Friends don’t let friends diet

Friends don’t let friends diet

Losing weight and keeping it off is a challenge, and a new study has turned up an unexpected obstacle. “Friends and family can get in the way of successful dieting. They can be another barrier, especially if they feel threatened or jealous,” said Lynsey Romo, an assistant professor of communication at North Carolina State University. Romo is the lead author …

Get back to the basics with abdominal crunches

Get back to the basics with abdominal crunches

Every advanced or higher level exercise movement is derived from a very simple and basic move. Some people choose to keep their exercise regimen simple, easy and basic all the time. Then, there are others who are always looking for a bigger challenge. If you are truly looking for success in your fitness journey, starting simple is always going to …

Boost your brain

Boost your brain

Everyone knows what to do to keep their heart healthy, but what about the brain? While much of the brain remains a mystery, there is a growing movement to find ways to unlock brain potential so we can live healthier, perform better and eventually delay diseases of the brain. “Take Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, there’s underlying brain degeneration going on for …

Aquafaba: The trendiest health food you’re not eating

Aquafaba: The trendiest health food you’re not eating

What Is Aquafaba? Aquafaba is chickpea water — the water you find in the cans or boxes of chickpeas. This water that’s been soaking in chickpea goodness is a recently discovered egg white replacement. How Does It Work? When whipped, aquafaba has the consistency and texture of whipped egg whites. Goose Wholt, a software engineer from Indiana, discovered this frothy …

5 things you never knew about back pain

5 things you never knew about back pain

If you have back pain, others can relate: Half of Americans have back pain annually, and 80 percent will experience it at some point in their lives, according to the American Chiropractic Association. But there are still many truths about back pain that aren’t understood. Here are five things you may not know. It doesn’t mean you need to stretch …

Know the warning signs of declining health

Know the warning signs of declining health

Thanks to advances in nutrition and medicine we’re living longer into our golden years. The number of Americans older than 100 increased almost 44 percent between 2000 to 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, circumstances can change quickly for older Americans. A fall can leave a previously self-sufficient senior requiring constant care. Small physical or …