Americans are living longer lives, but we are living out these longer lives with chronic illnesses in large part due to our lifestyle choices, including eating unhealthy diets, failing to exercise, smoking, and using alcohol and drugs.
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Daily car commuters gained the most weight, while those who drove only occasionally or never drove gained smaller amounts.
Daily drivers, even if they engaged in weekly exercise, gained on average 3 pounds more than non-car commuters.
Americans now buy and consume food away from home an average of four times a week which can mean an extra eight pounds a year. The more we eat away from home, the more those pounds add up.
Monday is a day to make a new start (or get back on track). Each week, the Monday Campaigns, a public health promotion initiative, provides tips on how you can use your Mondays to get fit and stay healthy.
This week, LocalHealthGuide begins a series called the Healthy Monday Tips, produced by a national health promotion initiative called the Monday Campaigns.
Less than one quarter of U.S. adults report walking or bicycling for transportation for more than 10 minutes continuously in a typical week — one of the lowest rates in the world.
It can be tempting to ditch your workouts while you’re away on a summer trip; but it’s easy to maintain your health while on the road, says Valley Medical Center Fitness Instructor Katie Shimer.
To help you stay fit try these quick and simple exercise tips on your next trip
Older adults who regularly engage in vigorous physical activity are less likely to have dementia later than those who don’t.
Health status, such as the presence of diabetes or heart disease, of people with dementia did not differ significantly from people without dementia.
Many people with asthma avoid exercise because they’re afraid it could trigger symptoms or even a full-blown asthma attack. But a new study finds that not only is it safe for people with asthma to exercise, but doing so could reduce their risk of asthma symptoms and attacks.
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Some clinicians say universal screening is an important tool to help identify children who are genetically predisposed to high cholesterol and to pinpoint others who could benefit from treatment. Others express concerns that screening may do more harm than good.
Signs that read, “Burn Calories, Not Electricity” posted in lobbies of New York City buildings, motivated more people to take the stairs and continue to use them even months later.
Want to lose weight? Quit smoking? Get fit? It can be done, but you’re more likely to reach your goals if you take a slow, step-by-step approach, experts say.