Summer heat is no joking matter, especially in Texas. An average of 675 people die from complications related to extreme heat each year. While athletes and people who work outdoors are at the highest risk, nobody can avoid the dangers of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
If the hustle and bustle of daily life is catching up with you, getting out of the city to camp, hike and explore is a great way to let your mind unwind.
Hockey sometimes gets overlooked in comparison to other professional sports like football, basketball and baseball. But what many sports fans don’t know is that hockey players are some of the fittest athletes in the world.
Wearable technology has come a long way in recent years. The original pedometer tracked steps, but today’s wearable fitness trackers allow you to monitor not only your steps, but also miles, calories, heart rate, sleep, food and more — all with the goal of helping you live a more active, healthy life.
Sitting too much — whether at work, in the car or at home — can have serious health consequences. People who are more sedentary are at a greater risk of some cancers, such as breast and colon cancer, and may actually be taking years off their life.
Summer is just around the corner, and that means it’s nearly time to hit the swimming pool. While you’re cooling off and splashing with the kids, why not take advantage of the water for a workout?
Exercising in the pool doesn’t mean you have to swim laps or join a water aerobics class. Many of the exercises you do on land can be done in the water, with the added benefit of more resistance from the water. A water workout also reduces the impact of certain exercises, making it an ideal workout for anyone with arthritis or joint pain.
Eating healthy takes time and preparation. Planning out meals ahead of time helps eliminate those quick, unhealthy food choices you make when you’re crunched for time. By taking time to plan and prep meals for the week, you can ensure you and your family are eating healthy and save time and mone
Smoothies are a refreshing treat, and when made the right way, they can be packed full of health benefits. Most importantly, smoothies are a quick, easy to get your daily allowance of fruits and vegetables — especially if you’ve got picky eaters in the family.
Every five years, the FDA updates its dietary guidelines for Americans. The 2015–2020 guidelines, which were released at the beginning of the year, contain several changes, both expected and unexpected.
Sitting all day can have serious health consequences. Studies have shown that people who sit for long periods of time are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart problems. Not only does sitting too much put you at an increased risk for disease, but your muscles are missing out on much-needed activity to keep them toned and strong.