Posts Tagged 'health'

New Information on How our Genes Work

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An article in the popular press called “Feed Your Genes” sheds light on the newest research on healthy diets.  Research on health at the cellular level may lead the way out of the maze of crash diets and those diets that limit or prohibit whole groups of foods.

Posted by Tanya Sep 29, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Why we eat more than we think!

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New studies in movie theaters, at holiday parties and in people’s homes have uncovered a disappointing fact: when people are eating low-fat foods that they believe are better for their health, they eat 28% more calories than when they are eating regular foods that they believe are “too fattening”.

Posted by Tanya Sep 27, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Perceptions can Change

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Since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 3 ½ years ago I have learned and become to believe that I was diagnosed for a purpose and that purpose was to help others facing a similar situation as myself either through fundraising, words of encouragement, or motivation as they watch to see what I am capable of accomplishing.

Posted by Jess Sep 22, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

Researchers say that moderate exercise is the key to enhancing health

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For those of us who always think that “if one is good two are better, researchers have some good news.  The “more is better” folks can lay off the vigorous exercise and do more moderate exercise – and their health will improve.

Posted by Tanya Sep 14, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Living Healthy Lives

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The Centers on Disease Control (www.cdc.gov) has recently completed a study on disability and general health. The CDC suggests that people play a leading role in determining whether their lives are long and healthy (or not)! CDC suggests that people take note of the following tips for leading a long and healthy life.

Posted by Tanya Aug 30, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Pregnant Women with Physical Disabilities: Almost an Invisible Population Making Research Nearly Impossible

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Pregnancy in women with any sort of physical disability is unfortunately uncharted territory. The reason for this is first of all, the research sample is very limited. They have to be women of child bearing age and the research, outcome, and treatment will be highly dependent upon the type of physical disability that the woman presents with.

Posted by Jess Jun 22, 2011 Posted in Disability 4 Comments

A Very Special Physical Education Class

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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.

Posted by suzanne May 23, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The Power of Your Health

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If it were, “a can of Spam a day keeps the doctor away” I’d do that too. There is not much that I wouldn’t consider doing to maintain my heath, because I know what it feels like to have it taken away from me.

Posted by Ryan McLean May 16, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

Good and Bad Carbs for Heart Health

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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.

Posted by Jenny Carlton May 13, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Part 2: Other Health Benefits of Fiber

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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.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Mar 25, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment