- By Laurel Kelly
Consumer Health: Are you getting the most out of your workout?
Exercise intensity: Get the most out of your workout
When you exercise, are you working hard or hardly working? Exercising at the correct intensity can help you get the most out of your physical activity — making sure you're not pushing too hard or too little. Here's a look at what exercise intensity means and how to maximize your workout.
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Gastric bypass surgery: What happens if weight is regained?
Gastric bypass surgery can be an effective treatment for obesity, and most people lose weight after the procedure if they are adequately prepared for the necessary changes. But you'll always be at risk of regaining weight — even years later. Learn more from Katherine Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic registered dietitian nutritionist.
Botox injections are the best known of a group of medications that use various forms of botulinum toxin to temporarily paralyze muscle activity. While their ability to reduce the appearance of some facial wrinkles is well-known, Botox injections also are used to treat such problems as repetitive neck spasms (cervical dystonia), excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), overactive bladder and lazy eye. Botox injections also may prevent chronic migraines in some people. Learn more about the uses and risks of Botox injections, and whether this treatment might be right for you.
Antibiotic resistance: The connection to the food supply
Misusing and overusing antibiotics can lead to the development and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that may cause untreatable infections. Antibiotics that are given to food-producing animals kill some bacteria, but resistant bacteria often will survive and multiply. These antibiotic-resistant bacteria can spread to humans through the food supply or the environment, causing antibiotic-resistant infections. Learn more about antibiotic resistance, and the regulations and recommendations around the use in food-producing animals of antibiotics that are important for human health.
Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. These feelings of anxiety and panic interfere with daily activities, are difficult to control, are out of proportion to the actual danger and can last a long time. Learn how psychotherapy, medications and lifestyle changes may help.