Q: “Some of the healthiest people I know are runners. I’ve never been much of an exerciser, but I’ve decided that I want to be more like them. To get myself motivated, I’ve committed to running a 5K three months from now. What’s your advice for going from zero to 5K in 12 weeks?”
The digital marketplace now offers an abundance of health and diet management tools, from websites to monitor your weight to smart phone apps that allow you to take a picture of your food and get an instant calorie count.
Use this plan to help you go from the couch to running (or briskly walking) a 5k race of your choice with less than 3 months of training time.
Do you routinely bypass breakfast in the morning? Your heart might like you to reconsider.
A large-scale study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that men who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk of having a heart attack or dying from coronary heart disease than those who ate breakfast.
From the Northwest Guide to Heart-Healthy Living to expert advice from our professional nutritionists, we have information that will help you maintain your health without sacrificing the pleasure of great meals.
By James Beckerman, M.D., cardiologist and medical director, Center for Prevention and Wellness, Providence Heart and Vascular Institute
Lifestyle changes that will help you reduce your chance of heart attack or stroke.
Following are common questions about the relationship of nutrition to heart health, answered by Valerie Edwards, MS, RD, LD, outpatient nutrition therapist, Providence Nutrition Services.