Life after cancer treatment

Life after cancer treatment

By Carrie Dunlea Once the initial shock of a breast cancer diagnosis wears off, many patients are ready to get down to business and begin treatment. Based on data collected by the SEER database, which is maintained by the National Cancer Institute, five-year survival rates…

Enjoy whole grains, even on a  gluten-free diet

Enjoy whole grains, even on a gluten-free diet

People adhere to gluten-free diets for various reasons. Individuals with Celiac disease have to avoid gluten because they have a form of gluten intolerance that results in severe gastrointestinal distress if they consume it. However, others avoid gluten, which is a protein found in all…

Keep your immune system strong

Keep your immune system strong

By Carrie Dunlea The immune system is a powerful component of the human body. It recognizes when viruses, bacteria and other foreign invaders enter or compromise the body, and then takes action to prevent illnesses from taking over. The average person can help his or…

Stay home. Stay fit.

Stay home. Stay fit.

Life changed overnight for millions of people across the globe in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, which shuttered businesses and forced many people to follow stay-at-home measures issued by their local governments. These measures not only affected the overall health of those infected with…

Heart attack signs in women

Heart attack signs in women

Many people are familiar with the image of a heart attack sufferer clutching his or her chest or feeling surprising, tingling sensations in his or her left arm. While those symptoms are common, heart attacks can produce a wide array of symptoms, and some of…

Maintain workout routines during the holidays

Maintain workout routines during the holidays

Between decking the halls, visiting family and attending holiday parties, it may seem like there is little time to maintain a workout routine during the holiday season. Those who plan and stay dedicated to their routines can avoid the fitness slide until January. Studies show…

Breast cancer myths

Breast cancer myths

Cancer claims the lives of millions of people across the globe every year. But the fight against cancer is anything but hopeless, as the World Health Organization notes that between 30 and 50 percent of all cancer cases are preventable. Learning about cancer is one…

Shape up with HIIT

Shape up with HIIT

By Sonia Duggan Want to burn fat and gain stamina in the New Year? Try a HIIT workout. This type of exercise is gaining momentum as one of the more popular fitness regimens. HIIT workouts can be effective at boosting metabolism and helping people burn…

Life after breast cancer

Life after breast cancer

By Carrie Dunlea The moment a person receives a breast cancer diagnosis, life changes immeasurably. The roller coaster of emotions begins, and suddenly a once “healthy” individual is thrust into a schedule of doctor’s appointments, treatments and inquiries from friends and family. The World Cancer…

Improve your flexibility

Improve your flexibility

By Carrie Dunlea Improving flexibility is a goal for many people, not just athletes, daily exercise devotees or weekend warriors. No matter what age you are or what your athletic ability is, taking steps to improve and maintain flexibility has numerous benefits that can pay…