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    • NOVEMBER 7, 2019
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    How to get rid of muscle cramps in your legs

    The muscles in your legs are made up of bundles of fibers that alternately contract and expand to produce movement. A cramp is a sudden, involuntary contraction (tightening) of one of these muscles, typically in your calf. Cramps can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. They can be mild, or intense enough

    • OCTOBER 23, 2019
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    Losing steam? Avoid these energy zappers

    What may seem like harmless lifestyle habits may really be robbing you of your get-up-and-go. Let’s face it: we all get more fatigued as we get older. It’s part of the aging process: we lose mitochondria (energy-producing engines in the cells) and we produce less adenosine triphosphate (ATP) — the molecule that delivers energy to

    • SEPTEMBER 24, 2019
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    People don’t recognize heart attacks when symptoms come on slowly

    When heart attack symptoms start gradually and don’t follow exertion, patients are much slower to get to an emergency room and risk missing a critical window for preserving heart function, researchers say. Among 474 U.S. patients who arrived in emergency departments with dangerous reductions in blood flow to the heart, those whose symptoms had come

    • SEPTEMBER 3, 2019
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    When bread isn’t what it says (and shares an ingredient with your yoga mat!)

    Whole wheat. Sprouted wheat. Gluten-free. And that’s just the beginning. Are you confused about bread these days? I know I was. Until I did a little research. Turns out, it’s not really all that confusing. You just have to know the facts. When you understand what some of the words you see on bread labels really mean,

    • AUGUST 1, 2019
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    5 Metabolism Boosting Foods

    Are you sick to death of the word diet because it signifies counting calories, watching carbs and brings to mind complicated eating programs that turn mealtimes into a hassle? I want to talk about a different diet today… one that’s all about eating instead of a list of don’ts you get from your doctor. Today

    • JULY 20, 2019
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    3 tips to prevent neck pain

    Without knowing it, you may be encouraging neck pain by the way you perform everyday activities. How you carry yourself can invite neck pain or help keep it at bay. In general, try to keep your head balanced directly over your spine, so it is not leaning forward or cocked to one side. That’s because

    • JULY 13, 2019
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    Showering daily — is it necessary?

    Do you shower or bathe daily? If you do, you’re not alone. Approximately two-thirds of Americans shower daily. In Australia it’s over 80%. But in China, about half of people report bathing only twice a week. In the US, the daily shower tends to start around puberty and becomes lifelong. But have you ever stopped

    • JULY 1, 2019
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    Hypothyroidism symptoms and signs in an older person

    Hypothyroidism symptoms and signs in an older person. Some people over age 60 have few, if any, classic hypothyroidism symptoms, while others experience the same symptoms younger people do. Still others have hypothyroidism symptoms that are not typical at all, making the diagnosis even more difficult. Any of the following signs and symptoms can indicate

    • JUNE 21, 2019
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    Top 4 reasons why you’re not sleeping through the night

    The world looks sunny after a great night’s rest. But it’s a different story when sleep is frequently interrupted. A lack of Zs makes it harder to think and easier to become irritated and anxious. In the long term, inadequate sleep increases your risk for obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and even premature

    • JUNE 14, 2019
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    Bleeding after menopause: Get it checked out

    Bleeding after menopause can be disconcerting, but the good news is, more than 90% of the time it’s not caused by a serious condition, according to a studyin JAMA Internal Medicine. That said, the study also reinforces the idea that postmenopausal bleeding should always be checked out by your doctor to rule out endometrial cancer, a cancer of