Tag: healthy living

A Failing Heart: Interventions and Preventions

Heart failure occurs when the heart can no longer pump out enough blood to supply what the body needs. The result is fatigue, shortness of breath, and fluid retention—all classic signs of heart failure. Many people don’t realize that heart failure is not actually a disease, rather it’s the result

Weight Loss Success Depends on Sustainability

No one starts a diet with the intention of regaining the weight they lose. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happens with most weight loss diets. One reason more than 95 percent of people who lose weight end up regaining is that diets tend to involve goals that aren’t realistic and behavior

Just In: Healthy Heart, Healthy Brain

New research suggests that protecting your heart may also help protect your brain. Researchers followed more than 1,000 individuals with an average age of 72 and found that those who met more goals for heart-healthy living, established by the American Heart Association (AHA), showed faster thinking skills and exhibited less

Senior Exercise Programs: Disease Control/Prevention

Senior Exercise Programs: Disease Control/Prevention

Exercise helps create strong muscles and muscle groups, which affect almost every system of the body. Muscles and muscle groups also help combat common health conditions (such as arthritis and back pain), help regulate blood pressure, contribute to bone health and body composition (the balance of lean and fat), increases

Can Dietary Supplements Be Trusted?

With the integrity of the entire dietary supplement industry being called into question by some state officials, it is critical for consumers to be informed on all sides of the issue. Can dietary supplements be trusted to contain the nutrients they claim on the label?

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