The Measles: What do I need to know?

WHAT IT IS: Measles (rubeola virus) is a highly contagious viral illness characterized by fever, generalized aching, rash, cough, sore throat, and conjunctivitis that occurs worldwide; it remains prevalent in areas with low vaccination rates, particularly in the developing world. One or more complications occur in approximately 30 percent of measles cases. Diarrhea …

Keto Diet

While an effective weight loss tool when done correctly (which can be really hard to do!), the keto diet has unknown long-term implications. Although at first, keto diets can suppress appetite, they often lead to bingeing and feeling out of control once carbohydrates are reintroduced. As a result, weight regain …

SHIFT Takes on Wodapolooza

Wodapalooza is an annual 4-day fitness festival that brings the world of fitness and the love of life to South Florida. SHIFT’s very own Rachel Fisher traveled down to the sunshine state to  compete with her two teammates, Heather Larsen and Caitlin Ferry. Training for Wodapolooza To qualify for Wodapolooza, …

What the American Heart Association’s Updated Guidelines for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure Means for You

Earlier this week, the American Heart Association released updated guidelines around detecting and managing high blood pressure, or hypertension. Hypertension is a major contributor to heart disease and stroke, and is absolutely preventable, but it’s called the silent killer for a reason. Because people don’t always experience acute symptoms that would lead …