Exercise like walking, swimming, and even dancing have been shown to be good for your memory, but the optimal intensity of that exercise has been unclear... until now
Health journalist Judy Foreman talks about her new book Exercise Is Medicine: How Physical Activity Boosts Health and Slows Aging.
Here are some “highlights” from the past 13.5 years of this podcast.
Forget carbs and calories. Your microbiome may hold the key to better blood sugar control
Well, it’s probably there because the odds on its presence have gone way up in the past 40 years. But such parasites are still much more of a health problem for whales and dolphins than they are for us...
The risky disorder often follows a different pattern in women that may get overlooked
It’s easy to get lost in the hype around new workout devices or protocols that promise maximal results in minimal time
Meal replacement products like Soylent and Huel have gained a loyal following. But are these all-in-one powders and shakes really a more optimal way to get your nutrition?
Hot on the heels of National Diabetes Month, a new study has shown that exercising before eating breakfast can improve how your body responds to insulin
Judy Moskowitz, a professor of medical social sciences at Northwestern University, talks about ways to cope during this time of missing out on our usual diet of social interactions.
Originally published in March 1880
Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs reports from the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak: Kirkland, Wash. In this installment of our ongoing series, he talks with researchers about the efforts to create vaccines and treatments and the challenges the outbreak poses to cancer patients and others who are immunocompromised...
A newly trendy nutrition practice called seed cycling is said to help balance female hormones and curb hormonal symptoms. Does science support the claims?
Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs reports from the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak: Kirkland, Wash. In this first installment of an ongoing series, he looks at why children seem to weather this disease better than adults and the complicated issue of shuttering schools...
Every time you turn around someone is suggesting aromatherapy. Essential oils are a $1 billion industry, but are they effective?
How can menopausal and perimenopausal women exercise to avoid “middle-age spread”? We talked with physician and triathlete Tamsin Lewis to find out
With psychotherapists’ encouragement, troubled people are seeking solace in pseudoscientific practices such as astrology and tarot cards...
Ben Wiegand, global head of the World without Disease Accelerator at Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, talks about efforts to prevent a disease or to identify it in its earliest stages for more effective treatments...
Do you want a flexible, balanced, easy-to-remember workout that doesn't require spending all day at the gym? Push-pull strength training is for you!
There’s new research on the most effective strategies for changing behavior. Which one is best at helping you eat healthier?