Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How to triple your exercise benefits

Exercise is key for good health. But while some studies indicate walking does the trick, others suggest high-intensity interval training is the way to go. And what about the time you spend sitting? Can exercise counter those consequences? Here are the answers to all these questions and more, including what exercise boosts your fitness level three times as much.

Carolyn Gretton

How many steps a day really lead to a longer life?

You’ve probably heard that 10,000 steps a day can lead to better health and longer life. But have you ever wondered why 10,000 steps? Truth be told, it was an estimate with little science behind it. Recently, researchers set out to determine exactly how many steps per day are needed for those optimal health benefits. Luckily, you can live a lot longer while walking a lot less…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

It takes fewer steps than you’d think to live longer

Walking is one of the safest and easiest ways to stay active. It’s also great for your heart health and can help you live longer, reducing your risk of death as much as 32 percent. Better news? Retire your Fitbit… it doesn’t take near as many steps as you’d think…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How your walking speed affects your COVID-19 risk

Early on we learned that many factors could contribute to our risk of becoming infected with COVID-19. Those factors even impact the severity and outcome of a bout with the virus. Now, a risk factor has been identified that seems really odd, but when you understand why it matters, it makes perfect sense.

Jenny Smiechowski

How to improve family bonds and keep peace while safe at home

You love your family. Life wouldn’t be the same without them. But let’s face it, sometimes family relationships can be stressful, especially when you’re stuck in the house together for months and months. But there’s something simple you can do to make your family dynamic less stressful during the pandemic and beyond…

Jenny Smiechowski

The best morning hack for boosting your brainpower as much as coffee

Coffee is an incredible brain booster. That’s why we hit it first thing in the morning. Plus, it has amazing benefits, like lower risk of Parkinson’s, type 2 diabetes and liver disease. But if coffee isn’t your thing, there’s another way to make your mind sharp, productive and limitless at the start of the day…