Nutrition & Fitness

Nutrition and Fitness are essential to a healthy life. But what does nutrition and fitness mean? Nutrition refers to your diet and what foods and drinks you intake to fuel your body. Fitness refers to regular exercise and your ability to do certain tasks. Disease and lack of fitness are closely related. Nutrition also plays a critical role in your body's ability to defend itself against illness and disease.

When it comes to Nutrition and Fitness, it is critical to find information based in fact. This area is a hotly debated topic with many individuals claiming absolute knowledge despite no proof. At US Health Today, we hand-select trends and tips with pristine scientific foundation so you know that every story is trustworthy.

Less Salt, Fewer Nighttime Bathroom Trips?

Study participants also reported better quality of life, possibly from less interrupted sleepLowering your salt intake could mean fewer trips to the bathroom in...

Fruit Juice for Kids: A Serving a Day OK

Review of studies finds 1 glass of 100-percent juice a day not linked with weight gainPediatricians have long suggested that fruit juice may ...

‘Heads Up’ Football Program Tackles Concussion Danger in Kids

Players learn safer moves, reducing head injury rate and recovery time, study suggestsA concussion prevention program that teaches young football players safer ways to...

Obesity in Youth Tied to Higher Odds for Liver Cancer in...

Fatty deposits in the organ, along with diabetes, can raise the risk, researchers and specialists sayOverweight and obese young men are at increased risk...

Do Energy Drinks + Booze = More Injuries?

Adding caffeine boost to alcohol could make a dangerous cocktail, study suggestsMixing caffeine-loaded energy drinks and booze could be a recipe for trouble. That's...

Eating for Two Often Doesn’t Translate Into a Healthier Diet

Many pregnant women don't meet national nutritional guidelines, U.S. study findsDespite the well-known wisdom of eating a healthy diet while pregnant, new research shows...

Savvy Marketing Gets Schoolkids to Eat Their Greens

Signs throughout school, on school's website made students 3 times more likely to use the salad barHow can public schools entice teens to use...

Another Obesity Downside: Higher Esophageal Cancer Risk

Research shows association with increased odds for stomach tumors as wellOverweight 20-somethings dramatically increase their risk of esophageal and stomach cancer if they...

Obese Moms May Fail to Spot Obesity in Their Own Kids

Finding may reflect shifting attitudes about how much weight is too much, researcher suggestsMany overweight and obese mothers may underestimate the weight of their...

Hold That Pose: Yoga May Ease Tough Depression

Study finds weekly sessions, plus deep breathing, helped ease cases when medications failedThe calming poses and meditation of yoga may be just what the...
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