Items Tagged ‘physical activity’

Women's Heart Month: Are you at risk for heart disease?

February 22, 2017

Women’s Heart Month: Are you at risk for heart disease?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Seeing red? February is Women’s Heart Month, and each year women around the country wear scarlet to raise awareness of the risk heart disease poses for women. Heart disease is the leading killer of women in the United States, causing one of every three deaths, according to the American Heart Association. Yet, experts say, many […]

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Tags: abnormal heart rhythms, alcohol consumption, atherosclerosis, blood pressure, blood sugar, chest pain, cigarette smoking, diabetes, Dr. Karol Watson, fluttering heartbeat, healthy weight, heart attack


Five ways to get in shape with your partner

February 21, 2017

Five ways to get in shape with your partner

By uclahealth uclahealth

Did you give your beloved a paper heart this Valentine’s Day? Think beyond cards and chocolate and make a pact with your partner to focus on heart health, too. Getting in shape together is a great way to reduce your risk of heart disease. Regular physical activity can also help you lose weight, boost your […]

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Tags: boost mood, cancer, diseases, energy levels, exercise, exercise program, flexibility, heart disease, lose weight, mood, physical activity, relationship


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #1

February 13, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #1

By uclahealth uclahealth

Stay active! Regular physical activity has the potential to make the biggest impact on health. Keep moving! Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, physical activity, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, women's health


Seven weight-loss strategies for children

January 20, 2017

Seven weight-loss strategies for children

By uclahealth uclahealth

If you are concerned about your child’s weight, you’re not alone. Childhood obesity has risen dramatically in the last three decades, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). By 2014, about 17 percent of children and adolescents – 12.7 million – were overweight or obese. And it’s not just a cosmetic […]

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Tags: adolescents, asthma, balanced meals, BMI, body mass index, childhood obesity, children, diabetes, exercise habits, healthy food, healthy meals, healthy snacks


How to avoid the holiday gorging slump and stay healthy

December 14, 2016

How to avoid the holiday gorging slump and stay healthy

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

A holiday celebration just isn’t complete without the food. Let’s face it: family meals, office parties, and holiday reunions scattered throughout the month mean we’ll all have the opportunity to eat, eat, and eat some more. And there lies the challenge: how do we avoid the trap of a month of overeating? Overeating can be […]

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Tags: calories, dietitian, eating, Erin Morse, healthy eating, healthy holidays, holidays, overeating, physical activity, registered dietitian


October 12, 2016

A lot of things have changed for the better

By uclahealth uclahealth

Chuck’s Story Total Lost: 110 pounds* “I am the president of the California Rural Letter Carriers Association, and that puts me in the public eye. That’s a big step for me — before the surgery, I probably wouldn’t have been able to do something like this because of my self-image. A lot of things have changed […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, congestive heart failure, exercise, gastric bypass, loss weight, patient story, physical activity, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, weight loss


Healthy holidays: Plan now for a fit and festive season

October 12, 2016

Healthy holidays: Plan now for a fit and festive season

By uclahealth uclahealth

It’s not officially the holiday season yet, but Halloween candy is already piling up on store shelves. Indulgence (and potential overindulgence) is just around the corner. Instead of resigning yourself to letting all good habits go and planning to pick them back up in January, why not strategize now? That way, you’ll stay on schedule […]

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Tags: accidental injuries, cancer, daily routine, healthy holidays, high blood pressure, holiday season, holiday stress, liver disease, managing stress, overspending, physical activity


Move together: Four easy ways to make family fitness fun

August 23, 2016

Move together: Four easy ways to make family fitness fun

By uclahealth uclahealth

Even if you know how important physical activity is for you and your family, exercise can still feel like just another item on your to-do list. You may also struggle dragging your children away from a TV long enough to get their muscles moving. The key is to transform exercise from a dreaded chore into […]

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Tags: adolescents, children, childrens health, exercise, exercise guidelines, family event, family fitness, physical activity, sports


Is Pokémon GO a healthy game?

July 20, 2016

Is Pokémon GO a healthy game?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Video games often stir up clashes between parents, who prefer their kids to be more active, and kids, who try to negotiate more screen time. But with the wildly popular new Pokémon GO game, the battle lines between physical activity and screen time have gotten fuzzy. Pokémon GO is a smartphone game that blends the […]

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Tags: Anxiety, children, children and exercise, childrens health, depression, Dr. McCurdy-McKinnon, healthy living, mobile apps, physical activity, Pokémon GO, screen time, teens


Lessons from The Biggest Loser: Can you keep lost pounds from creeping back?

June 13, 2016

Lessons from The Biggest Loser: Can you keep lost pounds from creeping back?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Contestants on the hit show “The Biggest Loser” are known for their remarkable transformations. Some of the program’s stars have lost over 200 pounds with intensive dieting and exercise. But new research from scientists at the National Institutes of Health suggests that those remarkable body makeovers are incredibly tough to maintain. Biggest losers are big […]

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Tags: body makeovers, diets, dramatic weight loss, exercise, healthy diet, healthy habits, intensive dieting, leptin, low-calorie, low-fat diets, medical weight loss program, physical activity