Aerobic exercise helps to reduce blood pressure as well as some blood pressure medications, but how does it do it? The secret lies in a gas produced by cells lining the inner aspect of blood vessels during exercise. Find out more about this gas and how it keeps your heart healthy.
Learn about the health benefits of eating right and working out.
Are you getting too much sodium in your diet? If you’re like most people, you probably are. Some people are actually more sensitive to the effects of salt than others and are at greater risk of developing blood pressure problems if they get too much. Find out who’s more likely to be salt sensitive, and discover five simple ways to reduce sodium in your diet.
Do you struggle with health issues that seem to persist no matter what remedies you try? You may have even forced yourself to accept that there is no solution to your problem with weight gain, depression, achy joints, or acid reflux.
The pressure to train hard and stay thin is strong in some sports. That’s why women are at higher risk for female triad syndrome. This article discusses what female triad syndrome is, what causes and the importance of treatment.
BMI has been used as a measure of whether or not a person is overweight obese for 160 years. Now, researchers have found a measure they think is more accurate. Find out why measurement called body adiposity index could replace BMI – and how it’s measured.
Going gluten-free has its challenges. Gluten is a hidden ingredient in many packaged foods, even ones that you wouldn’t suspect. This article discusses the importance of reading labels when you’re trying to avoid gluten and what you should look for.
Maybe you’ve never heard of lectins, but they are contained in every kind of food you eat. The impact lectins have on human health is massive, yet most people have no idea that they even exist.
If you have a stress fracture and want to maintain your muscular and cardiovascular endurance levels, it is important to not cease exercising altogether. A stress fracture can be a great excuse to dust off the bicycle in your garage, visit the pool or hit the gym’s cardio room or perhaps try a zero impact indoor cycle workout like Cycle Max or some of my workouts from the Low Impact Series. Always check with your doctor about which type of exercise activity would be appropriate for your type of injury.
Need a natural way to jumpstart your brain? Try starting the morning with a plate of eggs. A new study shows that choline-rich foods like eggs improve memory and cognitive function while helping to ward off age-related memory loss.