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Why Exercise Is Essential for Treating and Preventing Osteoporosis

If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis, adding exercise to your treatment regimen may seem a little daunting—and counterintuitive. You may be thinking: If my bones are fragile, shouldn’t I be *avoiding* physical activity? More>>

What It’s Like to Get a Colectomy for Ulcerative Colitis

For most people with ulcerative colitis—an inflammatory bowel disease in which the immune system repeatedly attacks the large intestine—surgery is not something they will ever have to truly consider. Thankfully, about half... More>>

Hitting the Target: How Genomic Testing Has Revolutionized Lung Cancer Treatment Video included

In recent years, genomic testing has brought new hope to people with lung cancer, especially those with non-small cell lung cancer. Genomic testing is a molecular analysis of a tumor, where researchers look at cancer cells... More>>

What Happens When Ulcerative Colitis Medications Don’t Work? Video included

Treatment for ulcerative colitis (UC) has improved greatly over time, and many people are able to reach and maintain remission. Unfortunately, for a small percentage of people with UC, the available treatments are unable... More>>

Should You Try a Menstrual Cup? Pros and Cons You Should Know

The first time you heard of a menstrual cup—which may have been just now when you read this headline—you probably cringed. A cup? That catches period blood? What?! More>>

Ask a Trainer: Why Am I Not Seeing Workout Results? Video included

One of the most frustrating parts of starting a new fitness regimen—and even one of the biggest reasons people quit working out altogether—is not seeing the results you hoped for. It can feel discouraging to commit to the... More>>

AfterShokz CES 2019 with Mario Armstrong

AfterShokz had a couple of new product announcements that gained a lot of buzz at CES 2019, check them out! OptiShokz:? OptiShokz is redefining sport sunglasses with shades designed specifically for athletes that combine performance optics and premium audio through AfterShokz’s patented bone conduction technology. Sound is delivered through transducers in the sunglasses temple arms, that guide mini vibrations through the cartilage behind the ear, directly to the inner ear (coch...


3 Health Perks of Socializing (Even If You’re an Introvert) Video included

Maybe your idea of fun is gathering 27 of your closest friends for a rambunctious dinner party complete with high-energy card games and music thumping in the background. Or perhaps you’d rather sit at home, in the peace... More>>

The 5 Main Lung Cancer Treatment Types Video included

Getting a lung cancer diagnosis today is much different than it was 15, 10, even five years ago. “We have seen an explosion of new treatment modalities that have become available for the treatment of lung cancer,” says... More>>

What It’s Like to Be Diagnosed with Severe Ulcerative Colitis Video included

Like many people, when Chelsea Freeman first noticed a change in her bowel habits, she didn’t think much of it. After all, everyone experiences diarrhea or stomach cramps from time to time, and it’s not hard to think of a... More>>

Stroke vs. Aneurysm: What’s the Difference? Video included

You might’ve heard someone casually say they were “about to have an aneurysm” because they were so stressed or upset during a meeting. You could imagine them at the conference table, clenching their teeth and holding their... More>>

Meet Viscous Fiber, Your Most Vicious Weight Loss Tool Video included

When it comes to weight loss, unfortunately there’s no magic pill that sheds the pounds for you. Everybody (and every body) is different, but for the most part, the key to losing weight is to burn more calories than you... More>>

Doing Dry January? How One No-Booze Month Affects Your Health Video included

Five. Four. Three. Two. One. Happy New Year! Clink. That’s the sound of many people enjoying their last sip of bubbly, as they say goodbye to the holidays and the past year, and hello to Dry January. More>>

Is It Menopause? This New Test May Help You Find Out Video included

For decades—or centuries—the best way for a woman to determine whether she was entering menopause was to pay attention to her body and discuss her symptoms with her doctor. More>>

Common Myths About Back Pain Treatment, Debunked Video included

If you suffer from regular back pain, it’s important to understand what treatment options are available for you. You might be avoiding telling your doctor about your back pain for fear of surgery, treatment side effects,... More>>

Good News: Women Up to Age 45 Are Now Eligible for the HPV Vaccine Video included

The HPV vaccine first hit the market in 2006, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the vaccine for adolescents—especially girls—until age 26. HPV causes an annual average of 33,700 cancers,... More>>

11 Treatments for Back Pain, Ranked from Least to Most Invasive Video included

If you’re having serious back pain week after week (or day after day), you might worry that surgery is in your future. This may even make you nervous about telling your doctor about your persistent back pain, keeping you... More>>

