When first reared its ugly head in the United States in the early 1980s, those diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, typically had only months to live. Today it can be a much differ
If you are what you eat, then it's probably a good idea to read food labels.
Americans have become more health-conscious, with many people reducing their caloric intake in order to lose weight and
Many Americans decide at some point to begin exercising in order to improve their physical fitness and/or to lose weight. Some join health clubs or gyms; others prefer to work out in the privacy of
You've heard it all your life: "You are what you eat." But now, more than ever, that old adage seems to ring true. In fact, experts are finding that avoiding preservatives and sodium by eating fres
More than almost any other group, modern middle-aged American women face ongoing stress that is seriously affecting their general well-being. Women in their late 30s through their late 50s often wo
Have you "gone green" lately? If you've popped a handful of pistachios, you've experienced the new superstar of the snack world. According to the Food and Drug Administration, "eating 1.5 ounces pe
Fitness enthusiasts are adding sensual, sexy classes to their workout repertoires. "I was incredibly burned out on spinning classes and step classes, and all of my progress was starting to slow dow
Need a way to become healthier while reducing stress? Yoga is a great fitness option. Sonya Klepper, assistant director at Yoga Basics, says that yoga helps improve body, mind and spirit. The best
You've made up your mind that this is the year you're going to get in shape. You'll watch your diet, lose weight, tone up your muscles, get more active and join a gym. But what happens when the gym
Get a better body just by wearing the right shoes? It sounds too good to be true -- and it might be.
With promises of a tighter tush, toned thighs and lean leg muscles, companies such as Reebok, S
Are you torn between cardio and strength training? Want the natural high of a spin class and the calm of a yoga class but only have an hour or so to work out and don't know what to do? It is the ba
No amount of walking, running on the treadmill or riding the family's recumbent bicycle could reverse Crystal Sitki's steady weight gain. By about age 40, the stay-at-home mother of two and communi
You've seen the ads. Valerie Bertinelli lost 40 pounds using the Jenny Craig diet program. Marie Osmond lost 50 pounds on Nutrisystem. Both plans rely on portion control through prepared foods deli
Q: Straight up, Mr. Norris: What do you and your family eat? When it comes to the consumptive battles, are you really as good as they say?
A: I must admit that I make a pretty mean peanut butter a
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