Tag: healthy body weight

Determine Your Risk for Peripheral Artery Disease

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

Ask the Doctor: Hand Tremors; Lactose Intolerance; Knee Surgery

Q: My hands shake sometimes and I am concerned that it might be Parkinson’s disease. What are some other telltale signs?

A: Tremors or shaking in the hands, arms, legs, jaw and even the face are common motor symptoms of Parkinson’s. Other motor symptoms include stiffness in the arms, legs and

Anti-Inflammatory Eating for Health

The concept of anti-inflammatory eating for better health is not new, yet seems to grow ever more popular, as evidenced by the plethora of anti-inflammation diet books on the market. But what exactly is anti-inflammatory eating, and why is it important for your health?

The Good and the Not So Good.

3. Fueling Activity

Nutrition Gives You an Edge
Healthy eating habits can help keep you energized and ready to be active. What, when, and how much you eat can greatly affect your ability to perform different physical activities, not to mention your ability to maintain good health. The composition of your meals and snacks,

2. Essential Exercise

What’s Your Exercise Story?
Individuals come to exercise programs with different histories of physical activity. Maybe you played a team sport in high school and intramural athletics in college, but gradually became less active with the demands of work and family. Perhaps you’ve always preferred solitary activities, such as hiking on

From the Editor: Cooking for One

In this month’s issue of Focus on Healthy Aging, we’re looking at the Department of Agriculture’s latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines are updated every five years to reflect advancements in scientific understanding about healthy eating choices. They also are a useful outline for how much you should be

Secrets of Uncle Sam’s Nutrition Prescription

Every five years, your Uncle Sam rounds up the latest scientific evidence about nutrition and serves up advice about what to eat and drink for better health. The resulting Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA)—whose eighth edition was released in January—provides basic guidance to the American public about healthy eating patterns

Got Diabetes? What to Eat

One of the biggest challenges many people face when they find out they have diabetes is figuring out what they can eat and when. Fortunately, healthy eating when you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes (or prediabetes) isn’t substantially different from how we all should eat. Diabetes-friendly meals feature

Eat Healthy, Not Guilty

If you think food that tastes good can’t possibly be good for you, or if you feel guilty about enjoying a meal, it might be time to hit the reset button on your attitudes toward eating and nutrition. While it’s smart to pay attention to what’s in your food, today’s

6. Protein

The Nuts and Bolts of Protein
Protein is an integral part of the human body. Not only is it essential for forming muscles, bones, skin, and hair, but it also is a component of every cell in your body. It may help to think of protein as a structure made up

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