The idea that alcohol may be good for your heart has been around for a while. While moderate drinking may offer health benefits, drinking more can cause a host of health problems. So should you turn to alcohol to protect your heart? Here's what y... Read more
Store shelves are drowning is books and magazines dedicated to the care and maintenance of your body. Your abs, your thighs – even your heart – get special attention. But what about your mind?
Why does it seem like the brain, y... Read more
Being overweight is a leading risk factor for high cholesterol. The good news is that regular physical activity will help with both weight loss and lowering cholesterol. Exercise can actually increase your HDL (good) levels while lowering your LDL (b... Read more
If you're reading this, your doctor has probably told you that your cholesterol levels are too high. Maybe she put you on a medication to help lower cholesterol, or simply told you to consume less cholesterol-containing foods. No matter what you... Read more
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
A lot of people work at desk jobs where they sit for most of 8 hours.
Then a lot of these folks commute for a half hour trip home.
Some might take a walk during some of their lunch break (maybe 20 min)
maybe even half hour walking their dog i... Read more
I changed jobs three months ago and it only just occurred to me that i should change my tracker.
I'm working 8 hours a day as a dog groomer which consists of bathing, drying and cutting dogs I'm on my feet all day with around a 15min break
... Read more
How do you access your activity level? I do 80-120 mins on the bike and other activities. The calorie difference from stationary to lightly active is 300 calories. How active should I figure I am?... Read more
I read that an Olive oil-rich diet prevents diabetes, as it reduces glucose levels, LDL cholesterol (bad) and triglyceride levels in blood. Anyone know anymore about this subject. Virgin Olive Oil has about 100 calories, I usually use that. Is regu... 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
As holiday time approaches, many of us will be planning our menus for the dinner table. Cranberries are a favorite in many families. Have you ever wondered whether cranberries are as nutritious as some say or if they are just part of the tradition? L... Read more
I must admit until I found my passion for running I looked at all types of exercise as a form of torture. I felt as though I was being punished due to my lack of discipline when it came to my eating. Exercise was like taking medicine—you know you mus... Read more
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