People Following *This* Diet Had 12% Lower Risk of Cancer, New Study Shows Video included

Cancer is a complex disease, and it can be caused by a number of factors. Some of these factors are out of our hands, such as exposure to pollution or radiation. However, researchers have increasingly found that humans... More>>

Ask a Trainer: Is It Bad If I Hate Burpees? Video included

When you imagine someone getting serious about their fitness (which may or may not be yourself), burpees are one of the classic moves you might picture. It fits in the category of “Ol’ Reliables,” along with jogging on the... More>>

Ask a Trainer: Should I Use Free Weights or Machines? Video included

When it comes to cardio, whether you’re on the bike, treadmill, or elliptical, you’re still going to sizzle some serious calories. One cardio machine isn’t necessarily better than the other. (Learn more about the pros and... More>>

Biologic Therapy to Treat Ulcerative Colitis: How These Medications Work Video included

At any given time, about half of people with ulcerative colitis (UC) are in remission (a period of no symptoms), according to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. A big part of that success can be attributed to the... More>>

It’s Not What You Eat: What Actually Causes Ulcerative Colitis Video included

When you think of what causes ulcerative colitis—a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the large intestine—the logical side of your brain may think that because it’s a condition of the digestive system, the... More>>

Treating Ulcerative Colitis: Understanding Your Options Video included

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes irritation, swelling, and sores (ulcers) on the inner lining of the colon. Each year, 38,000 Americans are diagnosed with ulcerative colitis,... More>>

The Signs and Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis Video included

Each year, 38,000 Americans are diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (UC), according to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. UC is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation and ulcers in the... More>>

6 New Year’s Resolutions That Have Nothing to Do with Weight Loss Video included

You can’t walk past a magazine rack without seeing at least 17 different headlines about losing weight, burning fat, or flattening your tummy. These messages peak twice a year: In the beginning of the new year and right... More>>

6 Free Phone Apps to Help You Stick to New Year’s Resolutions Video included

If you’re good at setting goals, but not so great at actively working toward them, sometimes a little help via your trusty smartphone is the push you need. Your phone can do *so* much more than supply a killer cardio... More>>

4 Kinda Weird Habits That Might Improve Your Mental Health Video included

There’s been a surge of interest in self-care in the past decade. With 77 percent of U.S. adults experiencing physical symptoms of stress regularly and 33 percent experiencing “extreme” stress—according to the American... More>>

Innocent Habits That Can Trigger Ulcerative Colitis Flares Video included

Ulcerative colitis, or UC, cannot be cured, but it can be managed. The goal of treatment for UC is to help the individual reach and maintain long-term remission—a period of no symptoms. In fact, about half of people with... More>>

Travel health essentials: items everyone should have in their suitcase Video included

Swimsuit? Check. Camera? Check. Evening attire? Check. When you’re thinking about what to pack for your vacation, your mind probably gravitates right toward the fun stuff. While there’s no shame in packing 10...


What is ulcerative colitis? Key facts to know Video included

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes irritation, swelling, and sores (ulcers) on the inner lining of the colon. Each year, 38,000 Americans are diagnosed with ulcerative colitis,...


Pet safety PSA: Keep this holiday decoration away from your cat Video included

Having a cat in the house is always a liability to some extent. They knock your juice glasses off the counter, tip Christmas trees over, use your new couch as a scratching post, and take swipes at your feet when you walk...


Exactly what to do to soothe acute back pain at home Video included

Back pain is one of the most common ailments experienced by American adults. In terms of the number of doctor visits, lower back pain is second only to colds and flu. Here are the most common types of back pain.


Palliative care myths that patients and caregivers need to know Video included

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a serious illness, you know that coping with the condition and life changes is difficult enough. When you add on trying to understand the diagnosis and treatment options—and...


“Nootropics”: the new brain-boosting food trend to try Video included

Gut health has been a big topic lately, with probiotic-rich foods like kimchi, kefir, and kombucha overtaking the grocery store. Although fermented foods have a long history and definitely aren’t going anywhere, there’s...


How important is it to wash your hands with hot water? Video included

Maybe you didn’t feel like waiting for the tap to heat up. Maybe it was hot outside so you turned on the cold water to cool down. Maybe you just prefer the icy blast of cool water. Either way, when your mom caught you...


Stigmatizing migraine myths you can safely ignore Video included

Migraines are one of the most misunderstood conditions. Often times, they’re dismissed as just a bad headache (or worse, an excuse to stay at home and skip an event). One reason is that migraines are an “invisible”...


