Author: Art Jahnke

Eating Well

To Cut Back On Salt, Add More Spice

Let’s face it: we eat too much salt because we like salt too much. But what if we could alter our craving for salt? That’s what researchers at the Center for Hypertension and Metabolic Diseases at Third Military Medical University in Chongqing, China believe they have done. HealthDay reports that […]

Eating Well

Restaurants Still Serve Way Too Much Salt

It’s been a few years since health experts called out restaurant food for its dangerously high salt content, and yes, some restaurants have responded with low-sodium options. But most, according to researchers at the University of Michigan, continue to over salt food. BY A LOT.  A University of Michigan news […]

Fitness Health

Exercise Can Increase Artery Plaque

The general assumption among health experts and exercise advocates is that exercise is if good for heart health, then more exercise is better. But now comes research from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Kaiser Permanente suggesting that a great deal of active exercise may actually increase the risk […]

Eating Well

Broccoli Looks Good For Guts

It’s not a lock, but researchers at Penn State have a strong suspicion that broccoli is good for our guts. Science Daily reports that researchers at the school found that when mice ate broccoli with their regular diet, they were better able to tolerate digestive issues similar to symptoms of […]

Eating Well

Fats and Oils Unlock Salad Nutrients

Most people put oil on their salad because it tastes good, but researchers at Iowa State have found another good reason: fats and oils help our bodies absorb at least eight micronutrients found in a vegetable salad. An Iowa State news release reports that the researchers found that soybean oil […]

Health

Just Watching Hockey Can Double Heart Rate

Without even lacing up your skates, hockey can put some serious stress on your heart. That’s the verdict of researchers at the Montreal Heart Institute at the University of Montreal. Scientists at the institute took the pulse of fans during a hockey game and found that on average, their heart […]

Fitness Pain

The Problem With High-Intensity Workouts

It sounds good: go all out for one or two minutes and you don’t have to spend 45 minutes doing something you don’t like to do.  But now comes Panteleimon “Paddy” Ekkekakis, a professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University, who says the whole idea of high-intensity workouts is a bad one. […]

Health

Sauna Helps Control Blood Pressure

Readers will not be surprised to learn it was Finnish researchers who recently determined that frequent saunas can help keep blood pressure in check. A news release from the University of Eastern Finland reports that researchers at the school surveyed 1,621 middle-aged men who did not have elevated blood pressure […]