A study presented at the AHA High Blood Pressure Conference suggested that a platform for tracking blood pressure and other health information helped people with high blood pressure to lower their readings.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the last year, e-cigarette use has tripled among middle and high school students, surpassing traditional cigarettes and every other tobacco product.
Studies have reported several benefits of resistance training — or weight training — including strengthening of bones, muscles and connective tissues (tendons and ligaments). Can it help your blood pressure too?
Because of obesity, lack of physical fitness or other reasons, people with diabetes may forego exercise, but physical activity benefits them whether they “get in shape” or not.
A common misconception is that as long as you are physically active you can eat anything you want — “What’s another slice of pizza, I’ll walk it off tomorrow!”
Based on a thorough review of scientific evidence, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the major dietary source of industrially-produced trans fat in processed foods, are no longer generally recognized as safe. Food manufacturers have three years to remove PHOs from products.
Packing the kids’ lunches for school allows you to know which nutritious foods they are eating. Here are some budget-friendly, creative ideas to keep kids happy and healthy at lunchtime.
Eating an avocado every day as part of a heart healthy, cholesterol-lowering, moderate-fat diet can help improve bad cholesterol levels in overweight and obese people, according to research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
In your first 20 minutes after quitting, your heart rate goes down. By now every smoker knows the habit is unhealthy, but there’s more to quitting than frightening statistics. There are many benefits to smoke-free living, and you don’t have to wait a year to experience them — they begin immediately. Here’s a timeline of how your life improves.
A lot of calories may come from what you drink. Some beverages offer nutrient benefits and others don’t. Understanding the good and bad points of what you drink is as important as doing the same for what you eat.
Most people with cardiovascular disease are taking doctor-prescribed medications. Those drugs cannot work as expected if they are not taken as directed. Medication adherence (taking medicines as prescribed) is important to effectively manage a condition. Here are some tips for doing that.
Getting enough physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your health and it’s important to be sure that when you exercise, you’re doing it safely. Learn three ways to do just that.