Health Tip of the Day

| August 22, 2011

People lose 30 percent of their muscle mass between ages 50 and 70. Combat muscle loss with resistance training three times a week.

Get up and go

| August 22, 2011

Get out of that driver's seat. Studies say that women who regularly sit for long periods of time have an increased risk of developing deadly blood clots.

Knead out back pain

| August 21, 2011

Ease lower back pain with massage therapy. This may help patients take less medication and spend fewer days immobile.

Muscle loss

| August 20, 2011

People lose 30 percent of their muscle mass between ages 50 and 70. Combat muscle loss with resistance training 3 times a week.

Exercise product: fold-up bike

| August 19, 2011

The MIAMI Citizen Bike is a combination of practicality and performance, especially for drivers who have a minimal amount of storage space, the company says. The Value Series folding bikes feature a Shimano six-speed index ...

Hydrate before exercise

| August 19, 2011

Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to hydrate when working out in hot weather. It’s best to drink fluids about 30 minutes before you begin exercising. This isn’t just critical for your health--it’ll improve your performance ...

Call it quits

| August 17, 2011

Trying to stop smoking tobacco? Research shows that telephone hotlines can help increase the success rate of those trying to quit the habit. Get free phone counseling by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Water bottle: look good while doing good

| August 16, 2011

Bobble is a reusable water bottle that filters water as you drink. Bobble was created with the intention of giving consumers an environmentally friendly replacement to plastic water bottles — most of which end up ...

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