Thursday, 26 April 2012

Health Tips to Prevent a Stress Fracture

HealthNFitness Tips: A stress fracture is a common injury of the lower leg and foot, involving overused muscles that become fatigued and are no longer able to protect nearby bones from stress and shock.

Fitness Tips to help prevent stress fractures:

  • Gradually increase exercise over time.
  • Engage in different types of physical activities that use different muscles.
  • Stick to a healthy diet that's rich in calcium and vitamin D.
  • Make sure athletic equipment is in good shape, especially your running shoes.
  • Always stop exercising and rest if you have any swelling or pain.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Superfoods to Minimize Diabetes

HealthNFitness Tips: People with diabetes should look for foods that pack a powerful nutritional punch yet have a low glycemic index.

The most favorable Superfoods:

  • Any kind of bean, from kidney beans to pinto beans.
  • Vegetables that are dark green and leafy, including kale, collard greens and spinach.
  • Fiber-rich citrus fruits, including lemons, grapefruit and oranges.
  • Berries, sweet potatoes or tomatoes.
  • Salmon and other fish that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Nuts, whole grain foods and fat-free yogurt and milk.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Friends Have a Role in Pregnancy

HealthNFitness Tips: Friends play an important role in helping moms prepare for pregnancy, and in helping to ensure that the pregnancy goes smoothly.

Fitness Tips:

  • Partners should discuss when the time for pregnancy is right.
  • Partners should be screened for sexually transmitted infections before pregnancy to prevent transmission.
  • Quit smoking, manage stress, eat a healthy diet, avoid illegal drug use and limit alcohol use to reduce the risk of fertility problems.
  • Partners should have a medical checkup to discuss personal health, medical history, family history and medication use.
  • Anyone who works with toxic chemicals should avoid exposing moms-to-be.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Health Tips to Help Prevent Heel Harms

HealthNFitness Tips: The heel is the largest of the human foot's 26 bones. And it's no stranger to strain and pain.

How to help prevent heel problems:

  • Make sure your shoes fit well and offer plenty of support for the entire foot.
  • Make sure you wear the right shoes for each activity.
  • Stop using shoes that are well worn on the soles or heels.
  • Carefully warm up and stretch before exercise, and remember to pace yourself.
  • Treat your body to the right foods and plenty of rest; lose weight if you are overweight or obese.