Signs your mood swings are actually bipolar disorder Video included

One cliched image of bipolar disorder shows the two Greek theater masks: one making the joyful grin beside the other with a sorrowful frown. The two masks serve to show the clear-cut extreme moods that define bipolar...


Is it normal to wake up with wretched morning breath? Video included

Ah, what a beautiful morning. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and you’re ready to take on the day. You lean in to wish your partner good morning with a smooch and … GASP. Rejected?!


These 13 human foods are toxic for your dog Video included

Letting Buddy lick off the last bits of gravy from your dinner plate might feel generous and loving, but not everything on your plate is kosher for your dog. Some of your favorite (and healthiest) foods can actually be...


Simple carbs vs. complex carbs: what’s the difference? Video included

There’s no question that America has a carb obsession. Carbs make up our morning bagels (white flour), fries at lunch (starch), and sweet afternoon lattes (sugar). On average, Americans consume 239 (for women) and 335 (for...


6 signs your favorite snack bars are actually healthy Video included

Snack bars often appear to be nutritious ways to fuel up in the morning as you fly out the door or on the way to your Wednesday Zumba class, but some of that is just clever marketing. Slap the words “granola” and “whole...


Survive a diet setback: these 4 habits will get you back on track Video included

It’s Monday morning and you just woke up from a dream filled with ice cream pints, everflowing wine, and handfuls of French fries… except it wasn’t a dream. It was a flashback from your weekend, which is now your...


This myth about MS needs to be debunked Video included

It used to be the case that there were no good treatments for multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system (the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve, causing symptoms like blurry vision,...


10 highly annoying gym pet peeves that make everyone hate you Video included

Let’s get super honest here: The gym probably isn’t your favorite place in the world to start with, so the last thing you need is a loud and never-ending phone conversation taking place on the treadmill next to you....


The best time of day to work out Video included

When it comes to exercise, does it matter when you do it? As it turns out, there are pros and cons to getting your physical activity on at different times of day. Here’s how working out in morning, afternoon, and evening...


Is your toothbrush routine making you sick? Video included

Your toothbrush is essential for preventing cavities, gum disease, and plaque buildup. However, the same tool that gets all the nasties from your mouth may also introduce new bacteria, if you’re not careful.


4 things that happen to your body when you do yoga Video included

If there was one activity that could give your mind, body, and soul a boost (plus lean muscles to boot!), would you try it? Well, there is.


Maintaining weight loss: 6 habits “losers” have in common Video included

If losing weight is one of the most challenging things a person can do, then keeping the weight off deserves even more accolades. A study of 500 people who lost at least 10 percent of their maximum weight found that only...


5 non-food ways to curb your cravings Video included

When you’re trying to medicate a bad day, a slice of oozy chocolate cake or bag of salty chips may seem like the only cure. Then, after you’ve overindulged, you’re left with a cloud of guilt hovering over you and a tinge...


The silent symptoms of hepatitis C Video included

In 70 to 80 percent of acute cases of hepatitis C—an inflammation of the liver—patients don’t experience obvious symptoms and can only learn their status through a blood test.


How 2 minutes of meditation a day can totally change your life Video included

Meditation might seem just for easygoing, zen types, but if you hustle through life as hard as wellness chef Charles Chen, you are actually a prime candidate for meditating.


6 time management hacks for adults with ADHD Video included

The little decisions you have to make each day really add up. But those choices that may be so simple to some—like what to wear or what to pack for lunch—can cause a major headache for adults with ADHD.


What is eczema? A dermatologist explains Video included

Most people associate eczema with rashes that itch, but dermatologists flip that on its head: They describe eczema as an “itch that rashes.” In other words, the itchiness of eczema itself can bring on a rash, especially if...


How to treat a sprained ankle at home for fast recovery Video included

Just because your sprained ankle isn’t severe enough to warrant a trip to the doctor or ER doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take it seriously. Sprains happen when you tear the fibers of the ligament, making a painful and...


The types of cancer that immunotherapy can help treat Video included

Immunotherapy is a breakthrough cancer treatment that harnesses your own body’s immune system to identify and destroy cancer cells. When doctors talk about immunotherapy as a cancer treatment, they are actually referring...


8 common risk factors of heart failure to be aware of Video included

Close to 6 million U.S. adults are living with congestive heart failure. This condition happens when the heart muscle becomes weakened and can no longer pump adequate amounts of oxygen-rich blood throughout the body....


