Thursday, September 4, 2014

Tea Trumps Coffee

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fitness Bands ... The New Pedometer and More

Cooper Aerobics articles, just out:

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Confirmation on Combining Diet and Exercise

Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY8:58 p.m. EDT April 21, 2013 People who tackle diet and exercise at the same time do better at making healthy changes. Study finds people make greater strides if they change diet and exercise habits at the same time This conflicts with current wisdom that it's better to make changes one at a time. Dietitian: When people become physically active, they want to eat better Folks who want to get in better shape and eat healthier are often encouraged to make one change at a time, but a new study finds that people are the most successful when they tackle their diet and exercise habits simultaneously.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Start a New Walking Program

Recent studies have shown an increase of inactive adults in the United States. This is a problem when you consider that physical inactivity doubles the risk of heart disease. But, it's a problem that can be fixed.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

How Nutrition Affects Your Health

Maintain a Healthy Weight One of the most important nutrition principles is to maintain a caloric balance in your body. You want to make sure that over time your caloric intake is balanced by your “caloric burn” or energy expenditure. This is the key to maintaining a healthy weight. Numerous medical studies reveal the dangers associated with an unhealthy body weight. As the U.S. experiences a rapid increase in obesity among adults and children, physicians are seeing increased numbers of patients with related illnesses including high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. Maintaining a healthy body weight should be a top health goal. Proper nutrition is a vital part of this process.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cardiovascular and Stroke and Mediterranean Diet

A new study was published recently that has been frequently reported on by various news agencies. Most of the news reports have focused on the improvement in rate of occurrence of cardiovascular disease experienced by persons 55 to 80 years old. In fact the study, available at furnished link, is entitled, "Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet." One news account made reference the prevention rate of stroke being more prevalent when the Mediterranean Diet included nuts. Table 3. Outcomes According to Study Group bears that claim out. The apparent protection against stroke seems to be as prevalent as protection against cardiovascular disease .... so a double endorsement of a Mediterranean Diet that includes nuts!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Fighting the Silent Killer

According to the American Heart Association, about one in three U.S. adults have high blood pressure or hypertension, but because there are no symptoms, nearly one-third of these people do not know they have it. In fact, many people have high blood pressure for years without knowing it.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Moving More Can Be Family Activity

Many just need to take the first step, making small changes such as walking more, giving up soda and eating more vegetables, Stoler says.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Why Aerobic Activity is Good for Heart Health

It has been long debated on whether running or walking is the best cardiovascular activity. While you may not be able to say that one is better than the other, the overall benefits of cardiovascular exercise are clear. Exercise can decrease your low-density lipoprotein (LDL cholesterol) and blood pressure, increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL cholesterol), improve mood, reduce your risk heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and can also impact your body’s weight management process.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Obesity Myths

CBC News Posted: Jan 30, 2013 5:13 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 30, 2013 6:33 PM ET Many widely held beliefs about weight loss don't stand up to scientific scrutiny, say doctors who want to set the public health record straight on myths like the calorie-burning benefits of sex or the value of eating breakfast. In Wednesday's online issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, U.S. doctors tackle seven obesity-related myths commonly found in the media and material from government agencies as well as six presumptions thought to be true despite a lack of convincing evidence.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fitness for Weight Loss

Are you looking to lose weight? You have likely set goals for yourself and have specific areas on your body that you would like to improve. However, one of the most common misconceptions when it comes to weight loss is that you can point to an area of your body and work to lose weight in an exact location on your body. But your body is not designed to respond that way. The good news is you can tone and strengthen a specific area. Professional Fitness Trainer at Cooper Fitness Center Dallas April Swales shares tips on how to enhance your fitness plans for healthy weight loss.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Dangers of Hidden Fat

What is Visceral Fat? Visceral fat is the deep fat surrounding your organs. You may also hear it referred to as intra-abdominal or belly fat. Although this type of fat may not be visible to the eye, the risk and dangers of it are clearly evident. This fat is not only found in people that are significantly overweight. Due to genetics, some people carry fat in the abdomen. Others who carry their weight in their hips, thighs and bottom have a decreased risk of experiencing medical problems. You may see people that are lean and assume that they are in good shape, but a significant amount of visceral fat can also be found in people with modest fat percentage.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Ray Kurzweil's 5 Top Reasons 2013 Will Be Better

Number 1 is greater life expectancy:

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Health Benefits of Dance

Daily Reflector article, published on December 27, 2012, addressing benefits of dance. Line dancing is one form of dance that yields the benefits:

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Health roundup: Just 3% in USA have ideal heart health

Kim Painter, Special for USA TODAY8:57a.m. EST December 20, 20120 Your Thursday morning health roundup: Healthy hearts: Are you a member of the 3%? When it comes to heart health, that's how many of us get a perfect score, according to a new report from the American Heart Association. Everyone else has room for improvement because they have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes; they are overweight, underweight or obese; they smoke; they don't get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity a week; or they don't eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day. (MyHealthNewsDaily via NBC News)