Healthy Lifestyle Archive

What Products are there to help me Quit Smoking?

Smoking is a major cause of many diseases. Some of those include: Cancer of lung, larynx, mouth, and esophagus Coronary heart disease; strokes; chronic bronchitis Low bone density; hip fractures GERD and Peptic Ulcers People who smoke may not understand or they may choose to ignore all of the risks listed on the labels of

What are the health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids?

Over the past decade, Omega-3 fatty acids have gained widespread attention in both medical community as well as in lay press for their health benefits. Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the two types of polyunsaturated fats. The other type is omega-6 fatty acids. The main dietary source of omega-3 fatty acids are soybean and

Tips on Improving Your Eating Style

In April 2006 issue of Health Magazine[1], there was an article on assessing your eating style [2]. It was interesting to know how people eat. You can read the complete article (see below), but here are some of the tips in summary: Before you eat, ask: “Do I feel hungry?”. If yes, then eat. But,

Shopping for Food – Strategies to reduce weight

Shopping for right food is also a key element when you are trying to lose weight. These guidelines below will help you select the right food when you are shopping: Tip Sheet: Healthy Eating Starts with Healthy Shopping This 1-page tip sheet provides suggestions for lower fat and lower calorie foods to fill the kitchen

Effect of Smoking on your life span

If you want to know how damaging effect smoking can have on your life span, check out this tool at Yahoo Health. This interactive tool can be used to estimate the impact smoking will have on your life span. Based on the number of cigarettes you smoked in the past or how many you will

Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?

You can find an interactive tool at Yahoo Health. This interactive tool measures your readiness to quit smoking. The tool uses the stages of change approach, which is based on research about how people typically make behavior changes. The approach suggests that to make positive change, people must go through distinct stages from not thinking

Count Calories for Effective Weight Loss

You should count calories to effectivelyly lose weight. You need to cut down on calories intake daily. To take off one pound per week, you’ll need to reduce calories by 500 per day. (One pound of body fat equals about 3,500 calories.) Try eating 250 calories less per day and exercising enough to burn 250

Develop Diet Plan for Weight Loss

We hear about many recommendations for diet from all sources, for example, “Eat 2000 calorie diet”, “Eat more fruits and Vegetables”, etc. The Dietary Guidelines recommend that at least half of all grains eaten (at least 3 one ounce-equivalents) per day should be whole grains because they can reduce the risk of heart disease and

Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator

Body mass index (BMI) is measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women.. BMI does not differentiate between body fat and muscle mass. Therefore, body builders and people who have a lot of muscle bulk will have a high BMI but are not overweight.

Lowering Cholesterol

What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like, waxy substance found in the bloodstream and in all your body’s cells. It’s normal to have cholesterol. It’s an important part of a healthy body because it’s used for producing cell membranes and some hormones, and serves other needed bodily functions. But too high a level of