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.

It’s the Latest Diet Craze, But Is It Safe?

What if you could have your cake, eat it, too, and lose weight? A nutritional fad called CICO -- short for "Calories In, Calories Out"...

Male Triathletes May Be Harming Their Hearts

Men who compete in triathlons could be putting their hearts at risk, a new study contends. The finding results from an examination of 55 male...

When Treating Infertility, Vitamin D Levels May Be Key

Women with low vitamin D levels may be less likely to have a baby after assisted reproductive technology (ART) than those with normal vitamin...

Shaming Overweight Kids Only Makes Things Worse

Overweight kids who are shamed or stigmatized are more likely to binge eat or isolate themselves than to make positive changes such as losing...

What It Takes to Get Teens Moving

Teens with friends are active teens, a new study suggests. "You can build beautiful parks and facilities; but if children don't have friends to play...

Hey, Single Folk: Adopting a Dog Could Lengthen Your Life

Here's to keeping your health on a tight leash: New research suggests that having a dog might boost a single person's life span. The study...

One Type of Diet Can Add Years to Your Life

Obese people who follow a low-fat weight-loss plan could tack extra years onto their life, a new review of medical evidence suggests. Such diets appear...

America’s Love Affair With Sugary Sodas Is Fading

Consumption of sodas and other sweet drinks -- a big source of sugar in Americans' diets -- has dropped in the past decade among...

Healthier Diet, Less Salt: The Recipe to Beat High Blood Pressure

SUNDAY, Nov. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) - Cutting back on salt, along with following the highly recommended "DASH" diet, can beat back high blood...

Binge-Watchers, Beware: All That TV Time Poses Clot Risk

If you love to while away a weekend watching a season's worth of episodes from a favorite TV series, you may inadvertently put...
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