24 for Life program helps to prevent Type 2 Diabetes

One in three American adults has prediabetes. If you have prediabetes, you are at high risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes, a serious and costly disease. Many people with prediabetes who do not start to change their lifestyle habits by losing weight or participating in moderate physical activity, can develop Type 2 Diabetes within 5 … Continue reading 24 for Life program helps to prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Older Running: Start Running at Age 55 and Beyond

Lots of older folks run regularly for fitness and fun, and a large percentage of them are relatively new to the sport. Consider that more than half of participants in the annual New York City Marathon are over the age of 40, and it’s easy to see that running is a sport for all age … Continue reading Older Running: Start Running at Age 55 and Beyond

How to improve heart health

Have you recently been diagnosed with heart disease? Are you hoping to prevent future problems with your cardiovascular system? Either way, learning how to improve heart health is a smart idea – it’s also refreshingly easy! When working toward this goal, some determined souls dive in headfirst and completely revamp their lifestyle. While that is … Continue reading How to improve heart health

Tips to a Successful Running Comeback

By Amy Reinink Elite runner Kristen Fryburg-Zaitz, 30, of Boulder, Col., is accustomed to 100-plus-mile training weeks, grueling speed workouts and pushing her body to the limit in frequent weekend races. But in early 2010, her workouts looked like this: five minutes of walking, followed by one minute of easy running, repeat. After a forced … Continue reading Tips to a Successful Running Comeback

Topeka Sizzlers Top 5 Tips for a Better Basketball Bod

To excel as a professional basketball player requires a devotion to conditioning which will boost your speed, stamina, shooting, and mental toughness. Even if you’re not an aspiring pro basketball player, these same routines can help you live a longer, healthier life.   1. Front squat A solid base is important if you want to … Continue reading Topeka Sizzlers Top 5 Tips for a Better Basketball Bod

New health and wellness info at the library

Fulfill your prescription for information at the library’s Health Information Neighborhood, where wellness knowledge is at your fingertips.   Twisting Fate: My journey with BRCA--from breast cancer doctor to patient and back by Pamela N. Munster, Health Information Neighborhood 616.99449 MUN Weaving together her personal story with groundbreaking research on BRCA--responsible for breast cancer and … Continue reading New health and wellness info at the library