Weekly Health Tip: Beyond pills…

Beyond pills: 5 conditions you can improve with lifestyle changes We’ve gotten used to taking pills for much that ails us. But prescription drugs are not infallible and many have been pulled from the market or slapped with a warning by the FDA, due to health-threatening side effects. We don’t lack for alternatives. Plenty of…
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weekly Health Tip: Defining “moderate-intensity” exercise – do the TALK TEST!

Engage in moderate-intensity physical activity for a minimum of 150 minutes each week. That’s the current national recommendation on physical activity. It’s easy enough to understand, except for the “moderate intensity” part. Does that mean walking? So-called “brisk” walking? Jogging? San Diego State University researcher Simon Marshall has come up with a practical rule of…
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Weekly Health Tip: 5 steps to a pain-free back

Low back pain has many different causes, including the normal wear and tear that comes with aging. While you can’t turn back the hands of time or prevent every type of painful back disorder, in most cases there are things you can do to help keep your back healthy. 1. Stay fit Weak back and…
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