Are You Fit or Unfit?

New Year’s Day is quickly approaching. You know what that means….. New Year’s resolutions. And high on many of those lists will be variations of: get healthy/healthier/more fit, lose weight, eat better/healthier/less, exercise/exercise more, etc. What about you? If you’re thinking about making your body better in the new year, let’s first see where you […]

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Exercise — Will It Help You Live A Longer Life?

Exercise = Longer Life? Multiple studies over several years have shown that certain risk factors, such as an unhealthy LDL/HDL cholesterol ratio, high blood pressure, or a waistline over half your height, increase your risk for developing heart disease. What we didn’t know until recently was the part exercise played in increasing our longevity.   Exercise […]

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8 Benefits Of Regular Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is one of the healthiest prescriptions for improving your health. These are eight of the benefits you can reap from getting physical: Weight loss/control An improved cardiovascular system Decreased risk for Type 2 diabetes Reduced risk for some cancers Stronger bones and muscles Improved mental health and mood Greater ease performing daily […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease — Decrease Your Risk

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Damage to your brain’s nerve cells, known as neurons, makes them stop working normally. Some neurons may even die. As more and more cells stop working, your thinking skills and memory decline. Mild memory problems gradually worsen. When it becomes difficult to perform everyday activities, that […]

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Sleep

Sleep Did you know that chronic sleep deprivation can increase your risk of obesity, heart disease and other chronic diseases? That it can also contribute to mood disorders? Do you get “cranky” if you miss some sleep? My kids recently told me that I do. (What do they know? Oh well. Anyway I already knew […]

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New Food Labels Proposed– Do You Know What You’re Eating?

The US government began requiring food labels in 1992. They were last modified in 2006 when trans fat information was added. Now significant changes are being proposed by the US Food and Drug Administration. If accepted, the new labels would have a different appearance. Calories would be more prominent in larger bold type. Gone would […]

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