Drinking wine for a healthy heart
Vino’s heart-health perks are a good justification to imbibe, but it’s still important to stick to one glass a day (about 4 ounces). A study in the American Journal of Cardiology found that people who think of wine as heart-healthy drink 47 percent more if it, on average, than those who don’t. Drinking too much can lead to high blood pressure, weight gain from the extra calories, and increased risk of stroke, according to Dr. Oz The Good Life magazine, so stretch that bottle of Malbec to last for a few days. Without overdoing it, start these 30 healthy habits from every type of doctor.
Snacking on fitness bars
You’ve got a pantry full of them because they’re easy to eat on the go and packed with nutrients to help you refuel after a workout, but a study in the Journal of Marketing and Research shows fitness bar fans may be derailing their weight-loss efforts. As Prevention magazine reported, people who chose a “fitness” snack over one labeled “trail mix” ate more and exercised less. “The mere association with fitness seems to make folks subconsciously think they’ve done something healthy,” according to the magazine. Don’t miss these other 13 “healthy” diet tricks that are actually bad for you.