- By Jen O'Hara
Housecall: Belly Fat in Women — Taking and Keeping It Off
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Belly fat in women: Taking and keeping it off
Having too much belly fat can do more than make it hard to zip up your jeans. Extra weight around your middle also carries health risks.
CPR: First aid
Even if you're not trained in CPR, you still may be able to save a life. Learn what to do if someone's breathing or heartbeat stops.
Weighted hula hoops: Hoopla or good exercise?
Believe it or not, hula-hooping can help you meet your exercise goals and provide aerobic activity.
High-protein diets: Are they safe?
Considering a high-protein diet for weight loss? Understand the precautions first.
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Avoid rebound nasal congestion
Decongestant nasal sprays can help reduce nasal congestion when you have a cold. But, after a few days, the lining of your nose may become less responsive to the medication. You may need more and more nasal spray to control congestion. If you stop using the medication, your congestion may get worse. This is known as rebound congestion. What's the fix? If you have rebound congestion, stop using the spray and wait. Call your doctor if you need help. To prevent rebound congestion, use decongestant spray for no more than a few days in a row.
Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover even more healthy lifestyle topics at MayoClinic.org.
Going the distance: On the path to finding happiness
The elusive dream of happiness is determined by your attitude more than anything. See what else is involved.
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