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.
Men Prefer Cleaning the Bathroom to Seeing a Provider
When it comes to healthy lifestyle choices, men and women are far from equal. Men smoke and drink more. They make riskier choices. And they’re prone to putting off checkups and other medical visits, even if they’re sick or injured.
5 Common Diet Mistakes to Avoid
Eating right is a crucial part of managing your weight. Yet there’s a lot of misinformation about exactly what that entails. If you fall for the myths, you could be sabotaging your weight loss or even risking your health. Luckily, by knowing what to watch out for, you can avoid these missteps and keep your weight-loss plan on track.
Don’t Forget to Talk About Memory Problems
Many of us worry about developing memory problems as we age. So it is surprising that less than half of adults with memory concerns have discussed them with a healthcare provider.
It’s a Guy Thing: Depression Affects Men, Too
If you feel sad, anxious, hopeless, or restless, it’s not just in your mind. These can be some signs of depression, a condition that affects more than 6 million U.S. men each year. While your instinct may be to keep these feelings to yourself, it’s important to recognize symptoms of depression and seek help immediately.
Eating Healthy at 60 and Beyond
We change over time. And our eating habits should, too. The recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 address this by including life stages, like older adulthood, for the first time.