the no 1 vitamin to keep your brain ‘young and healthy’—and foods to eat every day

As a nutritional psychiatrist, I always make it a point to maintain a well-balanced diet. Much of that has to do with making sure I get all the right vitamins, especially because it’s essential to preventing cognitive decline. And given that the risk of neurological diseases increases as we get older, one question I often … Read more

A fitness trainer shares the 5 exercises she does every day to ‘look and feel younger’

We can’t turn back the clock as we age, but we can tailor our workouts to improve our quality of life and ability to do everyday activities. The secret? Strength training. Strength training keeps our muscles and joints healthy and limber, which becomes increasingly important as we get older because we lose muscle mass and … Read more

Five things to know about hot-weather workouts

I don’t want to jinx anything, but I think it’s finally safe to put away the balaclava. For the next few months, the big challenge during outdoor exercise will be staying cool. Hot-weather workouts can be challenging, but they also have some surprising advantages. Here are five things to know about the science of summer … Read more

Kids with complex conditions often lack adequate in-network care

Children with complex medical conditions, especially those who require behavioral health treatment, often have to go outside of their insurance plans’ provider networks for care, a new study has found. Almost one in five children with complex, chronic medical conditions such as cystic fibrosis and type 1 diabetes, who also need behavioral health care, are … Read more

What a Harvard-trained sports medicine doctor does when she doesn’t ‘feel like exercising’

If you hate exercising, you’re not alone. Even as a sports medicine doctor and physical activity advocate, I understand why living a more active lifestyle can be challenging, especially with our hectic schedules. But prioritizing daily movement is one of the best things you can do to improve your health and quality of life. Regular … Read more

A Harvard nutritionist shares the 6 best brain foods you ‘aren’t eating enough of’

Much like the intricate relationship between the gut and brain, diet and mental health are inextricably linked — and the connection between them goes both ways: a lack of good dietary choices leads to an increase in mental health issues, and mental health issues in turn lead to poor eating habits. When people learn that … Read more

Here’s what the science says about low-carb diets

In the 1970s, low-carb diets were all the rage. The Dr Atkin’s Diet Revolution book claimed carbohydrate restriction was a “high calorie way to stay thin forever”. Carbohydrates are found in breads, cereals and other grains, fruit, vegetables and milk. They’re also in ultra-processed fast foods, cakes, chips and soft drinks. These days, low-carb diets … Read more