Tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, an antioxidant that may help protect against cancer and cardiovascular disease. Lycopene is most plentiful in red tomatoes and is best absorbed when the tomatoes have been cooked. Recipe courtesy of the Mayo Clinic.
Eating healthy is hard when cooking at home, but is even more difficult when dining out. Whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner, choosing the healthiest selection is tough.
One of the easiest ways to tone your legs is to get up and use them more with consistent walking, jogging or biking routines. These cardio activities will also burn calories and help reduce overall body fat. But if you are looking for lean, strong legs, the prescription is strength training. Rely on variations of good old-fashioned squats, lunges and deadlifts to firm up the muscles in your glutes, quads, hamstrings and calves.
The bacteria in your guts are like a baseball team. Let's call them the Biomes. If the players are out of sync, the team will suffer. But if the manager (you) puts a good mix of players on the field (and in your gut), you'll see better results.
HUNTINGTON -- A number of health-conscious classes, programs and screenings are scheduled in the Tri-State this week. Some of the activities offered in the area:
When Humble Pie sang "I Don't Need No Doctor," they were extolling the healing power of love -- one of the essentials for a long, healthy life. (And little did they know, they were advocating something that could reduce future avoidable health care problems.)
Turn fresh fall apples into delicious maple-and-cinnamon-spiked homemade applesauce with this easy recipe.
Acupuncture is the most ancient and least understood Chinese therapy (they stick needles all over you!) which has snuck into mainstream medical practice, in very specific areas, and now, reliable studies have convincingly demonstrated its benefits.
There is nothing like the thrill and challenge of climbing a mountain. And although incline training on a treadmill may not be quite the same experience as hiking up a mountain trail, you can still get great results (sans the mountain air). Use these tips from Life Fitness to add variety and intensity to your workout with incline training.
A 400-pound mama bear can gain 150 pounds of brown fat as she heads for a six-month semihibernation (during those months she gives birth, nurses and eats the cubs' droppings to recycle into milk and protein, but that's probably more than you wanted to know). The brown fat is higher than white fat in healthy DHA omega-3 fatty acid, and it's full of little cellular power centers called mitochondria. In bears (and people), it provides calories, generates heat and helps regulate insulin use and glucose uptake. And burning brown fat reduces insulin resistance -- a hallmark of type 2 diabetes -- and helps you lose weight!