(CARLSBAD, CA) – Diabetes. It’s the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. It’s the main cause of kidney failure, limb amputations, adult onset blindness, and a major cause of heart disease and stroke. You know it’s serious. But, do you know how many people it affects and how you can take immediate steps to fight it?
(CARLSBAD, CA.) Since 1963, the President of the United States has proclaimed February “American Heart Month.” Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association's nationwide movement that celebrates the energy, passion, and power women have to band together and wipe out heart disease. Thanks to the participation of millions of people across the U.S., the color red and the red dress have become linked with the ability all women have to improve their heart health and live stronger, longer lives. Don’t be surprised if you see people wearing red on Friday, February 4 – it is National Wear Red Day!
When you finish a great workout and reach for something to refresh yourself, it’s important to know that the bottleholding your beverage of choice is safe. Studies have indicated that drinking out of certain types of plastic beverage bottles containing BPA (bisphenol A) are less safe than available alternatives.
Have you ever noticed that when you are flexible with your plans, life feels easier? Our bodies are like that, too. When we have physical flexibility, we move fluidly and easily in everything we do.
Summer allergies can drive us crazy while pollen from grass, weeds and trees fly through the air. These tiny spores can challenge our immune systems, causing our bodies to release histamines that trigger itchy eyes, runny noses and lots of sneezing.
Just like any other muscle in your body, your heart becomes stronger with use. The more you exercise within your target heart rate, the more easily your heart will pump blood, helping you stay healthy for life.
We often joke that drinking a diet soda cancels out our French fries. But are diet drinks really the best choice for us? As with most things in life, health professionals remind us that moderation is key.
Our bodies rely on good circulation to distribute oxygen and blood through our systems in order to keep us healthy and feeling lively. Circulation brings blood to our muscles, color to our skin, focus to our brains, and removes toxins and lactic acid. In short, having good circulation fills us with vitality.
When President Obama declared September Childhood Obesity Awareness Month last year, he stated that nearly one in every three children in America is overweight or obese.
How do you feel on Sunday night after working all weekend in your yard, or doing a marathon of home repair or house cleaning? Like you’d rather not move for hours, right?