The American Heart Association recommends adults get 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise, or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week. However, about 80% of Americans do not meet this recommendation. As previous research has shown a link between prolonged sitting with increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and premature death, researchers investigated what small
Walnuts are versatile nuts that incorporates easily into many dishes, from salads to pastas to desserts. As with most nuts, they’re not low in calories, and they’re pretty high in fat, but they pack a nutritional punch that makes them a high fat high calorie snack that’s worth it. How often do you hear that?
Dr. Kahlil Shillingford of Boca Raton, Florida specializes in the surgical treatment of obesity and offers treatment options including the Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Gastric Lap-Band, and Gastric Bypass. His experience has since touched the lives of patients traveling across the state from Naples, Sarasota, Tampa Bay, Orlando, and out of state as well as
White bread and white rice have gotten a bad reputation in recent years for being less nutritious than their whole grain counterparts. Yet, the grocery aisles are filled with a wide selection of tempting white bread and white rice products begging the question: is whole grain really that much better for you? The answer appears
Sedentary behavior has jumped up in the ranks, but not in a good way. It is now thought to be the second leading risk factor for mortality behind smoking. It is estimated that prolonged sitting is responsible for 430,000 deaths in 54 countries around the world. In addition to mortality, prolonged sitting, lying down (not
Monday, September 5th we celebrate Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer. Since it will continue to be hot as molten lava for another few months here in South Florida, that label is purely symbolic. But summer break is now over and most schools are back in session. As we celebrate the “end” of
You’ve likely been walking for most of your life (except that first year, but we’ll let that slide). While walking around your house and at the office is good, walking 21 minutes a day for exercise has proven to boost some major benefits, including cutting your risk of heart disease by 30%. It’s no secret
We all face stressful situations in our lives, some are minor (like a forgotten umbrella in the rain) and some are major (like our health, safety, and security). Stress can often make our hearts pound, our muscles go tense, our teeth clench, and our breathing more rapid. We feel stress physically as well as emotionally.