Category Archives: Health Tip

Health Tip: Beat Boredom

Keep exercise fresh and fun (HealthDay News) — Your desire for exercise may be waning if you’re bored with the same old routine. The American Council on Exercise suggests how to keep your workout fun and exciting: Make a quick, simple change to your routine, such as kickboxing instead of step aerobics, free weights instead…

Health Tip: Exercising in Cold Weather

Prevent loss of too much body heat (HealthDay News) — Most people can exercise comfortably in cold weather, assuming they bundle up. The prime concern is preventing hypothermia — the loss of too much body heat. The American Council on Exercise offers these suggestions for exercising safely in the cold: Wear layers of clothing that…

Health Tip: Choosing the Right Running Shoes

Consider your arches (HealthDay News) — Healthy running largely depends on choosing the correct running shoes. And a prime consideration is the shape of your arches — be they low/flat, “normal” or high. The American Podiatric Medical Association offers these guidelines for choosing running shoes: If you have a low arch, buy shoes that offer…

Marijuana Extract May Help Ease Muscle Stiffness in MS: Study

Pain, spasms and sleep quality also improved in those given drug vs. placebo TUESDAY, Oct. 9 (HealthDay News) — A marijuana extract appears to ease painful muscle stiffness in people with multiple sclerosis, according to a new British study. Muscle stiffness — which affects up to 90 percent of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients during the…

Health Tip: All Fats Aren’t Bad

Some are beneficial in limited amounts (HealthDay News) — While it’s important to limit the fat content in your diet, your body does benefit from some fats in small amounts. The University of Michigan Health System explains: Monounsaturated fats, in limited amounts, are good sources of antioxidants, such as selenium and vitamin E. Healthier fats,…