12 Fitness Apps That Actually Work
Finding a fitness app that lives up to its promises of getting you a bikini bod or washboard abs in 30 days is next to impossible
Faster, Fitter and Better? It’s as Easy as 10-20-30
If you've talked to any educated fitness trainers, coaches or athletes in the last 5-10 years, they surely said that interval training is, hands down, the fastest way to improve strength and endurance over moderate-intensity steady-state cardiovascular exercise.
How to See the World as Your Gym
Even if you have access to a fitness facility, taking it outside can help provide a change of pace and scenery and serve as a wonderful boredom buster.
7 Foods You Never Knew Contained Gluten
If you have celiac disease - or another condition that requires avoiding gluten - you probably got the basics down pretty quickly.
5 Ways To Make Your Workout Fly By When It’s The Last Thing You Feel Like Doing
We've all been there: Some days exercising is the absolute last thing you feel like doing. It would be so much easier to stick to your fitness goals if working out was fun.
When Food is a Headache
If you suffer from migraines, some of the foods you eat may be triggers.
Gut Bacteria Diversity Linked With Weight, Study Suggests
The number of bacteria in your gut - as well as the diversity of said bacteria - could be tied to your weight, according to a new study.
How Changing Your Breathing Can Change Your Life
The best way to calm down is so innate to our lives, we often take it for granted: Taking a breath.
Prepare for diabetes care in heat and emergencies - CDC Features
If you have diabetes, you need to take extra care in summer, when heat waves, strong storms, and hurricanes can strike. It’s important to make a plan and be prepared.
Arthritis - What You Need to Know.
While the word arthritis is used by clinicians to specifically mean joint inflammation it is used in public health to refer more generally to more than 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues which surround the joint and other connective tissue.
Basic Information About Skin Cancer
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types of skin cancer—basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas—are highly curable.
High Cholesterol: Understand Your Risks
Having high blood cholesterol puts you at risk for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. About 1 of every 6 adult Americans has high blood cholesterol.
Basics about Diabetes - Diabetes & Me - Diabetes DDT
Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugar to build up in your blood.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. It includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and in some cases asthma.
Nutrition Basics: Cholesterol | DNPAO | CDC
Cholesterol is a fatty substance that's found in animal-based foods such as meats, poultry, egg yolks, and whole milks. Do you remember the other type of fat that is found in animal-based products? That's right — saturated fat.
Fibromyalgia - Basics - Definition
Fibromyalgia is a disorder of unknown etiology characterized by widespread pain, abnormal pain processing, sleep disturbance, fatigue and often psychological distress. People with fibromyalgia may also have other symptoms; such as: Morning stiffness Tingling or numbness in hands and feet Headaches, including migraines Irritable bowel syndrome Sleep disturbances Cognitive problems with thinking and memory (sometimes called "fibro fog") Problems with thinking and memory (sometimes called "fibro fog") Painful menstrual periods and other pain syndromes
Quitting Resources - I’m Ready to Quit!
It's never too late to quit smoking. Quitting smoking now improves your health and reduces your risk of heart disease, cancer, lung disease, and other smoking-related illnesses. There are many resources available to help you quit smoking, including quitlines, educational materials, Web sites, and support groups. You can also talk to your doctor about other strategies for quitting that may be right for you.
5 Steps to Better Manage Your Diabetes
You have to monitor your blood sugar, eat the right foods, exercise, take your medication, and visit your medical provider regularly.
Guilty or Not Guilty?
So, you cheated on your healthy meal plan, and now you’re wondering if you should call it quits. The answer is NO!
The Benefits of Acupuncture
Traditionally practiced in China for centuries, acupuncture is the practice of stimulating certain points on the body through the insertion of small needles.
10 Foods High in Protein
Ever find yourself worn out at the end of the day and can’t figure out why?
To Each Her Own Alternative Birthing Methods
Though childbirth with the help of pain medications has long been considered the gold standard, nowadays more and more women are considering a wider range of options for childbirth.
