bmi

BMI is a Red Flag for Health Risks – Here’s How to Calculate Yours

Body Mass Index (BMI) is one of the most important measurements about the human body, and you can calculate in seconds. Your BMI helps you detect a variety of health risks, however, most people don’t know what their BMI is. Do you know yours? If not, you should take a…

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10 Self-Care Tips to Support Your Angina Treatment Plan

Angina can be scary because for many people who experience it, they feel like they’re having a heart attack. This isn’t surprising since angina is defined as chest pain or discomfort that happens when the heart muscle doesn’t get as much blood and oxygen as it needs to work at…

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10 Questions to Rate Your Fitness Class

Once you’ve made the choice to improve your fitness, you might want to join a fitness class like aerobics. Zumba, or spinning. The first thing you should do before you start looking for a class is to make sure group exercise is right for you. The easiest way to do…

healthy carbs

6 Ways to Make Smart Carb Choices Every Day

Carbohydrates (carbs) are one of the main types of nutrients in your diet (fats and proteins are others). However, not all carbs are equal when it comes to actually providing nutrition to your body. Simple Carbs vs. Complex Carbs Simple carbs have a simple chemical structure and are called sugars.…

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How to Avoid the Aches and Pains of Technology

Do your shoulders hurt? How about your neck? Your back? If so, you might be suffering with the common aches and pains that come from extended use of technology, including a computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet. Unfortunately, all of the time you spend on the computer working and on your…

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6 Tips to Master Halloween Candy Self-Control

Halloween is coming, and for most of us, that means indulging in too much candy! Whether it’s sneaking some pieces from the bowl as you hand out candy to excited trick-or-treaters or from your kid’s haul, there is simply too much temptation at this time of year for many of…