6 tips for exercising with heart failure Video included

Upon receiving a health failure diagnosis and realizing your heart is weaker than it should be, it might be tempting to slow down, rest, and avoid physical activity. After all, exercise forces the heart to pump harder, and...


12 health tests all women in their 50s need Video included

This decade is the perfect time to prioritize your health. Even if your dinner plates are full of greens and your Pilates instructor knows you by name, you’ll still want to take an active approach in monitoring your health...


8 calorie-burning outdoor activities to try this winter Video included

If you’re one of those people who thinks exercise at the gym feels too much like—umm—exercise, you might think summer is your best season to get in shape. The warm weather allows you to run at the park, swim, take long...


How bad is it to sit at your desk all day? Video included

Increasing numbers of jobs take place at an office, so it’s no surprise that the vast majority of Americans spend their day glued to a desk chair. “Many Americans spend 80 percent or more of their day sitting,” says Kaliq...


Ho-oh-no: this popular holiday plant may be dangerous for pets Video included

Holiday decorations are a delight to humans, but they may be even more precious to your pets. Your cat will climb to the top of your Christmas tree within half an hour of its assembly, and there’s at least a 95 percent...


Should women take calcium supplements to prevent osteoporosis? Video included

Osteoporosis affects 24.5 percent of women over the age of 65 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In that same age group, osteoporosis affects just 5 percent of men. Why the...


Does gargling salt water actually help soothe a sore throat? Video included

When you were a kid, being stuck at home when you were feeling under the weather had its perks. You’d get to cozy up on the couch and watch The Price Is Right, and your mom would make you chicken soup to help your cold...


6 little rules to stop yo-yo dieting for good Video included

Weight loss is hard, but weight maintenance might be even harder. If you can relate to that sentence, you’re not alone. Yo-yo dieting (which doctors call weight cycling) is a frustrating yet common problem many people...


The symptoms of autism every parent should know Video included

When your child is young, most of what they do and say may not make much sense to you as a parent, but that’s the beauty of watching them learn and grow.


Why salmon is nature's secret to youthful, glowing skin Video included

To slow the inevitable signs of aging, you probably know to avoid certain bad habits that age your skin, such as spending too much time in the sun without proper SPF, smoking, or eating too much sugar.


5 acid reflux complications you can't ignore Video included

You probably know the feeling of heartburn all too well—especially after enduring the wrath of a night of heavy drinking or inhaling half a pizza at 3 A.M. Once you get that familiar burning in your chest, you go through...


All the reasons eating more slowly is so good for you Video included

If your lunch disappears within five minutes (whether you’re trying to hustle back to your work or you simply can’t resist bite after bite of that burrito bowl), you may want to stick a fork in your speed-eating habits.


This 5-step approach can break any bad habit Video included

If only there were a quick one-size-fits-all bad-habit squashing fix, we’d all probably be fitter, richer, and healthier. Unfortunately, there isn’t one magic formula that works for everyone—that’s because we’re all...


3 metabolism myths ruining your weight loss goals Video included

Unfortunately, there are more myths about igniting your metabolism than tactics that actually work. And often, believing these misconceptions backfires and puts a damper on your slim-down success. Let’s put an end to the...


Understanding the 4 main types of anxiety disorders Video included

Overcome by worry? Feeling anxious on occasion is a normal part of life, like before taking a test or making an important decision. “It allows us to respond appropriately to danger and fear,” says Khadijah Watkins, MD, a...


Knowing these 6 numbers can help control your diabetes Video included

You work hard to manage your diabetes—you eat well, stay active, and you take your medication. But if you’re not staying up to date on certain key health metrics (from your A1C to your cholesterol levels to your BMI),...


4 very real ways your body suffers when you skimp on sleep Video included

Whether the culprit is a looming deadline at work, racing thoughts about that surprise party you’re planning for your partner, or staying up late for a Netflix binge, we all have sleepless nights from time to time. When it...


8 lesser-known headache triggers you should avoid Video included

Anyone who’s had to leave work early or ditch plans with friends because of a headache knows how debilitating they can be—even seemingly “minor” non-migraine kinds. Of course you can take an OTC painkiller to help make the...


These 5 innocent habits could be giving you insomnia Video included

If you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re not alone. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a whopping one in three American adults aren’t getting enough shut-eye.


Why wearing socks to bed might actually help you sleep Video included

As a baby, your parents always swaddled your little feet into a snug blanket before rocking you to sleep. As a toddler, you cozied into fleece footy pajamas at night. But somewhere in your teens or young adulthood, you...


