Hiking boosts brain power

You knew walking is good—it burns calories; it relaxes you out. But did you know that walking in nature does wonders to your mind too? We have science backing it now. Studies have suggested that hiking in nature improves brain function, makes you more creative and focused. Those who take regular walks …

Nursing Moms Swear Starbucks’ Pink Drink Boosts Their Milk Supply. Is That Possible?

Remember all the buzz this past spring surrounding Starbucks’ Pink Drink? Well the love for this sweet and light beverage just keeps coming. Now, several nursing moms are raving about it, saying that sipping the drink increases their breast milk supply. The lactation-boost claim first appeared in posts by a nursing-mother Facebook support group called Milky Mamas. “So this happened …

How lifting heavy weights boosts muscle strength

Lifting heavy weights may help you enhance your muscle strength more than light weight training because the nervous system facilitates improvements in strength during high-load training, researchers suggests. The study aimed to find out how the brain and motor neurons — cells that send electrical signals to muscle — adapt …