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.
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.
Keeping cholesterol under control is essential to our health. Doing so may mean taking prescribed medication. We’ve got the scoop on the various treatments and how they work to lower cholesterol and the risk of heart disease and stroke.
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.
The formula for weight loss is neither secret nor mysterious — more calories burned than consumed. But if losing weight were as simple as that, then two-thirds of Americans wouldn’t be overweight or obese.
Within 24 hours of quitting smoking, some people are irritable, frustrated, anxious and experience a number of other unpleasant effects. That’s the bad news. The good news is, there are ways to blunt those effects.
Medical adherence — following doctor’s orders — is a huge issue in medicine. Adherence comprises both lifestyle and medication prescriptions. Neither can work as expected if not used as directed.
If we all know physical activity is great for us, why is it so challenging for so many of us to take those first steps to becoming regularly physically active? Three out of 10 adults don’t get ANY exercise. What’s standing in our way?
Choosing to be heart-healthy together may help both of you meet your goals.
There are plenty of ways to eat, and they are not equal in their effect on your weight and heart health. Recently the American Heart Association investigated this topic and published a scientific statement about meal planning and the timing and frequency of eating.
Blood pressure is an important part of everyone’s health, because high blood pressure contributes to many forms of cardiovascular diseases. It benefits everyone to understand and monitor their blood pressure.
Many of these diets restrict certain food groups or promise unrealistic results. They’re hard — or unhealthy — to sustain over time. They don’t help you develop a healthy relationship with food.