Health & Fitness

Richmond Women’s Health & Fitness Expo is Saturday

RICHMOND, Va. — The Richmond Women’s Health and Fitness Expo is Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The Expo is celebrating its 16th anniversary of providing health screenings, healthy cooking recipes, cooking demonstrations, and the latest trends in fitness for the Richmond community. In addition to over 100 booths and exhibits covering both health and ... Read More »

Neurotherapy coming to ROK Health & Fitness aims to ‘train your brain, change your life’

Mike Hawksby, right, who owns ROK Health & Fitness with Robert D’Urso, discovered neurotherapy after he sustained a head injury in a car crash. He is hoping to bring the practice into his gym in the near future. MIKE SMOLLINS/HERALD While driving to work in August 2017, ROK Health & Fitness owner Mike Hawksby was losing consciousness behind the wheel. ... Read More »

Ibuprofen in early pregnancy may harm female foetus’ fertility

Women who consume commonly used Ibuprofen even for just two days during the first 24 weeks of their pregnancy may reduce their daughter’s number of eggs, potentially affecting their fertility in the future, new research has warned. The research carried out on human cells in the laboratory revealed that exposure to Ibuprofen during the crucial first three months of foetal ... Read More »

Smokers, beware: One cigarette a day can do great damage to your heart

For people who think that smoking only one or two cigarettes a day carries little cardiovascular risk, a new study maintains the only way to reduce risk is to quit. Smoking just one cigarette daily is associated with a “much greater than expected” increase in risk for coronary heart disease, researchers conclude in the latest study by British medical journal. ... Read More »

Nip and tuck: Asia may overtake Europe in cosmetic industry spending for first time in 2018

In the never-ending quest for youthful, magazine cover looks, 8.6 billion euros ($10.7 billion) were spent last year on materials and chemicals used in cosmetic procedures worldwide, the IMCAS industry body said on Thursday. This meant plastic surgeons and beauty practitioners spent about the equivalent of Costa Rica’s total annual exports on the tools of their trade. The data revealed ... Read More »

Don’t decorate your food with flowers. Botanist calls out on dangerous food trend

Instagram is full of pretty acai bowls decorated with pretty flowers. You know those picture-perfect smoothie bowls layered with chia seeds, nuts and adorned with flowers. But ever thought if these flowers are even edible? Recently, food writer and botanist James Wong took to Twitter to call out clean-eating bloggers on this dangerous trend. While these flowers look pleasing to ... Read More »

Meet the Food Doctor: Nutritionist Ian Marber says fat is good for us. Here’s why

A quick glance through widely regarded UK-based nutritionist Ian Marber’s Twitter feed confirms his obsession with all things healthy: kimchi rice, avocados, basically everything low-carb and gluten free. He is known for his no-nonsense health advice and myth-busting tips on social media. So, my first question to him was about the biggest health industry lie. “It’s a myth that fat ... Read More »

Vaping could increase lung, bladder cancers and heart disease risk: Study

Vaping may raise the risk of cancer because it leads to DNA damage, even though it contains fewer carcinogens than tobacco smoke, a US study has found. The report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences did not compare the cancer-causing potential of traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes. However, in studies on lab mice, those exposed to e-cigarette smoke ... Read More »

Trying for IVF? Follow a diet rich in fresh fruits, veggies, fish and olive oil

If you are trying for an in in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), a new study results suggests you would help your chances more if you follow a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, and olive oil. A study of 244 women enrolled for IVF in Athens, Greece, showed that those younger than 35 who followed a so-called “Mediterranean” diet for ... Read More »

Here’s why sharing a drink with your teenager won’t protect them from heavy drinking

If you think that sharing a peg with your teenaged son or daughter may teach them how to deal with alcohol responsibly and protect them from engaging in heavy drinking, you may be wrong. Instead, the practice may lead them to addiction, researchers have warned. Adolescents’ alcohol consumption, which is the leading factor for death and disability in teenagers globally, ... Read More »