Search Results for heart health

So, You’ve Decided to Quit Smoking

March 28, 2014

The decision to stop smoking is one of the best actions you can take to improve your health. You may be concerned about gaining weight, but try not to worry about it as you quit. Focus on stopping smoking first, and then continue to improve your health in other ways. [...]

Try One Super Food a Day for Weight Loss Success

March 28, 2014

Are you trying to lose weight this year? Losing weight can be hard, since it involves making many changes to your eating and exercise habits. The key to losing weight is to take each step of your journey one day at a time. This journey includes trying new foods, like “super” foods, to make healthy eating more exciting and flavorful! [...]

Blood Glucose “Selfies” and More

March 28, 2014

Blood glucose “selfies” increase diabetes awareness has launched a new campaign of blood glucose “selfies” in order to raise awareness and money for diabetes research. This was inspired by Cancer Research UK’s very successful “No makeup selfie” campaign, which raised [...]

Exciting New Glucose Meter, Diabetes in Asia and More

March 25, 2014

New device measures both blood glucose and A1C MyStar Extra is a new blood glucose meter that doesn’t stop at just monitoring your blood glucose level. It also figures out an estimated A1C level using new technology. Instead of just taking an average based on the results of tests, MyStar Extra [...]

Diabetes Shopping at Costco Pharmacy

March 25, 2014

You know that good nutrition is important for staying healthy with diabetes, so you probably try to eat meals containing plenty of vegetables, a good protein source, good fats, and small portions of fruit, beans, and whole grains. But sometimes diet alone isn’t enough, particularly if you [...]

Does Living Near Fast-Food Restaurants Increase Obesity Risk?

March 23, 2014

The reason healthcare providers are so worried about rising obesity numbers is that excess body fat can cause many other health problems, including hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart attacks. Being obese can even shorten your lifespan. The keys to losing weight are eating healthy and getting more exercise. [...]

From Pollution to Abuse – It’s in the News

March 20, 2014

Pollution May be to Blame for Poor Health in Some Obese People Health experts have long known that a percentage of obese people stay healthy throughout their lives, regardless of their weight. This means that, unlike many obese people, they do not suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart [...]

Medicine, Weight Gain and Fast Food

March 19, 2014

New medicine combo helps those with diabetes control blood glucose levels Metformin alone has shown to be very effective in lowering blood glucose levels in those with diabetes. However, a recent study suggests that metformin along with the medicine vildagliptin is a powerful partnership in the [...]

Rate of Diabetes Disease in Veterans Double that of General Population

March 17, 2014

It is estimated that today, about 1 in 10 adults in the US has diabetes. That’s a pretty scary idea, but what’s even scarier is the rate of diabetes disease in veterans of the US military. For this group, the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that about 1 in 5 veterans suffers from the disease. [...]

Menopause and Weight Gain

March 16, 2014

One of the most common complaints of menopausal women is weight gain. While their lifestyles, eating habits and exercise levels have not changed, they cannot seem to keep weight off. Often, what has worked in the past doesn't work in this stage of life. Although weight gain in general cannot be blamed on menopause alone, the hormonal changes can be linked to a change in how – and where – we store fat. [...]

Diabetes Prevention and You

March 16, 2014

Prediabetes is when your blood glucose level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered diabetes. Having prediabetes means that you do not yet have diabetes, but you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. [...]

Blood Pressure

March 14, 2014

The amount of force pushing against your artery walls as your heart pumps blood. It is measured in two numbers. For most people, a healthy blood pressure is less than 120/80 [...]

Costco Basics for Your Low-Carb Kitchen

March 12, 2014

Costco is known for its great selection of foods for every occasion. Whether you’re throwing a party or simply doing your weekly grocery shopping, you know you’ll find exactly what you need here. But what if you’re on a low-carb diet to control diabetes? How can you make the [...]

Being an obese child increases risk of obese adulthood

March 8, 2014

Being obese, or 10-percent or more of normal weight, can place you at greater risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.  Therefore, it is important to eat healthy, stay active, and stay on top of your doctor’s visits to keep weight at a healthy level.  The sooner you adopt [...]

Your Diet May Be Hurting Your Memory

March 8, 2014

Burgers, fries, and sugary drinks seem to be the keystone of the Western diet as seen on tv. The Western diet, most often eaten in the United States, includes lots of processed carbs, fatty meats, and sugary foods and drinks that can lead to weight gain and increase risk of chronic disease such as [...]
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