Healthy Living & Wellness

- These foundational moves will help in every workout. We get it: Core training can be intimidating, since there are a bunch of core muscles and even more core exercises to work them. The antidote? A core strength workout for beginners with just four ... [Read More]


- Pumpkins go hand in hand with the fall holidays. This nutritious and versatile orange colored fruit features edible seeds and flesh that are rich in vitamins and minerals, including beta carotene. As a powerful antioxidant, beta carotene offers ... [Read More]

- According to the latest Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans — a report published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — adults should aim for 150 minutes of exercise each week. Ideally, this exercise is spread throughout ... [Read More]

- Ways To Quell Your Sugar Cravings : Admit or not, We have a weak spot for some sweet indulgence. Whether it’s chocolate, ice cream, cookies, cake, or donuts, life would be pretty boring without sweet treats from time to time. Unconsciously, your ... [Read More]

- You don't have to buy a lot of equipment to start a home exercise routine. Try this beginner-friendly workout with some of the best exercises for beginners. Working out 101 You don’t have to join a gym or invest in a lot of exercise equipment to start an exercise routine. If you’re not currently exercising, it’s better to start with something now than putting it off. And here’s the good news: If you associate exercise with a sweat-fest of pain, heavy breathing, and a week of soreness afterward, it doesn’t need to be that way. A solid, beginner-friendly program will help ease you ... [Read More]

- Work on building strength and flexibility to keep the joints moving There’s an inevitability when it comes to osteoarthritis claiming residence within your knees. The wear-and-tear of daily life simply chews away at the shock-absorbing cartilage ... [Read More]

- Neck pain being, well, a pain in the neck? Relieve the aches and muscle tension with these expert-backed items. Try one of these items the next time your neck pain strikes. Neck pain is an extremely common problem; it’s estimated about 80% of ... [Read More]


- Somehow, when I’m stressed out, I either sleep way more than I should or lay in bed for hours wide awake pondering all my worries. This Hot Chamomile Milk recipe is the perfect warm bedtime elixir to help soothe your nerves so you can fall asleep ... [Read More]


- Some things in life just seem to pair together naturally—peanut butter and jelly, coffee and quiet mornings, you get the gist. Another one of these natural power couples (or at least so you might think): vitamin D and vitamin K. These two ... [Read More]

- Yoga’s Easiest Backbend Is Also One of the Easiest To Mess Up—Here Are 3 Mistakes a Physical Therapist Wants You To Avoid W hen we think about improving our flexibility, our goals are often along the lines of being able to do the splits, or learning J-Lo's Super Bowl choreography. But while it (definitely) doesn't sound as sexy, developing a strong, flexible spine is also important. And one of the best exercises for doing it is the cat-cow. Your spine is made up of 33 stacked vertebrae, which are divided into segments: cervical (neck), thoracic (middle back), lumbar (lower back), sacrum, ... [Read More]

- Highly-processed oils made from soy, corn, canola, and other plants have long been marketed as healthy, but they've lately emerged as a source of concern for many experts. Highly processed vegetable oils made from corn, soy, sunflower, canola, and ... [Read More]


- To plié or plank? That is the question. If you watch someone do a Pilates workout next to someone moving through barre exercises, it can, at times, be hard to differentiate between the two. While both fitness modalities are low-impact, ... [Read More]


- If you type all day, this wrist stretch can help prevent pain This simple pose will feel oh-so-good after a long day at the computer. When was the last time you stretched your wrists? If you can't remember, you’re not alone. The wrists are an oft ... [Read More]


- It’s easy to say you simply don’t have time to be mindful. With so much going on in daily life, who has time to stop and be present? But everyone has at least 10 minutes to spare to practice mindfulness. The point of these brief, daily ... [Read More]

- A high intake of alpha linolenic acid (ALA)—found mainly in nuts, seeds, and plant oils—is associated with a lower risk of death from all causes, and specifically from diseases of the heart and blood vessels, finds a study published by The BMJ today. Higher ALA intake was associated with a slightly higher risk of death from cancer, but the researchers say further studies are needed to confirm this. Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is a type of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid found in plants, such as soybean, nuts, canola oils and flaxseed. Previous studies have shown that a high ALA intake ... [Read More]

- By Women with the hormonal condition polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which leaves them facing a higher than average risk of developing diabetes, may be able to lower that risk by taking the contraceptive pill, a large study has found. PCOS, which affects about one in ten women, involves the ovaries producing . Those affected are more likely to be overweight and have more body hair. They also have higher levels of insulin, a … [Read More]

- 5 yoga poses to try with a partner for extra stability and bonding Trying yoga poses for two people can add greater flexibility and stability to your practice. A sitting partner fold is a great stretch for your hamstrings as your partner pulls you. Stacking your bodies on top of each other in a downward dog can deepen the stretch. Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Top stories based on your reading preferences Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and ... [Read More]


- Feeling Sick? Take Action With These Tried-and-True Remedies Feeling tired and achy? Scratchy throat? Queasy stomach? Suspect you may be coming down with that bug that’s going around? Try these home remedies to stave off a cold! 5 Tried-and-True Home Remedies: If you feel a cold coming on, take action! Ease the pain of a sore throat. Cheap and effective, a warm saltwater gargle (½ teaspoon salt to 1 cup of warm water) relieves a sore throat as well as anything. Astonishingly, Japanese researchers found that people who gargled with plain water three times a day during cold and flu season ... [Read More]


- FDA Asks Restaurants and Food Manufacturers to Use Less Salt The new guidelines aim to help Americans lower sodium intake, and combat diet-related health problems like obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Fact-Checked The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new guidelines October 13 that call on chain restaurants and food manufacturers to voluntarily slash the salt content in items they sell. The goal of the new guidelines is to reduce Americans’ typical daily sodium intake from 3,400 milligrams (mg) to 3,000 mg, a roughly 12 percent decrease. While this would still ... [Read More]

- This 30-Minute Sleep Meditation Has 17 Million Views on YouTube, So I Tried It Out I recently got into sleep meditation and was floored at how quickly I fell in love with it. If you have trouble quieting your mind when you get into bed, or always spend a while squirming around and trying to decompress — sleep meditation was made for you. Definitely give it a try. I usually meditate with the Headspace app , but I also like lurking around meditation YouTube to see what classes are getting popular. That's how I came across Jason Stephenson, who has one of the biggest meditation channels on ... [Read More]