Why Heart Patients Should Kick Butts. Part 3

He explained that four years after heart surgery, a smoker and a person who quit have an equal chance of dying as a result of smoking and heart disease. After five years, however, a quitter’s chance of staying alive improved by 3 percent. Read more

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Why Heart Patients Should Kick Butts. Part 2

Permanently putting out your butts will help save your life. Why? “After smoking a cigarette, your heart rate increases 15 to 30 beats per minute and your blood pressure increases as well,” said Steven Keteyian, Ph.D., program director of Preventive Cardiology at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Mich. Read more

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Why Heart Patients Should Kick Butts. Part 1

It seems so obvious: Quit smoking to improve your health. But smokers just aren’t getting the hint, even those for whom kicking the habit means life or death. Read more

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Joan’s Journal

My sickness continued into this week — a lingering, body-aching cold/virus-type thing that my antibiotics don’t seem to be helping. Last night was the first night I felt physically worthwhile, but this morning I am drained again from the workout. Because I didn’t feel well all week, I wasn’t able to get any of the work done that I had taken on vacation with me, so I came home early. Read more

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Smoking and Teens Resource

To receive a free parenting guide on talking to kids about smoking. To receive “A Parent’s Guide to Smoking Prevention,”. Smokers who want to quit. Read more

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Ways to Increase HGH Naturally. Part 2

2. Fasting: Eating infrequently will keep insulin levels low, and your body will respond by boosting HGH levels. The process of fat burning will speed up, as you hang on to muscle mass. But this is only true if one fasts intermittently, since the body goes into starvation mode when long-term fasting takes place. Read more

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Ways to Increase HGH Naturally. Part 1

HGH is an extremely popular supplement. A lot of very famous people have gotten into trouble for buying HGH injections illegally. What is so alluring about HGH (human growth hormone)? It is a hormone, the function of which is to burn fat while maintaining muscle mass. Who doesn’t want to keep muscle and loose fat? Read more

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When to Seek Medical Attention

When you come down with a cold or pull a muscle, you don’t necessarily rush to visit a doctor. Most people understand that these conditions usually subside on their own in a short time. The same is true of acute back pain. While back pain certainly can be uncomfortable and debilitating, most people will find that it will go away by itself within a month, with or without medical treatment. Read more

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Pushing Buttons

You know what it is. The thing that really pushes your buttons, no matter how much you think you won’t overreact the next time your kid does it.
In How to Behave So Your Children Will, Too! (Greentree, 1997, $21.95) Sal Severe, a parenting expert, says do not wait for the next time. Read more

Fitness Meets the 21st Century

With computers being a mainstay in most homes and offices, fitness has finally gone high tech. The new century has introduced computerized fitness, and it appears to be the wave of the future. Take a look at what’s happening:

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Liz Neporent, M.Ed., board member of the American Council on Exercise and host of “Lizzy Fit” on eYada.com, says “techno-workouts” are a hot trend for 2011. Read more

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