Exercise May Reduce Anger InOverweight Children

June 30, 2013

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There are many health benefits for children who exercise regularly, benefits such as better health and the prevention of obesity. It has also been associated with reducing aggression and anxiety. A study done  at the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine has shown that it reduces anger in overweight, but otherwise healthy children. For […]

Managing Weight With Diabetes

June 18, 2013

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Being overweight increases your risk for developing type 2 diabetes. If you are a diabetic and are overweight you are dealing with two health issues. Once diagnosed with diabetes, maintaining good health will require both weight control and disease management. This will require self-care. Because you area diabetic you will require special care to control your […]

NCD’s Top of Americans Heath Concern

June 6, 2013

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Are most Americans pursuing a healthy lifestyle due to health concerns? A recent study done in the USA showed that middle-income earners main health concern is non-communicable diseases.(NCD”s). NCD’s are cancer, heart disease, strokes, diabetes and respiratory diseases. Partcipants of the survey were 1001 Americans age 30-66 with an annual income of $35,000-$99,999. Both men […]

Smoking Tobacco-A Tutorial

May 21, 2013

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Smoking is bad because the nicotine in the tobacco is addictive. When you smoke you feel calm and alert; you experience a temporary mood boost. When the effects wear off your mood is altered and the craving returns. Because of the personal benefits quitting is not easy Tobacco smoke contains about 7, 000 chemicals, about […]

Air Pollution-A Health Risk Factor

May 10, 2013

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  The World Health Organization(WHO) describes air pollution as ” contamination of the indoor and outdoor air  environment by any chemical, physical  or biological agent, that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere.” The Center for Disease Control(CDC) describes air pollution as ” The presence of substances in the air that are either present in […]

Screen Time Is Bad For Kids’ Heart Health: study

April 29, 2013

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According to a recent study, too much sedentary time spent watching the screen is bad for kids heart health, worst than other types of sedentary activities. The participants of the study were 500 children age 8-10 with at least one parent obese, they wore accelerometers to measure physical activity levels over seven days. They reported […]

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Processed Meat-Increased Risk For CVD & Cancer

April 16, 2013

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For healthy eating, Canada Food Guide uses a rainbow to illustrate the importance of each food group.  The food group that is least important to a healthy eating pattern is ‘meat.’ There is a good reason for identifying this food group as not being important as the others; there are limits to its daily use. […]

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