Battling Boredom

Are you finding it difficult to get out of bed in the morning for your daily walk? Are you making up excuses to skip the gym on the way home? Even the most dedicated exercisers […]

Is BPA-Free Plastic Safe?

“BPA-free” is the buzzword of choice for water bottles and plastic packaging. Bisphenol A (BPA)—the chemical that hardens plastic food containers and is in the lining of metal cans to prevent corrosion—has gotten bad press […]

Alcohol Eats Away at Muscle Mass

If increasing muscle mass is one of your goals, then think twice before you go out for a night of heavy drinking. Consuming alcohol in large quantities has a direct effect on your metabolism, causing […]

A Walk a Day

The popularity of walking as a fitness activity is growing by leaps and bounds. Low risk and easy to start, walking has proved its health benefits in numerous studies. A classic eight-year study of 13,000 […]

What to Eat on Vacation to Stay Slim

We get it—trying new foods, especially local specialties—is major vacation fun. But a study published in the journal Physiology & Behavior recently found that most travelers came home with an unwanted souvenir—about one ­extra pound—and […]