January 15-21, 2013 - Original Health Articles

Beyond Hand Weights: More Tools to Help You Stay Toned

If you're tired of lifting the same old dumbbells and need something new to motivate your strength training routine, go shopping for these tools, toys, and weight options to help you stay toned. The barbell workout bar looks like a baton, but its unique shape and even distribution of weight throughout the bar's length lends this strength-training tool to all kinds of workouts.

4 Best Picks for Winter Comfort

The single-digit temperatures and short, dark days of winter make plenty of people long for a little comfort. And what better way to feed your body and soul than with nourishing seasonal produce? Pick up the foods below and treat yourself to some homemade winter comfort.

Tossing and Turning at Night? Help Is Here

According to Dr. Brant Hasler, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Sleep and Chronobiology Center, once you've been lying in bed for 15 or 20 minutes, it's time to get up and do something else. That's right—leave the bed and stop trying so hard.

NFL Star's Struggle With Digestive Disease

Fans only knew Matt Light as a strong, energetic pro-football player who was a three-time Super Bowl champion. But many had no idea that ever since his rookie days with the New England Patriots, he suffered from a debilitating case of Crohn's disease, a digestive disorder affecting more than 700,000 Americans.

How to Weather Winter Asthma

While some people experience the bulk of their asthma symptoms in the spring and summer, many experience serious discomfort during the winter months. There are several reasons why asthma can get worse in winter, explains Kevin McGrath, MD, Fellow and Spokesperson for the ACAAI.

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