September 23, 2014
Source: Journal of the American Medical AssociationMore than 40 million people in the United States run regularly. Although there are many health benefits from running regularly, there is also a risk of injury. Injuries from running usually involve the muscles, tendons, joints, and bones of the legs. Most are due to repetitive activity rather than […]
September 18, 2014
The Top 17 Foods for Heart Health
Source: Cleveland ClinicYou may be eating a balanced diet, but some foods have more heart-healthy nutrients than others. Dietitians from the Heart & Vascular Institute’s Preventive Cardiology Nutrition Program list the best foods to power your heart into healthy old age…View Full Article
September 16, 2014
How tough is your workout?
Source: Harvard UniversityHow can you judge the pace of your workout? The easiest way to see how hard you’re working is to describe your effort using broad categories, such as light, moderate, or vigorous called “perceived exertion,” it’s a good way to help you exercise safely. As you improve your fitness, you’ll find your perception […]
September 11, 2014
Are You Eating Enough ‘Powerhouse’ Vegetables?
Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of HealthWatercress, Chinese cabbage, chard and beet greens are among the most nutrient-dense “powerhouse” vegetables, packing a huge dose of vitamins and minerals into every calorie, a new study reports.At the same time, don’t expect to receive huge amounts of nutrition from raspberries, tangerines, garlic or onions, […]
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