While you can’t control some risk factors for high cholesterol, like family history and gender, you can seize these opportunities to make a positive impact on unhealthy levels.
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You’ve been taught not to bring it up in polite conversation and certainly never to discuss it at the dinner table, but understanding (and, yes, talking about) your bathroom habits is an important first step in maintaining healthy bowels.
The earlier you can take steps to prevent osteoporosis, the better—but bone-building strategies can be effective as you age, too. Understand the risks, when to get a bone scan and what you can do now to protect yourself.
People with lactose intolerance may find themselves frustrated by the dietary limitations of their disorder. Others may not even realize that they have it. Though it affects more than 30 million Americans, lactose intolerance is one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed digestive conditions.
It’s easy to hop on the bathroom scale and declare that your weight is just right, but your body mass index (BMI) can more closely gauge whether or not you are in a healthy weight range. Take a look at what the range of possible scores mean.
Keeping your blood pressure under control is one of the most important health commitments you can make. But unlike other health concerns, which announce themselves with symptoms you can easily detect on your own, high blood pressure (hypertension) can fly under your radar until damage is done.
Paying attention to hitting your nutrition marks while you’re pregnant is a great way to get into the habit of doing the same thing once you become a mom—a true gift of awareness that can benefit you now and for years to come. Here are some key recommended daily nutrient goals.
Loss of libido is a big fear for many men—and their partners. Decreased sex drive has all sorts of repercussions. It can lead to strained relationships, loss of self-esteem and even depression. Determining the cause of reduced sexual desire is the first step towards recovering a healthy sex life.