4 easy exercises to sharpen your brain

Are you mentally fit? As the body ages, cognitive functions like memory, problem-solving and hand-eye coordination can decline. Here are the top techniques to help buff up your brain.

Full-fat dairy might not be as unhealthy as feared. But don’t load up on cheese yet.

Is butter back? Cheese? What about your whole-milk yogurt? Emerging research suggests that the answers to these questions are no, yes and yes – with some caveats.

Full-fat dairy might not be as unhealthy as feared. But don’t load up on cheese yet.

Is butter back? Cheese? What about your whole-milk yogurt? Emerging research suggests that the answers to these questions are no, yes and yes – with some caveats.

‘Carb cycling’ adds a new spin to a low-carbohydrate diet

Low-carb diets continue to be popular for weight loss, with the keto diet being the latest craze. But these diets can result in low energy levels and headaches, and research has generated conflicting results on their long-term safety.

‘Carb cycling’ adds a new spin to a low-carbohydrate diet

Low-carb diets continue to be popular for weight loss, with the keto diet being the latest craze. But these diets can result in low energy levels and headaches, and research has generated conflicting results on their long-term safety.

Short on time? Try this 10-minute tone-up routine

By shrinking the duration of your workout, you not only save precious hours each week, but also reap such health benefits as improved cardiovascular health, an increased caloric burn and joint protection.

Short on time? Try this 10-minute tone-up routine

By shrinking the duration of your workout, you not only save precious hours each week, but also reap such health benefits as improved cardiovascular health, an increased caloric burn and joint protection.
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Penn State grads tackle workplace wellness in new podcast

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Why running slow can eventually help you run faster

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Hate push-ups? Try these 3 alternatives

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3 important exercises you’re probably skipping

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Children, teens should not be on a paleo or gluten-free diet

Many low-carb diets leave teens with fewer calories than their growing bodies require. A majority of an adult's bone mass is obtained during adolescence, so it's not the time to be forgoing foods that provide essential vitamins and minerals for growth.

Coconut oil is ‘pure poison,’ Harvard professor says; internet disagrees

This isn't the first time coconut oil has come under fire. In 2017, the American Heart Association recommended people replace saturated fats, like coconut oil and butter, with healthier fats, like olive oil. Saturated fats can increase the risk of heart disease.

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