I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis... Read more
In the United States, hypertension (chronic high blood pressure that can lead to heart disease and stroke) is most prevalent among African Americans. In fact, 34 percent of the African American population has high blood pressure—a rate higher t... Read more
Heart disease is not a disease that only affects men. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease kills more than 500,000 women annually. In 2001, well over half of the people who died from heart disease were women.
Yet... Read more
The pool can be a scary place. You have to wear a swimsuit (ack!), get your hair wet and know the rules of the road—er, swim lanes. But don't let that stop you! Water provides an excellent workout, especially for people with joint issues or... Read more
Flaxseed has been a part of human and animal diets for thousands of years. Even in the days of Hippocrates, flaxseed was eaten for its health benefits. Recently, however, flaxseed has gained popularity among health-conscious Americans. Despite the hy... Read more
So I'm looking for something to put in a slow cooker Sunday early afternoon then have for dinner after I finish studying in the lab, and then have leftovers for the week. I have 5 chicken breasts that are on the smaller side (8-9oz) that I'd like to... Read more
Whether you have an in-ground pool, above ground pool or are thinking about joining the "Y", water aerobics are a terrific calorie burner. In addition to the calories you burn, you will be giving your joints & and back a favor because of the low impa... Read more
I switch up my workout routine EVERY time I work out. I swim 3 days a week, but each session is a different amount of laps and different ways of swimming (legs/arms only, breast stroke, back stroke, etc.) I also go to the gym 3 days a week. I do diff... Read more
This is a group for those anywhere in the world that either swims regularly, swims occasionally or would like to swim as part of their fitness routine. We embrace all swimmers of any level.... Read more
Back in my high school days I was a long distance competitive swimmer and participated on my school team, as well as the city team. During those four years of swimming I put in countless thousands of laps, hours upon hours of training, but never full... Read more
According to the National Stroke Association, a stroke or "brain attack" is the third leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability. Since up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable, knowing what you can do to r... Read more
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