Health & Wellness

 

 

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What’s This Cough and Wheeze?

If you experience breathing issues during exercise, it may not be because you’re out of shape. You may be suffering from exercise-induced asthma. Exercise-induced asthma is a condition where the airways constrict and produce excess mucus, making it hard to breathe and cause coughing and other symptoms. It is triggered by physical exertion. Symptoms include: […]

 

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Gym-less Fitness

Sure, you want to get in better shape, but for one reason or another, you want to steer clear of the gym. It’s understandable. Gyms can be noisy, crowded, and smelly. Not to mention costly. Worry not! You can give yourself a terrific workout without having to set foot in a gym. How? Here are […]

 

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Be Good to your Heart

Heart disease is currently the leading cause of death in America for both men and women. That’s right. Not cancer. Not automobile collisions. Not crazy, gun-toting rednecks. Heart disease. Studies say it kills in the neighborhood of 600,000 people a year. And the truly sad thing is that it’s preventable to a certain degree. Heart […]

 

 

 

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Heart Attack, Stroke, and Aneurysm

Heart attack and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Both conditions arise from the same causes: a sedentary lifestyle, poor dietary choices, and other factors like smoking and stress. While they may be rooted in the same conditions, heart attack and stroke very different events. Heart Attack A heart […]

 

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Weight Loss Surgery Overview

Weight loss surgery is becoming increasingly prevalent as a way for people to drop undesired body mass. While most methods of weight loss surgery are relatively safe and effective, surgery still isn’t for everyone. It’s recommended that you seek surgery as an option only if you are morbidly obese (with a body mass index of […]

 

 

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Vitamin Supplements – Yay or Nay?

Over the past few decades, the vitamin supplement industry has grown into a multi-billion dollar marketplace. Claims abound that vitamin supplements can help you fight cancer, put the kibosh on heart disease, and even stop aging. Other studies have shown that there is little evidence that vitamin supplements do anything at all for already-healthy people. […]

 

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Booting the Butts

Smoking is responsible over 440,000 deaths in the U.S. every year. Cigarette smoking affects every organ in the body and can lead to cancer, heart, and lung disease, among others. It’s a nasty, expensive habit, so it makes sense that you might want to quit. If you’re looking to quit smoking, here are a few […]