You're miserable: achy, feverish, and exhausted. Your head is pounding, and you're nauseated. All the tell-tale signs are there; it's the flu. Before you stock up on ginger ale and jump into bed for the week, you might consider phoning a... 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
You've bundled up in your cold-weather gear and mustered the determination to head outside for an invigorating winter run. You feel great at first, but a few minutes into your route, you need to stop to catch your breath. After a few sto... Read more
Let’s face it: No one has time for a cold. In addition to making us feel miserable, colds destroy our schedules. Work, family, errands—they all have to wait while we get better. Or even worse, we have to carry on despite our achy muscles,... Read more
Eat chicken soup. Bump up your vitamin C intake. Don’t step outside with wet hair. Each year as cold and flu season approaches, you probably hear these common tricks for avoiding illness. However, not all of the prevailing wisdom about viral in... Read more
Any of you females have an exercise you do when it's your time of the month? My cramps have been bothering me and I just dont have energy to do it. Ah frustrated... Any suggestions? Or what do you do?... Read more
I've found exercising in the evening actually helps me a lot. Most of my gym classes are around 7pm and even though they temporarily perk me up I'm feeling tired and ready to switch off around 10-11pm. I've never had decent sleep so this is great lol... Read more
After diagnosed with exercise enduced angiodema (anyone else dealing with this? really stinks!) I've gained. Then after losing dad, I just ate chocolate and sweets. Starting day one tomorrow. Time to take care of me! #stresseating #newtospark... Read more
I have my exercise routine down, and religiously make sure I get my sweat on. I have changed my eating habits and eat much healthier and feel better because of it. My issue is will power. I really want to achieve my goals, but have a hard time wit... Read more
It's usually safe to do it as long as you listen to your body. You'll need to watch out for certain risky situations.Physical activity increases your heart rate, but so can some cold medicines. So a combo of exercise and decongestants can cause your... Read more
Great question! When you are sick, you need to pay careful attention to what your body is telling you. If the cold is primarily in your head, it's okay to exercise, just at a lower intensity (provided you feel okay and have enough energy). Once y... Read more
As cold and flu season quickly approaches (or has already arrived if you live in my house), questions arise about exercise and illness. Is it okay to exercise if I have a cold? How soon after an illness can I return to regular activity? A lot of us a... Read more
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