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Female athlete gripping barbell in gym.

Out of Shape: Why We Lose Our Fitness

Why do we lose our fitness when we stop exercising? It’s a deceptively simple…


Check how much your heart rate recovers within one and two minutes following vigorous exercise.

Measures of Fitness

Fitness is often at the top of the wish list for people thinking about their…


Mental Health illustration

Your Brain on Mindfulness Meditation

The Hipness of Mindfulness When you hear the term “mindfulness…


Blocking Hormone Uptake Burns More Fat

Fat is not just fat. In other words, fat is not just a collection of energy…


Female doctor with colleague examining dog in hospital.

Animals at Your Doctor's Office? One Health, One Solution

Fast forward a decade or two. You walk into a hospital waiting room and quickly…


Close-up of female scientist hands with microscope. Credit: ljubaphoto.

What’s the Deal? Making Science Accessible.

Hi all! I’m Emily and I am thrilled to be joining the LIFE Apps blogging team.…


How Your Gut Microbiome Unlocks the High Fiber Diet

Investigation into the function and evolution of the human microbiome, our ‘old…


Side view of sporty woman running fast against stormy sky with lightning and tongues of flame.

Live Fast, Die Young: The Evolution of Aging

To take care of your health is to delay the inevitable biological deterioration…


Early age-related macular degeneration. Credit: Community Eye Health, Flickr.com.

Macular degeneration and things that go bump in the eye

My father is making us tea in his 70’s styled kitchen when I show him an…


A heads up on head injuries

On December 1, 2012 Jovan Belcher emptied nine bullets into his girlfriend…