Diet Plan part of lifestyle change

Our Phentermine Diet Plan can help you get started on a healthier lifestyle. With the aid of the prescription medication Phentermine, you'll be supervised through monthly follow-up appointments and life coaching. Our Phentermine Diet Plan can help you get started on a healthier lifestyle. With the aid of the prescription medication Phentermine, you'll be supervised through monthly follow-up appointments and life coaching. (Read more)

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Exercise and Target Heart Rate

The fitness world is full of exercise gadgets, some good, but many more trouble than they are worth. Regardless of what shape you are in, one device you might find useful is a heart rate monitor. (Read more)

10 Reasons to Keep Fit as You Age

A lot of us don't get the kind of day-to-day physical activity we need, so are physically "unfit." "Physical activity" means any movement of the body that is made by skeletal muscles – and requires energy to accomplish. "Physical fitness" means the ability of a person to do physical activity. Physical fitness can be measured by determining endurance, power and flexibility. (Read more)

Can You Work Out With a Cold?

Your nose is running, your head aches, and your throat feels like it's been rubbed with sandpaper. So should you hit the gym—or your snooze button? The answer depends on your symptoms, your workout, and the steps you'll take to keep from sharing your infection with your workout buddy. Most experts agree a moderate workout can't hurt, and may even help, a common cold. Use the above-the-neck rule as a guide. If your symptoms are all in your head, such as sniffles and sneezing, go ahead and take a walk or do another easy routine. (Read more)

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Pregnancy and Oral Health

Throughout pregnancy, women may worry about their waistlines and fret about food. You take prenatal vitamins, see your doctor frequently, get regular exercise, and avoid alcohol and smoking—all in the name of a healthy pregnancy and, ultimately, a healthy baby. (Read more)

Alcohol and Your Heart

Over the last three decades, a number of studies have shown an association between moderate drinking and a lowered risk for heart attack, heart and circulatory diseases, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and gallstones. But the research results lead to a kind of two-edged sword when it comes to alcohol. Alcohol may have some health benefits, but it may also lead to abusive drinking and other diseases. Because there is no sure way to know who will develop an abuse problem, the American Heart Association (AHA) and other experts don't recommend starting to drink if you don't already do so. (Read more)

A Healthy Kitchen Makeover

From the food you stock in the freezer to the silverware you put on the table, your kitchen is your partner in health. When you fill your kitchen with the right tools and foods, you reap the benefits. If your kitchen isn't your ally, changing it may be easier than you think. The foods you should stock—fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry, and whole grains—taste just as good and can be cooked just as quickly as less wholesome choices that lurk in your cupboard and refrigerator. Updating cookware—by trading the deep fryer for a slow cooker, for instance—can aid healthy cooking, too. (Read more)

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A Guide to Healthier Eating

Eating less junk food and adding more nutritious food to your diet are simple changes that can make a significant improvement in your nutrition and health. You should cut back on foods that have only limited nutritional value, that are overprocessed, or that contain too much fat, salt, sugar, and refined white flour. Instead, eat more of these kinds of foods: * Close to their natural state: fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables. * Less processed: whole grains. * Plain rather than flavored: milk, cottage cheese, and yogurt. Choose low-fat or nonfat versions when available. * Healthier: olive oil instead of vegetable oil; vegetable oil instead of shortening; low trans fat vegetable margarine over butter. * Better meat choices: poultry, fish, and the leanest cuts of red meat. * More nutritiously prepared: broiled meats and vegetables that are raw, steamed, or lightly cooked in the microwave. Avoid deep-fried foods and fatty sauces such as gravy, cheese, and Hollandaise. * Making these changes won't require driving miles out of your way in search of organic produce. Nutritious, healthy food is plentiful in any grocery store and at most restaurants, if you know how to find it. (Read more)

A Simple Way to Keep the Flu Away

You can avoid the flu this season by taking one simple step: Get a flu vaccination. Unfortunately, some people think that getting a flu immunization is too much trouble or costs too much. Or, they swear that a flu immunization will make them sick or make them more likely to catch the flu—or even colds. (Read more)

Maintaining Your Personal Health Record

Every time you visit a doctor, hospital, or other health care provider, a record of your visit is made. This information is then compiled into your health record. But, in most cases, a complete record of all your personal health information can't be found in any single location or consistent format. Keeping your own personal health record (PHR) allows you to provide doctors with valuable information that can help improve the quality of care you receive. (Read more)

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Hand Washing Prevents Hepatitis A Infection

Hepatitis A is a preventable disease. A vaccine is currently available for people at risk for hepatitis A. It is also recommended as a routine childhood immunization. Hepatitis A, at the top of the alphabet of viruses causing liver disease, puts travelers at risk and, until recently, worried parents of children in day care. (Read more)