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Walking for Health

Brisk walking slashed the exercisers' risk of high cholesterol by 7 percent, high blood pressure by 7.2 percent, heart disease by 9.3 percent, and diabetes by a whopping 12.3 percent. Compare that to the numbers for running, which cut the risk of high cholesterol by 4.3 percent, high blood pressure …

Lead In Soil May Be An Overlooked Threat To Kids' Health

Lead poisoning in kids is hardly the problem it used to be, now that we've stopped using lead in house paints and gasoline. But the lead that lingers outside and in old homes is still dangerous if kids are exposed to it.<p>According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, …

Learn How to Germ-Proof Your Office

You swear by the office bathroom drill: Wash hands, dry hands, use paper towel to open door, maneuver elbow and leg to move door, and return — skin untouched by germ threats — to your desk. Where, on average, about 21,000 germs per square inch await you — or 400 times more than the toilet seat you …

8 Essential Abs Moves to Get a Flat Belly

Exercise 1 Plank with Leg Lift<p>Get into a modified pushup position with your weight resting on your forearms and toes, elbows directly beneath your shoulders. Your body should form a straight line from your neck to your ankles. From that position, brace your core and lift one foot off the floor. You …

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Hand Washing

We could prattle on about how poor hand hygiene is the leading cause of infections—up to 80 percent are transmitted through your palms and digits, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But instead we would like to take this opportunity to help you step-up those skills Mom …

Do We Need a Health Revolution?

It might be hard to imagine, but being healthy in today's world is a revolutionary act. In so many ways, our health has been taken from us. That's why I am so passionate about getting people to stand up together for health. And that's why I want you to join me and many brilliant health …

The Healing Powers of Burgers and Fried Chicken

Can burgers and fried chicken really be good for you? Yes. But not the Five Guys killer burger -- not that kind. It's burgers and chicken you cook yourself. And why do you need to cook them yourself? Here's why.<p>Eating out can kill you, especially if you eat fast food or the addictive processed …

Nutrition

De-Stress with Music

So what exactly qualifies as “relaxing” music? Think songs with slow tempos and not much in the way of percussion, says Chanda. “In general, it tends to mimic relaxing sounds in nature—soft and low-pitched, like maternal sounds or the purring of a cat,” she says.<p>Need some inspiration for your very …

25 Health and Fitness Resources You May Have Missed

Since April is National Stress Awareness Month, we've got all the tips and inspiration to reduce anxiety and lead happier, worry-free lives. To keep …

Benefits of Running: Your Body On...A 30-Minute Run

<b>In the first 90 seconds</b><br>In order to unleash more ATP, your cells break down glycogen, a form of glucose fuel stored in your muscles. Cells also pull glucose directly from your blood (one reason exercise is helpful in fending off high blood sugar).<p>Your body gobbles more glucose, and your muscles …

The Real Sounds Of Hearing Loss

It's easy enough to restore 20/20 eyesight with glasses or contacts. But even state-of-the-art digital hearing aids can't perfectly restore hearing for people whose inner ears have been damaged by noise exposure, medications or just the wear and tear of aging.<p>Part of the problem is that this kind …

The (15 Minute) Belly Blasting Workout

Exercise 1 Stability Ball Pelvic Tilt Crunch<p>Grab a five-to 10-pound medicine ball (or dumbbell). Lying faceup on a stability ball with your upper back and head pressed against the ball and your feet together on the floor, hold the medicine ball against your chest. Brace your abs and crunch up until …

What Causes Tiredness? The Surprising Things That Make You Sleepy

3. Medication<p>Many drugs have veiled energy-sapping side effects. Chief among them are some classes of antidepressants and certain beta-blockers used to prevent migraines or treat high blood pressure. If you start a new med and feel more lethargic than usual, see your doctor for an alternative. (If …

Healthy Breakfast Roundup: Your Favorite Morning Eats (PHOTOS)

John Gunther once wrote, "All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast."<p>We at Healthy Living happen to agree -- a good breakfast can set the tone for your day and positively influence your health. Studies show that breakfast eaters are more likely to have healthy blood sugar and cholesterol …

Why Don't We Make Better Choices About Our Health?

We get it. It's easy. If we want to eat better, we shouldn't eat Doritos. We should go to the gym more often. We should probably not sit at the …

How 99 Days Can Change Your Life: The Hope Street Challenge

All of us have dreams but not all of us fulfill them, so what does it take to transform your life? Are there particular traits successful people have that ensure their success? Is talent more important than tenacity? What about courage, self-belief, passion and will-power?<p>As an aspiring writer, …

Though We Appear to be Sleeping

"Though we appear to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream... that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are." -- Rumi<p>When you nestle yourself into bed, turn off the bedside lamp and close your eyes to your daytime reality, your "conscious self" goes to …

Spirituality

Exercising on an Empty Stomach

Should You Eat Before a Workout?<p>The straight truth about fueling up pre-sweat session<p>"You'll burn about the same amount of fat and calories whether you eat before a workout or not—but you'll be able to exercise harder and faster if your body is well fueled," says Lorraine Matthews-Antosiewicz, …

Why We're All In This Together, According to Khalil Gibran

"Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being."<p><b>—Khalil Gibran</b>, Lebanese artist, writer, and standup …

NYT: Study points to new culprit in heart disease - Health - Heart health | NBC News

Closed captioning of: Red meat linked to heart disease<p>Advertise>>> as we mentioned earlier there is new research out tonight. it's shedding light on how a diet of red meat leads to heart disease . it is a study of 2600 people that pinpointed a compound that could be the culprit here apart from the …

Holistic Medicine