Over the last 30 years, the number of smokers in the U.S. has steadily decreased-a tribute to the efforts of public-health workers everywhere. And while this fact is unarguable, less obvious are the social and cultural forces that lead an individual to kick the habit.
Finding excuses not to exercise is easy. The September issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource offers ways to overcome common barriers with some creativity, flexibility and a different mindset. Here's a sample:
"The definition of obesity is having excess fat, not excess weight," says Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, M.D., Mayo Clinic cardiologist, in the September issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource.
Understanding cholesterol is more than figuring out what's good and bad.
Hand a napkin to Jim Wong, and he can quickly diagram the four things that are wrong with his heart.
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