Select the proper weight machine for the part of the body you wish to work. All weight machines at the gym will have placards that show which muscle groups are being worked.
New Research: High blood pressure a major risk
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United States, leading to nearly 1,000 deaths a day. – CDC
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October is Apple Month, AIDS Awareness Month, Eat Better, Eat Together Month and Emotional Wellness Month.
Health Tip: Use weight machines properly
Select the proper weight machine for the part of the body you wish to work. All weight machines at the gym will have placards that show which muscle groups are being worked. Review the instructions and reference the on-product diagram to make sure you're comfortable with the movement. Take the time to adjust the weight machine to fit your body.
-- Life Fitness
Number to Know
970: A Double Baconator hamburger at Wendy’s is 970 calories. – calorieking.com
Children’s Health: Warning against trampolines
An updated report by the American Academy of Pediatrics cautions against home trampoline use. Trampoline-injury rates have steadily been decreasing since 2004. In 2009, however, the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System estimated almost 98,000 trampoline-related injuries in the U.S., resulting in 3,100 hospitalizations. The rates of trampoline injury appear higher for children than in adults.
Senior Health: Study says no painkillers after heart attack
A new report from Danish researchers reveals taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Advil (ibuprofen) or Celebrex (celecoxib) after a heart attack greatly increases the risk of death or a second heart attack. In addition, the risk persists for years. So their advice is don't take these medications unless you absolutely have to.