Nutrition & Fitness


Your BMI and What to Make of...

A person’s BMI, or “body mass index,” has been gaining prominence in the national conversation about ideal weight and how it ties into overall health....

August 26, 2019 / 2 min read


Back-to-School Nutrition: Start With a Healthy Breakfast

Summer is over and school is in session. For parents, this means getting packed lunches ready every morning or relying on school cafeterias to provide...

August 20, 2019 / 3 min read


Roundup: Sesame Allergy on the Rise; ‘Central...

Sesame Allergy More Widespread Than Previously Thought, Report Finds More than 1.5 million U.S. adults and children had a sesame allergy — about five times...

August 9, 2019 / 4 min read


Tips on Creating the ‘Fitness Habit’

When it comes to losing weight and getting fit, most people try to rely on willpower instead of developing a strategy for changing habits.

August 7, 2019 / 2 min read


‘My Health is Much Better’ Thanks to...

An article she read in Baptist Health’s Resource magazine prompted Lourdes Anaya to visit the Bamboo Cafe at the West Kendall Baptist Hospital to try...

July 31, 2019 / 2 min read


Roundup: Multivitamins & Heart Health; Best Time...

Many Supplements Not Beneficial for Heart Health, Review of Studies Says An analysis by different collaborating institutions — including the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine...

July 12, 2019 / 5 min read


Roundup: Risks of ‘White Coat Hypertension’; Belly...

‘White Coat Hypertension’ May Double Risk of Death From Heart Disease If your blood pressure surges above a normal level at the doctor’s office because...

June 14, 2019 / 5 min read


Men’s Health: Top 10 Excuses for Not...

Women are 100 percent more likely to visit the doctor for annual examinations and preventive services than men, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease...

June 12, 2019 / 3 min read


Roundup: Heart Disease Death Rate Up for...

In Reversal, Heart Disease Death Rate Rises for Adults, Ages 45-64, CDC Says Death rates from heart disease for middle-aged U.S. adults are increasing, even...

May 24, 2019 / 5 min read