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
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.
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.
If you have celiac disease - or another condition that requires avoiding gluten - you probably got the basics down pretty quickly.
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.
If you suffer from migraines, some of the foods you eat may be triggers.
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.
The best way to calm down is so innate to our lives, we often take it for granted: Taking a breath.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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 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
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.
You have to monitor your blood sugar, eat the right foods, exercise, take your medication, and visit your medical provider regularly.
So, you cheated on your healthy meal plan, and now you’re wondering if you should call it quits. The answer is NO!
Traditionally practiced in China for centuries, acupuncture is the practice of stimulating certain points on the body through the insertion of small needles.
Ever find yourself worn out at the end of the day and can’t figure out why?
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
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.
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!
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.
The personal trainer shares her healthy living habits.
As the New Orleans Health Commissioner, Dr. Karen DeSalvo aims to modernize healthcare in the Crescent City
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.
Louisiana administers several Federal programs that support healthy eating for students.
Proper rest does a body good. There may be no better health and wellness advice than to get a good night’s sleep.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
Being born healthy is a blessing, but maintaining that health is a matter that takes constant supervision.
The charismatic fitness icon's positivity motivates millions.
A new, state-of-the-art yoga studio is a boon to New Orleans
Dedication and patience are the keys to losing postpartum baby weight and looking like your pre-baby self again.
Here’s what men can expect as they age.
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.
Functional movement specialist Matt Lovitt takes a step-by-step approach to fitness.
A high-intensity gym focuses on functional movement.
Take advantage of local seafood and get all the omega-3s you need.
Fitness has been a lifelong focus for bodybuilder and trainer, Kash Guidry.
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.
Want to register for New Orleans’ next road race? NOLARunning.com makes it easy.
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.
A New Orleans business helps clients overcome eating disorders.
It’s all fluid at this new therapy-oriented business.
When it comes to personal training, this gym owner offers something special.
Six simple tips will help you pack in that paunch.
RUN HAPPY: Exercise, and enjoy a refreshing reward
New Orleans' vegan food options are growing.
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.
Drink to your health!
Get your work out on while on the job!
Enlist in a high-octane exercise experience
Try vegetarian fare cooked with care.
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.
Find fresh ways to get the low-glycemic foods you need.
Learn how a mind-body technique can ease your tension.
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 is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States (2005-2009).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visit Oak Street’s smoothie and juice destination
This urban farm advocates garden education.
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.
This local mom brings her growing family together.
Green Light New Orleans plugs into an environmentally friendly way of life.
Grow Dat Youth Farm raises a new crop of New Orleans leaders.
Support sustainability, while enjoying delicious dishes.
My love for New Orleans has grown over the years.