7 healthy fats you can feel good about eating Video included

If you lived through the low-fat craze of the 1980s and ‘90s, you were probably at least a little perplexed the first time you heard the phrase, “Yeah, but avocados are the good kind of fat.”


6 rules to make your daily coffee healthier Video included

For about five calories a cup, black coffee is a great option if you’re gulping down four cups a day. But let’s be real: How many people really prefer their coffee black?


Here’s exactly how to support a loved one with breast cancer Video included

Treatment for breast cancer will never be “easy,” but having the right support system can completely change the experience. So what is the “right” support? What should you say to someone going through this? What can you do...


“15 and prediabetic”: the wakeup call that changed my life Video included

Ask anyone who has made a drastic change for their health—like quitting smoking or losing a significant amount of weight—and they’ll likely tell you it came after a wake-up call of some kind or another. There’s nothing...


Take a walking meeting and sneak more steps into your work day Video included

By your third hour stuck in front of a computer monitor, your office job can really start taking a toll on your body. Sitting all day isn’t just bad for your posture or pain, but can also raise your risk of obesity and...


6 dangerous first aid myths to stop believing Video included

Listen up: It’s time to dispel some stubborn first aid myths that could be sabotaging your health. Falling for any of these old wives’ tales can delay healing (at best) or even exacerbate the injury (at worst).


5 of the best food sources of omega-3 fatty acids Video included

Judging by the popularity of avocado toast on Instagram and the proliferation of fancy extra virgin olive oil options at the grocery store, it appears we’ve have finally ditched our fears of “good fats.” (Thank GOD.) After...


Is it safe to hold in a sneeze? Video included

Just about every little weird thing your body does (from hiccups to dreaming) has a purpose. Prime example: sneezing.


Is diet soda that unhealthy? A nutritionist explains Video included

Nutrition science can be confusing, but there’s pretty much no doubt about soda. It’d be tough to find any nutritionist who’d would argue that soda has ample health benefits.


Here’s how to read makeup labels to avoid toxins Video included

If you’re looking for non-toxic makeup, dermatologist Bobby Buka, MD, agrees that labels can be a misleading. Instead, look for more specific claims. One claim Dr. Buka suggests looking for is “fragrance-free.” Adding an...


5 safety tips to keep holiday candles from burning down the house Video included

If you’re a candle lover, you know that these wax miracles give your home a soothing ambiance and relaxing scent year-round. What many people don’t think about, however, is that each time you light that wick ablaze you’re...


Diagnosing leukemia: signs and symptoms doctors look for Video included

Leukemia is a type of blood cancer that affects blood stem cells in the bone marrow. Instead of maturing into healthy red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, the blood stem cells become leukemia cells that...


Will speaking with “vocal fry” damage your vocal cords? Video included

“Vocal fry” has re-emerged in conversation due to its use by several pop culture icons—most notably, Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears. While the term may seem new to a lot of people, vocal fry is not a new phenomenon (and...


What is art therapy (and should you try it)? Video included

Coloring books have long been considered something for kids, but the past decade changed that. Barnes & Noble sold 14 million adult coloring books made in 2016, with pages filled with intricate mandalas, patterns,...


Starve a fever, feed a cold? The truth behind this old adage Video included

Catchy health phrases, such as “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” or “you are what you eat,” have been passed down from generation to generation. But there’s one adage moms have been saying that’s literally ancient:...


MSG probably isn't as harmful as you think it is Video included

The controversy over MSG, or monosodium L-glutamate, began in the 1960s. Even if you weren’t born yet, you probably heard the rumors that are still circulating today: that MSG is a dangerous and unhealthy chemical added to...


Maple water is a real thing, but is it actually healthy? Video included

The good news: More and more Americans are turning away from sugary sodas. In 2016, the soda industry reported a sales decrease of 1.2 percent, falling for the 12th year in a row, according to a report by Reuters.


These 7 foods have way fewer calories than you think Video included

When it comes to watching what goes in our mouths, we all have good days and bad days.


This is how to eat a paleo diet, explained in 2 minutes Video included

Before 2010, the paleo diet was virtually unheard of. But within three years, the word paleo has become common knowledge, enthusiastically celebrated on menus and grocery store items. New restaurants opened with a focus on...


