Only about 25 percent of age-associated disease is genetically determined. That means that our environment and lifestyle choices are much stronger predictors of how long we will live. Little lifestyle tweaks may not feel like much, but they have a powerful payoff.
How Healthy Are You?
When the body needs more water, thirst signals reach the brain, which prompt us to drink. Despite this, many of us find ourselves dehydrated. Learn more about how (and how much) hydration helps keep you healthy.
When your doctor interprets test results, she is looking to see whether they fall within set healthy ranges. Getting a little more familiar with the numbers can help you better understand your health and have more productive conversations with your doctor.
Many of us assume that just because we don’t have a disease or an ailment that requires immediate attention, we are "healthy." This strategy prevents us from optimizing our physical and emotional health, which can set the stage for complications and the onset of chronic conditions down the road.