Do you have the mid-winter menu blues? The holidays are long gone, and with them the dinner parties, the roast turkey and ham, the specialty foods and meals that don’t take a lot of imagination because we cook them year after year. Now it’s just cold and dark.
Just when you’ve finally mastered the Burpee, there’s something new on the workout horizon—the latest best way to get buff and strong.
Not all breasts are created equal. Girls learn this at puberty, and women re-learn it all the time, thanks to a popular culture seemingly fixated on breasts and breast size. But from a health perspective, breast size or outward appearance is much less important than something you cannot readily see: breast density.
If you are taking time off around the New Year, or anytime really, do yourself (and your colleagues and your family) a favor and really take time off. As in, don’t compulsively check work email. More and more research is confirming the obvious—that the convenience of our 24/7 connectivity comes at a cost.
If spending time with the grandchildren is part of your holiday plan, then give yourself a high-five for longevity. According to the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, the benefits of hugs, cuddles and giggles with grandchildren go further than just putting a smile on your face.
The December crunch is on, and if you’re like most people, you might still need a holiday gift idea, or five. Don’t stress (because, newsflash, stress is NOT healthy!) – we’ve got you covered. Here are some suggestions that won’t wreck your budget and even better, will benefit your gift recipient’s health.
Yes, it’s definitely that time again. Flu season. And after last year’s hard hit—one of the deadliest influenza epidemics in recent memory, with 49 million cases among all age groups—the Centers for Disease Control is hitting the prevention message hard. The short and sweet of it: GET YOUR FLU SHOT!