Category Archives: Health Tip

Health Tip: At Risk for High Cholesterol?

Risk factors include obesity (HealthDay News) — Risk factors for high cholesterol include things you can’t control, such as age, gender and family history. But lifestyle choices — factors you can control — are a big part of the equation, too. The Cleveland Clinic says controllable risk factors for high cholesterol include: Whether your diet…

Health Tip: Starting Baby on Solid Foods

Make them easier to swallow (HealthDay News) — It may seem like a daunting challenge to move baby from breast- or bottle-feeding to solid foods. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers this advice to help ease the transition: Choose foods with textures that are easier for baby to swallow. Start off by feeding baby…

Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Falling

Seniors should keep at least one hand free (HealthDay News) — Elderly people may be at greater risk of falling, but there are things seniors can do to help reduce their risk of taking a spill. The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions: Keep at least one hand free while walking. Use a backpack or fanny…

Health Tip: Gear Up for Safe Soccer

Stay in shape to help prevent injury (HealthDay News) — Proper technique, protection and training are essential to preventing soccer injuries. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons offers these safety suggestions for soccer players: Stay in good physical shape, even in the off-season, with regular exercise and strength training. Always warm up and stretch before…

Exercise Programs for Kids Seem to Have Little Impact: Study

But other experts disagree and say more activity, not less, is needed By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) — Formal physical exercise programs for children have only a small impact on overall activity and thus on weight loss, British researchers report. Their study raises questions about the best ways to help children…