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Metabolic Syndrome - its Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms & Treatment.

Metabolic Syndrome - its Causes, Risk Factors, Symptoms & Treatment.

abdominal obesity, triglycerides, blood pressure, poor HDL, insulin resistance are risk factors of metabolic syndrome. This is based on the guidelines from the National Institute of Health. The main features of metabolic syndrome include insulin resistance, hypertension, cholesterol abnormalities and overweight or obesity. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diabetes, Diabetes Prevention, Exercise and Yoga, Health Hazards, Heart Health, Hypertension, Men's Health, Metabolic Syndrome, Morbid Obesity, Obesity / Weight Loss, Pre-Diabetes, Sedentary Lifestyle, Type 2 Diabetes - Insulin Dependent Diabetes, Water, Women's Health

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As a Woman, What’s My Risk Score For Developing Heart Disease?

As a Woman, What’s My Risk Score For Developing Heart Disease?

As a Woman, What’s My Risk Score For Developing Heart Disease? What steps can I take to reduce my risk of developing cardiovascular disease. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Cholesterol, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, General health, Heart Health, Hypertension, Sedentary Lifestyle, Women's Health

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Exercise During Pregnancy – Make Mommy & Baby Healthy!

Exercise During Pregnancy – Make Mommy & Baby Healthy!

Exercising during pregnancy has several positive benefits for both the baby and the mother. It helps make the delivery easier, recovery is faster and prevents the mom to be from gaining excessive weight, getting conditions such as gestational diabetes etc. 

Tags: Anemia, Children's Health, Eat Healthy, Exercise and Yoga, Folic Acid, General health, Nutritional Myths, Pregnancy / Lactation, Sedentary Lifestyle, Women's Health

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Fats - What’s Good For Your Heart Is Good For Your Brain

Fats - What’s Good For Your Heart Is Good For Your Brain

A new Brigham and Womens hospital study revealed that just like with heart diseases certain fats have a negative impact on cognitive health function as well. Saturated fats adversely affect cognitive health. 

Tags: Breast Cancer, Cancer Management, Cardiovascular Disease, Cholesterol, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Eat Healthy, Fats, General health, Health Hazards, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Nutrition Counseling, Obesity / Weight Loss, Sedentary Lifestyle, Women's Health

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Cardiovascular Disease Screening a Must For Young With Lifestyle Risks

Cardiovascular Disease Screening a Must For Young With Lifestyle Risks

Given the fact that life styles today are increasing the risk for CVD only half the young adult population take the effort to get screened and take precautions to avoid CVD & CVD related diseases. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Eat Healthy, Fitness, Health Hazards, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Screening, Sedentary Lifestyle, Smoking

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Exercise May Reverse Cardiovascular Disease As Well as Prevent It

Exercise May Reverse Cardiovascular Disease As Well as Prevent It

A number of studies in Europe have shown that exercise has a more positive impact on strengthening heart muscle and reversing CVD. Exercises such as interval training, strength training etc are more effective than moderate continuous training however it should not lead to exertion. Broadly speaking CVD patients should exercise 3-4 times a week for at least 30 minutes but this should be customised for each individual. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Exercise and Yoga, Fitness, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Sedentary Lifestyle

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Cholesterol Updates on Prevention, Recommendations & Management
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The Future Of Diabetes Treatment & Management - 2011-2012
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Constipation – Do You Suffer from it?

Constipation – Do You Suffer from it?

A number of people suffer from constipation which is very bothersome, but if ignored can lead to more serious health challenges. 

Tags: Diet, Eat Healthy, Exercise and Yoga, Fibre, General health, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lifestyle, Sedentary Lifestyle, Smoking, Stress, Water

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Acidity and Heartburn - Are My Diet & Lifestyle To Blame?

Acidity and Heartburn - Are My Diet & Lifestyle To Blame?

Overeating, consuming greasy, fast food, eating too fast or late in the night, smoking, alcohol consumption are all lifestyle habits that can contribute towards giving us heartburn / acidity 

Tags: Alcohol Abuse, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diet, Fibre, General health, Sedentary Lifestyle, Smoking, Stress, Water

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Sodium, Potassium & Our Ticking Heart

Sodium, Potassium & Our Ticking Heart

A diet high in sodium and low in potassium increases the risk of death from heart disease and other causes, this according to a new CDC study whose findings revealed that a high sodium to potassium ratio is responsible for heart disease. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Diet, Fitness, Health Hazards, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Hypertension, Men's Health, Nutrition, Potassium, Renal Diseases, Sedentary Lifestyle, Seniors Health, Sodium, Ulcers

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And Now… Death By TV!

