Health & Wellness

 

 

What’s This Cough and Wheeze?

If you experience breathing issues during exercise, it may not be because you’re out of shape. You may be suffering from exercise-induced asthma. Exercise-induced asthma is a condition where the airways constrict and produce excess mucus, making it hard to breathe and cause coughing and other symptoms. It is triggered by physical exertion. Symptoms include: […]

 

Gym-less Fitness

Sure, you want to get in better shape, but for one reason or another, you want to steer clear of the gym. It’s understandable. Gyms can be noisy, crowded, and smelly. Not to mention costly. Worry not! You can give yourself a terrific workout without having to set foot in a gym. How? Here are […]

 

Be Good to your Heart

Heart disease is currently the leading cause of death in America for both men and women. That’s right. Not cancer. Not automobile collisions. Not crazy, gun-toting rednecks. Heart disease. Studies say it kills in the neighborhood of 600,000 people a year. And the truly sad thing is that it’s preventable to a certain degree. Heart […]

 

Ironclad Facts

Iron is a mineral that is essential for the body to function. It helps form hemoglobin and transport oxygen through the blood stream. If you get too little iron in your diet, your tissues will not receive enough oxygen. Iron also helps with immunity and liver function. An iron deficiency can lead to a drop […]

 

On Childhood Obesity

Studies suggest that 1 in 3 children and teenagers is either overweight or obesity. Obese kids are at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and early death later on in life. On top of that, many obese kids suffer through low self-esteem, depression, and negative body image. Many factors contribute to the increased rates of obese […]

 

Heart Attack, Stroke, and Aneurysm

Heart attack and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Both conditions arise from the same causes: a sedentary lifestyle, poor dietary choices, and other factors like smoking and stress. While they may be rooted in the same conditions, heart attack and stroke very different events. Heart Attack A heart […]

 

Weight Loss Surgery Overview

Weight loss surgery is becoming increasingly prevalent as a way for people to drop undesired body mass. While most methods of weight loss surgery are relatively safe and effective, surgery still isn’t for everyone. It’s recommended that you seek surgery as an option only if you are morbidly obese (with a body mass index of […]

 

Why Are We So Fat?

Americans are true heavyweights, and no, that’s not a good thing. Studies suggest somewhere in the neighborhood of 35% of American adults are overweight or obese. Estimates place childhood obesity levels around 15%. Weight-related issues result in health costs of nearly $147 billion per year. And it’s only getting worse. How did things get this […]