Healthy Living & Wellness

- Cannabidiol (CBD) oil and other CBD products have become increasingly popular with consumers looking for an alternative treatment for a range of ailments, conditions, and diseases. Cannabis plants contain a group of substances called cannabinoids. ... [Read More]

- Want to burn more calories or reduce the stress of life under lockdown? Get more from your daily walk around the block with these tips. When you’re cooped up inside all day, any chance you can get to enjoy a walk is a welcome reprieve from the ... [Read More]


- Researchers at the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports have demonstrated that physical activity prompts a clean-up of muscles as the protein Ubiquitin tags onto worn-out proteins, causing them to be degraded. ... [Read More]

- New research suggests that high blood pressure during and after exercise is linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular issues later in life. The study, appearing in the Journal of the American Heart Association , may help clinicians develop new ... [Read More]

- Sugar has a bittersweet reputation when it comes to health. Sugar occurs naturally in all foods that contain carbohydrates, such as fruits and vegetables, grains, and dairy. Consuming whole foods that contain natural sugar is okay. Plant foods also have high amounts of fiber, essential minerals, and antioxidants, and dairy foods contain protein and calcium. Since your body digests these foods slowly, the sugar in them offers a steady supply of energy to your cells. A high intake of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains also has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic diseases, such ... [Read More]

- Women who are diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (known as DCIS) during breast screening go on to experience higher risks of developing breast cancer and of death from breast cancer, compared with the general population, finds a study ... [Read More]

- Research found a link between regular high-THC marijuana use and an increased chance of developing cannabis use disorders and tobacco dependence. If you opt for the strongest marijuana strain possible when shopping at dispensaries, it could be time ... [Read More]

- Some workouts, you'd really rather be sitting down. Sometimes it's because you tweaked your knee during that last 5k you ran. Other times, it's because you're having a depression flare-up and can't imagine standing up today. Still other days, you ... [Read More]


- Simple Stretches to Combat All That Sitting Done correctly, these restorative stretches, working on muscles from your eyes to your toes, really do make you feel better. Whether you are hunched over a laptop in a makeshift work space or slouched on ... [Read More]


- Dr. Nicole Saphier reacts ahead of the release of her new book 'Make America Healthy Again.' Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  . Keeping active during lockdown provides a sense of normality and routine, but outdoor exercise can be tricky as people continue to socially distance and keep six feet apart. But many fitness fans around the globe have been enjoying a good core workout — while they sip of a glass of prosecco. Fitness instructor Kelly Ravenscroft, 41, from Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands in Birmingham, England, has been teaching the ... [Read More]


- You can't leave your house, so you may as well leave your body. At least for a while.  We're all collectively going kooky as the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus traps us in our homes, but one of the best ways to clear your mind and haul yourself out of a rut is to practice meditation. There are a lot of types of meditation, each with many subtypes: Zen, Vipassana, Samatha, Transcendental, mindfulness, guided meditation, and so on, and there's a lot of overlap. The tenets of mindfulness, a less dogmatic approach to meditation than others, aren't all unique to mindfulness. Much of its focus on gaining ... [Read More]


- You know that stressed-out feeling all too well—your heart races, your breath becomes shallow, your mind starts spinning. Luckily, these proven stress relievers will get you back to center in seconds. Understanding stress Everyone feels stressed once in a while. Stress is how your body reacts to any kind of challenge . Sometimes it's routine and isn't all that bad. Stress can motivate you to perform your best in a job interview, for example, or when a student is taking a test. But stress can also affect your health. It can impact your sleep , cause headaches and digestive issues , and make ... [Read More]

- SKIMS aren’t the only thing Kim Kardashian relies on to look fire all the time. SKIMS aren’t the only thing Kim Kardashian West relies on to look fantastic in every outfit. She also puts in work with celebrity trainer Melissa Alcantara. Alcantara just published her first book, “Fit Gurl: The Total-Body Turnaround" and shared five moves with “Good Morning America” to start shaping up for the summer. MORE: Rebel Wilson reveals goal weight while undergoing 'Year of Health' mission Just get a resistance band and be ready to feel the burn. 1. Kneeling banded hip thrusts This exercise ... [Read More]

- Try this effortless way to plan nutritionally-rich and healthy diabetic-friendly meals without any counting, measuring, tracking or calculations. My first job as a registered dietitian was in a hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Part of my job was to educate those who needed to better understand nutrition in relation to a health condition they had. Much of my nutrition education was geared towards patients who had diabetes – and this was no easy feat. A diabetic-friendly meal plan consists of all the food groups – from veggies and fruits to proteins, whole grains and dairy – that are carefully ... [Read More]