You try your best to log eight hours of sleep each night, choose healthy food options when you can, and squeeze in a few hours of exercise each week. You’re young, and you think you’re generally healthy – and you probably are. But if you’re like 44 million American adults, you visit a doctor every year, just to be sure. According to a survey< from the Kaiser Family Foundation, a full 92 percent of Americans think that an annual physical is a cornerstone of general well-being, and around 62 percent report actually getting the check-up. But the ritualistic visit, which usually involves disrobing for a semi-arbitrary physical exam and giving away a few tubes of blood and urine, has been[…]

High-protein, low-carb diets are often touted as magic cures for those who want to drop a little (or a lot) of extra weight. The Atkins rave of the early 2000s and the more recent hype around the Paleo lifestyle have driven a high-protein movement that gained momentum with media attention and celebrity endorsements. Though some research does suggest that high-protein diets lead to weight loss in the short term, the greater body of evidence indicates that in the long term, these diets may do more harm than good. One recent study of 34 overweight women asked half the group to eat a typical weight-loss diet containing a standard amount of protein and the other half to follow an otherwise identical[…]

3/15/173/15/17 Golden-milk-lovers, try to contain yourselves — a fruity version of your beloved wellness elixir is making its way to local shelves for grab-n-go convenience. Evolution Fresh’s Superfood Golden Milk hits Whole Foods and local stores this coming June. With a coconut milk base, this smoothie-like blend adds vanilla, ginger, and cinnamon for rich flavor (and a little black pepper to make the active curumin bioavailable!). And thanks to the addition of a little orange, mango, and pineapple, this immunity-boosting, mood-enhancing, anti-inflammatory blend gets the added deliciousness of tropical fruit and the debloating powers of pineapple. According to the press release, “this juice provides 50 percent of the daily value of vitamin A per 11-ounce bottle.” We got the chance[…]

3/14/173/14/17 Golden-milk-lovers, try to contain yourselves — a fruity version of your beloved wellness elixir is making its way to local shelves for grab-n-go convenience. Evolution Fresh’s Superfood Golden Milk hits Starbucks and local stores this coming June. With a coconut milk base, this smoothie-like blend adds vanilla, ginger, and cinnamon for rich flavor (and a little black pepper to make the active curumin bioavailable!). And thanks to the addition of a little orange, mango, and pineapple, this immunity-boosting, mood-enhancing, anti-inflammatory blend gets the added deliciousness of tropical fruit and the debloating powers of pineapple. According to the press release, “this juice provides 50 percent of the daily value of vitamin A per 11-ounce bottle.” We got the chance to[…]

3/14/173/14/17 As we age and our metabolisms slow, it’s easy to pack on a few pounds without realizing it. But a new study has found that making consistent changes to your eating habits can lead to big weight-loss results over time. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, followed the dietary habits of over 120,000 people for 16 years and found that those who ate foods that had a high glycemic load (which includes refined grains, starches, and sugars) gained more weight than those who ate foods with a low glycemic load (foods such as nuts, dairy, and certain fruits and vegetables). This isn’t surprising or new; other research has shown that going lower on the glycemic[…]

Bob Harper’s Heart Attack Recovery | POPSUGAR Fitness Skip Nav Subscribe to the Must Have Box After Surviving a Massive Heart Attack at the Gym, Bob Harper Is Recovering at Home Health News Strong Abs Start With This 7-Minute Workout FitFinder We’ve Found Your Next Workout Yoga The Top 4 Workouts to Avoid If You’re Trying to Lose Weight 2/28/172/28/17 We learned yesterday that Bob Harper suffered a major heart attack two weeks ago at a New York City gym, leaving him unconscious for two days and in a hospital in New York before he could fly home to Los Angeles. Bob followed up on Instagram to share with fans that he’s recovering and finally home. With care from friends,[…]

2/27/172/27/17 For those suffering from life-threatening eating disorders, a new hope comes from a treatment called deep brain stimulation (DBS). This FDA-approved treatment has historically been used for neurological disorders (primarily involving physical tremors); a study in the Annual Review of Neuroscience said this treatment has a “dramatic clinical benefit” for Parkinson’s, Tourette’s, and depression. Another study said it may be “the most significant single advance in decades in the treatment of neurological disorders.” Now, researchers are looking to DBS as a treatment for anorexia recovery. DBS is a neurosurgical procedure that implants a “brain pacemaker” (electrodes) into the brain (the particular area of the brain in which the electrodes are inserted is dependent on what the patient’s symptoms are).[…]

2/26/172/26/17 There’s a lot to love about apple cider vinegar. Several studies support the claims that ACV helps the body lose weight and debloat. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s been shown to up energy levels either. And did we mention you can use it to wash your hair?! Before you start guzzling the bottle of ACV in your pantry, keep in mind that there’s a right and a wrong way to drink the elixir. First thing’s first: while straight shots are a popular way to drink ACV — don’t. Because its highly acidic, over time ACV has the potential to do real damage to both the esophagus and tooth enamel. Instead, dilute ACV into water. In general, one to[…]

Stop me if you’ve heard or experienced anything like this: Overweight person resolves to lose weight and takes steps to do so. Success is slow, and pounds are coming off with effort and will power, but the people around the person who is putting in the work begin to sound off on that weight loss and discourage them from continuing. Heard anything like this before? It seems like it’s almost impossible to lose weight these days without hearing criticism or outright dismissal of your efforts as too little or too hard. We’ve all had that friend or co-worker who can’t seem to gain weight but still eats cake right in front of us, which makes it nearly impossible to swallow[…]

I don’t like to work out in the morning. I’m not a morning person. The aroma of coffee isn’t something that wakes me with a smile. The light shining through the blinds at the crack of dawn is something I avoid as much as possible. The heaviest thing I want to be lifting in the morning before work is my pillow. As I said, I’m not a morning person. But wait, we’re supposed to work out in the morning, right? Actually, no. You don’t have to. In fact, there are a bunch of reasons you should train at night. I do and it changed my life from the first time I tried it. First things first: Let’s put the elephant[…]