Monthly Archives: February 2021

Virtual exercise classes can combat stress and keep you connected.

How to cope with the stress of social isolation

Social isolation, or being physically separated from others, can lead to loneliness and increased stress, especially during a pandemic. Loneliness has been associated with higher rates of depression, anxiety, andRead More

 Though your body needs cholesterol, too much of it can cause health issues.

Cholesterol: Know the terms

What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the cells in your body. Your body needs cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help you digest food.Read More

Gary H. Gibbons, M.D. is the director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Recognizing American Heart Month

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is excited to work with the National Library of Medicine on NIH MedlinePlus magazine to highlight important research on physical activity andRead More

Sara Santiago likes to run and lift weights to stay active.

Personal Story: Sara Santiago

Sara Santiago, 40, was never an athlete. She joined gyms and exercised on occasion, but never found a routine she could maintain. “I felt intimidated because I didn’t know howRead More