eNews on Prevention, Wellness & Lifestyle
Mar. 5, 2014

3 ultra-effective exercise machines you're not using, but should be
It's easy to get into a gym routine and just bust in, do your thing and leave. We all do it. But in case you haven't noticed, the gym is filled with cool machines — and chances are, you haven’t tried all of them out yet. Translation? One of them could be your new gym friend and you simply haven't given it to the time of day it deserves.More

How to get fit in a few minutes a week
The New York Times
High-intensity interval training, a type of workout that consists of very brief bouts of very strenuous exercise, has become enormously popular in recent years. A main reason is that although such workouts are draining, they can be both very effective and very short, often lasting only a few minutes. But people take notably different approaches to this form of exercise. More

Top 5 health and fitness trends expected at SXSW 2014
The Huffington Post
Over the past several years, SXSW has set the stage for some of the most successful product launches in the tech community. For instance, Twitter was practically unknown before launching at the conference in 2007. For its part, Foursquare witnessed instant success in 2009. It's clear is that SXSW will host some of 2014's hottest new products. More

Study:Too much protein could lead to early death
The Washington Post
Could too much protein put you on the path toward an early grave? For middle-aged people who consume a lot of meat, milk and cheese, the answer could be a resounding yes, according to a new study published in the journal Cell Metabolism. U.S. and Italian researchers tracked thousands of adults for nearly two decades and found that those who ate a diet high in animal proteins during middle age were four times more likely to die of cancer than contemporaries with low-protein diets — a risk factor comparable to smoking.More

Study: Increasingly similar global food supply poses risks
NBC News
The same crops that have fed a rapidly expanding global population over the last 50 years may pose problems for the global food chain as pests and limited diets spread, according to a new study. Crops such as wheat, corn, potato, and soybean, as well as meat and dairy products make up a bulk of the world's diet today.More

5 ways to rescue diet slip-ups
Fox News
Okay, so you went a bit wild and now your diet is a bust — or is it? Dieting isn't a sprint, it's a marathon. When you approach healthier eating habits as a way of life, rather than a quick, short term solution to drop a few pounds, you realize that a bad few days needn't derail your diet. A bad day is only that — one bad day. In the big picture, it is just a blip on your screen. More

3 ultra-effective exercise machines you're not using, but should be
It's easy to get into a gym routine and just bust in, do your thing and leave. We all do it.More

Best tips from 'Super Shred,' 'Doctor's Diet' authors
USA Today
High-profile physicians Ian Smith and Travis Stork of the TV show "The Doctors" offer different takes on how to lose weight in their new books, which have spent weeks on USA Today's Best-Selling Books list.More

7 weird signs of health troubles
Men's Health via TIME
You don't need a crystal ball to predict your future health — just your five senses.More

Vitamins don't stop heart disease or cancer, panel finds
Vitamin capsules, tablets and pills are not panaceas, and no clear evidence shows they provide protection against either heart disease or cancer, a government panel has concluded. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which published its final decision on vitamin supplements in the Annals of Internal Medicine, did not veer from its preliminary opinion in last year's draft of the report.More

What you don't know about your vitamins
If you're like most Americans, you probably pop a multivitamin or some other supplements every day. After all, our diets are notoriously nutrient-deficient, and who has time to eat good-for-you fruits and vegetables all the time? A pill packed with the essentials for combating cell damage seems like a good back-up plan to keep the body fueled with the vitamins and minerals it needs.More

Supplements might not keep you healthy — and may even hurt you
Miami Herald
When you face the bathroom mirror with your pills in hand, chances are you are preparing to take some vitamins and mineral supplements that you believe will improve your heart health. Fish oil, vitamin D, red yeast rice extract, niacin, vitamin E and others might be on your daily supplement menu. More

Yoga may help breast cancer patients during radiation therapy
HealthDay News via DoctorsLounge
Women with breast cancer who practiced yoga had lower levels of stress hormones and reported less fatigue and better quality of life, new research shows. "Yoga is having an impact on subjective well-being, as well as better regulation of cortisol, a stress hormone," said study co-author Lorenzo Cohen, director of the integrative medicine program at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston.More

Nutrition labels getting a makeover
Choosing healthier foods at the grocery store may soon be a little easier. The Food and Drug Administration is proposing several changes to the nutrition labels you see on packaged foods and beverages. If approved, the new labels would place a bigger emphasis on total calories, added sugars and certain nutrients, such asvitamin D and potassium.More

Hangovers not much of a deterrent to subsequent drinking
Many think a brutal hangover helps prevent another night of excess drinking but U.S. researchers find hangovers have little impact on subsequent behavior. Professors Thomas M. Piasecki of the University of Missouri and Damaris J. Rohsenow of Brown University School of Public Health said some believe hangovers might delay subsequent drinking through pain and discomfort or hasten drinking to relieve hangover symptoms, known as "the hair of the dog." More