These 3 diet myths need to disappear from your brain Video included

First, let’s just state the obvious: Losing weight (and keeping it off) is hard. And all the misinformation online, or in your mom friends text chain, about what to eat, what not to eat, and what time to eat it, makes it...


Does celery really have “negative” calories? A nutritionist weighs in Video included

It’s a simple formula: take a low-calorie food, do some chewing, and you wind up burning more calories than you take in. Easy peasy, right?


4 reasons your hot sauce obsession is actually healthy Video included

Your friends and family say you’re obsessed. A masochist. You douse everything you eat in hot, fiery, pain-inducing sauce—and you can’t get enough. Good news, fire-breather: Your hankering for heat is actually healthy....


These 7 eating habits are bad for diabetes Video included

Your daily diet is a critical part of your type 2 diabetes treatment plan. Loading up on healthy foods for diabetes (whole grains, fiber-filled veggies, lean protein, and limited processed foods and sweets) can help...


Season your food without salt: 4 tricks to add flavor Video included

Americans have quite a taste for salt-laden flavors—and it’s not doing our health any favors. Eating too much salt causes the body to retain water, which can raise blood pressure—a major risk factor for heart disease and...


5 daily skin-care habits that make your acne worse Video included

Struggling with acne can make you step up your skin care regimen, but not all skin care is necessarily good care. In fact, your valiant efforts may backfire. These skin care habits may actually make acne worse.


Understanding personality disorders: 6 types to know about Video included

Everyone has unique personality traits; some of those traits help them along while others can get them in occasional hot water. For those with a personality disorder, however, a personality trait is so severe that it...


5 reasons avocados are ridiculously healthy Video included

Avocados are so hot right now—and for very good reason. Not only are they creamy, delicious, and versatile; they’re also insanely nutritious. If you’re not already mad about avo, here’s why you should be.


These 5 menu secrets can help you lose weight Video included

Is it possible to eat your favorite restaurants and still lose weight? You betcha. With these stealthy secrets, you can navigate any menu like a weight loss pro—and still enjoy every bite.


The best sleep position to stop snoring Video included

Constantly being poked and prodded by your partner all night for snoring? Their sleep quality may not be the only one in jeopardy. Snoring may indicate poor breathing, which can cause you to wake up multiple times...


5 alternative ways to meditate (if you can't just "sit there") Video included

Stress is your body’s natural response to perceived danger, including those insane work deadlines or public speaking (ugh). Stress may seem par for the course these days, but its ability to raise your heart rate and blood...


“No judgment”: how a weight loss support system can change everything Video included

When it comes to making major lifestyle changes (like ones that can help you lose 100 pounds) surrounding yourself with the right group of people isn’t just an option; it’s a must.


The 20-20-20 rule that might save your eyesight Video included

It might seem like no biggie to park yourself at your desk and plow through four hours of spreadsheet analysis without a break, but optometrists seriously want you to reconsider.


How to change your desk setup for better posture Video included

A stiff neck, tight shoulders, and a throb in your lower back might feel inevitable after a long day parked in front of your computer, but these pains are actually a sign that your desk setup may be causing you pain.


Eating out with diabetes: 7 tips for Japanese restaurants Video included

Got a love-hate relationship with carbs? We get it: They comprise some of our favorite foods, but they’re not always diet-friendly—especially if you have diabetes.


7 treadmill hacks to keep your workout interesting Video included

The treadmill may be your go-to machine at the gym, but let’s be honest: It’s not always the most exciting. Cueing up your favorite cardio music or tuning into a must-listen podcast can certainly help, but there are other...


The perks of fitness trackers, according to a trainer Video included

Need a little extra motivation to stay active? Fitness trackers are a popular tool that help people monitor their daily activity levels, calories burned, distance traveled, and even how well they slept!  These devices will...


This is why your workout routine must include rest days Video included

If you’ve recently committed to a fitness plan, your enthusiasm may push you to hit the gym every single day. No matter how excited you are to reach that fitness goal, don’t. Trust us: Your mind and body need a recovery day.


This couch exercise is perfect for lazy days Video included

Sometimes the hardest part of working out is peeling your butt of the couch. Today, we’ve got some good news for you – we’re not going anywhere!


