Tag Archives: stress

Have a Happy, Healthy Holiday: Put Yourself in Charge

By Judy Mitnick, MS, RD, CDE, Bon Secours In Motion Physical Therapy & Sports Performance It’s that time again: the time for parties, the time for family and friends, the time for food… and more food, and more food. It’s no wonder people often feel like someone else takes control of their eating during this […]

Excess Weight Carries Higher Risk for Heart Disease

Millions of Americans face a higher risk of heart disease – the leading cause of death for men and women – because they are overweight. Excess weight not only can harm the heart, but can also damage the body’s blood vessel system by making it harder to circulate blood and manage fluid levels. “When you’re […]

Pregnancy Complications May Increase Risk for Heart Disease

Complications during pregnancy may signal heart disease later in life for women. Gestational high blood pressure, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes and preterm birth not only pose potential health risks to the baby and mother during pregnancy, but are also associated with an increased risk for heart disease later in life. While pregnancy complications have not been found to […]

Bariatric Surgery Improves Heart Health More Than Diet, Exercise for Some

Losing a significant amount of weight through bariatric surgery may do more for the heart’s health than shedding pounds through diet and exercise. A new study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, found that heart function in people considered morbidly obese returns to normal after bariatric surgery. This was not the result for people who lost weight by eating […]

Parental Stress May Put Children At Higher Risk for Obesity, Study Suggests

Latino children whose parents feel high levels of stress are twice as likely to be obese, a new study suggests. Additionally, the more stress parents experience, the more likely their children are to become obese. Researchers examined data from the Study of Latino Youth, which was funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute […]

New Rx to Prevent Colds: Sleep More Than 7 Hours Every Night

A new study adds another reason to make sure you get enough sleep at night: it may help you avoid catching a cold. Researchers found that people who sleep six hours a night or less are four times more likely to catch a cold when exposed to the virus, compared to those who get more than […]

Playing Sports Offers Physical, Mental Benefits for Kids and Adults

A new poll shows that many parents say playing sports helps their children mentally, physically and socially. Despite understanding the potential health benefits of playing sports, only one in four adults participate in such activities, according to the poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. […]

Stress, Depression May Be Deadly for Heart Patients

Reducing your stress and taking care of your mental health is important for everyone – especially heart patients. A new study found that high stress and deep depression can raise the risk of death or heart attack for heart patients by 48 percent. The study was published in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal. Researchers […]

Middle-Aged Women Lower Heart Disease Risk with Physical Activity

Walking. Gardening. Cycling. Middle-aged women who work up a sweat a few times a week doing these kinds of activities have lower risks of heart disease, stroke and blood clots. Women who performed some type of strenuous physical activity two to three times a week were about 20 percent less likely to develop those conditions, […]

Nature Walks Offer Mental Health Benefits, Study Finds

Taking a walk outdoors has long been suggested for people trying to clear their head, enjoy a breath of fresh air and combat stress. Turns out, it may actually work – really well. People who took group nature walks were linked with significantly lower depression, less perceived stress and enhanced mental health and well being, […]