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.

Needed: An ‘Action Plan’ for Kids Prone to Severe Allergic Reactions

First line of defense is an epinephrine auto-injector, pediatricians sayWhen kids are at risk of severe allergic reactions, all their caregivers should have a...

When Counting Calories, Consider the Cream and Sugar

Most calories in coffee and tea come from what's added, researchers sayBefore you pour anything into your coffee cup besides coffee, heed the findings...

Weight Loss Tied to Lower Risk of Uterine Cancer

Benefit was greatest in women who were obese and achieved a normal weight, study suggestsWeight loss may lower older women's risk of cancer of...

Hey, Super Bowl Fans: Don’t Choke on Game Day

Be especially careful with meats as these foods are most likely to get stuck, study findsBe careful when you shovel down those chicken wings...

U.S. High School Kids Abandoning Sweetened Sodas

CDC study finds daily intake of these and other sugary drinks fell to just 20 percent by 2015There's good news when it comes to...

Common Painkillers Don’t Ease Back Pain, Study Finds

Patients who took NSAIDs were also 2.5 times more likely to suffer gastrointestinal side effectsPainkillers like aspirin, Aleve and Advil don't help most people...

Eating Disorders Rampant on the Runway

Over half of models surveyed said they'd been asked to lose weight or change their body shapeAs the fashion industry gears up for...

What You Don’t Know About Cancer Can Kill You

Too few Americans realize that obesity, alcohol and inactivity boost risk for disease, survey findsCancer isn't inevitable, but many Americans don't know that...

The Shame of ‘Fat Shaming’

Those affected by weight bias more likely to have heart disease risk factors, study suggestsTrying to shame an overweight or obese person into losing...

Timing of Your Meals Might Reduce Heart Risks

American Heart Association report suggests eating more earlier in the day may be healthierPeople who want a healthy heart should be mindful of not...
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