People who go barefoot often feel freer without shoes than with them. They’re more aware of walking surface because they deal with it more intensely, and going barefoot also brings many health benefits for our feet.
Our brains work much like supercomputers. It's amazing what they can remember. But researchers have discovered that after we eat fast food, brain performance is impaired. What's happening in our heads?
Often we end up buying more food than we can eat right away. Even though refrigeration can help preserve food, items such as fresh fruit, bread and other foods are still perishable.
Athlete’s foot, which is a fungal infection of the skin, is more likely to arise when skin is irritated or injured.
These days people don't move much when they travel. Hours of sitting in cars, buses or airplanes can lead to a leaden feeling in your legs, caused by the blood flow slowing down considerably.
Eggs have a bad reputation. It’s claimed they raise cholesterol levels. So how many eggs can you safely eat?
There are all sorts of dietary fats, from butter, to oils, to margarine. Though fats have a reputation for causing weight gain, they’re essential to cooking. The healthiest and most flavorful dietary fats.
Most sweet snacks contain too much fat and sugar. Our tip: popcorn is a healthy alternative.
It can be hard finding the time for a workout in the gym or a run around the park. But everyone can make sure they avoid elevators and escalators and take the stairs whenever possible.
Nail biting is a bad habit. Most people do it unconsciously, to relieve stress and tension. But nail biting doesn't just make your hands unattractive. It also heightens the risk of disease.
Almost all Hollywood stars have dazzling white teeth. How do they do it? Certainly not with a toothpaste that promises whiter teeth. And such toothpastes aren’t even particularly safe for teeth.
A glass couldn't hurt……….says the German who thinks he's earned a beer or glass of wine. Yet many people don't limit themselves to just one glass. But maybe they should consider it.
Anyone who is sedentary for an extended period runs the risk of his arms or legs falling asleep. How exactly does that happen and are there any risks?
TV shows can be highly informative – “In Good Shape,” for example. But TV is best watched in moderation - for the sake of your arteries.
It's not always easy for people to tell the difference between a cold and a flu right away. What distinguishes influenza from a common cold?
Studies have shown that music lowers the heart rate and blood pressure, calms the breath and reduces stress hormones. But not all music does the trick quite so well.
Lots of athletes swear by the colorful tape from Japan when it comes to treating pain and muscle tension. They're meant to not only relieve pain, but also encourage healing of injuries. But how does that work?
Radiating pain from the outside of the elbow to the forearm and wrist is known as 'tennis elbow.' It's a common problem, but the pain can be treated.
Is organic food better for your health? British scientists have now found an answer - at least for milk and meat from organically-farmed animals.
Many doctors are quick to prescribe iron supplements when they suspect a patient is iron deficient. But is taking an iron supplement a good idea? British researchers recently issued a warning about possible side effects.
Most Europeans would be horrified at the thought of eating insects, although insects are considered a perfectly normal food in Africa and southeast Asia - because they're full of valuable nutrients.
If tampons remain in your body for more than 8 hours, there’s a risk of toxic shock syndrome, or TSS, a rare bacterial infection from which women have died. It can be avoided by following a few simple rules.
Many people must take medications, often daily. Why not combine it with a fresh grapefruit Juice? But this can have harmful interactions with certain medications.
Sunbathing’s reputation has suffered in recent years – and for good reason. A new long-term survey from Sweden, however, suggests that doing completely without sunshine can endanger our lives.
These days, gluten-free nutrition is very trendy. Many people think a gluten-free diet will make them slimmer and more healthy. But for whom was it originally conceived, and for whom does it actually make sense?
It's a familiar sight, co-workers with noses running and tissues piled high on their desks. But they're just drawing it out for themselves and exposing others to the risk of infection.
Is your skin blemished? Do you feel tired? If so, your body might be full of waste products that need removing. That’s the idea behind detoxification.
Fruit and vegetables contain a huge range of vital vitamins and micronutrients, making them indisputably healthy! But if you think fruit is just as good for you as vegetables, then think again.
The best thing is to limit your alcohol intake. Still, there are various ways to prepare yourself for that extra glass or two. And if you keep to a few simple rules, you'll be able to enjoy New Year's Day as well.
