Mind and Body

Don't Be Sidelined by Pickleball Injuries

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the United States. It’s a fun, social way for people of all ages to be active. But the recent boom in popularity has brought a rise in pickleball-related injuries. Here’s how to stay safe while enjoying yourself on the pickleball court.

Done Right, Recreation May Extend Your Life

Free time doesn’t have to be downtime. In fact, enjoyable activities that keep you moving just might help you live a longer, healthier life.

5 Health Benefits of Jumping Rope

Looking for an affordable, simple exercise routine? Think back to your childhood: More than a schoolyard pastime, jumping rope is also an effective workout.

Regain a Few Pounds? Weight Loss Still Helps Your Health

According to a recent study, even if you regain some weight, you can still reap health benefits.

8 Lesser-Known Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Forgetting things or getting lost—most people know at least one common sign of Alzheimer’s disease. But there are more warning signs that aren’t as recognized.

Exercise as Self-Care? What You Need to Know

Going for a walk? Self-care. Hitting the gym? Self-care. Pilates? Biking? Taking the stairs? You get the idea.

Please Hold the Salt

Salt—sodium chloride—isn’t inherently bad. It enhances flavors and has important functions in binding, stabilizing, and preserving food.

Keep Calm and Nap On? The Pros and Cons of Naps

It’s afternoon, and your alertness has taken a nosedive. What you really want to do is find a quiet spot and take a nap. But should you?

Safe Passage: Tips for Older Travelers

For all its perks—sightseeing, visiting far-flung family—traveling comes with its share of challenges.

Choose the Healthier Fat

It’s wise to be finicky about fats. Choosing foods high in “good” fats—monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats—may benefit your heart. But giving in to “bad” fats—trans and saturated fats—could do your heart harm.

Use Melatonin Safely for Better Sleep

When the lights go out, your brain makes a hormone called melatonin. This signals to your body that it’s time for sleep. Soon, you’re drifting off to dreamland.

Tame Nighttime Leg Cramps

Among the many spoilers of a good night’s sleep, leg cramps in the calf or small muscles of the foot are all too common. They affect about half of people ages 60 and older.