Bronchial Thermoplasty: Dr. Richard Tejedor, at LSU Health, is the first in the state to perform a new procedure to treat severe asthma
What You Need to Know about Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men, but it is also among the most curable cancers. Read on to get the facts about prostate cancer, from prevalence to prevention.
Host a Healthy Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a day for family, friends and food. If you’re focusing on eating healthy, you don’t have to skip the best meal of the year!
Slim Down at the Supermarket
Rethinking the foods you buy can help you lose weight. Healthy eating starts in the grocery store, so try to avoid bringing the tempting foods home with you.
Living Well with Brooke Baker
The personal trainer shares her healthy living habits.
Fit for Life
As the New Orleans Health Commissioner, Dr. Karen DeSalvo aims to modernize healthcare in the Crescent City
Public Health Leaders Set to Tackle Obesity Epidemic Through Statewide Health Intiative
Today, public health leaders and business leaders unveiled a new statewide public health initiative — LiveWell Louisiana.
Many children consume at least half of their meals at school, and for many children, food served at school may be the only food they regularly eat.
Louisianan Department of Education
Louisiana administers several Federal programs that support healthy eating for students.
Sanctify Your Sleep
Proper rest does a body good. There may be no better health and wellness advice than to get a good night’s sleep.
Create Your Plate: Diabetes Nutrition
Often, when people are diagnosed with diabetes, they don't know where to begin. One way is to change the amount of food you are already eating. Focus on filling your plate with non-starchy vegetables and having smaller portions of starchy foods and meats.
Tips for Shopping Food Smart During the Holiday Season
Though most of us can handle a grocery store trip on autopilot, for others, it can be a source of anxiety. Our Touro dietitian, Julie Fortenberry, shares her top tips to make the process a little less daunting.
Online Tool: Diabetes 24/7
Diabetes 24/7 is a personal health record that allows you to manage your diabetes and share valuable health information with others on your health care team.
Motivate: GET THE LEDET OUT
"I’m 49 years old, and I’m in better shape than people I meet who are 25." Personal trainer Elizabeth Ledet shares her tips on staying fit.
Community Care Connection
The holidays aren’t the only time for giving. Year in and year out, nurses, social workers, case managers and hospital staff dedicate their days to providing comforting, dignified end-of-life care to terminal patients.
A Local Gastroenterologist Makes a Trip to the Doctor a Relaxing Experience
Vernon J. Carriere, Jr., M.D., a local gastroenterologist makes what would typically be a very uncomfortable trip to the doctor’s office one that’s actually quite relaxed.
Set yourself up for success this year with seven simple practices
Being born healthy is a blessing, but maintaining that health is a matter that takes constant supervision.
Richard Simmons Gets Real
The charismatic fitness icon's positivity motivates millions.
It’s Getting Hot In Here
A new, state-of-the-art yoga studio is a boon to New Orleans
Get Your Body Back After Pregnancy
Dedication and patience are the keys to losing postpartum baby weight and looking like your pre-baby self again.
What Low Testosterone Means for Your Health
Here’s what men can expect as they age.
Take It Easy on the Sugar
Excessive sugar (real, natural or fake) in our diet is not the best idea when it comes to healthy living.
Fitness expert Mackie Shilstone shares his secrets.
Let reiki’s healing energy soothe and calm you.
Back to Basics
Functional movement specialist Matt Lovitt takes a step-by-step approach to fitness.
A high-intensity gym focuses on functional movement.
Lousiana Seafood Season
Take advantage of local seafood and get all the omega-3s you need.
Built to Last
Fitness has been a lifelong focus for bodybuilder and trainer, Kash Guidry.
Slash the Salt and Savor the Flavor
Sodium is a naturally occurring mineral. Because it is highly reactive in its pure form, it is always found in compounds with other minerals: For example, sodium combines with chloride to form sodium chloride, also known as table salt.
Hit The Road
Want to register for New Orleans’ next road race? NOLARunning.com makes it easy.
