Why Exercise?

Why exercise? Exercise is powerful medicine. Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise prevents health problems, builds strength, boosts energy, and can help you reduce stress. It can also help you maintain a healthy body weight and curb your appetite.   Path to improved health Adding exercise to your routine can positively[…]

Does Being Obese or Overweight Affect Your Mental Health?

Obesity is a common and serious condition that affects around 42% of adults in the United States. Obesity can increase your risk of physical health conditions, such as:   Type 2 diabetes Heart attack Stroke Certain cancers It can also put you at greater risk of severe complications if you develop COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.[…]

Healthiest Salty Snacks

Nuts Walnuts. Pecans. Almonds. Whatever kind you prefer, a small handful makes a great snack. They’re full of healthy fats, fiber, and protein. They also have minerals like magnesium. Skip the kinds that are dry-roasted or flavored — they’re higher in sodium.  Instead, add your own dash of flavor with cayenne pepper or cinnamon. Edamame These[…]

Vitamin D Deficiency

Getting enough, but not too much, vitamin D is needed to keep your body functioning well. Vitamin D helps with strong bones and may help prevent some cancers. Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency can include muscle weakness, pain, fatigue and depression. To get enough D, look to certain foods, supplements, and carefully planned sunlight. What[…]

Surprising Causes of High Cholesterol

Stress Chronic stress causes a number of health problems, including high cholesterol. Research shows that it raises your risk for high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and lowers levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol. That’s because stress hormones, such as cortisol and adrenaline, trigger changes that may lead to higher blood sugar and inflammation. Over time, this may[…]