By Valerie Tejeda | 09/28/2012 - 18:00
The leaves are changing and the weather is cooling, which means that fall is finally here! With autumn comes lots of temptation to splurge on those tasty seasonal treats. Since the average person gains around ten to fifteen pounds during the holiday season (ay-ay-ay!), making a few small changes can make all the difference.
By Sugey Palomares | 09/24/2012 - 15:23
Breast cancer researchers have discovered new information about the disease, which may end up advancing treatment and saving lives. According to the U.S. Department of Health, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Latinas. Although white women present higher breast cancer rates than Latinas, it is more common for Hispanic women to get diagnosed at more advanced stages of cancer, which makes it more difficult to treat.
By Valerie Tejeda | 09/14/2012 - 13:47
When we’re out running errands, most of us don’t realize the amount of germs we come in contact with on a daily basis. With cold and flu season just beginning, it’s time to get that hand sanitizer ready, especially after coming in contact with these seven things!
By Valerie Tejeda | 09/13/2012 - 18:00
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States and is also the leading cause of death for women. Latina women are particularly at risk, as many of us don’t take the time to exercise (yikes!). Dr. Juan J. Rivera is an Internist and Cardiologist in Miami, Florida, who specializes in cardiovascular diseases. Originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Rivera is very active in the Latino community.
By Valerie Tejeda | 09/08/2012 - 15:00
In today’s world it’s hard to not get stressed out. While a bit of stress isn’t too unhealthy, chronic stress can be damaging to your health. Yoga instructor and health expert Mary Alvarez is constantly teaching her clients the importance of reducing the stress in their lives. “Stress can really weigh you down,” she says. “People don’t realize how much stress is actually affecting their bodies.” Alvarez shares with us five ways stress can hurt our bodies, and how you can help reduce it.
By Valerie Tejeda | 09/01/2012 - 15:00
The many health benefits of coffee are grabbing headlines these days, which is good news for those of us who can’t live with out our daily caffeine fix! While some coffee drinks can be loaded with sugar and extra calories, a few simple changes can make your drink of choice a lot healthier – so you can order without the guilt.
By Helen Troncoso | 08/23/2012 - 17:00
Exercising you core is much more than trying to do a bunch of sit-ups. In fact, when you think of your core, include not only your abdominal muscles, but also your pelvis, low and mid back, hips and neck. These muscles work together like a big girdle, to support and protect your spine. When strengthened, they help to improve your overall balance, posture, stability and coordination. Here are 5 great exercises designed to target your core. Aim to do these exercises fifteen times each, three times a week.
By Michelle Rivas | 08/22/2012 - 17:00
Detox diets are all the rage when it comes to fast weight loss, but are they safe? Before starting a “too good to be true” weight loss program, learn the truth about detox diets and their dangerous side effects.
What is a detox diet?
According to Hollywood and anyone looking for a quick diet fix, a detox diet is the answer. In theory, a detox diet is designed to flush unwanted toxins out of the body caused by the build-up of processed foods, fats and sugars. As a result of nutrient loss, rapid weight loss can be experienced.
By Valerie Tejeda | 08/16/2012 - 17:08
Most of us have an everyday vice that we just can’t seem to live with out. While many of these habits tend to be harmless, some can be harmful to your health! We break down which vices are truly terrible, and which you can keep indulging (with little guilt).