Walking is one of the easiest exercise programs you can do. All you need is comfortable clothes, a good pair of walking shoes and the desire to live well. You can begin a walking program by Keep Reading
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than one-third of U.S. adults are now considered to be obese. That is 34.9% of the population, or 78.6 million Americans. 47.8% of non-Hispanic Blacks are obese, and 42.5% of Hispanics. 32.6% of non-Hispanic Whites are obese. And, 17% of American children age 2 to 19 are obese.
People who maintain a normal body weight Keep Reading
According to the American Heart Association, high blood pressure increases your risk of heart attack and congestive heart failure. The following summarizes 10 things you can do in your daily life to help control your blood pressure. Keep Reading
What we eat does have an enormous impact on our health. Fat, cholesterol and salt are all linked to heart disease and stroke and we can moderate their impact by making healthy food choices. A good basic approach Keep Reading
Cholesterol is a type of fat that occurs naturally in the body. It has both good and bad effects on the body. Your body uses cholesterol to make hormones and to build and maintain nerve cells. Cholesterol also produces vitamin D and acids that help to digest fat. However, when Keep Reading
Many of us link smoking to cancer. However, for most smokers it is heart and blood vessel disease, not cancer, that is their cause of death. Smoking accounts for nearly 440,000 deaths in the United States each year. Approximately 40,000 more people die from exposure to second-hand smoke. Smoking is the number one preventable cause of disease and death in the United States.
Smoking damages the lining of the arteries and causes Keep Reading
Salt or sodium has many important functions in the body and our bodies cannot produce it. Sodium controls water balance in cells and sends nerve impulses throughout the body. It controls blood volume and is used by muscles (including the heart) to contract and Keep Reading
Only 44% of American adults get some exercise. But it is not regular or intense enough to help their hearts and overall health. Another 28% of Americans aren’t active at all. Exercise needs to Keep Reading
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