Tag: Healthy Living

Gray Hair, Huge Muscles: Why Older Women are Bulking Up

Gray Hair, Huge Muscles: Why Older Women are Bulking Up

For many women over 50, there is a new playbook for aging. Strength-training workouts, boxing, Olympic weightlifting, and even mastering pull-ups are helping them build muscle, bone density, and mind-body confidence in their 50s, 60s, and beyond. Workout brands and studios report a growing number of older participants and members signing up for their services. 

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The Science Behind Why Heat Waves Make Us So Tired

The Science Behind Why Heat Waves Make Us So Tired

When hot days leave you feeling tired this summer, the sensation isn’t all in your head: There’s real biology behind your lethargy.

Soaring temperatures this month set records for the earth’s hottest days and sapped people’s energy levels. Exposure to hot surroundings can jump-start a series of physiological processes in the heart, brain, skin, and muscles that can leave you mentally and physically drained.

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Is That Food Ultra-Processed? How to Tell

Is That Food Ultra-Processed? How to Tell

In the grocery store, shoppers wade through rows and rows of ultra-processed foods. But you can find less-processed versions of yogurt, snack bars, and other favorite items—if you know what to look for.

There is growing concern from nutrition researchers, public health experts, and parents about the amount of ultra-processed foods in the American diet. Recent research has linked diets high in ultra-processed foods to increased risks of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and depression.

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Gluten-Free Diet

Gluten-Free Diet

Gluten is a protein naturally found in some grains including wheat, barley, and rye. It acts like a binder, holding food together and adding a “stretchy” quality—think of a pizza maker tossing and stretching out a ball of dough. It’s common in foods such as bread, pasta, pizza, and cereal. Gluten provides no essential nutrients. People with celiac disease have an immune reaction that is triggered by eating gluten.

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