Valentine's Day is right around corner. Want it to be memorable? Check out these 10 sex life boosters. When you've got these tips, who needs Cupid?Read More »from 10 Sex Life Boosters
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Love pizza on game day? Make it a thin-crust pie topped with veggies.Will you root for the Patriots or the Giants on Super Bowl Sunday? Either way, game day goodies will be part of the lineup. Here are 5 healthy snacks that look and taste like the beloved originals, so your waistline will win, even if your team doesn't.
1. Better-for You Buffalo Wings
Traditional buffalo wings are deep-fried, drenched in a spicy butter-based sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. That adds up to 350 calories, 12 g of fat, and a whopping 1,160 mg sodium per serving. To trim that down, swap the wings for lower-fat chicken tenders. Marinate the tenders in nonfat buttermilk, dredge them in a combo of flour and cornmeal, and bake 'em. Trade full-fat sour cream for reduced-fat in the blue cheese dressing.
Save: 93 calories, 16 g fat, and 778 mg sodium
2. Pizza to Go
Boxes of delivery pizza are a convenient game-day standby. But watch those toppings and your choice of crust: One slice of Domino'sRead More »from 5 Healthy Super Bowl Snacks
Heart attacks aren't just for guys. But the symptoms are likely to be much subtler in women than in men. Feeling tired? Short of breath? Anxious? These can all be signs of something serious.
Get more health tips from RealAge:Read More »from 7 Hidden Heart Attack Symptoms in Women
Cities, like people, can be young and vibrant, old and stodgy, or somewhere in between. The RealAge Test calculates how quickly test takers' bodies are aging compared to their chronological age. To find out which of America's 50 largest metropolitan areas are getting old faster than they should, we analyzed data from the more than 28 million people, and ranked cities by such factors as diet, smoking, diabetes, hypertension, health insurance, and income. Residents in these 10 cities are aging faster than they need to.
Get more health tips from RealAge:Read More »from America's 10 Oldest Cities
Need cheap way to slim down? Get out with Fido. It's good for both of you.If you're like millions of American women, you started the year with a resolution to lose weight. But whittling your waistline doesn't have mean whittling your wallet, too. (No, you don't need a $100 pair Lululemon yoga pants.) Here's where to save and where to splurge, so you don't blow your budget while you slim down:
Save: Quit smoking. There are scores of reasons to do this, but the one of the most immediate benefits is financial. The current average price of a pack of cigarettes is $4.22, and as much as $7.50 to $10 in places like Chicago and New York City. If you're a pack-a-day smoker, quitting will put an extra $1,540 or more per year in your pocket while it removes all kinds of gunk from your lungs. (Hmmm, that could buy lots of cute Lululemon gear…)
Splurge: Spring for a pedometer. "For the price of two movie tickets and some popcorn, you can own a powerful fitness tool: a step counter," says RealAge cofounder Michael F. Roizen, M.D., who logs 12,000 steps a day onRead More »from Lose Weight Without Blowing Your Budget
A heart-healthy diet doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your favorite dishes. Check out these tasty comfort foods to nourish your heart health.
Get more health tips from RealAge:Read More »from 8 Heart-Healthy Comfort Foods
- The Editors at Sharecare | Healthy Living – Tue, Jan 17, 2012 6:26 PM EST
Here's another reason to eat more beans: They help regulate blood sugar to prevent diabetes.No doubt, you've heard the news about Paula Deen revealing her type 2 diabetes diagnosis -- and her multimillion-dollar drug endorsement deal. Of course, Deen's signature indulgent Southern cooking likely played a big role in her condition. But whether you're a celeb like Deen or one of the rest of us, finding out you have borderline diabetes or prediabetes can be a shocker.
But here's the more important news: Smart lifestyle changes can help you prevent diabetes or, if you already have it, slow its progression to avoid devastating complications, including heart attack, stroke, nerve damage, blindness, kidney failure, and even limb amputation. Listen up, Paula!
1. Be a Regular at the Farmers' Market
Making fresh produce the main focus of your meals can cut your diabetes risk by 24% or more, thanks in part to all the fiber, which steadies blood sugar. In fact, just adding to your diet some greens, such as arugula or babyRead More »from Don't Be like Paula Deen: 9 Steps to Prevent Diabetes
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Regular workouts can help you run away from Alzheimer's.Feel anxious every time you forget where you put your keys? Simple memory slips aren't necessarily a sign you're developing Alzheimer's (unless they're frequent), but all of us want to prevent that scary disease.
Turns out, healthy lifestyle habits may prevent more than half of all Alzheimer's disease cases. That's right, the same smart steps you take to prevent heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other common conditions will help you fend off Alzheimer's, too. Check out these 6 ways to preserve your memory:
1. Don't smoke. This a biggie. You know smoking is bad for your lungs and not great for your heart. It's bad for your brain, too. A two-pack-a-day habit boosts your risk of Alzheimer's by 157%. "If you tried to quit and failed, try again," says RealAge cofounder Michael F. Roizen, M.D.
2. Get moving. A sedentaryRead More »from 6 Ways to Slash Your Risk of Alzheimer's
Classic cereals like Cheerios still make the grade for kids.When was the last time you let your kids eat dessert for breakfast? You'd never do that, right? Well, maybe not intentionally, but if this morning you poured a bowl of Honey Smacks, Golden Crisps, Cap'n Crunch, or even seemingly healthful Quaker Oats Oh!s cereal, the answer is: today. All have 3 to 5 teaspoons of sugar per cup.
It's hardly news that kids' cereals are loaded with sugar, but it's still surprising to see how much. Last month, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released a new report that painstakingly evaluated 84 popular kids' cereals. EWG's experts found that one cup of Kellogg's Honey Smacks, Post Golden Crisp, or General Mills Wheaties Fuel has more sugar than a Twinkie (and that's a whopping 18 grams!). Honey Nut Cheerios, Apple Jacks, and Cap'n Crunch have more sugar than three Chips Ahoy! cookies (11 grams).
"Adding that muchRead More »from Best Breakfast Cereals for Kids