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How to spot sodium in the ingredient list

How to spot sodium in the ingredient list

Watch for 5 words to spot sodium in food. The following ingredients listed on a food label are contributing sodium to your food: 1. Salt..

How to take your blood pressure

How to take your blood pressure

Use the right size cuff, wear it properly, keep good posture, and relax. 1. Use the proper size cuff Use a blood pressure cuff that fits..

Top 5 tips for buying walking or running shoes

Top 5 tips for buying walking or running shoes

Shop a specialty store and buy shoes for quality. 1. Shop a local specialty store Shop for shoes at a specialty store (such as a running..

Top 5 exercise ball safety tips

Top 5 exercise ball safety tips

Use the right size, burst-resistant stability ball. Other names for an exercise ball include: physio ball, swiss ball, core ball, stability..

What is a normal cholesterol level?

What is a normal cholesterol level?

Below are norms for total cholesterol and “good” and “bad” cholesterol. Total cholesterol Optimal (desirable)..

How often should I get my cholesterol checked?

How often should I get my cholesterol checked?

Get your cholesterol checked every 6 months if you have high cholesterol; otherwise every 5 years. The American Heart Association..

How to choose the right size exercise ball

How to choose the right size exercise ball

Use your height to determine the appropriate size exercise ball. If you’re purchasing an exercise ball… Your height is used to..

Top 5 benefits of interval training

Top 5 benefits of interval training

Burn more calories, improve your fitness level, and break through a weight loss plateau. 1. Burn more calories More energy is required..

Top 5 things to know about BMI (body mass index)

Top 5 things to know about BMI (body mass index)

BMI represents your weight in relation to height and does not measure body fat. 1. Your BMI is a single number that represents your weight..