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.

Want to Leave Dinner Feeling Full? Bring on the Beans

Vegetable patties make diners feel fuller than meat so they eat less, Danish study findsLegumes such as beans and peas make people feel fuller...

Exercise: An Antidote for Behavioral Issues in Students?

Study found use of 'cybercycles' reduced classroom problems for kids with autism, ADHD, other concernsChildren with serious behavioral disorders might fare better at school...

Weight-Loss Surgery Offers Long-Term Benefit to Very Obese Teens

Studies show most maintained significant weight loss over 5 years, but complications emerged for someWeight-loss surgery helps severely obese teens keep extra pounds off...

New Guidelines Urge Early Intro to Peanut Products in High-Risk Infants

Change in recommendations based on results of groundbreaking trialBabies at increased risk for peanut allergy should have peanut-containing foods added to their diets as...

Plant-Based Diets Score Big for Healthy Weight Loss

U.S. News & World Report ranks DASH diet No. 1 for 7th year in a rowIf you've resolved to eat healthy and lose weight...

Can Parents’ Weight Hinder Toddlers’ Development?

Study links -- but doesn't prove -- Moms', Dads' obesity tied to delayed social and problem-solving skills Children who have obese...

‘Teen’ Finds Minors Can Buy Bodybuilding Supplement at Health Food Stores

Major medical associations advise against use of creatine by kidsMany U.S. health food stores recommend the dietary supplement creatine to minors as an athletic...

Study Ties Alcohol Abuse to Increased Heart Risks

Association similar to that from high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and diabetes, researchers sayA new study suggests that people who abuse alcohol also boost...

Make a Healthy Lifestyle Your New Year’s Resolution

The American Medical Association offers seven goals to get you startedAs a new year begins, the American Medical Association urges you to make healthy...

Winter Hikes Can Be Fun, But Put Safety First

Be prepared for heat loss, sun glare and shorter days, hiking group advisesPeople who like to hike don't have to stop when winter sets...
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