It’s hard to say enough about the benefits of walking for weight loss and general health, both physical and mental. It definitely belongs on your to-do list as often as possible. That’s why you’ll find an extensive collection of inf... Read more
If you're concerned about heart health, then you probably take steps to reduce your cholesterol and keep your blood pressure in check. But there's another important measure you should be aware of: your triglycerides. People with high triglyce... Read more
I am not a morning person.
This confession will come as no surprise to my friends and family, most of whom have spent many glorious years making merry over my tendency to nod off over breakfast, my need for copious amounts of c... Read more
Upper body (arm) ergometers aren't a gym staple, but they're becoming more readily available in physical therapy offices, hospitals, universities and modern gyms. Targeted to meet the fitness needs of individuals who cannot use their legs for... Read more
Ginger, pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, chocolate, peppermint. The flavors of the holidays are comforting and the perfect end to a wonderful meal. These recipes include nutrition-packed ingredients that turn holiday favorites into healthier treats the whol... Read more
If your heart rate is elevated significantly above resting, I'd say fine. I don't track housework because I exercise deliberately (running/weights) on a regular basis and it's not enough to get my heart rate up.... Read more
Just joined! Last 2 Dr appointments showed elevated blood pressure. Severely over weight with arthritis and nerve entrapment in feet. So it's hard to stay motivated after standing for 10 hours a day. Super excited though!... Read more
There's a lot of good research on the benefits of creatine. However, I am experiencing at least one side-effect, and possibly one more. Interested in knowing if our experts have heard anything about either:
1) Creatine upsets my stomach. It can... Read more
I've recently been told my calcium is to high. My diabetes team nurse practitioner said they will be referring me to a dr. to deal with it. Her office is closed for the week. I am curious: is there anything I can do to lower it myself and what kind o... Read more
After a year long absence I am getting back to the gym. The Kansas winter with ice and snow has finally got to me and my walks have been interrupted to often. Also I can't get the intensity I need by walking without hurting my feet and joints and bac... Read more
Every flight of steps I encounter I jog up them. I find that I can do this now, and I didn't used to be able to! My home office is in the basement, and the only bathroom in my house is on the second floor, so by the time I get up there, my heartrate... Read more
Performance enhancing supplements have become big business. Many drinks, powders and bars promise a competitive edge through increased strength, development of an ultra lean body or increased recovery responses so you can work out harder and more eff... Read more
This meal tastes of springtime, and it's light enough that it fits into a heart-healthy diet. You won't believe that it clocks in under 300 calories. This meal was designed to have reduced fat and sodium, with moderate calories, but I didn't skimp on... Read more
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