug 2, 2011

Ideal Workout for You #2: Are you independent?
Try: Cycling

Post date: Aug 1, 2011
We all have found ourselves in an exercise rut from time to time. Our go-to workout no longer gets us excited to go to the gym - and we have also stopped seeing the benefits to our body. Our posts this week will touch upon different personality traits and which workout best suits that personality. By channeling what type (or types) of characteristics you possess, you may find a new regime that you otherwise wouldn't have tried.
Ideal Workout For You #1: Are...
Post date: Jul 29, 2011

Some studies indicate that red wine is good for the heart and thus the brain, the experts...

Post date: Jul 28, 2011

Healthy sleep patterns are crucial for cognitive performance, especially memory, the experts say. That means at least seven hours of sleep each night.

Sleep is essential to lower levels of stress hormones, to relax and refresh your entire body, and to literally turn off your brain. "There are parts of sleep where memory gets archived," says Doraiswamy.