My first experience with death was when my paternal grandfather passed. But I wasn’t close to my dad growing up, so I hadn't seen my grandfather since I was really young. My second experience was when my maternal grandmother passed. She was instrumental in raising me, so her death hit me pretty hard.
If you’ve got type 2 diabetes, your risk of developing life-threatening health problems like heart disease and kidney disease is significantly greater than for people without diabetes. However, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about it. Here are six things you can do to help minimize your risk factors, boost your longevity, and improve your general health and well-being.
When considering the benefits of exercising, losing weight and “getting ripped” might be the first things to come to mind. But there’s a benefit that is way more crucial: keeping a healthy heart. Your heart is the most important muscle in your body, so it deserves some attention too, right? Let’s take a look at some of the best exercises to keep your heart strong and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Getting older doesn’t give you a pass from working out, according to a new study. Instead researchers found that increasing physical activity, even in your golden years, reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke. Researchers found the level of activity needed to experience this benefit was equal to about 1 hour of running per week.
The noise rises to a cacophony, yet you can still hear your coach telling you to make a critical adjustment before the next play. That ability to filter out the din and maintain focus may be one of the key benefits of playing sports, suggests a new study from Northwestern University in Illinois.
If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve likely heard that a calorie deficit is required. Yet, you may wonder what exactly it involves or why it’s necessary for weight loss. This article explains everything you need to know about a calorie deficit, including what it is, how it affects weight loss, and how to achieve it in a healthy, sustainable way.
Trust can help bring us closer to other people. Trusting others, such as family members and friends, can reassure us that we’ll be helped when we need it. It’s the foundation of any healthy relationship — including the relationship you have with yourself.