Thermos-Ready Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 cup – frozen mixed berries 1/2 cup – apple juice 1/4 cup – silken tofu 1/2 – banana Instructions: Combine berries, banana, apple juice and tofu in a blender; blend until smooth.

Women’s Chest Pain Unreliable Sign of Heart Attack?

Chest pain is not a symptom that doctors can use to accurately diagnose a woman suffering a major heart attack, according to new research. A survey of about 800 women and 1,700 men found that women tend to suffer the same types of chest pain as men during a heart attack, Swiss researchers from the University Hospital Basel said. However, most of the chest pain symptoms reported by women could not be used to tell a heart […]

Stretching Exercise #1

Stretching your Achilles and calf as shown here can help Achilles tendonopathy – to increase the stretch turn your back foot in slightly, keep your heel down and a slight bend of the knee is good too. This is combination with some strength work can reduce Achilles pain…. Technique Stretch turn your back foot in slightly, keep your heel down and a slight bend of the knee. Repetitions: 20 each side

Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk

In what scientists say is a first, a new analysis suggests that some blood types place women at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. How much higher? According to a team of French researchers, women with blood type B positive appear to face a 35 percent greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes than women with blood type O negative. However, experts questioned the value of the findings when so many other risk factors for the blood sugar disease can […]

Not Exercising? That’s as Bad as Smoking

When you see someone smoking, you might question “Why would you do that to yourself when you know it could kill you?” Do you react the same way when you know someone doesn’t exercise? You should. When I was at a recent medical conference, one of the presenters reminded the audience that research has shown physical inactivity to be as deadly as smoking. I was shocked at this when I first heard it a couple of years ago, but I think […]

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