And Now… Death By TV!

Long hours spent in front of the TV result in a sedentary lifestyle which could lead to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and premature death. 

Tags: Diet, Eat Healthy, Exercise and Yoga, Fibre, Fitness, General health, Health Hazards, Healthy Foods, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Men's Health, Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity / Weight Loss, Sedentary Lifestyle, Type 1 Diabetes - Juvenile Diabetes, Women's Health

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What is Yoga? Understanding The Health Benefits of Yoga.

What is Yoga? Understanding The Health Benefits of Yoga.

An article about the fundamentals and health benefits of yoga. Yoga is a practice that uses – Postures (asanas), breathing technique (pranayama) and meditation to relax & strengthen the inner body. Research has shown that yoga can help alleviate symptoms in people dealing with varying health issues such as back pain, chronic headaches, sleeplessness, obesity, neck aches, upset stomach, anxiety, depression and high blood pressure. 

Tags: Exercise and Yoga, Fitness, Healthy Lifestyle, Heart Health, Men's Health, Obesity / Weight Loss, Sedentary Lifestyle, Seniors Health, Women's Health

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The Mid-afternoon Craving - A Dangerous Time For Dieters

The Mid-afternoon Craving - A Dangerous Time For Dieters

A study by Atkins Diet researchers revealed that unhealthy mid afternoon snacking is one of the primary reasons for a diet failing to produce desired results. 

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Understanding The Revised 2010 Dietary Guidelines

Understanding The Revised 2010 Dietary Guidelines

The 2010 revised dietary guidelines were drawn to reverse life style related chronic health problems, by specifiying the optimum diet in terms of types of foods and their amounts along with a specific type and duration of physical activity. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Diet, Eat Healthy, Healthy Lifestyle, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome, Nutrition, Obesity / Weight Loss, Screening, Sedentary Lifestyle

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Regular work outs, support lowered fat and sturdier bones

Regular work outs, support lowered fat and sturdier bones

Being active or exercising multiple times a day builds stronger bone cells and less fat cells than just vigorously exercising once a day thus encouraging moderate activity throughout the day. 

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Revised RDA for Vitamin D and Calcium - An Ongoing Debate!

Revised RDA for Vitamin D and Calcium - An Ongoing Debate!

Revised RDA for Vitamin D and Calcium - the article elaborates the recommendations of the 14 member expert committee convened by the Institute of Medicine, at the request of the United States and Canadian governments which examined data of nearly 1,000 publications to determine how much vitamin D and calcium people were getting, and how much was really required for optimal health. A Dutch study revealed that a deficiency of Vitamin D can be responsible for development of metabolic syndrome in the elderly. 

Tags: Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Heart Health, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome, Nutrition, Obesity / Weight Loss, Pre-Diabetes, Sedentary Lifestyle, Seniors Health, Smoking

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Bisphosphonates & Avandia - Drugs Meant to Heal May Actually Cause Harm!

Bisphosphonates & Avandia - Drugs Meant to Heal May Actually Cause Harm!

Avandia, used for treating Diabetes, is being monitored for causing heart attacks or heart failure in patients. Bisphosphonates, namely Actonel, Boniva or Fosamax benefits are now being questioned, is a drug meant to reduce or prevent fractures due to fragility of bones. 

Tags: Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diabetes Management, Diabetes Prevention, Drugs, General health, Health Hazards, Healthy Lifestyle, Osteoporosis, Sedentary Lifestyle, Seniors Health, Speak Up, Type 2 Diabetes - Insulin Dependent Diabetes

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Osteoporosis - World Osteoporosis Day - October 20th, 2010 - Don't Bend To Osteoporosis!

Osteoporosis - World Osteoporosis Day - October 20th, 2010 - Don't Bend To Osteoporosis!

On the occasion of World Osteoporosis Day - October 20th, 2010 - Osteoporosis is a common disease affecting the elderly population. A common concern is whether it can be reversed. The article emphasizes the role of exercise and dietary and lifestyle changes which can improve bone density even after osteoporosis has set in. 

Tags: Chronic Lifestyle Diseases, Eat Healthy, Exercise and Yoga, Fitness, General health, Healthy Lifestyle, Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements, Osteoporosis, Screening, Sedentary Lifestyle, Seniors Health, Women's Health

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