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Do vegetarians live longer? Probably, but not because they’re vegetarian

In the past few years, you may have noticed more and more people around you turning away from meat. At dinner parties or family barbecues,...

People with insomnia are asleep, but they don’t know

In a recent study from Brigham Young University, researchers find the dysfunction in the inhibition process could be what causes those with insomnia to...

Do you have a healthy weight?

Being overweight or obese increases your risk for many diseases and health conditions. The more you weigh, the more likely you are to suffer from...

Are you really overweight or just ‘water weight’?

Muscle and fat don’t appear overnight. If you’re hopping on the scale and noticing a big change since yesterday, chances are that it’s just ‘water...

Why you should do high-intensity exercise

A few minutes of high-intensity interval or sprinting exercise may be as effective as much longer exercise sessions in spurring beneficial improvements in mitochondrial...
Common activities that can help you lose weight

Common activities that can help you lose weight

You don’t need to spend a lot of money on weight loss. Here are some common physical activities that can help you achieve your goal. Walking Walking...

I can’t sleep. What drugs can I (safely) take?

If you're having trouble sleeping, medicines shouldn't be your first option. Exercise regularly, cut back on coffee (and other caffeinated drinks) after midday, eat less...

Mindfulness meditation: 10 minutes a day improves cognitive function

Practicing mindfulness meditation for 10 minutes a day improves concentration and the ability to keep information active in one's mind, a function known as...

Genes, joules or gut bugs: which one is most to blame when it comes...

With obesity on the rise, so too is the diet and weight loss industry, currently valued at US$70 billion in the US alone. But most...

How high blood sugar in pregnancy harms baby’s health

In a recent study, researchers find a pregnant woman’s high blood sugar level is linked to a significantly greater long-term risk of obesity in...