Fashion do’s and don’ts — for your health

Fashion do’s and don’ts — for your health

In an effort to look good, fit in or feel good about their appearance, too many women make common sartorial mistakes that affect their spinal health. High heels and overly heavy bags are two of the main culprits that cause back pain, headaches and other ailments. If you’re in pain and don’t know why, it might be time to reconsider …

Top 5 health issues you’re not thinking about

Top 5 health issues you’re not thinking about

Over time, health issues can start to pile up. If you don’t keep tabs on your health, it can be easy to fall behind and wind up in an unhealthy or even dangerous situation. Find out which health issues you might have been neglecting. Blood Pressure We tend to think of high blood pressure and heart disease as a man’s …

Potential signs of breast cancer

Potential signs of breast cancer

Feeling a lump in the breast is a classic sign of breast cancer, but there are other less-well-known signals that can tip off potential trouble. “The hope is that women know their own bodies and would find a mass before it becomes palpable, but the truth is that radiologists can find tumors so small (3, 4 or 5 millimeters); that …

Tips to boost your metabolism

Tips to boost your metabolism

People who struggle with their weight may complain that their metabolism is too slow and look for ways to speed it up. But just what is metabolism, and can you do anything to speed it up? “Metabolism is basically your body’s process of converting anything you eat or drink into usable energy. Many things affect metabolism including age, body size …

Teen years key for healthy bone growth

Teen years key for healthy bone growth

For strong, healthy bones throughout their lives, teens need to have the right diet and exercise. A new study found that the late teen years are a key period for bone growth — even after teens have achieved their full adult height. “We often think of a child’s growth largely with respect to height, but overall bone development is also …

Forget the ‘Freshman 15’: Study shows students gain weight throughout college

Forget the ‘Freshman 15’: Study shows students gain weight throughout college

Small weight gains over time may not seem like a big deal, but a few pounds here and there can add up to an unhealthy lifestyle and associated health risks — especially for college students, who gain on average of 10 pounds over four years of school, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and …