Tag: exercise

Stress Test: Helpful Only in Response to Certain Symptoms

Stress Test: Helpful Only in Response to Certain Symptoms

An exercise stress test is a common screening used to help diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD) or a heart rhythm problem that is brought on by exertion—a time when the heart is working harder than it does at rest. A standard stress test uses an electrocardiogram (EKG) to measure changes

Health and Fitness for Seniors: Avoid Injury When You Exercise

Health and Fitness for Seniors: Avoid Injury When You Exercise

Most of us value health and fitness, so a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may surprise you: About 27 percent of adults age 65 and older don’t exercise. The study (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Sept. 15, 2016) revealed that the numbers are even worse

Is Peanut Butter Healthy?

Is Peanut Butter Healthy?

Many of us can recall the excitement of opening our lunch boxes at school and discovering that our mother packed our favorite sandwich—peanut butter and jelly. That unmistakable combination of creamy, sweet, and sometimes crunchy flavor is an American childhood favorite. And even if you’re no longer eating PB&J sandwiches

Is a Hiatal Hernia Causing Your Heartburn?

Is a Hiatal Hernia Causing Your Heartburn?

The diaphragm is a large muscle that separates your chest and abdominal cavity. The diaphragm contains an opening called the hiatus, through which your esophagus passes to connect to the stomach. In some people, especially those who are overweight, over age 50, or who smoke, the stomach bulges up through

What Causes Hypertension? Diet Plays a Huge Role

What Causes Hypertension? Diet Plays a Huge Role

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, occurs when the force at which your blood presses against the inside of your arteries is too great. Over time, hypertension can increase your risk for cardiovascular problems such as heart disease, stroke, and heart attack, as well as damaging your kidneys. But

Best Way to Lose Weight? 5 Small Steps Can Add Up to Big Results

Best Way to Lose Weight? 5 Small Steps Can Add Up to Big Results

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

Strong Triceps Needed for Arm Mobility

Whether you’re swinging a tennis racquet, picking up a grandchild, or grabbing a cup of coffee, you’re using your triceps, the muscles that run along the back of the humerus, the bone in your upper arm.
The triceps are a primary mover in elbow extension and are involved in tasks such

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