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Health Hazards of Sitting All Day
Whether it’s at the office, in the car or on the sofa, more Americans are sitting for significant periods of the day. Unfortunately, a sedentary habits can have consequences.
Beer: The Health Benefits and Consequences
Many Americans enjoy their alcohol, spending close to $99 billion every year on beer alone. Here’s a list of potential health benefits and consequences of beer consumption.
Obesity During Pregnancy May Harm the Heart Later
Almost one third of women of childbearing age are obese, which may affect the development of the unborn baby as well as the mother's long-term heart health.
Nutrients Every Pregnant Mother Needs
Pregnant women need to make sure that their diets provide enough nutrients for themselves and their unborn child. Here are some of the best foods to eat if you’re pregnant.
Preventing Disease with Exercise
Your health care provider may emphasize the importance of exercise, but exactly how important is physical activity for staying healthy?
Women Who Sat Less Lived Longer
Physical activity is part of a healthy lifestyle, but one new study shows it may not be enough for postmenopausal women who have otherwise sedentary lifestyles.
Tomatoes Might Help Lower Obesity and Breast Cancer
Postmenopausal women can become more at risk for breast cancer if they are overweight. An easy dietary change may help reduce that risk by lowering the chances of obesity.
Kidney Stone Risks After Menopause
Eating healthily and exercising regularly have many health benefits for your heart and metabolism. New research suggests these healthy habits may also protect against kidney stones.
Obesity May Be a Danger for Older Women
Though people may think that they are healthy and set for a long life if they don't have a chronic disease, this may not be the case if obesity comes into play. Researchers behind a new study explored how obesity affected older women as they aged.
Sudden Death During Sports Still Rare
While physical activity is generally good for the body, vigorous sports activity can be risky for untrained people. The risks for women may be pretty rare, at least where the heart's concerned.