Here’s one opponent you can beat. Though heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S, you hold the keys to prevention in your hands. They include quitting smoking, lowering cholesterol, controlling high blood pressure, maintaining a healthy weight, and exercising.
Sudoku can be a puzzle -- and so can living with heart disease. Though it isn't simple, millions of people do it every day. If you’re coping with heart disease, just about nothing is more important than eating heart-friendly foods. Not sure where to start? Ask your doctor for help, get online, or talk to a friend. Whatever you do, start today!
After Menopause: Tips to Help You Prevent Arthritis
Joints a little achy now that you’re older? Research shows that relief and improved flexibility may be a tai chi movement away.
Is exercise the last thing you want to do when arthritis pain flares? Keep moving anyway, it’s a proven pain reliever and strength booster.
Getting older and getting heavier are key risk factors for arthritis. You can’t stop time, but you can take steps today to control your weight.
Arthritis pain bugging you? Get in the swim! A splash in the pool is easy on joints and can help you feel better.
Starting an exercise plan to help relieve arthritis pain? Great! Discuss safe exercise options with your doctor before you jump in.
Omega 3 fatty acids in fish, fish oil, flax seed and walnuts may help with joint pain from arthritis.
Like a game you play in pairs, sometimes it’s good to know you’re not alone. And if you have arthritis, you’re not. As a matter of fact, as many as 70 million Americans -- or about one in three -- have some form of arthritis or joint pain. So don’t suffer in silence; relief is available. Talk to your doctor today.
Here’s a puzzle that’s as easy as 1-2-3-4: To do your part to prevent arthritis, first start by maintaining a healthy weight to reduce joint strain. Then, exercise to keep muscles and joints strong. You’ve also got to eat a well-balanced diet to feed those bones and muscles. And, finally, protect muscles and joints with proper lifting techniques and posture.