Take a dip in the sea with Mobvoi’s new Ticwatches at CES 2019

Quality smartwatches don't have to be expensive, and Mobvoi's Ticwatch proves that. With CES 2019 in full swing, Mobvoi took the opportunity to take the wraps off the Ticwatch S2 and the Ticwatch E2. More>>

Swatch and Mastercard team up for on-the-wrist, on-the-go mobile payments

Swatch has announced its Swatchpay technology is now available in Switzerland, enabling mobile payments from your Swatch watch. It works in a similar way to Apple Pay and Google Pay. Here's everything about it. More>>

Lack of regulation means wearables aren’t held accountable for their health claims

As fitness trackers become more like health monitors, some physicians are concerned they can lead to over-diagnosis of non-existent problems. It’s already happening with wearable baby monitors. More>>

What's Palliative Care? Key Facts Patients and Caregivers Should Know Video included

Getting diagnosed with a serious illness affects more than a person’s physical health. It can touch multiple areas of their life, including their emotional well-being, finances, and social and spiritual life. A patient’s... More>>

How to switch TicHealth to Google Fit on the Mobvoi TicWatch C2 and TicWatch Pro

The Mobvoi TicWatch C2 and TicWatch Pro are both much-loved and feature-packed watches, and they offer excellent fitness tracking. Recently, Mobvoi has switched out Google Fit for TicHealth, but you can switch them back.... More>>

With weeklong battery life, the new Honor Watches are a real Dream to wear

Honor has unveiled the new Honor View 20, one of the best smartphones of the year. Alongside it, however, the company also took the wraps off of the new Honor Watch Magic and Honor Watch Dream. More>>

10 Top features you should be using on your Apple Watch

The Apple Watch can do more than just tell you the time, but you may not be aware of all the different functions it has. Our list of the 10 most often used functions and features will help you understand what it can really... More>>

The best sleep gadgets

Do you snore? Toss and turn? Alternate between extremely hot and extremely cold body temperatures at night? A deluge of smart sleep technology on the market aims to help you get a better night of shut-eye. More>>

In search of the fountain of youth, beauty companies turn to tech

Beauty tech is a fairly new concept, but at CES 2019, companies such as Olay, L’Oreal, and Neutrogena were fully embracing it with all kinds of gadgets that promise to give you glowing skin. More>>

Futuristic mask filters out air pollution for cyclists and runners

A concern for cyclists in urban environments is staying safe from airborne pollutants. A cycling mask shown off at CES 2019 could help combat this problem by blocking out air pollution to keep cyclists' lungs clear as they... More>>

Want to eat healthy in 2019? 10 everyday kitchen products from Walmart can help

If 2019 is the year you curb your delivery habit and start getting intimate with your kitchen. After all, you want to eat well. The only problem is that you’re not sure how to begin. Here are some fantastic kitchen... More>>

REI slashes prices on Suunto, Garmin, and Fitbit Versa smartwatches

Though fitness trackers and smartwatches can get pretty pricey, REI is offering some sweet discounts on top brands. Right now, you can get a new smartwatch from Fitbit, Suunto, and Garmin for up to 35 percent off its... More>>

This energy-generating treadmill cuts your waistline and your power bill

Fitness equipment maker SportsArt was on hand at CES 2019 with its latest piece of sustainable sports equipment - the electricity-generating Verde G690 treadmill. More>>

Walmart slashes prices on the Fitbit Versa smartwatch and Charge 3

We are officially halfway through January, and for a lot of us, that means the struggle to stick to our New Year's resolutions is in full force. Walmart is offering some great discounts on Fitbits to help you stay on track. More>>

Omron HeartGuide brings blood pressure monitoring to your wrist

High blood pressure leads to heart attacks, strokes, and many other health problems, so it's important to keep an eye on. Omron's HeartGuide is a fitness tracking watch that can also monitor your blood pressure from your... More>>

Beddr SleepTuner hands-on preview

Get past the fact you’ll be in bed with a sensor on your forehead, and the Beddr SleepTuner may be the first step in curing your sleep problems and improving your overall health. More>>

Slip on Soma’s smart bra and you may discover you’ve been wearing the wrong size

You might think you know your bra size, but it’s probably wrong. Instead of a tape measure, Soma wants you to try on its Somainnofit smart bra, which takes measurements at four points and has an app that recommends... More>>

Here’s the oddest and weirdest wearable tech we saw at CES 2019

CES 2019 is a hotbed of technical innovation, but some wearable devices may take innovation a little far for our comfort. Here's some of the weirdest wearables we've come across at CES 2019. More>>

Think this smartwatch doesn’t have a screen? Think again

This looks like a regular chronograph watch, but it holds a secret: It's really a smartwatch and even has a hidden screen, which is revealed only when you need it. We took a closer look at CES 2019. More>>

