• Does fasting on alternate days work? A new study weighs in

    Whether you watch what you eat by counting your daily calories or practicing intermittent fasting, either approach can be effective for weight loss, a new obesity study suggests.   Intermittent or alternate-day fasting requires routinely alternating between eating little or no food and then feasting in your daily diet. It has become a growing weight […]

  • Why are fewer Americans trying to lose weight?

    Diet is “a four-letter word for failure,” if you ask Teena Henson. In the past, the 57-year-old Gilmer, Texas, resident would try fad diets that did nothing but leave her feeling frustrated, she said. “There was one called a grapefruit diet or something where you didn’t eat anything but grapefruit,” Henson said. “If you do […]

  • Eat more fruit and veg for a longer life, researchers say

    Eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day could significantly reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death, according to new research. The study, by Imperial College London, says consuming 10 portions per day, or about 800g, could prevent an estimated 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) […]

  • 8 challenge vacations that’ll turn you into a superhuman

    Getting in shape for vacation isn’t just about looking good in a bikini. In fact, the only way to make hiking through the Sahara Desert in roasting heat or skiing through the Arctic Circle any tougher would be to do it in a bikini. One thing’s for sure, competing in these events involves life-changing levels […]

  • Maybe that workout can wait till the weekend?

    It has become a habit. Each week, the weekdays fly by so quickly that you find time to exercise only on Saturdays and Sundays. If you’re feeling guilty about your “weekend warrior” exercise schedule, stop. Even though it’s not ideal, packing the recommended amount of weekly exercise into just one or two workout sessions may […]

Daily Health Tips

Ed Forteau, the host of Power Up Your Health, interviews the top experts (from around the world) in the fields of health, nutrition, diet, fitness, and wellness. From best selling authors to celebrity nutritionist and fitness trainers.

Listen to past episodes of our radio show, or expanded interviews in the Podcast section, along with video interviews with other guests.

Health Tip of the Day:
Stretch whenever you get the chance. Lunch break, going for a walk, after the gym, before bed. Stretching has many benefits including injury prevention, increased circulation and of course increased flexibility!

8 Foods That Are Shockingly Good For You

Most people probably think that to start eating healthier, they have to give up all the junk foods they enjoy most. This is patently wrong. Many foods even have hidden health benefits (like video game power-ups without the cool sound effects). Here are eight of the coolest. 8 Candy Extends Lifespan Some scientists, who possibly […]

10 Fascinating Facts You Didn’t Know About Fruits

Fruits are an absolutely necessary part of a healthy diet. As such, we often overlook some fascinating facts about just what it is we’re eating. We take it for granted that oranges are orange and an apple a day will keep the doctor away. You may not even know that we’ve been eating the exact […]

25 Things You Absolutely Must Avoid Doing At The Gym

Hitting the gym should be something that you look forward to. It’s an opportunity to relieve stress, meet new people, and best of all get in shape. Everyone wants to look and feel their best, and the gym is a great place to start. With all the various equipment and styles of training, also comes […]

Weight training vs cardio for toning: Which is better for women?

Let’s face it, we all want to look and feel our absolute best, and for many of us, one of the first things we must address is our weight. When it comes to general health, fitness, and well-being, our weight plays a pivotal role in determining just how healthy we actually are. Some of us […]

Surprising facts about dieting, exercise, and weight loss for men

Surprising Facts About Dieting, Exercise, and Weight Loss for Men

Recently, new figures released have revealed that worldwide obesity levels are now the highest that they’ve ever been since we began keeping records. Our waistlines are expanding, our cholesterol and blood pressure are rising, as are our chances of suffering a heart attack, heart disease, stroke, or various forms of cancer. In fact, the only […]