Showing posts from June, 2019

Heart Disease and Depression

Depression and heart disease can happen at the same time. Additionally, depression that lasts longer than a couple of weeks can lead to certain behaviors, such as abusing alcohol or not sleeping, which can put heart health at risk. The good news is that staying mentally healthy can help your heart, and staying heart-healthy through diet, physical activity, and other behaviors can help prevent or lessen depression! Use these tips for good mental and heart health throughout your life: See a professional.  If you have any of the symptoms of depression, talk to your doctor or a mental health professional. If you have been diagnosed with a heart problem, talk to your doctor about any feelings of depression you have. Your doctor can talk to you about medicines and healthy living habits that can help both your heart and your mental health. Treating depression can help your heart health in the long term and improve your quality of life. Stay physically active.  Physical activity boo

Get it Checked

One health issue we all worry about is “the C word” —   cancer. No matter your age or gender, it’s important to take an active approach to preventing cancer or identifying it early. Regular checkups and appropriate screenings can identify problems  before they occur . Use these  guidelines  from the American Cancer Society as a starting point and make prevention a priority! You should consult with your healthcare provider about which screenings are right for you and your family. Ask about the benefits of earlier screenings, particularly if you fall into a high-risk group or have a family history of disease.

Nutrition for Muscle Growth

Having defined, sculpted muscles starts way before you ever hit the gym. Muscle growth requires a formula. Along with lifting weights, you must drink plenty of fluids and eat the right energy-rich foods. This formula will fuel workouts, repair muscle tissue and help you sculpt your physique. Use the power food game plan below to help you reach your fitness goals! Fruit and vegetables  are the foundation of all healthy diets, providing fiber, vitamins, minerals and fluids. Vegetables even contain small amounts of protein. Low-fat dairy  provides high-quality protein, carbs and essential vitamins such as vitamin D, potassium and calcium. Some sports nutritionists recommend chocolate milk (with low-fat or skim milk) as a good workout recovery beverage. If you are lactose intolerant, you can try yogurt with active cultures. Lean meat  is thought to be a trigger for muscle growth. It is more than a great source of protein. It contains iron for oxygen transport to your muscles and am

Take Control of Your Health

June is National Men’s Health Month, a campaign started in 1992 because of the staggering facts surrounding men’s health and wellbeing. Men make half as many physician visits for prevention compared to women. This month serves as a time to raise awareness of the preventable health problems men can face and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men. Check out the tips below to take control of your health! Find a doctor and see that doctor.  Choose one you're comfortable with so you can talk openly and honestly about all aspects of your health and wellness. Unfortunately, men have a tendency to ignore key symptoms like chest pain, vision loss, and black stools. Just because you are feeling well doesn’t mean you are well, so be sure to schedule regular appointments with a physician you trust. Get informed.  You want to be sure you understand your symptoms but not so informed that you are self-diagnosing a condition. Monitor any symptoms that pop up and write