Google Fit wants to make it harder for you to forget your New Year’s resolution

Indulge over the holiday season? Of course you did. Want to kick off the New Year with an incentive to get fit? No, not really. But just in case you do, the Google Fit app has a challenge lined up to help you get back in... More>>

Stomach implant device uses jolts of electricity to fight obesity

An implant created at the University of Wisconsin-Madison could help fight obesity by attaching to users' stomachs and then suppressing feelings of hunger using jolts of electricity. More>>

Cordless hair dryers aren’t really a thing but Volo wants to change that

Finding a free outlet can sometimes be a pain in cramped bathrooms, so having a cordless hair dryer makes sense. The Volo Go is one of the first of its kind, and thanks to its infrared technology, it can supposedly dry... More>>

Fishing for compliments? Put on the beautiful Kate Spade Scallop 2 smartwatch

Designer Kate Spade has announced the Scallop 2 smartwatch, a sequel to the immensely popular Scallop from early 2018. We spoke to Mary Beech, Kate Spade's chief marketing officer, about it. More>>

Startup wants to reverse Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s using human blood extract

A cutting-edge startup is working on a treatment for neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer's by altering the concentration of plasma proteins in patients. Here's how. More>>

Withings takes on Apple with ECG-equipped smartwatch, blood pressure monitor

Withings kicked off CES 2019 with a trio of new wearable and connected devices including an ECG-equipped hybrid smartwatch that is well situated to challenge the Apple Watch Series 4. More>>

The discounted Garmin Forerunner 35 is a great Fitbit Versa alternative

This GPS watch was made for the sole purpose of fitness tracking. Whether you're running, biking, swimming, or walking, the Forerunner 35 is able to give you key metrics to aid you in your quest for a healthier you. More>>

Amazon cuts prices on the Charge 3 and Fitbit Versa smartwatch

Amazon is slashing prices on Fitbit devices left and right. Pretty much everything from the Fitbit Versa to the Charge 3 is getting a sweet discount of $20 or more for a limited time. More>>

Amazon slashes prices on Fitbit fitness trackers for the new year

Activity trackers are one of the simplest ways to take your fitness to the next level, and Fitbit makes some of the best. To help you keep your New Year's resolution to get (and stay) fit, here are a handful of the best... More>>

CES 2019: The Willow 2.0 breast pump lets women live their lives while they pump

At CES 2019, Willow unveiled its second-gen mobile-connected breast pump, aimed at helping women continue living their lives while still being able to pump. The pump fits inside a mom's regular bra. More>>

The best weightlifting apps for Android and iOS

Want to get ripped but can't stand generalized fitness apps? These are the best weightlifting apps with a focus on gains, form, muscle targeting, and the other features that you're really looking for. More>>

The 10 best health apps

You should take care of yourself all the time, but if you haven't been, now is the perfect opportunity to get back on track. Check out our favorite health apps designed to get you into better shape. More>>

You can finally buy Vuzix’s AR smartglasses, but it’ll cost you $1,000

If you loved Google Glass, but missed that boat when Google shut the project down, then look no further than the just released Vuzix's Blade for the smartglasses you've always desired. More>>

Precision medicine depends on DNA, but sending out your spit still has risks

The FDA has approved certain aspects of 23andMe that use your genetic information to reveal health information. Is it really worth the cost, and should you give away your DNA so easily? More>>

Time is running out to enjoy this Apple Watch deal before Christmas

If you're looking to pick up a gift for yourself, or a gift for the Apple geek in your life, this Apple Watch Series 3 deal from Amazon is exactly what you need. You can even get it in time for Christmas! More>>

Groundbreaking stem cell brain implant helps fight epilepsy in rats

Severe epilepsy is very difficult to treat, but an experimental approach involving implanted stem cells in the brain represents a groundbreaking way to potentially stop seizures for good. More>>

The best fitness gadgets

There are a number of great fitness devices that aren't smartphones or fitness trackers, providing functionality that those products can't while helping us to stay healthier and injury free in pursuit of our goals. More>>

Fitbit supercharges its smartwatches with its new 3.0 operating system

Fitbit announced a new software update for the Versa and Ionic, called Fitbit OS 3.0. The new OS will allow for things like on-device daily views, as well as 10 new third-party apps on the watch. More>>

From drones to smart pills, 2018 saw significant tech advances in medicine

From medical robots and CRISPR gene editing to algorithms and organ deliveries by drone, here are 2018's most significant landmark events in which cutting-edge technology met medicine. More>>

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