Category Archives: Health News

Health Tip: Work Your Muscles While Gardening

But start slowly to avoid injury (HealthDay News) — Gardening is an enjoyable way to get physical activity and tone your muscles. The American Council on Exercise suggests how to tone up while working in the garden: Start off slowly to avoid soreness and injury. Work in your garden for 30 minutes to an hour…

Health Tip: Practice Winter Sports Safety

Protect kids from injuries (HealthDay News) — Whether sledding, skiing or just having fun in the snow, kids should take precautions to protect themselves from injuries during winter sports. The Safekids.org website lists these safety guidelines for winter sports safety: Wear protective gear that fits properly and is designed for the sport you are playing.…

Vitamin D Supplements Tied to Lower Blood Pressure in Blacks

Study found modest, but significant, drops depending on dosage By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) — Black Americans who take vitamin D supplements may significantly lower their blood pressure, a new study suggests. “Compared with other races, blacks in the United States are more likely to have vitamin D deficiency and more…

Health Tip: Stay Fit When Traveling

Find ways to exercise when on the road (HealthDay News) — Traveling can make sticking to your usual exercise routine a challenge, but there are plenty of ways to get in exercise while you’re on the road. The American Council on Exercise lists these suggestions for exercising while traveling: Instead of your usual stair-climbing machine,…

Sweet Drinks Tied to Higher Calorie Consumption in Kids

And sugary beverages go hand-in-hand with fatty foods, like pizza and fries, study finds TUESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) — Children who drink sugar-sweetened beverages consume more calories than other children and the beverages are the main reason for that higher calorie intake, a new study reveals. In addition, children who drink sugar-sweetened beverages eat…