February is national Heart Health Month, and you can’t discuss heart healthy eating without discussing the benefits associated with the Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet is the traditional style of cooking seen in countries that border the Mediterranean Sea and is abundant in foods that are readily available in the area.
Osteoporosis is a medical condition that affects nearly 54 million Americans today. All adults are at risk of developing this disorder, which causes the gradual loss of bone density and strength, as they get older. Osteoporosis can easily lead to broken bones and, since you can’t feel your bones weakening, it is known as a silent disease.
Whether you consider yourself a couch potato or simply live a sedentary lifestyle, it’s never too late to start exercising. And with spring fast approaching—making outdoor activities more enticing—now is a great time to start.
Do I need 10,000 steps?
In the 1960s, pedometers made in Japan for the Tokyo Olympics were called the “10,000 steps meter.” After all these years, the 10,000 step goal has remained, but do we really need that many steps?
Prediabetes is when a person’s blood sugars are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. More than 86 million Americans, or 37% percent of American adults, have prediabetes — and most are unaware, because there are no symptoms.