Food, diet & weight

Eating well

As you age, eating well—that is, eating low-fat, nutrient-packed foods—becomes even more important. http://www.aarp.org/health/brain-health/info-2006/eat_wellfor_brain_and_body.html

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Cholesterol: top five foods to lower your numbers

Diet can play an important role in lowering your cholesterol. Here are five foods that can lower your cholesterol and protect your heart. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/cholesterol/ART-20045192

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Assessing your weight and health risk

Assessment of weight and health risk involves using three key measures:  (i) Body mass index (BMI),  (ii) Waist circumference , (iii)  Risk factors for diseases and conditions associated with obesity http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/risk.htm

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Aim for a healthy weight

Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and can help you prevent and control many diseases and conditions. If you are overweight or obese, you are at higher risk of developing serious health problems, including heart … Continue reading

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