Inside the Changing American Diet

An interactive look at what Americans eat–and how much of it–from 1970 to today. As Bryan Walsh notes in this week’s magazine, the decades-long vilification of fat has driven people to eat more sugar and carbohydrates, which new research suggests may be the chief drivers of rising obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. Here’s a lookRead More

Find Out How Accurate Your Trendy Fitness Monitor Is

Fitness trackers like Jawbone Up and Fitbit are growing in popularity, but scientists wonder how accurate they really are. Researchers from Iowa State University compared eight popular brands Activity monitors used to be tools that only scientists used during research, but the fitness-tracking industry, which is projected by analysts to be a $19 billion businessRead More

Six Diet Guidelines for Preventing Cancer

No food is guaranteed to keep cancer away, but even without conclusive evidence, researchers say it makes sense to follow these guidelines for avoiding major cancers Sticking with a plant-based diet is a good way to avoid cancer, according to scientists at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, which just released six dietary guidelines forRead More

How Can I Improve My Focus?

Tips and tricks to help you reach your goals I was able to convert to this habit during my later years in college (my first two years in college consisted of laziness, video games, girl-chasing, and not so much studying) and when I headed into my professional career. I don’t know if this works forRead More

Get Better Posture With 5 Easy Moves

When it comes to fitness, we all talk a lot about cardio and strength training while ignoring a huge part of overall health—flexibility. Stretching will not only make you limber, it can alleviate back pain and improve your posture. Not sure where to begin? Take a tip from physical therapist Jason Whitman, owner of PositiveRead More