Local Mom and Wellness Expert Shares How She Stays Healthy
Jessica Blanchard is a yoga teacher, registered dietitian and longtime practitioner of Ayurveda, an ancient system of alternative medicine. She’s also a new mom — and she knows it can sometimes seem impossible to balance motherhood with perfect nutrition and fitness.
Wellness from the Inside Out
A New Orleans business helps clients overcome eating disorders.
Calm Waters: NOLA Float Tanks
It’s all fluid at this new therapy-oriented business.
Leilani Heno’s X-Factor
When it comes to personal training, this gym owner offers something special.
Six simple tips will help you pack in that paunch.
Happy’s Running Club
RUN HAPPY: Exercise, and enjoy a refreshing reward
New Orleans' vegan food options are growing.
Food For All
Cooking Matters, a nutrition and cooking-education program offered by Second Harvest Food Bank, offers low-income families and individuals the opportunity to learn how to cook healthy meals.
Ron Wells' outdoor workouts don't require a gym.
Tropical ingredients give these problem-solving skincare products added flair.
High school sophomore Chelsey Jones has had to overcome a few setbacks to pursue her passion for running.
More omega-3s, please.
Natural Bodybuilder Ivan Blazquez packs a punch.
Juice for Joy
Drink to your health!
33 Smart Ways to Exercise at Work
Get your work out on while on the job!
Enlist in a high-octane exercise experience
Made with Love
Try vegetarian fare cooked with care.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT: LiveWell Louisiana is one year old!
Last September, LiveWell Louisiana launched a movement to help Louisianans learn how to eat healthy and get fit.
This urban-growth destination supports local farming and healthy eating.
Eat to Treat Diabetes
Find fresh ways to get the low-glycemic foods you need.
Learn how a mind-body technique can ease your tension.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Getting mammograms regularly can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. If you are 50 to 74 years old, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. If you are 40 to 49 years old, talk to your doctor about when to start and how often to get a screening mammogram.
Breast Cancer Statistics and Vital Signs
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States (2005-2009).
Breast Cancer Basics: What You Need to Know
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month — but, women should take steps to remain aware of their breast health year-round. Dr. Donna Waters, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Crescent City Physicians, shares her recommendations to help women perform breast self-checks and keep current with recommended screenings.
6 Faces of Breast Cancer
Separately, the New Orleanians we profile share different experiences of diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Together, their stories show us what it’s like to fight breast cancer with courage and compassion.
Finding New Ways to Deal with Diabetes
Find new ways to overcome the difficulties of this disease.
Here’s what you need to know about the popular Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method.
Look Good, Feel Better
TRAINER JEAN KOTTEMANN IS ALL ABOUT QUALITY OF LIFE.
Big Easy ‘Bucha invites you to drink up.
Discover Bhava — a tasty treasure in the Bywater.
Way to Grow
A local entrepreneur gets his hands dirty.
Use these tips to navigate temptation through the holidays.
Catherine Collins shares the benefits of a strong pilates practice.
Get a handle on holiday eating with expert tips from a gastroenterologist at Touro.
Five little steps can put you on a path to better nutrition.
Your Baby, Your Body
Dr. Arelis Figueroa, a Touro Infirmary obstetrician and gynecologist, supports her patients through pregnancy and beyond, helping new moms establish healthy practices that benefit their families. A native of Puerto Rico, she speaks Spanish and English, working with patients whose language barriers might have otherwise kept them from getting care.
Like bikes? Join NOLA Social Ride.
Smooth and Satisfying
Visit Oak Street’s smoothie and juice destination
This urban farm advocates garden education.
Morning Motivation: Green Shakes
Replace your daily coffee with a different kind of blend.
The New Orleans Food Co-op offers a bounty of healthy food.
Plan a run or pack a picnic, and head to New Orleans’ newest park.
Five to One
This local mom brings her growing family together.
Green Light New Orleans plugs into an environmentally friendly way of life.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Grow Dat Youth Farm raises a new crop of New Orleans leaders.
Support sustainability, while enjoying delicious dishes.
LiveWell Moms: CHANGE OF HEART
My love for New Orleans has grown over the years.