- By Laurel J. Kelly
Housecall: Exercising for everyday life
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Functional fitness training: Is it right for you?
Functional fitness exercises mimic everyday tasks, making it easier to perform activities such as carrying groceries or playing with your grandkids. Find out if it's right for you.
Think mumps is a disease of the past? Think again. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 45 states have reported cases of the infection this year. Learn about the symptoms, testing and more.
White whole-wheat bread: Is it nutritious?
Looking for an easy way to add more healthy grains to your diet? You may want to give white whole-wheat bread a try.
Should metal dental fillings be replaced with composite?
If your metal fillings are defective or show decay, your dentist should replace them. Find out more about dental amalgam.
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Need motivation to exercise? Try a diary
Thinking of starting a workout program in the new year? Good for you! Record your efforts to track progress toward your goals. After each workout, record the date, your activity (e.g., swimming, lifting weights, volleyball, etc.), how long you exercised, and how you felt afterward. Having a chronicle of your improvement can be a great source of motivation.
Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover more healthy lifestyle topics at mayoclinic.org.
Are you a gambler? Don't risk skipping screenings
There are many reasons why you may choose to avoid being screened for cancer — and they're putting your health at risk.
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