Diets. Diets. Diets. Why do you have to diet when all you want to do is lose a little weight? Isn’t there another way to lose weight? While you can’t buy a magic weight-loss pill, you can make a few lifestyle and dietary changes that may heat up your metabolism. Here are 8 tips for supercharging your metabolism: Build brawn.
Degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis) usually produces symptoms of pain and stiffness in your joints. Rheumatoid arthritis and gout are among the more than 100 types of arthritis, which is sometimes referred to as joint inflammation, joint pain, or joint disease. Arthritis often affects the joints in your wrists, knees, hips, or fingers. It can also involve your connective tissues and organs.
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably come to the conclusion at some point how important your eye health is. Seeing your health-care practitioner regularly will help you detect potential eye problems early, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism. Here are some common eye problems: Watery eyes: Your eyes attempt to wash out specks, such as dirt or dust. Once
It’s DVT for short: deep vein thrombosis. DVT refers to the formation of a blood clot in your veins, often deep within one of your legs. Each year, as many as 900,000 people in the United States may be affected by the condition. If you have DVT, your chance of getting it again in the next 10 years is about
“But the beauty is in the walking—we are betrayed by destinations.” Gwyn Thomas, an ailing Welsh writer, may not have himself walked that much in his lifetime, but you get the idea. Scholars, for centuries, have raved about walking’s benefits: physical, intellectual, and even philosophical. Some health care experts even assert that walking is superior to running; you avoid
Doctors call those annoying irritants—pollens, mold, animal dander, certain foods—“allergens.” Allergens, which by themselves are usually harmless, cause allergies; more than one in five Americans suffer from them. Allergies occur when you encounter “triggers,” which may involve inhaling, swallowing, or making skin contact with allergens. Your body produces IgE, a protein to counteract the allergic reaction. The protein grabs the
You hear the rumors: You must stretch; never stretch; hold stretches; don’t bounce; do bounce; twist yourself into a pretzel. So, what’s the scoop on stretching? First off, the traditional view: You have to hold your stretch to get the benefit. Don’t bounce. You’ll pull something. If you don’t stretch before a workout, you’re going to hurt yourself. Not quite.
It’s the chronic coughing, the chest pain, the burning. You wish you could avoid the onset of these symptoms—without medications. You can by identifying the triggers that inevitably lead to the pain and discomfort. Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid flows the wrong way. If it doesn’t improve, it can become gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD). It causes chest
Jackie Gleason may have made the phrase “How sweet it is” famous, but medical authorities are saying not so fast, especially in the form of added sugar. America’s attraction to sweets may not be so healthy. Too high an intake of sugar may lead to a variety of ailments, such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Recognizing the dietary dangers,
“The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson The health of our eyes should be one of our highest priorities. After all, without good vision, you wouldn’t be reading this, right? Protecting your eyes and watching for telltale signs of potential health problems doesn’t always top our list of health concerns—until it’s too late. Eye problems