Monthly Archives: December 2019

Four Healthy Benefits of Flaxseed

There are two ways to improve your overall health. The first way is to exercise regularly, and the second way is to clean up your diet. In fact, these two things go hand in hand with a healthy lifestyle and you cannot truly get fit and be healthy if you slack on either one. Most people do not follow a healthy diet plan, but you can with a few minor adjustments. One adjustment to make to your diet is to incorporate flaxseed. Here are a few reasons why you should incorporate flaxseed into your diet today. [Read more]

Do You Really Need to Lose Weight?

How is the need to lose weight measured? In the medical community, there are guidelines that are used to determine whether a person is of average weight, underweight or overweight. The ideal weight for each height is given in a range of numbers. For example, if you are a female who is 5´2″, you would find your height, look under the column for women, and see an ideal weight range between 101 and 128 pounds. That is a weight difference of 27 pounds, which is a huge deal for body weight! However, what this means is not that it is okay for all women who are 5´2″ to fall just anywhere in this weight range. [Read more]

The Dangers of Visceral Belly Fat

Unlike subcutaneous fat, which lies just under the skin, visceral fat accumulates deep inside your stomach region and blankets the organs. Consequently, visceral fat is more dangerous than other fat, such as hip and thigh, because it smothers the organs, triggering health risks such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. [Read more]

Causes and Control of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is often referred to as the “Silent Killer” because it typically has no outward or obvious symptoms and is one of the leading causes of stroke and heart disease among Americans. It is estimated that 1 in 3 adults (approximately 75 million) have high blood pressure. Periodic blood pressure checks are the only way to diagnose the disease. [Read more]