Prevention magazine gives you healthy solutions you can really live with. Every issue delivers the latest news and trends on health, food, and nutrition, family, fitness, and more!
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Grow Your Green Thumb • This is your sign to become a plant parent (if you’re not one already!). New research suggests that indoor plants are a win for air quality. Three houseplants—peace lily, corn plant, and fern arum—were placed in a chamber and exposed to levels of nitrogen dioxide comparable to what you’d expect to find in an office building located by a busy road. All three plant species reduced levels of the pollutant by 50%, according to a study by University of Birmingham scientists. The same UK research team is planning more studies on a larger scale, but for now, why not consider adding a few pots of pollution-zapping greenery to your home or workspace?
Seeing Is Believing
Yogurt Lowdown • You know yogurt is a smart food choice, but the dairy shelves can be a confusing place when you’re trying to find the one that’s right for you. We asked Joy Bauer, M.S., R.D.N., health expert and author of Joy Bauer’s Superfood! 150 Recipes for Eternal Youth, to untangle the yogurt-cup lingo.
Your Brain on Alcohol
Eat for Your Heart
OLIVE OIL FOR SOFT, CALM SKIN
Lush, Healthy Hair After 40
25-Minute Meal Under $20 • Pesto Salmon Burgers with Asparagus and Tomato Salad
SUPERFOOD PESTOS • To give a nutritious boost to a burger like that on page 16 (and so many other dishes!), try these delicious twists on classic pesto from Dawn Jackson Blatner, R.D.N., author of The Superfood Swap.
TOUGHEN YOUR TORSO • This abdominal power move strengthens your whole core, with extra emphasis on your upper abs and obliques.
Summertime Workout Must-Haves • As the weather heats up, so might your exercise routine—making it the perfect time to test out some new essentials for outdoor fun.
Natural Benefits of Cilantro • Cilantro has been used in food and traditional medicine for thousands of years. The bright, citrusy herb contains antioxidants, such as linalool, that have anti-inflammatory properties, says Amy Rothenberg, N.D., a licensed practitioner in private practice in Northampton, MA. Cilantro is also incredibly easy to grow. Here, Rothenberg shares some favorite home uses.
What Your Mouth Says About Your Health • Your breath, gums, and tongue can reveal surprising things about what’s happening in your body.
Protect Your Skin From Cancer • Your race affects where you might spot it—and when.
THE 5 FITNESS MOVES EVERYONE SHOULD DO • Whether you work out at home or in a gym, these movements are at the heart of dozens of exercises—so here’s how to do them right. Proper form makes them safe, not to mention more effective. Mix and match the variations to create a routine that works for your fitness level, then change it up as you get fitter!
Meet Your Vagus Nerve • Here’s what this noteworthy nerve does, and how you can work it to stay calm.
Why Was I So Tired and Thirsty All the Time? • Life can be exhausting—but a dangerous underlying condition makes it so much worse.
What Is Type 1 Diabetes?
When Sex Hurts • There are so many possible causes of this type of chronic pain in women—but solutions are out there.
THE BEST (AND WORST!) HEALTH ADVICE • Outdated, misguided, or just plain wrong suggestions come at us from all over: friends, family, the Internet. But we “regular” folks aren’t the only ones who get questionable medical input; doctors and other top health experts have also heard their fair share. So we asked them to share the pearls of non-wisdom they hear most often—and what you should do instead to live your healthiest life.
All-Star Advice • These...