healthy living

Eating Right while Eating Out

March 17, 2015

Lately, it is becoming more common to see restaurants offering heart-healthy menu options. Subway offers subs and meals approved by the American Heart Association; Applebee's offers a Weight Watchers section on their menu; and TGI Fridays lists "better-for-you" options to guide diners to better choices. However, fast food menus are less likely to provide healthy options, and this can make eating out harder for those trying to follow a heart healthy lifestyle. [...]

Does it Pay to be Healthy?

March 17, 2015

Is it really worth the extra cost to lead a more healthy lifestyle? A recent Harvard study found that it costs about $1.50 more each day, or $550 more each year, to eat a “healthy” meal plan. This may seem like a lot if you are already on a tight budget. But if you compare it to the cost of being unhealthy, it may seem more like something you want to do. [...]

Does Exercise Lower Your Risk of Dementia?

March 17, 2015

Everywhere you turn these days, it seems like someone is talking about all the different things you need to do to take care of your body. With so much attention given to diabetes and other health problems in the United States today, it’s not hard to see why there is so much talking of this kind. [...]

Does A Larger Waistline Increase Your Risk Of Dying Young?

March 17, 2015

Waistlines these days are bigger than they ever have been. This is true not just in the United States, but around the world. In 2008, there were about 500 million obese and almost 1 billion overweight adults globally.In the US today, about 1 in 3 people are obese, whereas in the rest of the world only about 1 in 10 people are. In addition to being a risk factor for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack, and stroke, being obese can increase your risk for dying young.According to a recent study, the larger your waist size, the greater your risk of an early death. [...]

Can Blood Pressure Medicine Increase Your Risk of Falling?

March 17, 2015

There are many different ways to treat high blood pressure. Like so many other conditions, the best place to start is by eating healthy food and moving more. If this is not enough to lower your blood pressure, you might need to take medicine. Sometimes, more than one medicine will be needed to help your each your target blood pressure number. [...]

Can Obesity Motivate You to Lose Weight?

March 17, 2015

Did you know that billions of dollars are spent every year caring for obesity and obesity-related health problems? Plus, being obese makes it more likely that you will die at a younger age or suffer from chronic health problems during your life. [...]

A Healthy Heart? It Could Only be a Few Steps Away

March 17, 2015

Do you worry about the health of your heart? Do you want to do something good for your heart and your overall health? To get your heart healthy can start with a single step! Research has found that if you walk just 2,000 extra steps a day it can lower your risk of heart disease. [...]

Can Eating Dark Chocolate Help Lower Your Blood Pressure?

March 17, 2015

There is a lot of talk these days about all the different health problems that are becoming more common in the United States. You might already know some of these facts—heart disease is the number one killer in the US, and rates of diseases like obesity and diabetes are at an all-time high. [...]

Stress and Your Children

March 17, 2015

People who feel stressed sometimes eat too much and put on weight. Your stress levels may also affect the health of your children. [...]

Can Reading Food Labels Help You Get Healthy?

March 16, 2015

You’ve probably heard a lot about “health foods,” but have you ever wondered if they really are healthy? Many of these foods may seem healthy at first glance. But, if you don’t read the label, you don’t really know what you’re getting, or whether the food is healthy or not. By learning to read a food label, you can take control of the food you eat and your overall health. [...]

Can An Apple A Day Really Keep the Doctor Away?

March 16, 2015

A healthy meal plan can help you control your weight, which can go a long way towards preventing some chronic diseases. Some of the healthiest foods to eat are fruits and vegetables. They contain vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other important nutrients needed for good health. [...]

Can Lifestyle Changes Lower Blood Pressure in Obese Children?

March 16, 2015

Obesity rates in the United States are higher than they ever have been. Nearly 1 in 3 adults is obese, and millions more are overweight. This is also becoming a problem for children. In fact, almost 1 in 3 children today is either overweight or obese.Kids who fall into this categoryare more likely to have other health problems, including high triglycerides, prediabetes and high blood pressure. [...]

Almonds Are Delicious and Nutritious, And They May Even Help You Lose Weight

March 12, 2015

Nuts have been in the headlines recently.Some nuts,like pistachios, cashews and peanuts, are full of protein and keep you feeling full longer than more starchy snacks like potato chips.But, with about 15 grams of fat per ounce, you might wonder how such a food could be good for you. Recent research has found that almonds, one of the healthier nuts, can decrease appetite without increasing body weight.This makes them a great choice for a daily snack! [...]

Nutrition Program Helps Kids Fulfill Their Dreams

March 17, 2014

It can be hard to get children to trade their chips for veggies, or cookies for fruit. However, it is important to get the country’s children off to a healthy start to prevent them from having to live with chronic disease. A recent report found that a program linking healthy living to fulfilling dreams has been successful in building healthy habits in children. [...]
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