Lower Stress With Exercise

Exercising with a friend might be better for your health than exercising all alone, reducing stress and improving quality of life. New research suggests that group exercise, such as in a fitness class setting, may reduce stress by about a quarter but people who go solo may not see any change at all. The study,Read More

Its Flu Season

If you haven’t had your flu shot yet, there’s a good reason to get it taken care of this year. Scientists predict this year’s flu season is going to be a rough one. According to the Chicago Tribune, University of Chicago researchers have developed a new way to predict flu season “significantly earlier” than inRead More

Don’t Swallow Your Gum

Chewing gum is a practice particularly frowned upon in most formal settings, from school to the workplace, and is often mocked. But the real problem with chewing gum lies in what could happen if you swallow enough of it – and it’s not pretty. There’s a myth out there that gum stays in your stomachRead More

Licorice lovers beware

When it comes to candy preferences, black licorice might be just as divisive as candy corn. But on the eve of Halloween, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has struck terror in the hearts of black licorice eaters of a certain age by posting a formal warning about the chewy candy. On Monday, the FDARead More

The Body on Candy

Your heart, joints and even mood take a hit. Each year, my kids come back from trick-or-treating with pillowcases filled with chocolate bars, taffy, sugar-filled sticks and more. After they’re done swapping their treats and picking their favorites from the pile, I’m stuck with buckets of goodies just begging to be eaten. But before IRead More

Personality Type May Be Sabotaging Your Exercise

It’s no secret that your character traits directly affect how you interact with the world ― but you might be surprised at just how deep it goes. It includes how you work out. Personality research and experts on the subject say your personality and even your mood can play a pivotal role in how you exercise. This not only includes your preferred methodRead More

This Is Your Body on Candy

Your heart, joints and even mood take a hit. Each year, my kids come back from trick-or-treating with pillowcases filled with chocolatebars, taffy, sugar-filled sticks and more. After they’re done swapping their treats and picking their favorites from the pile, I’m stuck with buckets of goodies just begging to be eaten. But before I indulge my kids’ rejectRead More

If You Feel a Cold Coming on

The colder seasons are upon us, and that means so many wonderful things: falling leaves, cozy sweaters, crackling fireplaces, and the holidays. But, unfortunately, it also means flu season. When your body begins showing signs of a nasty cold, like sneezing or congestion, or a whole body flu, like chills and fatigue, you might beRead More

Supplements for Cold & Flu Season

The cold and flu aisle in your pharmacy is confusing. Here’s what to really look for. 250 to 1,000 milligrams a day for prevention during periods of intense exercise and stress and especially for treatment along with conventional cold and flu medicines. I can hear it already. You’re thinking, “I can’t believe Moyad made cheap,Read More