One in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
Dementia is a collective name for progressive brain syndromes which affect memory, thinking, behavior and emotion. Dementia is the leading cause of disability and dependency among the elderly and affects 50 million people worldwide.
Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children, and teens from 16 potentially harmful diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very serious, may require hospitalization, or even be deadly — especially in infants and young children.
You never outgrow the need for vaccines. The specific vaccinations you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, health and risk conditions, type and locations of travel, and previous immunizations.
To get a healthy variety of fruits and vegetables, think color. Eating fruits and vegetables of different colors gives your body a wide range of valuable nutrients, like fiber, folate, potassium, and vitamins A and C.
Studies have shown that people who eat a diet high in whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, legumes, fish and unsaturated fats like olive oil are up to 35% less likely to develop depression than people who eat less of these foods.
Your physical and emotional health depends on how rested you are. Sleep plays a role in our moods, ability to learn and make memories, the health of our organs, how well our system works, and other bodily functions like appetite, metabolism, and hormone release.
Chronic stress and inflammation have been linked to reduced ability to fight off viruses and increased risk for heart disease, headaches, intestinal problems, sexual disfunction, diabetes, and even cancer.