How To Monitor Your Own Blood Pressure
Your blood pressure (BP) may be too high and you might not even know it. It's estimated that one-third of the 50 million Americans who have high blood pressure (hypertension) don't even know it.
So you’re ready to exercise…
Why Should I Exercise?
But I’m happy the way I am. I feel pretty good already. I have good genes. I don’t know where to start. I don’t have time. I don’t like to sweat. OK, I admit, I’m lazy.
Avoiding Exercise Dropout
Fifty percent of people who begin an exercise program drop out within 6 months. Even dedicated exercisers have to overcome obstacles that could prevent them from staying with a program. The following tips from a sports psychologist are designed to help us start, and stay with, an exercise program.
Wound Care Basics
Although most minor injuries can be handled at home…you should seek prompt medical care if…
DON'T STOP USING SUNSCREEN
Despite new questions about the ability of sunscreens to prevent melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, people should use them on a regular basis, according to The Skin Cancer Foundation.
SPF, UVB and UVA Protection Explained
Recent research shows that people who buy sunscreens aren't sure exactly what protection they offer, and are cloudy about the technical terms on their labels.
It's Settled: Heliotherapy (“Sun Therapy”) Is a Health Risk
The recent settlement of a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) case against a manufacturer of tanning products will help protect consumers. The settlement specifies that certain health claims for tanning products are prohibited, and that the product labels must include warnings about tanning.
Whether you spend five minutes or five hours using your mouse or trackball, these suggestions can help you stay comfortable and productive.
Reduce Your Cancer Risk
Many cancers are related to unhealthy lifestyles. The best cure for cancer lies in preventing it's occurrence through the adoption of a balanced approach to nutrition, weight control, and freedom from nicotine or alcohol abuse.e
Colon Cancer: Facts, Prevention, and Screening
Colon cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women who don't smoke, surpassed only by breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men.
When A Smoker Quits
Within 20 minutes of smoking that last cigarette, the body begins a series of changes that continue for years. All benefits are lost by smoking just one cigarette a day, according to the American Cancer Society.
Is Your Health “Up in Smoke”?
Most of us are aware of the more notorious dangers of tobacco use such as lung cancer, chronic lung disease and heart disease. (Not to mention premature aging.). But tobacco is a far bigger villain than most of us realize and accounts for the death of more than 434,000 persons each year. Thus, tobacco use is a factor in almost one out of every five premature deaths in this country.Bn
Treat Yourself to Back Pain Relief
When Americans see a doctor, their problem is most often a cold. But running a close second is acute low-back pain, for which the national medical bill is $24 billion annually. A large part of this bill is for…
Golf produces fewer injuries than many other sports, but golfers are still prone to low back pain,wrist and elbow problems, and rotator cuff ….