Recent studies have confirmed that most Americans consume too much salt. Reducing this habit could have far-reaching affects. According to a recent WebMd Health News report, “cutting U.S. salt intake by just half a teaspoon a day would prevent up to 92,000 deaths, 99,000 heart attacks, and 66,000 strokes — a benefit as big as [...]
Many people who hire a personal trainer don’t really need one. However, it’s rare that you’ll find the client of a good trainer that thinks they could go it alone. If you have the money to spend on the luxury of a trainer, then by all means, hire away! But if like everyone else, you [...]
Men who exercise enjoy at least five sexual benefits as a result of their efforts at the gym. Of course, there are countless health benefits of maintaining a regular fitness habit, but these documented perks are specific to the bedroom. Improved satisfaction with sexual functioning. A study conducted at the University of California-San Diego followed [...]
I'm a high school English Teacher in the New York City Public School System. There has been a history of cancer in my family. My grandfather had an intestinal cancer- we assume it was colon cancer. He died young, when my father was 18. My father was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2001. His tumor was removed and he is currently cancer free!
Brett Favre, the 40 year-old Minnesota Vikings quarterback, has made recent headlines for his stunning success on the football field. But Favre and many other athletes are also making waves by staying not only fit, but competitive over the age of 40. Olympian Dara Torres, a 41 year-old mother, swam her way into history with [...]
Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass passed away yesterday after a year long battle with colon cancer. The artist was best known for R & B classics such as “If You Don’t Know Me By Now, ” “Love TKO” and other hits of the 70′s and 80′s. As the result of a car accident, Pendergrass became paralyzed [...]
Advocates of health care reform were thrilled to see a bill pass the Senate on Christmas Eve. Critics of reform had been pessimistic about whether or not senators would vote before the end of the session. But now that legislation has come this far, what are the next steps? In the coming weeks legislators will [...]
I was born in Hays, Kansas and moved to Austin, Texas when I was 20 years old. I have lived in Austin for 28 years. I manage a doctors office and love what I do. I have two beautiful daughters and a wonderful supportive husband. My hobbies are riding my horse and reading.
Coffee does not play a role in the overall prevention of colon cancer, say researchers at the University of Minnesota. In their study “Coffee intake and risk of colorectal cancer among Chinese in Singapore: the Singapore Chinese Health Study,” researchers examined the link between coffee and decreased risk of colon cancer in over 60,000 middle-aged [...]
Savvy consumers are questioning every monthly expensive in this new economy and a health club membership can be tough for some exercisers to justify. But many will pay to join a gym anyway, in an attempt to reach new fitness and weight loss resolutions. It may be a solid investment. To be sure that it [...]