If you’re overweight or obese, you probably don’t need to hear it, but weight loss is your key to better health. Carrying extra weight increases your risk of heart problems, diabetes, and joint pain and damage, and it has been linked with a higher incidence of breast cancer. So, what’s
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Diabetes is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. after heart disease and cancer, according to findings published in PLOS ONE, Jan. 25. But while the condition can wreak havoc if it goes untreated, it is manageable if blood sugar is adequately controlled. “Medications can help with this,” says
There’s no way around it: As time passes, we tend to lose muscle mass, our organs tend to function less efficiently, and our risk of disease increases. The good news is that there is a lifestyle change we can make to mitigate these risks, and it involves exercise—particularly balance exercises
If you are overweight or obese, weight loss is key for better health. Carrying extra weight takes a big toll on your body; it can cause joint pain, increase your risk of heart problems, and even make you more likely to experience cognitive difficulties. Losing weight is an uphill battle
The Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC8) guidelines on the management of adult hypertension (high blood pressure) contain some significant changes from previous guidelines, which were released a decade ago in 2003 by the JNC7. One change is the recommendation that adults age 60 and older aim for a blood pressure
It’s no surprise that America is suffering from an obesity epidemic. The struggle to lose weight and stay in shape is something that most people can relate to. Recently, UCLA researchers videotaped married couples talking to each other about their health, and they were surprised with what they found.
Peripheral artery disease (PAD), a serious circulatory condition that affects about eight million Americans, is the result of narrowed peripheral arteries, usually in the pelvis or legs, and is characterized by leg pain, usually while walking or exercising. In more serious cases, PAD can result in permanent damage to the
Wondering how to stop depression, and how to prevent yourself from falling into feelings of hopelessness? One solution proven in studies to help: exercise. Research reveals that what’s good for the body is also good for the mind. When you go for a run or a swim, your brain releases
As we get older, our bodies and minds go through numerous changes that are often undesirable, but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to live a satisfying and independent life for years to come. These five tips will serve to remind you how to maintain your independence while ensuring that
It can be difficult to exercise when you are in chronic pain. But studies show that a key piece of advice for how to help migraines and other headaches is to keep up with a manageable exercise plan.