Diet & Fitness

Physician Recommendation Leads to Patient Weight Loss

Patients who have received recommendations from their doctors to lose weight are more likely to take those suggestions seriously and lose the weight. New research from the University of Georgia, published in the journal Economics and Human Biology, indicates that patients whose physicians have recommended weight loss succeed more often than patients whose physicians have not advised weight loss. The study used a national data set from the Centers for

Thoughts on Preventive Cardiology

Introducing : “The Great Eight” : The Major Modifiable Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease ( CVD )        A                                                    B Hypertension                                                                           Diet Hyperlipidemia                                                                        Weight Diabetes                                                                                 Activity level Cigarette smoking                                                                  Mental well being We are all familiar with the adverse cardiovascular consequences that ensue when the risk factors in column A go unchecked. We need to understand that the same degree of such consequences are likely to occur when

Snack time! – How to Satisfy Mid-Day Cravings

Snacking mid-afternoon can be a healthy habit to pursue! It can keep your blood sugar and energy levels steady, provided you choose the right foods. To satisfy cravings, try these ideas on for size: Berries like raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries are all anti-inflammatory and boost the immune system. Veggies of different colors will provide you with the required fiber content while satisfying your crunch. Choose a variety of colors

Exercise to Stay Young at Heart

Is it true that exercise does more for your body than beef up your muscles and help you shed excess fat? When it comes to your health, the answer is an emphatic “Yes!” In fact, skipping out on the recommended 30-60 minutes of vigorous physical activity per day can do more harm than you think. Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease, a leading cause of

Tips to Get Abs Faster

Toned abs are not difficult to achieve, even for fitness novices. All you need is a few minutes a day, a willingness to sweat, and this article. Below you will find the basic information you need to follow a smart ab workout instead of a hard one. Learn how to target all the major muscle areas, the keys to efficient strength training, and the ideal exercise schedule for gaining impressively

Regular exercise keeps you healthy and decreases your risk of cardiovascular and other diseases

Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease, a leading cause of death according to American Heart Association (AHA). In addition, sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of other diseases including stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, depression, anxiety and many more. By exercising you can prevent or postpone the onset of heart disease and some other illnesses including colon cancer, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, high blood pressure,

Vitamin D—Is it really something I need to worry about?

Vitamin D—Is it really something I need to worry about? Carol L. Wagner, M.D.     What if you live in a place with abundant sunshine year around and you spend 5-9 hours a day outside? What could you expect your body to produce in abundance? Why vitamin D, of course! Unlike all the other vitamins, vitamin D is the only one that is mainly produced by the body via

Fitness and Health Tips for the Fast-paced Lifestyle

By Farzanna S. Haffizulla M.D., F.A.C.P. The crack of dawn heralds the start of yet another day at warped speed. As a working parent, the art of balancing family, career and personal obligations becomes a high reaching goal at times. This blurred, winding, theatrical reel of children, school, work, and community obligations whizzes by at its own intense pace, many times autonomously. How can you fit in health and wellness

Obesity Epidemic – What can you do?

Obesity Epidemic – What can you do? Martin Fried, MD FAAP ABPNS  We live in a fast-paced society and often don’t have the time to prepare healthy meals for ourselves. Convenience foods are everywhere and easily accessible. On top of that, the thought of slaving over the oven to cook up a healthy meal after a long day of work seems like a daunting and time-consuming task. Fortunately, commercial food

Anti-Cancer Foods

Cancer is the second highest cause of death in the US after heart disease. The most common cancers (other than skin cancers) in order of mortality are lung cancer, breast cancer in women, prostate cancer in men, colorectal cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and thyroid cancer.   Diets high in processed foods (canned and lunch meats, hot dogs, bacons, sausages, etc.), deep-fried foods and red meats have been