• How To Keep Yourself Young and Healthy

    How To Keep Yourself Young and Healthy

    The aging process is for the greater part no mystery anymore. It consists for a great part of daily damages done on the macroscopic, tissue, cellular and genetic levels. These add up as the years are passing. These damages have specific causes like oxidating agents, sun beams, mechanical wear and tear, psychological stress, lack of

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  • Proven Ways To Lower Cholesterol In Our Body

    Proven Ways To Lower Cholesterol In Our Body

    There are, in fact, many ways of lowering cholesterol which can also lower the risks of stroke and heart attacks. The most effective and proven way is by maintaining a healthy diet. This has been done by most people who have experienced cholesterol level problems. Following a healthy diet is very effective in lowering cholesterol

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  • How to Swallow Large Tablets and Capsules

    How to Swallow Large Tablets and Capsules

    Have you ever been given medication to take by the doctor, or bought yourself some kind of health supplement, only to be dismayed upon opening it? Sometimes it seems as though the average tablet size is getting larger and larger and that manufacturers have no regard for how useable their products are. And don’t think

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  • Lowering Your Risk of Heart Disease

    Lowering Your Risk of Heart Disease

    Heart disease is the number one killer in the US and UK. ‘Heart disease’ is an umbrella term, meaning that it encompasses a huge range of different heart conditions, all caused by many different factors, but also ones which can be easily cut out to improve health. Here is your lifestyle cheat sheet on how

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  • Home Remedies for Spring Allergies

    Home Remedies for Spring Allergies

    The spring is undoubtedly a happy time of year and most of us consider it as the light at the end of the tunnel – in this case winter being represented by the tunnel. This is the time when the sun comes back out and the plants and flowers start growing again and the birds

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  • Heart Health: Conversation starters

    Heart Health: Conversation starters

    It can be hard to talk to a family member or friend about making healthy lifestyle changes. Use these tips to start a conversation about heart-healthy changes like quitting smoking or getting more physical activity. Begin by saying that you care. You can say: “I want you to live a long and healthy life.” “I

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  • Stay Active As You Get Older

    Stay Active As You Get Older

    Physical activity is good for people of all ages. Staying active can help: Lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer Improve your strength and balance so you can prevent injuries and stay independent Reduce symptoms of depression Improve your ability to think, learn, and make decisions Before

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  • Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

    Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

    You can help reduce your risk of stroke by making healthy lifestyle changes. These are the most important steps you can take to lower your risk of stroke: Keep your blood pressure in the normal range. If you smoke, quit. Keep your blood sugar (glucose) in the normal range. If you have heart disease, treat

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  • Take Steps to Prevent Skin Cancer

    Take Steps to Prevent Skin Cancer

    The best way to prevent skin cancer is to protect your skin from the sun and other sources of ultraviolet (UV) rays. To protect your skin: Stay in the shade as much as possible between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher. Cover up with long sleeves, long pants or

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  • Low Sodium Foods

    Low Sodium Foods

    Most people eat much more sodium (salt) than they need. This can lead to health problems like high blood pressure. To lower the amount of sodium in your diet, follow these tips when you go food shopping: Choose fresh instead of processed foods when you can. Use the Nutrition Facts label to check the amount

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  • Manage Stress

    Not all stress is bad. But chronic (ongoing) stress can lead to health problems. Preventing and managing chronic stress can help lower your risk for serious conditions like heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, and depression. You can prevent or reduce stress by: Planning ahead Deciding which tasks need to be done first Preparing for stressful

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  • Help Your Child Stay at a Healthy Weight

    Help Your Child Stay at a Healthy Weight

    Help your child – and your whole family – eat healthy and stay physically active. The healthy habits your child learns now can last a lifetime. What can I do to help my child stay at a healthy weight? Help your child stay at a healthy weight by balancing what your child eats with physical

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