Posts Tagged 'Obesity'

5 Ways to Encourage Active Children in a Digital World

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If you have children, then you’re probably very familiar with this scenario: your kids finish their homework (or try to avoid finishing their homework), and then immediately want to turn on the TV and computer. It’s common for kids to want to engage with technology, but spending all their time hunched over the screen isn’t good for their well-being. In addition to being harmful to their health (and increasing their chances for obesity), lack of imaginative play can staunch their creativity. But how do you get them to WANT to play outside? Here are 5 ways to encourage them.

Posted by Audrey Willis Jul 28, 2017 Posted in Obesity 6 Comments

Are Superfoods Worth the Hype?

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It’s inevitable: we love trends as humans. Trendy colors, trendy clothes, and even trendy food. Superfoods have lately been the trendiest foods around, and it seems like every year, more foods are being hailed as powerhouses of nutrition. From all the hype, you’d think that just eating these foods could help you live to be over a hundred years old, never age, and have boundless energy. Of course, that’s not the case. But that doesn’t mean that they don’t offer health benefits. So what’s the truth: are superfoods worth the hype, or not?

Posted by Sarah Daren Feb 17, 2017 Posted in Obesity 3 Comments

The Most Nutritious Smoothies to Gulp Down This Week

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The body needs to be cleansed, taken care of, and made stronger. A nutritious smoothie made from fruits and vegetable can help you achieve all your health targets. Do keep in mind to opt for Greek yogurt as your choice of base for smoothies as it is a naturally occurring probiotic that will help your body in many ways. Probiotics improve digestion, reduces cold and flu, strengthen the immune system, produces more energy within the body, and heals inflammatory bowel disease.

Posted by Rachel Oliver Dec 21, 2016 Posted in Obesity No Comments

Evaluating the Pros & Cons of High-Fat Diets

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For anyone fighting the imminent health risks of obesity, there are a number of diets available to aid their weight loss objective. One such diet is that consisting of high-fat foods. The association with fats in foods and excessive fat on the human body is no more than a common misconception. Nevertheless, there are both advantages and disadvantages to a high fat diet for everyone.

Posted by Luke Mar 04, 2016 Posted in Obesity 1 Comment

4 Tips to Fight Obesity

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Overweight and obese Americans regularly experience various forms of discrimination in many social settings and even at the workplace. For instance, on average, obese men and women earn $2 and $4 less per hour respectively at the workplace compared to non-obese workers. Sadly, a weight-based stigma can have a negative impact on a person’s health, self-esteem, and performance at work or school. This notwithstanding, 154.7 million Americans aged 20 years and older are overweight or obese. Fortunately, you can fight obesity and maintain a healthy BMI by doing the following:

Posted by Audrey Willis Feb 17, 2016 Posted in Obesity 2 Comments

You too can commit

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Back in October of 2014, NCHPAD, along with President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition launched an initiative to make a commitment to inclusion. Since that time this initiative has grown even stronger.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jun 18, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

The importance exercise during competition

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In my 30 years as a quad amputee physical activity has been the main reason for my weight maintaining a consistent variable. This has been advantages for me staying active. The problem at times has been trying to find activities or exercise machines or just exercises in general to maintain and advance my physical fitness. With over 56 million people with disabilities and only a few being physically fit, I fall into a category in which secondary health conditions can be an issue as I advance in my age. Hence, it is imperative that I develop, maintain and increase my physical fitness regimen.

Posted by Bob Lujano Feb 27, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Wear Red Day

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As this day draws to an end and the weekend begins, I want to give a big THANK YOU to those who participated in wearing Red in support of women who fight heart disease. Especially for those who have lost a loved one and those who still battle today. Remember that heart disease is the number one killer of women.

Posted by Bob Lujano Feb 06, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Married to the Chair – On a DIET!

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Yep, I said the forbidden four letter word… we don’t cuss in our household but that is getting pretty darn close! I have always thought diets were pointless. I mean I am an exercise physiologist… my philosophy is if I want to eat it than tomorrow I will just run a little farther. And that philosophy has gotten me through life wearing the same size jeans I wore in college well after my ten year reunion.

Posted by Kelly Bonner Dec 18, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity 3 Comments

My favorite athlete with a disability is….

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In our world of competitive sports, it is so easy to love the big names LeBron, Serena, Jeter, Peyton, Messi, and Crosby. They bring so much joy, sadness, wonder and triumph into our lives. In the ever increasing world of wheelchair sports there are some big names that the spotlight shines on as well.

Posted by Bob Lujano Nov 28, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments