Healthy Meat

Heart Smart® Grocery Store Tour: What Cut of Meat to Buy

Many people believe you aren’t supposed to have meat when on a diet. Luckily, however, that is not the case! You can certainly eat meat when dieting, as long as you consider a couple of key things. Watch Henry Ford Heart Smart® dietitian Darlene Zimmerman show you exactly what you …

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Arthritis Relief
Lifting weights

Five Ways to Ease Arthritis

Osteoarthritis—the most common form of arthritis—can make it difficult for you to perform even simple everyday activities, such as getting up from a chair or dressing. Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that occurs mainly in older people, according to rheumatologist Donard Haggins, M.D. It develops when the cartilage—the tissue covering …

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Winter Fitness

Stay in Shape While Staying Indoors

You may love gazing at the snowflakes, but trekking through the slush is another story. There are safer ways to get a winter workout—by staying indoors. Find Fitness Indoors It’s always smart to get your doctor’s approval before you start an exercise program, says Michael Dunn, M.D. This is especially …

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Pumping Iron

Weight Training Offers Benefits for Older Adults

If you thought weight lifting was only for bodybuilders or athletes, think again: strength training actually can contribute to your overall fitness in many ways, no matter what your age or physical condition. The Perks of Pumping Iron Strength training increases muscle mass, which is important because adults lose up …

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Arthritis Relief

What Exercise Can Do For Your Arthritis

If you suffer from arthritis, getting active can make it easier to move and with less pain. Internal medicine physician Vera Khasileva, M.D., encourages her patients with arthritis to exercise because of the positive benefits, including: reduced joint pain and stiffness improved range of motion increased energy Beginning an exercise …

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Brain-Boosting

Easy Mealtime Brain-Boosters

Good nutrition is important to our brains at any age. But as we get older, we need to pay special attention to brain-boosting foods — such as blueberries, spinach and salmon — that may help ward off problems like dementia The brain can’t store a lot of energy — it …

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Cancer Prevention

What You Eat May Affect Your Risk of Cancer

The power to help prevent cancer may be on your dinner plate, says Henry Ford Health System family medicine doctor Eshel Turk, M.D. Making the right food choices actually can help reduce your risk for several cancers. Follow these healthy eating strategies to get the most from your diet. Increase …

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MyPlate

A Simple Solution to Healthier Meals

When it comes to healthy eating, it’s out with the old and in with the new, according to family medicine doctor Kimberly M. Winston-Matthews, M.D. MyPlate is a tool from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help you put together healthier meals for your family. It replaced the Food …

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Weight Loss Tips

Proven Weight Loss Tips

Looking to get in shape and lose some weight, as a part of your post-holiday goals and New Year’s resolutions? There are countless diets and health regimens you could follow that claim success when it comes to losing weight. However, you should be aware of products that promise fast or …

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Mind and Body

Workstation Stretching

Stretching is an easy, fast and effective way to rejuvenate your mind and body. It alleviates tension and stress in your muscles, making you feel more rested, alert and ready to take on the day! Even better, there are even some stretches that you can do at your workspace or …

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