TODD SMITH: Last summer, I trained for the Abe's Amble 6.2 mile race. I was able to complete it an hour and 13 minutes.
This year, which will see me turn 40, I decided to embark upon being healthier in my daily life. This means a weight loss and exercise program.
Historically, Valentine's Day is a time to give your loved one a box of chocolates, candy hearts with the words "LUV YOU" on them, and a luscious gourmet dinner eaten at one of the fanciest restaurants in town. But as Valentine's Day and American Heart Month share the month of February, it's the perfect time to give your honey your heart: a healthy heart.
LINDA CASTOR: Do you tend to feel a bit gloomy during the winter months? If so, you are not alone. Many people report that they experience "the winter blues", when a person feels mildly depressed, with low energy or motivation to do anything. Experts say during winter, our circadian rhythm changes, affecting hormonal changes, which in turn, affect how we feel and think.
CARRIE SKOGSBERG: When totaling your overall risk for heart disease, there are three major factors that can have a significant impact on your health - blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. Maintaining each one of these factors is important to your cardiovascular health.
MOLLY SUHADOLNIK: The definition of intensity as stated by Merriam Webster is, "extreme degree of strength, force, energy, or feeling : the magnitude of a quantity (as force or energy) per unit (as of area, charge, mass, or time)." When you look at it in this way, it starts to make sense in how it is applicable to fitness.
MOLLY SUHADOLNIK: Have you ever looked around and noticed the way people are standing or sitting? Typically, you will see a hunched upper back and a neck craned up jutted forward. Take a look at the shoulders as well. They are usually rotated internally and forward.
In this video Q and A Dr. Ashish Chopra, who is with Springfield Clinic and specializes in gastroenterology, explains what is an endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspiration and how it used in imaging procedures to search and sample possible abnormalities in the pancreas, esophagus, stomach and liver.