Latest by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
High blood pressure, known as hypertension, is diagnosed when blood pressure is consistently equal to or greater than 140 mm Hg systolic (top number) and/or 90 mm Hg diastolic (bottom number).
Your heart rate can tell you a lot about your fitness level. How quickly your heart rate returns to normal after activity may be an indicator of your heart fitness. Normal resting heart rate According to the National Institute of Health, average rest...
USC School of Pharmacy Research Professor, Roger Clemens DrPH, helps remove the confusion surrounding healthy fats.
Squeeze in your daily cardio with HIIT to exercise smarter, not longer.
By eating fiber you can lower cholesterol levels and reduce your risk for Type 2 diabetes—and all it takes is 25-38mg a day.
Is it worth the extra cost to purchase products with labels touting natural, organic, GMO-free, and so on? In many cases, you are likely wasting dollars. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified and defined three categories of claims tha...
Carbohydrate loading (aka carb-loading) is often used by athletes to maximize the amount of fuel stored in muscle so the energy needed is readily available for use during workouts or competitions. But do the risks of this practice outweigh the benefi...
While diet and exercise play a large role in managing high blood pressure, don’t underestimate the power of medications in reducing blood pressure.
A heart attack is a medical emergency. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, someone in the United States has a heart attack every 43 seconds and every 60 seconds someone dies due to a heart disease-related event.
Getting older encourages all of us to focus our attention on the importance of informed food choices and the role healthy eating and physical activity play in weight management and disease prevention.