VIA: Howcast.Com Step 1: Count your carbohydrates Eat a diet comprising 45 to 65 percent carbohydrates. Select healthy carbs, such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and low-fat dairy products. Step 2: Choose fiber-rich foods Pick foods rich in fiber, such as leafy greens, legumes, whole-wheat flour, and nuts. Aim for 25 to 30 […]

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VIA: Women’sHealth.Gov Eating Out In any restaurant: • Ask for salad dressing, gravy, or sauce on the side and use sparingly. • Choose main dishes that are broiled, baked, roasted, or grilled, instead of deep-fried or pan-fried. • Don’t be afraid to make special requests, such as asking that something be cooked with less fat. […]

VIA: National Kidney Disease Education Program Take the first step and talk to your doctor or nurse about your kidneys. Ask if you should be tested for kidney disease. Risk factors for kidney disease: Diabetes (sometimes called “sugar”) and high blood pressure are the leading causes of kidney disease. High blood pressure and diabetes can […]

VIA: AmericanHeart.Org Heart Attack Warning Signs: Some heart attacks are sudden and intense — the “movie heart attack,” where no one doubts what’s happening. But most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often people affected aren’t sure what’s wrong and wait too long before getting help. Here are signs that can mean […]

VIA: Men’sFitness.Com Translated: Fre Flo Do will kick your butt. All exercises take place on a tortuous contraption Clarke created called the Launchpad. “It looks like something out of the Jetsons,” he confesses. Think of a treadmill with no hand supports or digital display. Oh yeah, it also rotates. “It puts people in a freaky […]

VIA: ProstateHealthGuide.Com • Age. 40 or over for men with a family history of prostate cancer and African Americans, 50 and above for other men. Most prostate cancers are diagnosed in men over 65, but it is becoming more common in men 55-65. • Family history. Your risk of developing prostate cancer is doubled if […]

The music video from Drake’s new song, ‘Over’, has finally premiered. The Anthony Mandler-directed clip is cinematic and was shot to support the single which has thus far peaked at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #10 on the Hop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Drake explained the song to MTV as “a great alter-ego moment,” […]

• Eat healthy • Maintain a healthy weight • Get moving and exercise • Quit smoking • Get routine exams and screenings for disease prevention • Get appropriate vaccinations • Learn to manage stress • Know yourself and your health risks • Be safe – protect yourself from accidents • Be good to yourself • […]

VIA: NIMH.NIH.GOV Whether you’re a company executive, a construction worker, a writer, a police officer, or a student; whether you are rich or poor; surrounded by loved ones or alone; you are not immune to depression. Some factors, however, such as family history, undue stress, the loss of a loved one, or serious illnesses can […]

VIA: HEALTHYWOMEN.ORG Recent research shows that many people living in the United States and around the world are getting insufficient levels of vitamin D, putting them at risk for health problems. If you spend a lot of time indoors at work or home, have dark skin, are older or severely overweight or have certain medical […]

After closing out the North American leg of her “Freedom” tour over the weekend, Alicia Keys is already planning her next moves, which may include a re-release of her latest album. “We have been having conversations and talks about that,” Keys exclusively told Rap-Up.com when asked if a re-release of her fourth effort The Element […]