Category Archives: Health News

Health Tip: Keep Your Family Fit

Begin a regular tennis match (HealthDay News) — You don’t have to make staying fit a go-it-alone activity. Have the rest of the family join in. The Shapeup.org website offers these suggestions for family-fitness activities: Start a regular family tennis match. Head out with the family pet for a jog or a walk. Go to…

Men Who Are Obese While Young Can Pay a Price Later

Danish study found overweight males in their 20s had worse health in middle age MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) — Men who are obese in their early 20s have a significantly increased risk of dying or of having serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease by the time they reach age 55, a…

Health Tip: Enjoy More Herbs and Seasonings

And spice up your culinary fare (HealthDay News) — Adding herbs and seasonings to your diet can spice up your meals without adding fat, calories or salt. The University of Michigan Health System offers these suggestions for using herbs and spices in your diet: Store herbs and spices in a cool, dry spot; store green…

Health Tip: Pack Healthier Tailgating Snacks

They don’t have to be loaded with fat (HealthDay News) — Tailgating before a sporting event is a fun way to celebrate, but the food is usually packed with fat and calories. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these tips for enjoying healthier tailgating fare: Serve baked/whole-grain pita chips, carrots or celery with hummus.…

Most Americans Oppose Soda, Candy Taxes

They say it’s not government’s role to try to influence what people eat, drink, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) — Most U.S. adults aren’t sweet on the idea of soda and candy taxes, and many doubt the bigger price tags would trim the national waistline. That’s the…