Almost half of the American population has hypertension, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and having high blood pressure puts you at risk for things like a stroke, heart disease, or even death. Not only are the numbers high, the CDC says only 1 in 4 of those people who have hypertension, have their condition under control.
There is no ‘magic bullet diet’ for losing weight quickly that is healthy and can be maintained. In fact, diets in general don’t work; however, having healthy behaviors (diet and physical activity) can promote weight loss, and are easier to maintain than restrictive diets.
University of Maryland Extension agricultural agent Racheal Slattery is striving to educate the public on the importance of farm families and understanding food production by offering a virtual tour of a working dairy farm through her Day on the Farm program.
Grilling is easy and can be a healthy cooking method, especially if you use lean cuts of meat, skinless chicken, or fish.
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While many are still working, others are laid off or furloughed. Even if you are still working, you may experience fluctuations in your income or even unexpected bills.
The quantity and quality of water you drink is important to your health, but what do you really know about your water quality, and do you need to treat it?
Is it harder for you to get out of bed on winter mornings when the temperature is low and it’s darker outside? You’re not alone.
Knowing the value of water to our bodies and health should prompt us to give this fundamental nutrient greater attention.
You can stay on track and be one step ahead of holiday weight gain.