Monthly Archives: September 2019

Minorities More Likely Than Whites to Have Diabetes at Normal BMI 07105 NEWARK Minorities More Likely Than Whites to Have Diabetes at Normal BMI Ethnic minorities are more likely to have diabetes at a lower body mass index (BMI) than whites, and many even have the condition despite a normal BMI, according to new research. Yeyi Zhu, PhD, at Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland,… Read more »

20 Foods That Can Save Your Heart 07105 NEWARK 20 Foods That Can Save Your Heart Fresh Herbs When you add these to foods instead of salt and fat, you’re making a heart-healthy choice. They add flavor without the bad stuff. Spices and other foods are delicious ways to eat heart-smart. Black Beans Mild, tender black beans are packed with… Read more »

Obesity Poses Much Bigger Risk for Diabetes Than Bad Genes 07105 NEWARK Obesity Poses Much Bigger Risk for Diabetes Than Bad Genes  Obesity is by far the greatest risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes, more than either having a genetic predisposition to diabetes or poor health habits, according to a large case-control study from Denmark.   Specifically, among people who were mainly in their… Read more »

Why Are My Joints So Stiff? What Can I Do? 07105 NEWARK Why Are My Joints So Stiff? What Can I Do? You’re Getting Older Along with greater wisdom, age means that your body is getting older. As you age, your cartilage — the spongy material that protects the ends of your bones — begins to dry out and stiffen. Your body also… Read more »

More evidence links dog ownership to better heart health 07105 NEWARK More evidence links dog ownership to better heart health No one can say if it’s the walks or the unconditional love, but there’s something about owning a dog that goes hand in hand with better heart health, suggests a study in eastern Europe. Researchers examined more than 1,700 adults in the… Read more »

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis Most Common Cause of Heel Pain Do your feet hurt when you take those first steps in the morning? Does the sharp pain come back after you sit or stand for a while? You could have plantar fasciitis — and if so, it’s a good idea to treat it ASAP. If you ignore… Read more »

Reasons You’re Not Losing Belly Fat 07105 NEWARK Reasons You’re Not Losing Belly Fat You’re Into the Wrong Foods Unhealthy eating is the biggest driver of big bellies. Too many starchy carbohydrates and bad fats are a recipe for that midsection to expand. Instead, get plenty of veggies, choose lean proteins, and stay away from fats from red meats…. Read more »

Why Statins Cause Muscle Pain 07105 NEWARK Why Statins Cause Muscle Pain Scientists have discovered the reason statin drugs used to treat high cholesterol often cause muscle pain or weakness. According to research recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, this class of drugs affects the skeletal muscles, but not the heart muscle. “That… Read more »

Why Does Your Back Hurt? 07105 NEWARK Why Does Your Back Hurt? If you’re like most people, it’ll affect you at least once in your lifetime. It’s one of the most common reasons people miss work, because it can make it really hard to move around. Many things can cause it, and most can be helped by things… Read more »

Pilates 07105 NEWARK Pilates By Kara Mayer Robinson How It Works Pull out your gym mat and get ready to do a series of movements that will stabilize and strengthen your core. The exercises are usually done in a specific order, one right after another. The movements have names, like “The 100,” Criss-Cross,” the “Elephant,”… Read more »