heart-health-640x100

20 easy ways to burn 100 calories

Posted: 11:30 AM EST Jan 23, 2014   Updated: 11:39 AM EST Jan 23, 2014

Need to work off extra calories? Check out Self magazine's list of easy ways to burn 100 calories.

Calories - Generic
1 / 22
FreeImages.com/Laura Nubuck

Need to work off that Thanksgiving dinner? Check out Self magazine's list of 20 easy ways to burn 100 calories.

Healthy Heart: Features

Keys to living a healthier life

couple on date drinking wine

iStock/lisegagne

Would you be willing to sleep in more to add another two years to your life? Maybe floss more often in exchange for another year of living? How about having sex more often to extend your life expectancy?

What to ask your doctor about heart disease

heart stethoscope

iStock

During your next visit to the doctor, consider asking these questions to see if you could be at risk for heart disease.

How much exercise should adults get each day?

woman lifting dumbbells, exercise, fitness

iStock/Studio1One

We all know we need to exercise, but how much? Find out here.

How to cook smarter

vegetable kabobs on grill

iStock / adlifemarketing

A healthy diet can help alleviate three major risk factors for heart disease. Find out what such a diet entails.

5 hidden health risks for women

Woman with heart glasses

iStock/101Photo

Despite increased attention to women's health issues, there are still many health risks that women need to know about that are not getting a whole lot of attention.

Various exercises can strengthen your heart

Swimming

iStock/Juanmonino

Going to the gym can make your muscles bigger and stronger. But improving your heart may be the most important workout.

Exercises for kids

Family running together

iStock / gbh007

Trying to find time to work out and spend time with your kids can be difficult. One way to keep you and your child healthy while spending quality time together is to exercise with your child.

Ways to lower your stress level

Stress

Thornberry/iStock

From time to time we all get stressed out. Try using some of these ideas to help lower your stress level.

Tips for lowering your cholesterol

Doctor, patient

Having a high cholesterol can put you at greater risk of having a heart attack or a stroke. If your cholesterol is high, consider using these suggestions to help you lower it.

Is sex safe after heart attack?

Couple bed sex

iStock / Synergee

Experts say that people can have sex after their heart attacks. In fact, the more you exercise -- including having sex -- the better your odds.

Healthy Heart: Extras

Foods your heart will thank you for eating

Fruit in heart dish

iStock/dkgilbey

It's no fun to cut out salty snacks and red meat, but tasty alternatives can help you stay proactive about heart health without eating boiled chicken and rice cakes.

What are unhealthiest fast-food items?

hamburger

istock

It's no secret that fast-food items aren't always the healthiest option. But what items are the worst? Find out which fast-food items contain the most calories.

Be careful of your heart when shoveling

Snowed In

When shoveling, use these tips to protect your heart and your health.

5 foods your heart will thank you for eating

Fruit in heart dish

iStock/dkgilbey

It's no fun to cut out salty snacks and red meat, but tasty alternatives can help you stay proactive about heart health without eating boiled chicken and rice cakes.

Mediterranean diet: A heart-healthy eating plan

Pita pocket salad

timbowden/iStock

Find out how following a Mediterranean diet can benefit your health.

What are unhealthiest fast-food items?

hamburger

istock

It's no secret that fast-food items aren't always the healthiest option. But what items are the worst? Find out which fast-food items contain the most calories.

Take care of your heart when shoveling

Snowed In

When shoveling, use these tips to protect your heart and your health.

Advertisement
 

Healthy Tips

Advertisement
 

A Healthy Heart

69 News: Health Beat

Health Beat: Depression tmS

Major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. Unfortunately, medicine only can help half the time, but some people are getting relief in an unorthodox way.

Health Beat: Best hospitals to save your life

In 2016, you'd think where you get treated for cancer would not be as important as how, but a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds your survival chances go up depending on where doctors treat you.

Health Beat: Never too old for back surgery

As we age, chronic back trouble may become a painful part of daily life. Almost 25 percent of all doctors visits for low back pain are patients over the age of 65. At one time, surgery was considered too risky to be an option for a lot of seniors, but minimally invasive procedures may put more older patients back in play.

Health Beat: Saving knees with allograft

Health Beat Saving knees with allograft

More than one-third of all Americans report being affected by knee pain. Knee replacement surgery can offer relief, but the implants only last between 12 and 15 years. Patients under the age of 40 aren't usually considered good candidates for the procedure because they would need too many revision operations. Now, there's a simple surgery that's saving knees in younger patients.

Health Beat: Resolution revolution

Cutting-edge technology is giving medical researchers a new window on cellular structure and function that could lead to new treatments for cancer and other diseases. Researchers say the more you can see, the more you can fix.