• Fitness and Exercise

    Make fitness a family affair this school year

    9/2/2015

    Physical fitness is important to the health of every member of the family. Regular and consistent exercise has been proven to help maintain healthy weight, improve heart health, lower risk for many diseases, including diabetes and high blood pressure, and reduce stress.

  • Healthy Eating

    Key ingredients: Quinoa

    9/4/2015

    Quinoa is becoming ever more popular in the food world, sprouting up on grocery shelves and in restaurant dishes. Still, many of us don't know what it is or why it's considered a beneficial part of a healthy, balanced diet. So what exactly is this new superfood (which, in fact, isn't new at all) and what are its nutritional benefits?

  • Cancer Care

    The mental health challenges of being a cancer survivor

    9/8/2015

    As a cancer survivor, you have the power to conquer your fears. It is important to remember that you are not alone on this journey and to discuss your fears with a doctor or counselor, close friend or family member. Our recent blog post explains how to ease yourself back in the stream of life.

  • Women's Health

    How often should a woman see her OB/GYN?

    9/9/2015

    As a woman, you may have a lot of questions for—and about—your obstetrician gynecologist (OB/GYN). For starters, how often should you see your OB/GYN? What kinds of tests should you have done when you do? What does your OB/GYN determine during those tests? We're here to answer all of those questions and more.

  • Healthy Eating

    Key ingredients: Seaweed

    9/11/2015

    Seaweed is regularly on the menu in many Asian countries, but in the West, it’s a superfood most people overlook. If you don’t eat sushi, it’s likely that you’ve never encountered seaweed on your plate before.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    Choosing the right running shoe

    9/14/2015

    Congratulations—you've decided to become more active by incorporating running into your exercise regimen. But before your feet hit the ground, there are a few things you need to consider first. When it comes to athletic shoes, it's not necessarily a good idea to just run with what you've got.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    Can fitness trackers replace a personal trainer?

    9/16/2015

    Getting fit can be expensive and time-consuming, especially for those who choose to work with a personal trainer. While trainers can provide plenty of motivation and ensure a safe and effective workout for their clients, the fact remains that they’re out of reach for many Americans.

  • Healthy Eating

    Key ingredients: Kale

    9/18/2015

    The leafy green vegetable kale has become increasingly popular due to its “superfood” status—meaning it’s absolutely packed with healthy nutrients. In fact, kale is one of the most nutrient-dense foods out there, so it’s no wonder that the benefits of eating kale regularly are numerous.

  • Cancer Care

    Maintaining proper nutrition during cancer treatment

    9/21/2015

    For patients undergoing cancer treatment, a healthy, nutritious diet is crucial. Cancer and cancer treatments heavily affect your body’s relationship to food and how it absorbs nutrients. They can also affect the way you eat and your desire to eat, which is why a conscientious approach to eating is best

  • Heart and Vascular

    Understanding your blood pressure readings

    9/23/2015

    They're numbers you may be familiar with—your physician checks them at most appointments, and if they're too high, you may be on medication to control them. But what do your blood pressure numbers really mean? We'll show you how to understand your numbers, the factors that influence them and how you can keep them within a healthy range.

  • Wellness Awareness

    How caretakers can avoid burnout

    9/25/2015

    As a caretaker, you put other people's needs before your own on a daily basis. On the whole, sacrificing your time to care for a loved one is a rewarding experience, and often worth the stress and inconvenience it incurs. But in order to be good caretaker, you need to remember to care for yourself, as well.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    Choosing the right fitness tracker

    9/28/2015

    Lately, it seems as though you can't step into any sporting goods store without seeing multiple displays full of fitness trackers. These sleek, wearable gadgets are designed to log your fitness activity, monitor your heart rate and even keep track of your sleeping habits.

  • Heart and Vascular

    Best foods for a healthy heart

    9/30/2015

    You know you should eat certain foods to maintain a healthy weight, but did you know that eating the right foods can also help reduce your risk for heart disease?

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