Health

Walking Counters the Effects of a Fatty Meal

Walking Counters the Effects of a Fatty Meal

High-fat diets can lead to coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke. Did you know that eating just one high-fat meal impairs the blood vessels? After the meal, fats flood the bloodstream and trigger an inflammatory reaction in the cells lining the blood vessels.

Low Testosterone Shortens Lifespan

Low Testosterone Shortens Lifespan

Men have more heart disease than women before age 60. Many scientists reason that since men have much higher levels of testosterone than women, the hormone must be linked to heart attacks.

Alcohol and Weight Control

Alcohol and Weight Control

For the responsible drinker who is able to control his/her consumption, alcohol appears to offer many benefits. Moderate drinking, defined generally as one to two drinks per day, appears to lower the risk of coronary heart disease, some cancers, diabetes and possibly obesity.

Light Drinking Is Good for You

Light Drinking Is Good for You

The French have the lowest rate of heart disease in the world, yet eat diets high in saturated fats— a phenomenon known as the French paradox. They eat four times more butter, 60 percent more cheese and nearly four times more pork than Americans.

Exercise Cuts Colon Cancer Risk

Exercise Cuts Colon Cancer Risk

Regular exercise promotes metabolic health and may prevent some types of cancer. The link between physical activity and reduced cancer risk is strongest for colon cancer.

Developing a Gladiator-like Chest With Incline Barbell Bench Presses

Developing a Gladiator-like Chest With Incline Barbell Bench Presses

Flat bench presses are great for building overall muscle thickness in the chest and specifically, the lower and outer parts of the pectoralis major muscles; however, if all that you do for your chest training is the flat bench press, you’ll never develop a balanced chest with thickness in the upper part of your chest.

Intermittent Icing Best for Ankle Sprains

Intermittent Icing Best for Ankle Sprains

Ice is the accepted method for treating swollen ankle joints after a sprain. Ice reduces pain and swelling and speeds recovery. The treatment plan involves putting ice in a sealed plastic bag, placing it on the ankle, wrapping it with an elastic bandage ...