Fans of reflex zone massage are convinced of its benefits, but there’s little by way of scientific proof of an impact on the body’s internal organs. But foot reflex zone massage is still a popular therapy.
Headaches, circulatory problems, fatigue – is the weather to blame? Not directly, but sensitivity to changes in the weather is a verified phenomenon. But why is that so, and what goes on inside our bodies?
Accidents can happen suddenly, and a tooth can be chipped or broken off. Can it be saved? In some cases it can, under certain conditions.
Varying amounts of meat are eaten around the world. In Europe and the US, consumption is stagnating. In Asia it's increasing significantly. Experts say the per capita consumption is too high.
We're often told to "get out into the fresh air." It's supposed to be especially good for our health. It's even been claimed that fresh air protects us from cancer.
They look sexy! That’s enough to make some women throw all warnings to the wind and wear high heels. But the consequences may be more serious than they’d imagined.
Its leaves are white, because it only grows in the dark. But for healthy vitamins and minerals, chicory is unsurpassed. It deserves a place in every cuisine, especially during winter.
Temperatures are turning colder in the northern hemisphere, and that means the cold and flu season. This is the time to boost our immune systems to keep the sniffles at bay. Rose hips are a good way to do it.
The flowing movements used in the Chinese martial art of t'ai chi ch'uan can relieve pain and improve mobility, Tai chi is even said have some advantages over physiotherapy in treating arthritic knees.
Vitamins are essential to our health. People who eat a balanced diet shouldn't need to take supplements. But what happens if we do take too many of them?
Meditation isn’t magic, but with practice it can help bring a sense of inner peace and well-being to our daily lives.
Deodorants are supposed to help combat sweating. But do they really tackle the problem completely? Yes and no, say dermatologists.
Plaque is more stubborn than some people might imagine. It is especially prevalent in those places that your brush cannot reach. Just brushing is therefore not sufficient.
Because they sit at desks all day, many office workers have to exercise in the early morning or late evening. But when is it best to work out? The answer: listen to your body’s internal clock.
It’s a great way to start your day: drinking a glass of warm water with the fresh-pressed juice of half a lemon. It’s a practice that’s thought to have all sorts of health benefits.
Extremely hot weather can cause health problems, but something can be done to prevent that. Plus: why people with pre-existing conditions should be especially careful in the heat.
One, two or three liters per day? There’s often confusion over the amount of liquid we should drink. A lot of people have a diminished sensation of thirst. There are clear recommendations, however.
Many people who suffer from arthritis pain believe it’s best to rest their joints. But actually the opposite is true.
It’s not just sugary drinks that are bad for your teeth – acidic drinks can also harm your teeth.
Chilies are small but some pack a powerful punch. Most people don't eat them raw but use them in cooking. Now there’s a new use for them outside the kitchen.
There's nothing wrong with having a short sleep around the middle of the day, in fact it offers numerous health benefits.
Are you one of those people who likes to take long hot showers? If so, then you need to take care of your skin.
It looks delicious, it smells delicious, but ask many people and they'll tell you it's fattening. But peanut butter is actually healthier than you think.
How do skin peels and exfoliation benefit the skin? And what kinds of exfoliation are best for different skin types?
For many people, their day is unthinkable without coffee. But how many cups of coffee can you drink each day? Coffee lovers will be happy with what recent studies have shown.
What ingredients does a good toothpaste need? And which ingredients are best for which people?
Why are people especially tired on Mondays, and how can we ensure that we’re well-rested at the start of the week?
What can you do to help slow the progression of osteoporosis and strengthen your bones?
What’s happening in our brains when we crave sweets? And why should we try to limit sugar consumption?
Many people are looking for a way to find more peace of mind and relaxation. Here's an exercise.
Epistaxis - a nosebleed - can be frightening. In fact, it's quite easy to stop the bleeding.
A simple balance exercise
Exercise can slow the aging process, not only physically but also mentally.
According to a British study, a mere five minutes of exercise in a green space can measurably boost well-being, self-esteem and mental health.
Studies show that work-related stress can be bad for your heart. You can't avoid it, but you can do something to compensate for it in your leisure time.
A fish bone stuck in your throat can be pretty frightening. We've got tips on how to dislodge one.
Most of us get up in the morning with bad breath. Why?
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