Health Information

  • Staying Fit the Old-fashioned Way

    The major culprit behind the U.S. decline in physical activity may be our own high-tech and increasingly sedentary lifestyle.

  • Maintaining Weight Once You've Quit Smoking

    Although people generally gain weight when they stop smoking, you can reduce your chances of adding extra pounds by taking steps to prevent it.

  • Cut a Rug and Cut the Fat

    When you think of dancing, you probably don't think about how good it is for your heart, your lungs, your joints, your muscles and your stress level -- because it's just fun.

  • Metabolism's Weighty Role

    To stay at the same weight you were when you were younger, you just need to keep doing what you've always done--and maybe a bit more.

  • As Snack Attacks Rise, Seek Healthy Options

    Youths of all ages from 2 through the teen years snack more often. With 13 to 14 percent of children and adolescents overweight, we can blame eating between meals for part of the trend.

  • What's Your Healthy Weight?

    In today's society, there's much confusion over what constitutes a healthy weight. Here are some ways to find out where you stand on the weight issue.

  • For Seniors: How About Losing Weight Today?

    Some weight gain is unavoidable, because as the body ages, body fat increases as lean muscle mass and bone mass decrease. Body weight increases until you reach age 60, when it begins to decline.

  • Exercise and Eat Smart to Keep the Weight Off

    People who keep lost weight off tend to have several habits in common. Here are strategies that can help you be a successful long-term loser.

  • Could Medication Be Causing Weight Gain?

    The most common prescription medications to cause weight gain include drugs that treat depression, heartburn, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

  • Overview of Obesity

    Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can inflict substantial harm to a person's health. Learn about obesity causes and obesity health effects.

  • Stress Can Pack on Pounds

    Many people hunger for sweets, salty snacks, and other processed foods when they are stressed. One solution: Reach for healthy high-fiber snacks with a bit of the tastes you crave.

  • Putting the 'Fun' Back Into Fitness

    Start thinking of fitness as fun. If it's something you want to do, then you'll figure out ways to find time for it.

  • Move to the Music: Dancing as Exercise

    The benefits of dancing go well beyond heart health and physical fitness. Dancing, especially group dance activities, provides opportunities for people of all ages to be socially and mentally engaged, as well.

  • Emotional Eating: How to Cope

    Emotional eating affects most everyone from time to time, but regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health.

  • Using Free Weights for Resistance Training