Category Archives: Health Tip

Health Tip: Use a Stability Ball

It can help improve core muscles (HealthDay News) — A stability ball is an oversized, flexible ball that you can use to strengthen core muscles and get a good workout. The American Council on Exercise says possible benefits of exercising with a stability ball include: Improved balance. Stronger abdominal, core and trunk muscles. Improved posture.…

Health Tip: What’s a Heart-Healthy Diet?

Foods to include, and those to avoid (HealthDay News) — A heart-healthy diet focuses on plenty of healthy, high-fiber foods while avoiding foods that are high in fat, salt, sugar and cholesterol. The womenshealth.gov website offers these specifics: Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole-grain foods. Eat fat-free or low-fat cheese, milk and yogurt. Choose…

Health Tip: Taming Your Sweet Tooth

Sweets are OK, but only once-in-a-while (HealthDay News) — The occasional sweet treat is fine. But if your sweet tooth acts up daily, there are things you can do to help keep your cravings in check. The American Council on Exercise offers this advice: Eat lots of fiber to help you feel full, and include…

Health Tip: Taming Your Sweet Tooth

Sweets are OK, but only once-in-a-while (HealthDay News) — The occasional sweet treat is fine. But if your sweet tooth acts up daily, there are things you can do to help keep your cravings in check. The American Council on Exercise offers this advice: Eat lots of fiber to help you feel full, and include…

Health Tip: Straining a Hamstring

Here are some risk factors (HealthDay News) — Hamstrings, muscles in the back of the thighs, are frequently strained in athletes who do a lot of sprinting — such as those who play track, soccer or basketball. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says knowing the risk factors for pulled hamstrings can help prevent them.…