They never counted calories, but they ate flavorful, satisfying food and drank wine with lunches and dinners. The people in countries bordering the Mediterranean have historically been known as some of the healthiest, fittest people in the world. Their diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, wholesome whole grains, and fish and lean meats has long been hailed by nutritionists and health experts as a reliable recipe for weight control and better health.
When's the last time you thought about your foot health? From wiggling to walking, feet are used constantly, but are often forgotten when it comes to living healthy. Because the health of your feet can affect everything you do, it's wise to keep them looking nd feeling great. With a few simple steps, you can prevent injury and infection, and have toes you are proud to show off.
Every day, more and more Americans are motivated to start exercise programs. And while few will ever attain the fitness of an all-star athlete, we can all benefit from increased physical activity and improved health. However, regardless of your level of activity, you still need to maintain good hydration.
Video games with the friends, pool parties and barbeques? A night out on the town maybe?
Derek Leong thought he was pretty fit and healthy. And so would anyone else who saw him do his workouts He was, after all, a firefighter who hit the gym four to five times a week pumping iron and wasn't overweight. But that was before the 32-year-old discovered CrossFit. Today, he weighs less, has more stamina, has less body fat, has enhanced muscle strength and bounces back quicker after scrambling ...
Jeff and Maureen Jerner are anxiously anticipating the arrival of the newest member of their family, scheduled to make an appearance in December. Despite their excitement - and the fact that this will be their third child - the Turlock couple still has fears about the big day.
A little-known program in Modesto offers scads of intellectual opportunities for senior citizens who may feel college is only for the young.
There is no better time of year to head to the high country with a backpack and enjoy the spectacular offering of nature in the Sierra Nevada, which is a virtual hiker's Disneyland.
The surgical "stripping" of varicose veins is giving way to an hour-long venous closure procedure that is being offered in a surgeon's medical suite in Manteca.
Dona Eberhardt wasn't much into fitness prior to becoming a Woodbridge Del Webb resident.
Dr. Rei Young, D.O., is the Medical Director of the Oak Valley Hospital Emergency Department. He is affiliated with Valley Emergency Physicians Medical Group which provides emergency medical services to more than 35 hospitals throughout California and several other states.
For teens in crisis or having emotional struggles, they or their families may not know where or how to seek help. Affordable, and sometimes even free, teen services and counseling programs are available through various non-profit and governmental agencies.
The well-known and popular Survivor Mud Run made a triumphant trek to Lathrop earlier this year (April 21 and 22) as 4,719 participants tackled a barrage of obstacles nearly four miles long. Action included hurdles, a cargo climb, a cargo craw, a log jam, monkey bars, legs of rubber, a woven web, a survivors slide and, of course, mud pits. The daunting obstacles, some even tagged with monikers like 'ditch of death' and 'doomsday ...
Zumba is a way of life. Just ask Sandra Rodriquez, who is a certified instructor of the exercise program that fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms along with easy-to-follow moves. "It changed my life," she said following a Monday evening class at California Total Fitness in Manteca. "It changed the way I look and think." Rodriquez, 43, has a Zumba tattooed in back of her neck to prove it. She's been involved in ...
Tamara McKinstry, a registered dental assistant, had been taking classes in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for years as part of her certification process, but never gave it much thought outside of the classroom. But that all changed one night in 2010 at an Atwater bar owned by her mother.
Everything that helps Dr. George Veldstra physically fit and healthy is found in an almond orchard.
It's the telephone call no woman wants to receive - you need to come back for additional tests after you've had your annual mammogram. It happens more often than you would think - one in 10 women will be asked to come back because the doctor spotted a potential area of concern. Before you panic, you should know that usually the area of concern does not turn out to be cancer. Here are some facts to help you get through the experience of a callback.
It's probably the most commonly made new year's resolution: lose weight and get into shape. In early January, the gyms are full, the sports stores run out of equipment, and the streets are teeming with new joggers. Many of us promise ourselves to lose weight to start the new year, and usually, within a month or two, we have given up.
Whether you're resolving to eat healthy, begin an exercise routine, save money or update your wardrobe, many of these resolutions are easier said than done, as people aren't sure where to start or how to get motivated to make these important life changes.
Dry eye affects up to 40 million Americans, has many causes, and a variety of symptoms. Those who suffer from dry eye know one thing: that it can be very uncomfortable. Common dry eye symptoms include scratchiness or grittiness, the feeling of a foreign particle in the eye, redness and even excessive reflex watering.
When the flu hits, manners may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, good "flu etiquette" and hygiene can go a long way in helping to prevent the spread of influenza. While most Americans recognize that the flu virus spreads easily, they admit to sometimes forgetting their manners when they have the flu: a 2011 survey of more than 1,000 Americans found that three out of four Americans (75%) would go to ...
Cold and flu season is on its way, often marking its arrival with that first throat tickle, before exploding into a hacking cough.
Protecting your skin from the sun is a 365 day-a-year job. Summer is officially over, but all the sun exposure from sunny days at a beach, playing outdoor sports or soaking up the rays may have damaged your skin, forming dark brown spots that make your skin look dull and lackluster. Even sun exposure during the winter months can harm your skin. UVA rays, called the rays of aging, are everywhere and can penetrate even ...
Hearing aids - those two words alone may conjure up images of unattractive, beige devices that your father or grandmother once wore before finally throwing them in a drawer, never to be seen again. And who could blame them? In the past, hearing aids were big, bulky and fragile - incapable of getting wet or dirty. But hearing aids have come a very long way. Here are five things you may not know about today's digital hearing aids:
Winter brings cooler temperatures but that doesn't stop sports buffs from hitting the pavement .
A breast cancer diagnosis at any stage can be devastating.
Trust - like love - is a word easily used in our everyday lives. True love and deep seated trust are rare indeed. Most of us are fortunate to have just one person we truly love or trust deeply.