October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Know the Facts!
Hearing the words from your doctor “You have breast cancer” is a major fear after getting a mammogram for millions of women.
Exercise & Cholesterol: How Much Is Enough?
Exercise is great for you from head to toe. It makes your heart stronger, and it’s a powerful way to lower your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and boost your HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Here’s what you can do to make a difference.
Could coffee be the secret to fighting obesity?
Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate ‘brown fat’, the body’s own fat-fighting defenses, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes.
Workout Mistakes to Avoid After a Fourth of July Weekend Binge
The Fourth of July is quickly approaching. With all the parties and barbecues coming up, it’s bound to be hard to avoid giving in to tasty temptations.
10 Stress-Busting Tips from Moms Like You
A stressed mom is an unhappy mom. If you’re feeling frazzled, frustrated, or drained from the daily grind of being a busy parent, learn some simple stress-relief tips submitted by our readers — other real mothers who have been in your shoes.
Exercise adds up to big brain boosts
Anyone who trains for a marathon knows that individual running workouts add up over time to yield a big improvement in physical fitness. So, it should not be surprising that the cognitive benefits from workouts also accumulate to yield long-term cognitive gains.
Endurance Exercise (Aerobic)
Endurance exercise is one of the four types of exercise along with strength, balance, and flexibility. Ideally, all four types of exercise would be included in a healthy workout routine and AHA provides easy-to-follow guidelines for endurance and strength-training in its Recommendations for Physical Activity in Adults.
Secrets to Staying Fit During the Holidays
Health professionals reveal what works for them. FROM NOW UNTIL NEW Year's Day, your schedule will likely be filled with family obligations, traveling and festive outings with all sorts of tempting treats.
Nutritional psychiatry: Your brain on food
Think about it. Your brain is always "on." It takes care of your thoughts and movements, your breathing and heartbeat, your senses - it works hard 24/7, even while you're asleep.
Nutrition, Fitness and Breast Cancer
Making Healthy Diet & Exercise Decisions
This information explains nutrition guidelines for people who have breast cancer, a history of breast cancer, or a high risk for breast cancer. You can read the entire resource or just the sections that apply to you. If you have any questions, speak with your dietitian, doctor, or nurse.
Make These Healthy Resolutions This School Year
September is the new January, so set healthy goals - and put plans in place to achieve them. You wouldn't let your kid skip swim practice because she didn't feel like going, so why do you let yourself off the workout hook?