Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. So what can you do to protect yourself? When it comes to cardiac care, knowledge is power. Check out these hot apps, designed to help you monitor your heart health, assess your risk for cardiac disease and make lifestyle changes for a healthier future.Read Full Story
Whether you’re trying to shed a few pounds for bathing suit season or you’re on a mission to reduce your risk of weight-related medical conditions (such as heart disease and diabetes), the growing number of diet books, plans and products on the market can be overwhelming. Which diet is for you? Are the most popular diets even safe? To help you cut through the diet hype, U. S. News & World Report reviewed 20 well known diets to determine which ones work and don’t put your health at risk -- and the DASH diet comes out on top.Read Full Story
Being a woman today often means keeping track of schedules and deadlines. With so much to do, and so little time to do it, we often bypass our own needs to attend to the needs of others in our lives. Honoring ourselves and being vigilant about our health is central to being able to fulfill our responsibilities, strengthen our relationships, serve our communities and achieve our personal goals and life’s mission. Getting regular checkups, preventive screening tests and immunizations are among the most important things we can do for ourselves in our quest to stay healthy. In honor of Women’s Health Care Month, we present you with 12 health screenings every woman needs. Depending on your personal risk factors and family medical history, your primary care physician (PCP) may recommend additional or more frequent screenings.Read Full Story
Not feeling inspired lately to hit the gym to work on your six-pack? Let disease prevention be your primary motivation. According to experts, exercising can cut your chances of developing diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. From combating high blood pressure to lowering cholesterol and the risk of developing cancer, the following exercises are recommended by experts to help prevent diseases.Read Full Story
With a few good months passed since January 1, many of us are struggling to keep up with those healthy resolutions we promised ourselves in the new year. If history teaches us anything, many of us won't reach those health and exercise goals. So it makes sense to regroup for spring and employ any means necessary to get ourselves back on the healthy living track. The following three high-tech fitness gadgets are designed not to entertain or make our lives easier, but to help us reach our personal exercise and fitness goals.Read Full Story
Studies have shown that food and stress are linked. While some foods may cause angst, there are other foods that reduce stress, explains LIVESTRONG.COM nutrition advisor Alyse Levine MS, RD. She took time out of her busy schedule to talk to SheKnows.com about foods that reduce stress and the foods we need to avoid because they can actually increase stress.Read Full Story
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