Fitness

Morning Health Habits of the Experts

 December 18, 2018

I can remember my parents sometimes saying, “Did you get up on the wrong side of the bed?” Sometimes maybe I should have gone back to bed and got up on the right side. Ever feel that way? The choices we make after waking each morning can set the tone for our entire day and […]

Misconceptions About High Blood Pressure

 December 13, 2018

Does high blood pressure worry you? If so, your concern is well-founded. If we leave this condition untreated, hypertension can lead to a range of other health problems, including heart disease and stroke. By knowing more about high blood pressure it can help you to prevent this from damaging your health or that of someone […]

Science Says Walking Your Dog Is Good for Your Health

 July 31, 2018

91% of pet owners consider their furry companion as a member of the family. However, did you know only half of owners walk their dog at least once a day? In fact, 50% of fur-baby moms and dads admit to rarely walking their dogs, not knowing it’s a two-way street. People who live with at […]

Standing for Our Health

 July 20, 2018

The average U.S. adult spends up to 10 hours a day sitting.  This is a habit viewed as a normal integral part of daily life with working at a desk job or commuting long hours.  We aren’t doing our bodies any favors by sitting so much as it contributes to rising rates of overweight and […]

Poor Carb Diets & Cancer Risk

 July 18, 2018

An article by EJ Mundell reported that even those people who’ve never smoked could get lung cancer.  A new study suggests their risk for the disease may rise if they eat a diet rich in certain carbohydrates.  These are high glycemic index diets that trigger higher levels of insulin in the blood and tend to […]

Low Carb Food Swaps

 July 12, 2018

Carbohydrates are mainstay for lots of people who say they love all those comfort foods like macaroni and cheese, donuts, white rice and bread.  These sure aren’t the foods for someone who has healthy eating on the mind. These carbohydrates are just plain bad for you. Not all carbs are the same though.  A lot […]

Jet Lag, Obesity & Pathways to Liver Cancer

 July 10, 2018

Hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common type of liver cancer, has nearly tripled since 1980, and obesity related liver disease is one of the driving forces behind the increasing number of cases.  Baylor College of Medicine researchers are now examining other lifestyle factors that may affect your health. By using mice, the scientists have shown that […]

Broccoli May Slow Age Decline

 June 20, 2018

A foundational aspect of a healthy diet is to eat plenty of fresh vegetables.  A healthy diet can help to lower your risk for many chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers.  This is especially ideal if you eat organic foods to avoid pesticides and GMO’s. Vegetables contain antioxidants and […]

The 7-Minute Fitness Routine

 January 26, 2018

Hitting the gym between family, social, and work commitments can be tricky to pull off, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If your main concern is time, you can bet on your abs that there are effective ways to workout in only seven minutes. The Science Behind the Seven-Minute Workout A study explains […]

Eat This: How to Lose the Holiday Weight with Food

 January 25, 2018

There’s no question that the holidays are the best time to indulge your taste buds, but as the season changes — the weight gain stays. It can be tough to reverse unhealthy eating habits, but if you’re determined to shed the holiday weight, it’s important to know that there’s a good and bad way to […]