Fighting with your guy or having your brilliant (or so you thought) ideas vetoed in a meeting can compel you to head straight to the weight room or the running path—and for good reason. A serious sweat session zaps stress, releasing tension and anger, and boosting levels of feel-good brain chemicals including endorphins. Read the full article on Shape.com.
Voters and legislators kicked cigarettes out of most bars and restaurants years ago. But now they’re back in a different form: Electronic cigarettes—smokeless cartridges that release nicotine vapors—are popping up in public places. Several cities and states—including North Dakota, New Jersey, and Utah—have explicitly banned their use indoors, but many haven’t. And while the dangers of secondhand smoke are well documented—and you know to keep your distance from smoke—how hazardous is the vapor from e-cigs? Read the full article in Men’s Health.
Old brains do learn new tricks. Trying different things, working out, and making social connections can alter neural structures even when you’re older, improving your memory and health as a result, according to research presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Chicago this past weekend. But don’t wait until you reach your golden years. Read the full article in Men’s Health.
Extra weight can cost you your health—and your savings. The bigger the number on the scale, the greater your health-care costs, according to a new Duke University study. And you pay a penalty for added pounds, even if you don’t qualify as overweight. Read the full article in Men’s Health.