Hot, Hot, Hot! Exercise Safely in Summer
Hot, humid conditions test the limits of even the most dedicated athletes. So it’s no surprise that summer weather is a challenge for those of us with more modest exercise goals. Here’s how to stay on track while avoiding heat-related problems.
Fight Age-Related Weight Gain
Middle-age spread may seem unavoidable—but you can escape the weight gain that afflicts so many of us in our 40s and 50s. Many Americans pile on extra pounds because of lifestyle changes that occur in midlife. In a lot of cases, people just don’t balance their calorie intake with their level of physical activity.
5 Good for You Foods to Boost Your Nutrition
Experts seem to agree: Good nutrition involves a balanced diet that includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy. Still, some foods pack more disease-fighting nutrients than others. When designing a varied diet, consider moving some of these “super” nutritious foods to the top of your pick list.
Men and Belly Fat: No Laughing Matter
The health effects of extra fat in the abdomen, also called visceral fat, are serious. Men who pack more pudge around their middles have a greater risk for heart problems, diabetes, cancer, and other conditions.
The Health Benefits of Male Friendships
From on-screen bromances to buddy comedies, male friendships play a big role in many movies. But they’re even more important in real life. Social support is associated with staying healthier and living longer. And the benefits can be long-lasting.