Unfortunately, peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is not on the minds of many people, and that’s not good. PAD affects more than eight million Americans and it can be treated or lead to a stroke and heart attack. That’s a lot of ticking time bombs.
Tips for Men’s Health Month June means time for summer vacations and spending lots of time outdoors, which corresponds nicely to the fact that it’s also men’s health month. There’s no better time to recalibrate and make sure you’re doing all you can to feel your best.
Five to ten percent doesn’t sound like much, right? For a person that weighs 200 pounds this percentage translates into ten to twenty pounds. However, this seemingly small decrease in weight makes a tremendous difference when talking about weight loss and your health.
When? Where? How Often? Teeth cleaned every six months – check. Hair cut every six to eight weeks – got it. Taxes filed every April 15 – okay sure, if I must. But keep track of when to get what health screenings? That can get confusing.
There’s the good stuff and the bad stuff, but which is which, and why is one good and the other not good? HDL vs LDL?? Does that make you just LOL? If like most of us you don’t know (or can never remember), you also probably don’t know that September is Cholesterol Education Month.
When it comes to being heart healthy one of the best things you can do is know your numbers. Having high blood pressure and cholesterol, for example, can greatly increase your chances of having a heart attack. Of course, you have no way of knowing you are at risk unless you get tested. Target Numbers for Good Heart Health: Total …