Archive for the 'Prevention' Category

Red Meat Intake Associated with Diabetes

Posted on September 13, 2011 - Filed Under Nutrition, Prevention | Leave a Comment

You may want to cut back on the red meat, especially processed meats, reports the Harvard School of Public Health in this press release. A high intake of red meat is not only associated with higher cholesterol levels and heart disease, but also type 2 diabetes.

“Our study clearly shows that eating both unprocessed and processed [...]

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Healthy Monday – Prevention

Posted on August 29, 2011 - Filed Under Healthy Monday, Prevention | Leave a Comment

Healthy Monday is a public health initiative founded in 2005 in association with Johns Hopkins University, Syracuse University, and Columbia Univerisity.
Their mission includes ending “chronic preventable disease in the U.S. by offering people and organizations a weekly prompt to start and sustain healthy behaviors.”

“Can you remember the last time you saw your doctor? If not, it’s [...]

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The Simple 7

Posted on January 12, 2011 - Filed Under Blood Pressure, Exercise, Heart Health, Nutrition, Prevention, Weight Control, healthy lifestyle | 1 Comment

These are seven things you CAN control to reduce your risk for developing heart disease. The Simple 7 is brought to you by the American Heart Association.

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LIVESTRONG Day 2010

Posted on October 1, 2010 - Filed Under Prevention, Random | Leave a Comment

Saturday October 2, 2010 (tomorrow) is LIVESTRONG Day. Wear yellow to show your support for 28 million cancer survivors around the world.
Don’t forget to have a healthy weekend!

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Exercise and Disease Prevention

Posted on August 13, 2010 - Filed Under Exercise, Prevention | 7 Comments

Just thought you might want to know this information:  Regular exercise is still really good for you. 
[Source: WSJ: The Hidden Benefits of Exercise].

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Medical Complications of Obesity

Posted on August 10, 2010 - Filed Under Prevention, Weight Control | 2 Comments

Some of the medical complications of obesity:

[Source: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: CDC Vital Signs: Adult Obesity; August 2010].

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Calcium Supplements and Heart Attack Risk

Posted on July 30, 2010 - Filed Under Nutrition, Prevention | 3 Comments

A recent study found that calcium supplements are associated with an increased risk of heart attack.  Plenty has been written about the study so I won’t go into detail, but it is worth mentioning. 
Remember, this study looked at calcium supplements, not calcium intake from real food. 
You can get calcium from more sources besides milk and dairy [...]

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Things You Can Control

Posted on July 29, 2010 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Prevention, healthy lifestyle | 3 Comments

“Four modifiable health risk behaviors—lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol consumption—are responsible for much of the illness, suffering, and early death related to chronic diseases.”
— CDC
You can do stuff to help control your health.  You can start right now. 
Even if chronic disease is creeping up on you, it’s never to [...]

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How to Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

Posted on July 9, 2010 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Exercise, Prevention, physical activity | 3 Comments

This isn’t new, but it’s still significant:
“Increasing total volume of activity, increasing intensity of aerobic exercise from low to moderate and from moderate to high and adding weight training to the exercise program are among the most effective strategies to reduce the risk of CHD [coronary heart disease] in men.”
— Authors of ”Exercise Type and Intensity [...]

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Health Risks of Overweight and Obesity

Posted on July 6, 2010 - Filed Under Behavior Change, Prevention, Weight Control | 2 Comments

Higher morbidity in association with overweight and obesity has been observed for hypertension, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and respiratory problems and some types of cancer (endometrial, breast, prostate, and colon). 

Obesity is also associated with complications of pregnancy, menstrual irregularities, hirsutism, stress incontinence, and psychological disorders (depression).

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