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Archive for the ‘ Men’s Health ’ Category

17 Dec

Chemicals That Harm Baby Boys

I’ve long been suspicious of the side effects of certain chemicals present in plastics that are billed as safe. Even mainstream sources have been questioning the safety of particular toxic chemicals found in petroleum-based products, namely phthalates. Experts initially dismissed the phthalate debate as nothing more than needless, unsubstantiated worry. Subsequent studies gave the concerns […]

8 Oct

The Single Best Stretch

If you happen to read the L.A. Times as I do, you may have caught their visual guide to a variation of one of the most beneficial stretches you can do, regardless of your fitness level: the wide-legged squat. I vlogged about this last week, so check out my quick beach sprint video to see […]

5 Oct

9 Natural Cold and Flu Remedies (plus one)

A couple of you have emailed me about natural cold and flu treatments since we published the post earlier this week about cold medications possibly being harmful for children. Convenient timing: WebMD has a handy list that caught my eye. There are some smart tips which I’ll touch on briefly here. I’d also like for […]

28 Sep

Rethinking Diabetes and Cholesterol

Two new studies add an interesting dimension to our dietary debates! 1. Omega 3′s Fight Diabetes Reinforcing the ongoing evidence that diabetes is an unnecessary epidemic borne of misguided dietary guidelines, a new study shows that simply eating “smart fats” can help reduce the risk of diabetes. But there’s a twist: we’re not talking about […]

27 Sep

The 10 Rules of Aging Well

1. Eliminate Self Destructive Behaviors This is the first step in preventing disease and meeting your later years with vitality and good health and it almost goes without saying – almost. The health toll of destructive behaviors such as smoking and excess drinking do not necessarily manifest for many years, thus discouraging motivation to stop. […]

11 Sep

Age Well, Avoid Osteoporosis: It’s Easier Than You Think

Few things are more important to your longevity than bone health. Your bones are living tissues that require adequate nutrition and exercise just as your muscular system does. Compelling research indicates that your bones appear to play a role in metabolism, hormone production, and immunity. In fact, a recent study posits that the skeletal system […]

4 Sep

Health News: Sun, Salt, Stents, and …Buckwheat

Here’s what we’re talking about this morning, gang. We want your two cents’ worth on: Sun Though you only need a few minutes’ exposure, here’s yet another compelling reason to get a little sunshine daily if you are able to take advantage of it. Vitamin D appears to help prevent both breast and colon cancer, […]

24 Aug

In Search of a Good Friday Stretch

Hi gang! Here are a few cool facts about yoga and why simple stretching techniques are healthy for adults and the seedlings alike. 1. Lung Relief Many of us never stretch our sides. Doing this is excellent for the lungs (and you don’t even have to say ommmmm). Stretching your sides also reduces stored tension […]

23 Aug

The Other Egg

Reader Stephan emailed me earlier about some very smart fuel you might want to consider: duck eggs. Apparently duck eggs are incredibly rich in nutrition – 100% of your daily B12 (well, by government standards anyway). And apparently those who are allergic to chicken eggs can frequently still do well with duck eggs. Never tried […]

21 Aug

Timex Ironman iControl Watch Review (Better Late Than Never)

Timex recently asked us to review their new iPod-compatible Ironman i-Control sports watch. We’ve been having so much fun using these watches, we decided we ought to tell you all about them! (Sometimes we get products that are just not up to snuff, so we don’t tell you about those.) You may remember my recent […]

21 Aug

10 Forgotten Stress Relief Tips

There are plenty of excellent stress guides out there. Some will offer spiritual tips, while others will give you practical advice. Still others offer nutrition and fitness ideas to mitigate stress. Stress comes in many forms – relationships, work, health, hormones, momentary dilemmas, and more – and there are just as many ways to tackle […]

25 Jul

8 Essential Aging Hacks

We face eight key health challenges as we age. The steps you take to prevent and mitigate these challenges can make the difference between just hobbling through your golden years and actually thriving. There’s just no reason not to enjoy energy and vitality well into your seventies, eighties and beyond. Everyone’s into hacks: life hacks, […]

11 Jul

The 7 Habits of Thin (Healthy) People

Bibliona Flickr Photo (CC) There are more diets than donuts, and the truth is that most of them will work in the short-term. But the reason few diets work long-term is because they are rarely sustainable for a number of reasons: boredom, severe restrictions, expense, impracticality, and so on. Most diets are vanity diets – […]

10 Jul

Are Men Morons?

Apparently, when it comes to health, men can barely keep up with the family dog. It started out innocently enough. To wit: the old Carl’s Jr. ad that featured a forlorn dude in the bread aisle attempting to choose the best loaf. Classic. But it just snowballed from there. Oh, there were always the typical, […]

4 Jun

How to Eat More Fat

Sara here. Alert the press, for I am going to share with you the best ways to eat a lot more fat. That’s right (whew…you can stop stressing now). Your weekly health challenge: eat more fat. I want you to get greasy with it. But this isn’t a license to hit up the candy aisle […]

30 May

Introducing a New Column: Primal Health

WHY OUR MODERN WAY OF LIFE DOES NOT SUPPORT HUMAN HEALTH What is Primal Health? In brief, “primal health” is my pet name for my point of view regarding all aspects of health, fitness, nutrition, and aging. Primal health describes my personal scientific bent and informs my diet and fitness regimens – indeed, my whole […]

24 May

3 More Fast Foods That Are (Sorta) Healthy

Because nobody’s perfect! 1. McDonald’s chef salad Only 150 calories (choose the vinegar dressing). Some franchises refer to it as the garden salad. 2. Wendy’s small chili Only 200 calories of protein, fiber and very little fat. 3. Taco Bell’s chicken soft taco Just 190 calories – leave out the sour cream for an even […]

22 May

Marriage Is Healthiest for Men; 2 Duds for Glaxo

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites It’s a beautiful day…but not for GlaxoSmithKline. One Expensive Diabetes Rx GSK shareholders were dismayed at analysts’ early estimate of what the Avandia debacle will cost: upwards of five billion. That’s a lot of yachts. This is ReubenInStt’s Flickr Photo Newly-Divorced Men Have Highest Depression Rates We’re not sure about the […]

22 May

My Escape from Vegan Island

Every once in a while, I am alternately stunned and amused by what I see being promoted in the name of good health. I had one of those “stunningly amusing” episodes when I took an eight-day vacation with my family to an all-vegetarian health and adventure retreat in Costa Rica several months ago. We had […]

17 May

The Daily Buzz

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites: Quick ‘n useful health clicks before you head out! Good news for guys: baldness cure coming Starchy fruit facts: the 19 boosts you’ll get from the occasional banana Go on, have a ‘nana… This is Krymorg’s fairtrade banana photo on Flickr! But not a banana slug… This is Vicki and Chuck […]

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