BALANCE IS GOOD FOR BUDGETS, RELATIONSHIPS, AND ACROBATS. If you’re seeking to lose weight, though, it’s your enemy. You need an energy imbalance, and you achieve that by expending more calories than you take in. That means eating fewer calories, exercising to fry more calories, or both. The formula sounds simple, but it’s devilishly difficult to pull off. Read the full article in Men’s Health.
Sweaty palms could make you smart. In a new study in the journal eLife, rats that endured a single episode of mild stress (a few hours of physical restraint) produced new neurons in a brain region called the hippocampus. Two weeks later, rats with these bonus brain cells performed better on a rodent memory test (yes, there are such things). Read the full article in Men’s Health News.
Beating skin cancer could actually raise your risk of other cancers in the future, finds new research in the journal PLOS Medicine. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.
When it comes to weight loss, calories count—but so does the clock. People who eat their biggest meal earlier drop more pounds even when they follow similar diets, according to new research in the International Journal of Obesity. Read the full article in Prevention News.
The government banned lead from paint in 1978 and gasoline in 1995. But now, the dangerous metal may lurk in a much more intimate location: your dinner plate. Read the full article in Prevention News.
Good news, needle-phobes. There may be an alternative to relieve your chronic sniffling and sneezing: allergy drops. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.
You’re dutifully heading to Zumba and hitting the walking path, but you’re still not seeing any difference. What gives? What’s in your pantry may be sabotaging your exercise routine, a new study in the journal Obesity suggests. Read the full article in Prevention News.
You can tell a lot from a guy’s breath: how much garlic he piled on his plate, how many beers he had at the bar, and now—whether or not he’ll be overweight. Read the full article in Men’s Health News.