• DECEMBER 6, 2016
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    Understanding Blood Pressure Readings

    Understanding Blood Pressure Readings

    What do your blood pressure numbers mean? The only way to know (diagnose) if you have high blood pressure (HBP or hypertension) is to have your blood pressure tested. Understanding your blood pressure numbers is key to controlling high blood pressure. Healthy and unhealthy blood pressure ranges Learn what’s considered normal, as recommended by the American

    • DECEMBER 23, 2018
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    Trick Yourself Into Eating Less

    Trick Yourself Into Eating Less

    One of the most straightforward ways to lose weight is to reduce your caloric intake. As long as you’re consuming fewer calories than you’re burning off, you will be maintaining a deficit and you will lose weight. The problem with this plan though is that counting calories is inaccurate, overly simplistic and incredibly dull. Keeping

    • JANUARY 18, 2017
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    Treadmill workouts don’t have to be boring

    Treadmill workouts don’t have to be boring

    Just because it’s too cold for your normal three-mile outdoor run doesn’t mean the treadmill has to be a monotonous exercise in staring at a blank wall. Los Angeles-based trainers Jeanette Jenkins and Massy Arias offer the following tips for getting out of the treadmill rut. Vary the speed and incline, add arm weights and

    • DECEMBER 6, 2017
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    Tips to Survive the Holidays

    Tips to Survive the Holidays

    Do you get stressed out during the holidays? From quick stress-survival strategies to mood-brightening foods, here’s your cheat sheet to holiday cheer. Take a whiff of citrus Researchers studying depression have found that certain citrus fragrances boost feelings of well-being and alleviate stress by upping levels of norepinephrine, a hormone that affects mood. For an