• Heart Disease Prevention

    Heart Disease Prevention

    When it comes to preventing cardiovascular disease, fitness is a powerful weapon. That’s because a sedentary lifestyle is one of the risk factors for heart disease. According to Marla Mendelson, MD, cardiologist and medical director of the Program for Women’s Cardiovascular Health at Northwestern’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute in Chicago, Illinois, every woman should make fitness a

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  • Meal planning

    Meal planning

    Meal planning for a family, a challenge on its own, can be more so now with seclusion at home, more people to feed with different tastes, and more food stores with limited groceries and shopping times. There’s also the uncertainly of bare shelves, with normal staples of a nutritious diet unavailable, at least temporarily. It’s

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  • Home-cooked meals with less salt

    Home-cooked meals with less salt

    With more people staying at home these days, there’s more opportunity to prepare homemade meals. Although home-cooked meals tend to be much lower in salt than what you’d get from a restaurant, you still need to be careful, says Liz Moore, a dietitian at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Why worry about salt?

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  • Think running is not for you? Try this

    Think running is not for you? Try this

    Research suggests that you don’t have to run far, fast, or even that often to reap the rewards from running. For instance, a meta-analysis published online Nov. 4, 2019, by the British Journal of Sports Medicine looked at 14 studies involving more than 232,000 people, and found that running only once a week for less

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  • How teenagers can protect their mental health during coronavirus (COVID-19)

    How teenagers can protect their mental health during coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Being a teenager is difficult no matter what, and the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is making it even harder. With school closures and cancelled events, many teens are missing out on some of the biggest moments of their young lives — as well as everyday moments like chatting with friends and participating in class. For teenagers

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  • Apps to keep us connected in a time of social distancing

    Apps to keep us connected in a time of social distancing

    If you’re wondering how to stay in touch during this time of social distancing, take heart: thanks to technology, chatting with and even seeing others has never been easier — and frankly, it’s never been more important. “Isolation cuts against our natural impulses that have evolved to make us fitter, healthier, and safer. That is

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  • Strategies to promote better sleep in these uncertain times

    Strategies to promote better sleep in these uncertain times

    These are unprecedented times. Given the real and tangible threat of the coronavirus pandemic on personal, community, and societal levels, it is normal to experience anxiety and sleep problems. Sleep is a reversible state marked by a loss of consciousness to our surroundings, and as members of the animal kingdom, our brains have evolved to

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  • Healthy Habits To Teach Your Children

    Healthy Habits To Teach Your Children

    At a time when kids are maturing emotionally and physically, it’s important to set up good nutrition habits for the future. Help your child – and your whole family – eat healthy and stay physically active. The healthy habits your child learns now can last a lifetime. What can I do to help my child

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  • Keep Active As You Get Older

    Keep Active As You Get Older

    You can take steps to stay healthy and independent as you get older.  Physical activity is good for people of all ages. Staying active can help: Lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer Improve your strength and balance so you can prevent injuries and stay independent Reduce

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  • Tips To Lower Cholesterol

    Tips To Lower Cholesterol

    Want to give your cholesterol an extra nudge in the right direction? While your genes determine how much cholesterol your body produces naturally, diet also plays a role. There are, in fact, many ways of lowering cholesterol which can also lower the risks of stroke and heart attacks. The most effective and proven way is

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  • Low sodium foods

    Low sodium foods

    Sodium is found naturally in foods, but a lot of it is added during processing and preparation. Many foods that do not taste salty may still be high in sodium. Large amounts of sodium can be hidden in canned, processed and convenience foods. To lower the amount of sodium in your diet, follow these tips

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  • Boost your workout

    Boost your workout

    Just because it’s too cold for your normal three-mile outdoor run doesn’t mean the treadmill has to be a monotonous exercise in staring at a blank wall. Check out these tips below to add some boost to your treadmill workout! ___ SPEED TRAINING Sprinting can be one of the best exercises for building muscle and

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