Health & Fitness

Wellness articles for people of all ages .

Some neighborhood designs more conducive to exercise and general well-being than others, new research shows. Researchers set out to learn how four common neighborhood designs influence residents’ physical activity and overall well-being, using a “walkability” model that takes into account...
A new study reveals what we suspected all along: poor inside air quality causes an increase in the number of people suffering from asthma. But the figures show the problem is worse than we thought – the number of...
A new study finds that kimchi made without fish products has the same type of bacteria as the more traditional recipe. That finding suggests that vegan versions would have the same probiotic effects. Along with other fermented foods like yogurt...
All of us are likely to have heard the suggestion that if you are keen on losing weight, we require eating less and moving more. Though it appears seems plain enough it’s a mostly ineffective proposal sans a plan. What...
The fight against obesity is in our own hands and that seems to be clearer every day. While the absolute control of meals is impossible, we can help with a small effort. It could be even good not just...
Although ice-cold drinks and ice cream can cause sharp, shooting mouth pain and the occasional “brain freeze,” the two reactions are completely unrelated, says neurologist Roderick Spears. “Brain freeze starts with a cold stimulus, such as ice cream, touching the...
A sick child is every parent’s worst nightmare. They are too young to be able to articulate how they feel, so it is really difficult to know whether you should be worried enough to call the doctor. If a...
  A review of studies on exercise and happiness addresses some lingering questions about the effects of physical activity on positive health conditions. The impact of physical activity on depression and anxiety is well known—and exercise is a common prescription for...
Sensory neurons that serve the head and face are wired directly into one of the brain’s principal emotional signaling hubs, research finds. This accounts for why people consistently rate pain of the head, face, eyeballs, ears, and teeth as more...
When people mention the word ‘diet’ we automatically think of deprivation. But this is often a misconception, as going on a diet doesn’t always mean that you have to skimp on all your favourite foods. At the end of...