10 tips to prevent injuries when you exercise

To avoid the sprains, strains, and other injuries that can occur with exercise, make sure your workout program is right for you. Warm up before each session and cool down afterward. Never exercise to the point of pain. (Locked) More »

How to monitor-and lower-your blood pressure at home

Monitoring blood pressure at home is easy and convenient, and it can help women with high blood pressure see how their numbers fluctuate over time so they can adjust their treatment accordingly. The preferable home blood pressure monitor meets standards set by an organization such as the European Society of Hypertension or the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). Women should take the monitor to their doctor to have it calibrated and learn how to use it correctly before they start measuring their blood pressure at home. Your doctor’s office staff can help you learn to use the monitor and make sure it is accurate. More »

Eating for good vision

Carrots aren’t the only food that can improve eye health and protect against the development of age-related vision diseases. Foods rich in vitamins C and E, zinc, lutein and zeaxanthin, and omega-3 fatty acids are also important for preserving eye health. For people with intermediate or advanced age-related macular degeneration, a supplement containing vitamins C and E, lutein and zeaxanthin, zinc, and copper can slow the progression of the disease. (Locked) More »

Exercise-but avoid burnout

In one study, women who exercised two days a week were just as fit as those who worked out six days a week, possibly because they had more energy to stay active on days when they weren't at the gym. (Locked) More »