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4/11/03

HealthWise at 5 From 4.11

  • Exercise While Your Sick?

If you're wondering whether a cold should sideline your workout the American College of Sports medicine offers some good advice on making that decision. They say if your symptoms affect you from the neck up like sneezing or dry cough then you can safely have a moderate workout. But if you have a fever and symptoms that affects your body from the neck down then give your body a break and let your immune system run off the germs.

  • Cheerio Study

According to the American Heart Association, more than 500,000 women in the U.S. die each year from cadiovascular disease. A new study offers women an easy way to lower cholesterol, eat Cheerios. Researchers at the University of Minnesota picked Cheerios for the study because it's easily available and relatively inexpensive and they found that by including 45 grams or 2 bowls of the whole grain Cheerios every day over a 12 week period, women were able to lower their LDL, or bad cholesterol by 10 points.

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