Behavior

Metabolism is a complex chemical process. In simple terms, it’s the process in which the body converts foods and drinks into energy. People often put the blame on their metabolism if their...
For decades, many Americans have been obsessed with the idea of getting the perfect body. Each year, people strive to make themselves look like models and actors, or just to get in better shape....
First there was Atkins diet, then keto, and a range of raw and other dietary fads. These days, gut health is all the rage. And the best way to take care of the good microorganisms in the gut,...
Can’t sleep? You’re one of three adult Americans who do got enough sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sleep is a biological need that promotes good...
Most people don’t think of coffee — and the caffeine that packs its punch — as a drug, but it is, and it is possibly the most widely consumed drug in the world. In the United States, up...
Often, the foods and beverages people love the most are unhealthy — soda, for example, can be killing you in at least 10 different ways — and should be consumed only once in awhile....
Fad diets seem to be popping up in greater numbers these days. And yet, obesity levels have been on the rise globally, nearly tripling since 1975, according to the World Health Organization. With all...
Throughout human history, stoicism, or the endurance of pain or discomfort without complaint, was a trait people admired. That forbearance was the mortar of civilization, helping to build nations,...
Throughout history, women have had to endure childbirth and take care of the home and children while also working outside the home. It is women’s roles that have ensured societal stability and...
Most chronic conditions have symptoms. They may be mild and vague but they often appear. Sometimes, however, a disease is silent and shows no signs until it’s reached an advanced stage. This is why...
Women all over the world have a longer life expectancy than men, according to the World Health Organization. It’s no different in the United States, where the average life expectancy at birth for...
The world is still very much concentrated on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, but other ailments are still around. Spring is fast approaching. Trees will soon be in bloom, spring flowers will decorate...
COVID-19 variants have spread to all 50 states, according to data just reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These variants are labeled B.1.1.7, B.1.351, and P.1. (Other...
You’ve probably heard it before — sitting is the new smoking. But while smoking rates are declining, sedentary behaviors are only increasing. The average adult person spends more than half of...
There is no magic formula for looking younger than you really are, but adopting healthy habits, including sleeping well, eating a healthy diet, and exercising more, can help. Doing all of these on a...