All you need to know about Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your very…

A guide to Insulin Resistance

What Is It? Insulin is a hormone that acts like a key. It unlocks your cells to let in glucose (a kind of sugar) from your blood to make energy. Sometimes, this lock-and-key process doesn’t work. Then glucose builds up in your blood, even when you make more insulin. Scientists have some ideas, but they…

8 Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms you shouldn’t ignore

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic, autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own joints and tissues, causing pain and inflammation. But the inflammation caused by RA can also damage your heart, lungs, and blood vessels, leading to serious complications. So, if you have RA, it’s important to be aware of…

Immunotherapy : All you need to know about the allergy shots

If you suffer from the drippy nose and itchy eyes of chronic or seasonal allergies, you’ve probably filled your medicine cabinet with medications to reduce your discomfort: antihistamines to block the body chemicals that cause allergic reactions, and steroid sprays and decongestants that reduce nasal swelling and mucus production. But allergy shots—known in doctor-speak as…

Are you at risk for a stroke?

Keeping an eye on your blood pressure and cholesterol can help minimize the risk of a stroke.Talk to your relatives about your family’s heart health history; if stroke runs in the family, you could have a higher risk. Exercising and sitting less could lower your risk of stroke.If you’ve already had a stroke, making lifestyle…

6 amazing benefits of good sleep on skin’s health

Get your beauty sleep! The ZZZs you catch every night can have a profound impact on your skin health. Here’s how. A good night’s sleep can mean good skin health because when you’re sleep-deprived, your body makes more of the stress hormone cortisol. Elevated levels of cortisol can lead to increased stress and inflammation in…

Cancer prevention: 7 tips to reduce your risk

Concerned about cancer prevention? Take charge by making changes such as eating a healthy diet and getting regular screenings. You’ve probably heard conflicting reports about cancer prevention. Sometimes the specific cancer-prevention tip recommended in one study or news report is advised against in another. In many cases, what is known about cancer prevention is still…

Too busy to workout ? 1 Minute exercise is what you need

For many of us, the most pressing question about exercise is: How little can I get away with? The answer, according to a sophisticated new study of interval training, may be very, very little. In this new experiment, in fact, 60 seconds of strenuous exertion proved to be as successful at improving health and fitness…

6 Ways your heart can get out of rhythm

Irregular heartbeat conditions like atrial fibrillation can threaten your heart health.Rapid heart rate can cause sudden cardiac arrest but is treatable.When atrial fibrillation’s irregular heart rate is not controlled, it can lead to stroke and heart failure. Slower heart rate, which is usually not dangerous, can be a side effect of medication. Your heart relies on…

6 Foods nutrition experts won’t recommend

Most of us are familiar with the typical no-no foods like sugared soda or anything deep-fried, but have you ever wondered what the experts steer clear of? Everyday Health’s nutrition mavens dish on the foods they won’t eat, and share tips for making healthier swaps. 1. Hot dogs, bacon, and sausages.Never ever eat these processed…

Important Steps to Reduce Salt in Your Diet

1. Understand the Problem with Sodium. About 9 in 10 adults in the U.S. get too much sodium, increasing their risk for health problems. To reduce your intake, it’s helpful to know where the sodium in your diet comes from. Sixty-five percent of the salt in our diets comes fromprocessed foods like bread, cold cuts…