While many people throughout the world use pumpkin as a staple in their diet, in the United States this colorful member of the gourd plant family is used primarily for decoration.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of injury and death in adults age 65 and older.
Tai chi improves balance, strength and flexibility and lowers fall risk.
For most people, walking is a safe, easy and no-cost way to be fit.
Studies show that strength exercises are effective for women and men of all ages whether you are 30 or 85. It is never too late for older adults to start strength training.
Our bodies are designed to respond to stressful situations in order to protect us from danger. However, when this response is constantly turned on from continued stress, it can lead to health problems.
Research in the area of sleep has determined that as many as two-thirds of Americans lack enough sleep.
The term heart disease actually refers to many conditions that relate to the heart and blood vessels. Three common conditions are arteriosclerosis, heart attack and coronary artery disease.
The tape measure is less used but can reveal a lot.
Colds are so common this time of year that they seem to be a side effect of winter.
Research has shown that there are physical health benefits of healthy relationships and marriages.
If it's too green, too crunchy, too soft, too orange or just any vegetable, they will not eat it.
Use a cordless, wireless or hands-free phone and walk while you talk. Do laps around the house or around your workplace, pace back and forth in your office, or step out from the tractor and cross the field.
Two common recommendations for people with arthritis are to eat healthy and to get plenty of exercise.
Beans are one of the best values around when it comes to the amount of nutrients for your dollar.
Salmonella infection is a common foodborne illness that can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps and can last four to seven days.
What are the secrets for people who are able to navigate through tough times and bounce back?
When you get the results of your cholesterol blood test you should know your total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and LDL cholesterol.
If you use well water for cooking and drinking, you should regularly test the water for contamination.
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