Women’s Heart Health And The Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

October 05, 2017  By: Providence Health Team Interview with Lori M. Tam, MD, a cardiologist at the Providence Heart Institute in Portland Oregon and Medical Director of the Women’s Heart Program, on the importance of women’s heart health. The signs and symptoms of heart disease can be subtle and sometimes confusing. If you experience any symptoms[…]

Alcohol & Breast Cancer Infographic

In this blog post, we present an infographic that weighs up recent studies that say drinking moderate amounts of alcohol could increase the risk of getting breast cancer. Almost unbelievably, just over one in ten women will suffer from breast cancer in their lifetimes. Recent studies say these risks are increased in proportion to the[…]

Brightening Your Day: How Outdoor Exercise Benefits Cancer Patients

Regular exercise and eating right are two hallmarks of life, especially when a person is dealing with a cancer diagnosis. The dietary aspect may be easy to achieve, but the exercise is a lot more elusive. Going to the gym is always an option, but there may be drawbacks to indoor workouts. As cancer patients[…]

Can Fitness Trackers Aid Weight Loss?

May 15, 2017 by Sally Phillips Smart watches, fitness trackers and the popularity of fitness apps have grown dramatically in recent years. The technology has come a long way and is continuing to develop at a great pace. This expanding market is worth a vast amount of money and predictions are that this will keep rising. There[…]

Should I Worry About Caffeine & My Morning Supplements

Is it true my morning caffeine is depleting my minerals and B-vitamins? Should I wait to take my supplements until I have finished my coffee? The short answer, Yes! Calcium All the research I can find states that per 150 mg (about one cup) of caffeine roughly 5 mg of calcium is lost. This is[…]

What’s The Best Time Of Day To Work Out?

People have different goals they are trying to accomplish when they are exercising. Some people want to avoid health ailments, such as; diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and mental deterioration. Others are looking to regain their strength, decrease stress, or just to have fun in a social setting. People ask if early morning or later afternoon[…]

Targeting the Core from Different Angles

Essentially, any exercise that uses the anterior and/or posterior muscles to stabilize the spine—and is performed in a coordinated fashion—works the core. It’s important to include some kind of core moves in all classes, particularly those in which core training might not be emphasized. Try the following exercises in one of your next classes; the moves are appropriate[…]

You’ve Had a Back Attack. Now What?

YOU LIFTED a toddler, reached high for a jar in the kitchen, or twisted for that dastardly overhead on the tennis court. And now the pain in your back is excruciating.  So what to do? First, some reassurance. Though a back injury can knock you out of commission, a vast majority of people feel much[…]

Salt Reduction May Help to Improve Sleep

by Nicole Gregory on May 10, 2017 Getting up during the night to use the bathroom becomes more common as people get older. But researchers in Japan have found a way to dry up the nightly urge to pee (and so deliver a better night’s sleep): Cut your salt intake. Research presented at the 32nd European Association[…]

Is it Allergies or a Cold?

In the Pacific Northwest, a great summer has led to a long allergy season. This gives us a chance to make sure we’re prepared, says Dr. Mark La Shell from the Allergy and Asthma Department at Kaiser Permanente Washington. Use our seasonal allergies action plan as a quick, easy cheat-sheet for allergy season prep. Cold and allergy symptoms often overlap,[…]