8 Nasty Habits

We spend countless hours obsessing over the minutiae of our appearance, only to have our hard work and diligence undone by simple, unattractive (or worse) habits. A recent episode of the Dr. Oz show picked a "Top 8" list of bad habits for our immediate attention. How many of these nasty habits do you have?

Doctors Announce the Worlds Best Diet

Everyone seems to be on a diet, and no two people choose the same one. Picking a diet is hard, although there is some great help available. A recent research paper took a scientific look at the popular diets and rated them, based on total pounds lost. Did your diet make the grade?


The Rosemary Conley Diet

She calls it the "Amazing Inch Loss Plan" and promises that you will, yes, lose inches (amazingly) and pounds if you follow it. No stranger to diet advice, Rosemary Conley made her name in the weight loss business back in the 80s with her book The Complete Hip and Thigh Diet. She is still something of a big deal in the United Kingdom. Now it seems that she has set her sights on the rest of your body.

Top 10 Signs You Need More Sleep

Ah, sleep! We never seem to get exactly the right amount of sleep. Although experts can't agree on how much sleep we should get, the Dr. Oz show recently had some tips on how to tell if you're not getting enough. Here is his Top 10.

These Supplements Might Kill You!

Stores everywhere sell pills, powers and shakes that all claim to boost your nutrition, burn fat and build muscle. Many people do not realize that these supplements are only slightly governed by the Federal government. Does that matter? It might, especially if you take a supplement that contains a mystery ingredient that just happens to be dangerous.


4 Secrets to Restoring Your Energy

Dr. Oz is getting older, as are we all. It only makes sense, then, that he talks more and more about maintaining our youth into our golden years. Recently, he proposed four simple ways to restore our energy and vitality.

Another Study Says Drink More Wine!

There are been numerous research studies trying to prove (or disprove) the healthful effects of drinking wine. It is easy to see how a glass of wine after a long day can help reduce stress, but can it really help your overall health? A new study seems to take a conservative approach, a reasonable number of volunteers (sign me up!) and a long study period, all in an attempt to show the way for the wine-drinking public. Here's what they found.

Low Carb or Low Fat?

Want an easy way to start a fight among diet gurus? Just ask which strategy is better for weight loss and overall health: a low carb or low fat diet? Then stand back and watch those temperatures rise. There must be an answer, right? Finally, a scientific, broadly-based study might just put this controversy to rest. Now, no peeking, which strategy do you think is best?


10 Tips to Maximize Your Workout

If you are going to dedicate the time to work out, the least you can do is be sure to get the most out of the time you've invested. Why not max it out? Here are ten tips for squeezing the last drop of goodness out your sweat time.

Take This With a Grain of Salt

Salt has played a central role in human existence from the dawn of time. Early civilizations used it for money. Everyone uses it for seasoning. Good people are considered the salt of the earth. Wow, as ubiquitous as salt is, why is there so much disagreement over salt in our daily lives?