Get Your Z’s to Control Your COPD
How you slept last night affects more than your mood or the dark circles under your eyes. If you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), your snoozing status may reveal a lot about your risk for a flare-up.
Men Aren’t as Healthy as They Think
If you’re like most men—two-thirds, to be exact—you think you’re healthier than the average guy. That’s according to a new national survey of about 900 men.
Exercise Mistakes That Keep You from Losing Weight
You’re committed to losing weight and, to help reach that goal, you’re being more physically active. Yet the number on the scale isn’t budging. Why? Here are four common exercise errors that could be stalling your weight-loss efforts.
How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep
It’s hard to have a productive day after a bad night’s sleep. Yet it’s estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans have chronic sleep problems. And one in three Americans don’t get enough sleep on a regular basis.
What You Can Do to Prevent Falls
Although people of any age can be injured by a fall, older adults are at increased risk of falling and are more likely to suffer serious, potentially fatal consequences.
Are You Exercising Hard Enough?
What do heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and depression have in common? Regular exercise can help reduce your risk of developing these—and many other—health problems.
Get Moving with an Exercise Prescription
How active are you? Do you get your heart pumping each week … or get on the couch and chill out? Ask your health care provider for an exercise prescription to fit your unique health needs—it could be a script that transforms your life.
Stressed and Sitting Too Much? Let’s Get Moving
You may want to read this standing up. On average, adults in the U.S. spend about six hours sitting per day, according to a study in JAMA. All that chair time is taking its toll on your health. Too much time spent sitting increases your risk for weight gain, diabetes, cancer, and more.
6 Ways to Spice Up Your Exercise Routine
You already know that exercise is good for your body, mind, and spirit—but what happens when you start feeling bored with the whole thing? If your workout routine feels a bit too routine, here are 6 days to breathe new life into it.
Running Free: The Key Is Injury Prevention
Whether you run to win races, to train for another sport, to lose weight, or for the joy of it, running can be tough on your body. You can wind up with stress fractures, Achilles tendinitis, shin splints, and just plain sore feet and knees.