Young adults who are overweight begin to develop high blood pressure and other heart problems that may put them at higher risk of developing heart disease and stroke later in life, a study shows.
Her knees ached constantly. Her back, too. She knew why. Having long struggled to control the quality and quantity of her diet, her weight had ballooned to 380 pounds. Now she’s half the woman she used to be and committed to to better health.
High-protein diets are everywhere, but not all protein is created equal.
Our bodies crave water. There’s no way to live without it. But just how much do we need every day to stay healthy?
Men under 50 years old who smoke are 88 percent more likely to have a stroke than men who never smoked — and the number of cigarettes a day can move that risk up or down, according to new research.
Potassium helps us eliminate sodium through our urine. It also helps ease the tension or pressure in the walls of our blood vessels. So, are you getting enough? If you are an average American, probably not.
Heart attack survivor, Beth Woodard, poses an important question for heart patients: What can we do to make sure our good intentions become good practices? She shares her surprising secrets for success.
Adults with diabetes are two to four rimes more likely to die from heart disease than adults without diabetes – but there are 7.6 million adults in the U.S. with undiagnosed diabetes. And as it goes undiagnosed, it’s doing damage to the body.
By her own admission, Portia Rindos was doing just about everything wrong before passing out at work. At some level, she knew that was taking her down a path going nowhere good. Luckily her doctor helped her take control of her heart health.
People can have high blood pressure for years without knowing, causing damage in the body that can’t be undone. Knowing your blood pressure number and making the changes that matter to keep it under control can go a long way toward preventing heart attack, stroke and kidney disease.
Embarking on a physical activity program is a good goal, health experts say, especially if you’re doing it for the right reasons — to improve overall health and feel better. As part of such a goal, it’s important to find a fitness plan that suits your needs.