- By Laurel J. Kelly
Consumer Health: The Mayo Clinic Diet — a lifelong approach to diet and exercise
The Mayo Clinic Diet
March is National Nutrition Month, which makes it a good time to take a look at the Mayo Clinic Diet. Because the Mayo Clinic Diet is designed to help you adopt healthy new habits and break unhealthy old ones, it's a lifestyle approach — not just a diet. The focus is on eating healthy foods that taste great and increasing physical activity. It's a healthy, lifelong approach to diet and exercise. Learn more about the Mayo Clinic Diet and whether it might be right for you
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Anatomy of a whole grain
You may know that whole grains are an important part of a healthy diet. But do you know the parts of a whole grain — the bran, germ and endosperm — and the nutritional value of each? Discover the anatomy of a whole grain
Neti pot solution: Can I make my own?
A neti pot is a shallow container with a long, tapered spout. Neti pots are designed for rinsing or irrigating the nasal cavity. This irrigation helps relieve nasal congestion. You don't need to buy a manufactured solution to use in a neti pot. A homemade solution works just as well. Learn more from Dr. James Li, a Mayo Clinic allergist and immunologist.
Weight training: Do's and don'ts of proper technique
You don't have to be a bodybuilder or professional athlete to reap the benefits of weight training. When done correctly, weight training can help you lose fat, increase your strength and muscle tone, and improve your bone density. If done incorrectly, however, weight training won't give you these benefits and may lead to injury. Here's what you need to know.
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night's sleep, you might have sleep apnea. And not everyone who has sleep apnea snores. Find out about the signs and symptoms of this sleep disorder and why it can lead to excessive daytime tiredness, high blood pressure and other health problems.