Cut Your Risk of Colds

18 Dec

Don’t let the holiday rush sideline workouts: A regular 30-minute walk could slash your risk of catching a cold by 43% and make symptoms less severe, according to the British Journal of Sports Medicine. How? By increasing circulation of cold-killing … Read More »

40

16 Dec

The number of times you should chew each bite, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. People who chewed each morsel 40 times consumed 125 fewer calories than those who chomped only 15 times. Source: Prevention Magazine December 2011

Coffee & Stroke

15 Dec

Does coffee raise or lower the risk of stroke? To find out, researchers pooled the results of 11 studies that tracked nearly 480,000 people in six countries for up to 24 years. Compared with those who drank no coffee, the … Read More »

Coping With Holiday Stress

14 Dec

It’s easy to get overwhelmed during the holidays. Too-long to-do lists, crowded stores, overspending, the pressures of travel and family gatherings, and supervisiting children who are out of school can leave you stressed and miserable. “In addition, recapturing the Magic … Read More »

Anxiety

3 Dec

Hyperventilation is rapid or deep breathing that can occur with anxiety or panic, and it can leave you breathless. “People in panic actually feel like they’re suffocating.” Hensen-Flachen says. The attacks strike unexpectedly, often in combination with chest pain and … Read More »