risk reduction for cardiovascular disease

Importance of Family Health

When you go to the doctor for the first time, you are asked to give a history of your medical problems. You should also be asked about the history of medical problems in your close family members—as well as those that may have been present in distant relatives going back at least two generations [...]

Diet and Exercise and…?

We have all heard that the best way to reach a healthier weight is through diet and exercise. Many of us have tried this combination unsuccessfully, mostly because we were unable to define it well enough on our own or institute the correct personal regimen [...]

Time to Manage Your Weight

When considering the word "obesity," many people imagine critically overweight individuals and think: “That isn’t me. I don’t need to take serious medical steps to control my weight—yet.” [...]

Linking Exercise to Better Health

Exercise means different things to different people. To the athlete, it is a priority that keeps them in optimum shape and able to perform. To the average individual, regular exercise may be pursued because of how good it makes them feel [...]