eNews on Prevention, Wellness & Lifestyle
Apr. 15, 2015

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A few tweaks can pump up your exercise routine
USA Today
You've emptied the garage, redecorated the bedroom and turned over your closet — with spring weather comes spring cleaning, of course. But what about your exercise routine? Like everything else in life, workouts start to feel stale if you do the same activity, day in and day out.More

4 stress-relieving exercises to calm down, naturally
Fox News
When chronic fatigue syndrome left her constantly worn out — even after three grande Americanos a day — Lara Ann Riggio turned to energy-based exercises and finally found relief. Now, she works as a healing practitioner herself, helping individuals overcome chronic issues such as back pain, neuromuscular tension, joint discomfort, chronic headaches, insomnia and anxiety.More

Vigorous exercise for the knee-challenged
The New York Times
High-intensity exercise typically involves repeated bouts of brief, lung-burning intervals, interspersed with a few minutes of easy recovery exercise. High-intensity interval training is appealing because it improves health and fitness in much less time than longer moderate workouts, studies show. The downside is that some types of intense intervals, such as sprinting, involve a thudding impact on the ground, which is inadvisable for people with sore knees.More

Longevity diet tips from the blue zones
Want to live to be 100? It's tempting to think that with enough omega-3s, kale and blueberries, you could eat your way there. But one of the key takeaways from a new book on how to eat and live like "the world's healthiest people" is that longevity is not just about food. The people who live in the blue zones — five regions in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the U.S. researchers have identified as having the highest concentrations of centenarians in the world — move their bodies a lot. More

How a low-fat diet sabotages weight loss
Researchers have known for a while that no-fat and low-fat foods aren’t necessarily healthier than their full-fat counterparts, but the established belief was that they didn't cost you as many calories to eat. In truth, though, no and low-fat versions come with their own issues.More

It's diet season, and all you need is time
The Washington Post
It seems as though every mail delivery brings a new load of diet books to the health and science shelves. But rarely is there such a confluence of titles as those that have turned up in the last few weeks. They’re all about the time frame. Ready? Click that stopwatch: “The Thirty-Second Body: Eat Clean. Train Dirty. Live Hard.” Adam Rosante, creator of a pay-what-you-can fitness boutique called the People’s Bootcamp in New York, lays out “stacks” of about a dozen full-body exercises and has you do each one for 30 seconds. More

Here's your new science-backed reason to eat more cheese
Americans have long been bewildered by the French paradox: that despite consuming a dream diet full of cheese, baguettes and red wine, people in France have generally low rates of coronary heart disease. By some estimates, the average French person eats 57 pounds of cheese each year — more than in any other country — while the average American eats a measly 34.More

More salt doesn't mean better performance for endurance athletes
A new study cast doubts on the popular idea that salt consumption can help endurance athletes during competition. "While moderate sodium consumption is perfectly reasonable and should be encouraged, high sodium intake is associated with health concerns, like hypertension," an author said. "Many Americans already consume too much salt on a daily basis."More

Can exercise help cure anxiety?
Yahoo Health
“Girls” star Lena Dunham wasn’t just showing off her new workout gear in a recent Instagram post — she had an important message for people struggling with anxiety. Dunham’s message echoes the recommendation often given to anxiety sufferers — exercise regularly. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, nearly 18 percent of Americans over the age of 18 suffer from an anxiety disorder and just five minutes of aerobic exercise can lessen its effects.More

Study finds troubling link between use of muscle-building supplements and cancer
The Washington Post
The growth in popularity of dietary supplements has come largely despite a lack of scientific evidence to back up claims that they work. There are, however, growing questions about their risks. The latest: A new study, published in the British Journal of Cancer on Monday, found evidence of a troubling connection between men who took muscle-building supplements and their risk of developing testicular cancer.More

Do gummy vitamins actually work? 3 nutritionists hash it out
Yahoo Health
Especially during the changing seasons, it’s an all too familiar scenario: You wake up with the sniffles, you feel foggy, and then your throat starts to hurt. So in an effort to boost your body’s immune system, you pop a couple of I-refuse-to-get-sick gummy vitamins. After all, they taste way better than swallowing your traditional chalky tablet. More