Author: Art Jahnke

Women's Health

Study: Women Are More Fit Than Men

It’s official: women are more fit than men, at least by one important measure. Researchers at the University of Waterloo measured the rate of oxygen uptake and muscle oxygen extraction, two important indicators of aerobic fitness, in both men and women, and found that yes, women can process oxygen more […]


To Calm Down: 15 Minutes of Solitude

Just 15 minutes of being alone is enough to calm most people down, and to reduce the strong emotions that can make us crazy. We know this because a University of Rochester news release reports that researchers at the school conducted four experiments. The first compared solitude (simply being alone without […]

Eating Well Women's Health

Cinnamon Helps Burn Fat

At least one ingredient in holiday sweets may be good for you. Cinnamon, according to researchers at the University of Michigan, encourages fat cells to burn energy. In a news release from the school, researchers point out that fat cells normally store energy in the form of lipids, which was good […]

Eating Well

Whole Grains and Weight Loss

Researchers aren’t exactly sure why, but whole grains appear to help us keep the weight off. A news release from the Technical University of Denmark reports that researchers at the school divided a test group of 50 overweight adults in two, and had each group eat a diet of either […]

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 […]