Craving a Change? Try These Foods to Boost Male Health 

Did you know that there are foods that boost male health? You read that right. Some foods specifically help men feel strong and healthy. If you’re missing these items from your diet that could very well be the reason why you feel tired all the time. Certain vitamins and nutrients benefit your body making you operate optimally.

Your physical and mental well-being remains in the balance. It’s up to you to choose foods that boost male health. Here are some suggestions that do the body good.

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High Blood Pressure & Stroke: Preventative Measures 

High blood pressure is a health condition that affects many Americans. One out of four men and women have hypertension which seldom shows side effects.

If not treated quickly, it can lead to heart and kidney disease, stroke, and even heart failure. There are steps you can take to lower your blood pressure and prevent stroke.

Here are a few for you to consider.

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How a Daily Walk Could Improve Your Health (Strenuous Exercise Not Required!)

Think you don’t have time to get healthy?

Contrary to popular belief, a strenuous workout isn’t necessary for good health. A daily walk may be all you need to lose weight and even live longer.

Here’s how a quick journey around the block might help you get healthier!

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Methods of Getting “Healthy” Aren’t Always so Healthy

The average person puts a lot of emphasis on weight when it comes to being healthy and fit. However, weight is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Rather, the idea of an individual’s healthy weight tends to be a much better measure. When people focus on being healthy, they have better results in the long run that those who focus on attaining a certain weight at any cost. Tomorrow is Women’s Healthy Weight Day, which makes it the perfect time to discuss the different between being healthy and simply losing weight.

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Health Resolutions

Another new year means another round of New Year’s resolutions. On January first each year, millions of people vow to lose weight or watch less TV or call Grandma once a week. However, how many of us actually succeed in committing to these resolutions for the next 365 days? In fact, statistics have shown that only about 8% of people who make New Year’s resolutions actually achieve those resolutions. These tips will help you stay on track with your New Year’s health resolutions.

Choose a Clear, Simple Goal

Many people make the mistake of making a long list of New Year’s resolutions. The problem is that a long to-do list can be daunting, and the longer the list is the less likely you are to stick to it. Rather than choosing a bunch of different goals, focus on one simple goal that you will actually be able to keep. For example, you might have the goal to lose weight, exercise more, or eat healthier. With your one goal in mind, you can then create a plan to incorporate healthy changes into your everyday life.

Make a Realistic Plan

Once you have your goal set, it’s essential to create a realistic plan for how to achieve that goal. For example, if your goal is to exercise more, set a weekly exercise schedule involving group classes, taking a run around your neighborhood, or even completing at-home exercise videos. Creating a schedule of weekly workouts will give you a viable plan for actually achieving your goal. Unhealthy behaviors develop over time, but so do healthy behaviors. The key is implementing small changes into your everyday life that won’t be too difficult or daunting to keep.

Have a Support System

Having a support system around while you are working on keeping a New Year’s resolution is extremely helpful. One idea is to find a friend or family member who wants to take on the same goal. That way you can support each other and keep each other accountable for keeping up with the plan. It’s also important to have a support system who will encourage you to keep up with your resolution even when it’s hard or you feel like giving up. Just because you messed up by skipping your exercise routine for a few days or ate a few too many cookies yesterday, that doesn’t mean you can’t get back on track and reach your health goals for the new year. Having a good support system will help remind you of that.

Healthy Lifestyle Help with Test Smartly Labs

A key step in improving your health is understanding your current health and tracking progress. Test Smartly Labs provides basic health testing, including cholesterol, diabetes, and heart health testing to help you stay on track. To get started, find your nearest location today!

4 Lab Tests to Help You Achieve Your New Years Resolutions

Every year when January 1 rolls around, the gyms get packed and the health food aisles grow sparse. Most people commit themselves to diet and exercise plans blindly, without real regard for how effective they’ll be.

While we applaud any attempt to get healthy, we also think that it’s important that realistic and achievable resolutions are made. Fortunately, there are a number of basic lab tests that can help you learn more about your individual health and achieve resolutions in 2016!

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4 Ways to Change Daily Habits That Hurt Your Health

Taking the elevator and not the stairs. A morning cup of coffee doctored with cream and sugar. Staying up late to watch that TV episode you missed.

Certain choices you make each day might not seem like a big deal, but they can add up and end up affecting your health.

Here are 4 ways to change your daily habits and improve your overall health.

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Celebrate World Health Day This April 7

World Health Day was started in 1950 to celebrate the formation of the World Health Organization (WHO). Held annually on April 7, each year World Health Day spotlights a different public health issue.

This year, World Health Day is focused on vector-borne diseases that more than half of the worldwide population is at risk for catching.

Here are the details on this year’s World Health Day.

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