8 Best Immunity Boosters

With the pandemic, getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the most pressing way to help your immune system – the cells, tissues and organs that protect us from microbes and help fight disease – fend off serious illness. But in the long run, how can you continue to bolster your immune system against all the other, […]

How the Pandemic Has Changed Our Eating and Shopping Habits

Whether you became a creative sourdough bread baker or you excelled at holding flawless Zoom meetings, a few of your newly acquired pandemic practices may have made their way into your ongoing daily habits. While I’ll bet there are also some restrictions you couldn’t wait to ditch quicker than you can say “social distance.” (GETTY IMAGES) For better […]

How to Squeeze in Exercise During Work

There are some tried and true methods for adding physical activity to your workday. These include active commuting – like walking or cycling to work – exercising before or after work or on your lunch break, and being active or even hitting the gym in the evenings after dinner. Sitting at a desk for too […]

How Hormones Can Sabotage Weight Loss

Your body relies on a complex network of glands, hormones and internal feedback loops to keep your weight in check. This weight-management system usually works on autopilot as you go about your day. (GETTY IMAGES) But if excess pounds creep up on you or weight-loss attempts feel sluggish, you may wonder if your hormones are out of […]

What Is Cardiac Shock?

Cardiac shock, or cardiogenic shock, is even more dangerous than it sounds. Most often caused by a heart attack, cardiac shock is a life-threatening emergency requiring prompt recognition and treatment. (GETTY IMAGES) “Cardiogenic shock is the situation where the heart is not pumping enough blood to the body,” says Dr. Mark Pool, a cardiothoracic surgeon with Texas […]

Tomatoes: Health Benefits and Recipes

What Are the Health Benefits of Tomatoes? May reduce the risk of prostate cancer.Probably one of the most well-known nutrients of tomatoes is lycopene. Lycopene is an antioxidant, which has been shown in numerous studies to possibly prevent prostate cancer. An interesting fact: Cooking a tomato actually increases the level of lycopene. So as much as one might […]