Conventional wisdom says to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.
The skeleton you’ll have in your 60s is the one you built in your teens — a disturbing idea to anyone who’s ever watched a 16-year-old boy eat.
Recently, while waiting to pick up my kindergartener from school, I watched my 2-year-old son, Axel, explore a small iron fence that boarded the playground area.
Every day you make around 200 decisions about food, according to researcher Brian Wansink of Cornell University, and hundreds more about being physically active. It is no wonder that we suffer decision fatigue later in the day.
If Kimberly Lonsway told her friends that her house was burglarized over the weekend, they might silently wonder if her door was unlocked, or if she left valuables in plain sight, but out loud they would say, “I’m so sorry, that’s terrible!”
The U.S. dietary guidelines urge us to eat yogurt, but not the kind with 30 grams of sugar and a topping made of candy pieces or cookie crumbs. That such a thing even exists explains a lot about the obesity epidemic and why it's so difficult for people to lose weight, according to the BBC, which says that dessert yogurts masquerading as health foods contribute to the "obesogenic" environments.
Girls' participation in sports declines sharply after puberty, and a new study from the United Kingdom suggests it's because they're uncomfortable with their developing bodies.
If you don't already have a family doctor, don't count on seeing one in the next two months. That's the average wait time to get an appointment with a primary-care physician in some U.S. cities, and it's likely to get longer over the next decade as the supply of doctors shrinks while demand for them grows.
Every year around the first part of May, my children’s elementary school sends out fliers for a junior cheerleading camp and tryouts sponsored by the local high school. I know when the flier has arrived because each year my oldest daughter, Aspen, makes it known by waving it high so I can see, all the while excitedly asking if she can please try out.
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Exercise should be a get-to, not a have-to, but sometimes we all need a little kick to get going because of Newton's First Law of Motion: A body at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it.
They were just 150 girls out of 10 million, but their deaths were still shocking to federal health officials. That’s because the girls, all between ages 10 and 14, killed themselves in 2014, tripling the suicide rate in their age group.
Empathy is a powerful emotion, improving people's worst days and encouraging cooperation within diverse communities. But some people aren't very good at it.
Sitting at a computer all day isn't good for your health, and not just because you're still when your body would rather move around. If your eyes feel tired and your vision starts to blur, you might have computer vision syndrome, but don't worry — it's temporary, and there's an easy way to combat it.
Runners and cyclists are creating art while in motion, etching faces, animals and Games of Thrones characters with the routes that they take. To get in on the craze, all you need is a pair of shoes, an imaginative spirit and a fitness app linked to the Global Positioning System.
An early bedtime for young children does more than preserve parents' sanity. It can lead to better health for your children, even when they're ...
Loading your brain with a foreign language or two appears to make you a better thinker, giving parents another reason to study French or Spanish ...
We can all agree that makeup is not an easy thing to master. No one person can compare to the hired team of makeup professionals ...
It’s beautiful that the female body has the ability to create life. Or at least that’s what we ladies repeat over and over ...
Knives everywhere, heavy cookware, raw foods, old bacteria...the list of reasons why the kitchen can be harmful goes on and on.
Everyone knows that when you get older your body changes, but less known facts are the small but significant changes a woman in her 20s ...
Sugar seems to be the most delicious evil on the planet.
It started with an itch. It ended with a long soak in some nasty smelling shampoo.
I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a warm summer night in 1987, and my nearly 5-year-old self was sitting on the back ...
The human body is a remarkable piece of equipment. It can stand a great deal of abuse, but not indefinitely. Like all machinery, it will ...
While not showering would be the worst mistake of all, here are six ways to have a better (and cleaner) shower: