Research has found that youth with developmental disabilities tend to be less fit than their nondisabled peers, and I do fear the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle for these children and their families. Maybe if more of us could believe the simple things we see and take time to apply these practices, daily positive results would come with a lot less effort and time.
Posts Tagged 'health'
It is recommended that we consume about 65% of carbohydrates daily, which is more than that of protein and fat. Carbohydrates are a major source of energy – it gives our body the fuel it needs to function. Since we consume so much carbohydrates, it is important to choose those that promote good cardiovascular health.
Did you know that fiber, besides helping to regulate our digestive system, also has other health benefits such as decreasing risk of certain diseases and weight management. The old adage, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, may have science to help back it up. An increase in research is showing that fiber may stave off heart disease, diabetes, cancer and weight gain.
Fiber is no longer thought of as something older adults should be eating more of. In fact, everyone should be adding more fiber into their diet. Fiber is a complex carbohydrate that cannot be digested by our bodies. Fiber as most people are aware, helps with the digestive system and research has indicated that fiber can help lower cholesterol.
Any Celebrity Apprentice fans? On Sunday night’s episode Gary Busey shocked everyone by winning the second challenge of this season and spelled out his victory by stating the meaning behind the word team: “T- is for Together, E-Is for Everyone, A-id for Achieves, and M-More!” As hard it may be to understand the thought process of Gary at times, he got this point right on! The meaning behind the acronym of the word “team” truly speaks volumes. Understanding the significance and strength from working as a “team” holds true and this definition is most often heard in the success of business franchises, private organizations, and sports teams. It also holds true in the world of autism.
Diabetes is a disease in which the body is unable to produce or unable to properly use and store glucose (a form of sugar). Glucose backs up in the bloodstream — causing one’s blood glucose or “sugar” to rise too high. And, as most people know there are 2 types of diabetes: Type 1 – is when the body completely stops producing any insulin, a hormone that enables the body to use glucose found in foods for energy; Type 2 – occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin and/or is unable to use insulin properly (insulin resistance).
Most people have something that they regret in life. But new study found that if you can’t shake your regrets, then it could cause long-term health problems. Having regrets and not trying to “undo” them may not kill you, but it can physically make you very ill. On the other hand, dealing with regrets positively can make you emotionally and physically healthier.
Many of you are probably familiar with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign which is an initiative to end obesity by targeting the way we and our children think about nutrition and physical activity. Through Let’s Move, people in a variety of influential roles (parents, local officials, mayors, healthcare providers, and others) are urged to be leaders for healthy and active lifestyles. The campaign includes one goal of inspiring at least one million Americans to be active for 5 days/week for at least 6 out of 8 weeks.