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Wellness Tools

Maintain

Heart Health

In the United States heart disease is the leading cause of death for most racial and ethnic groups, thus making a healthy heart predominant to overall good health. You are never too old or too young to begin taking care of your heart. Swapping good habits for bad can make a tremendous difference. Making the choice of healthier foods and exercising are two of the best ways to contribute to good heart health. These lifestyle choices plus other steps can be taken to greatly lower the risk for heart disease. Even if you have a family history of heart disease or have already suffered a heart attack the power of prevention is on your side.

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Living with

Diabetes

There are two types of diabetes. Type 1, also called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes is an immune system disorder and Type 2 is related to insulin resistance. Of those living with diabetes in the United States, 90 to 95 percent have Type 2 diabetes. Over time diabetes can affect every body part including kidney damage, nerve damage, amputations and blindness. It also raises the risks for heart and blood vessel disease and stroke. Even though there is no cure for Type 2 diabetes, studies show it is possible for some people to reverse it be able to reach and hold normal blood sugar levels without medication. The good news is that both types of diabetes can be managed, with all negative effects greatly reduced.

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Prevention is Key

Cancer Prevention

It is sometimes difficult to trace the cause of cancer, however research shows that certain risk factors may increase a person’s chances of developing the disease. Some of these factors include things people cannot control, like age and family history. While other factors to lower the risk of cancer can be controlled by the amount of exposure to chemicals or other substances, as well as certain lifestyle behaviors. According to the American Cancer Society with more systematic efforts cancer morbidity and mortality can be decreased by reducing tobacco use and obesity, improving diet, increasing physical activity and the use of established screening tests.

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Lose it or gain it

Weight Management

Obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States – and has been for decades. Currently, about 1 in 3 American adults have obesity. It is considered a serious condition as obesity can cause severe damage to the body resulting in numerous health consequences including increased risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, sleep apnea and many types of cancers. According to the National Institutes of Health obesity prevention policies can more readily be reached by altering the food environment such that healthy options are the easier choice, changing surroundings to help facilitate higher levels of physical activities and reducing sedentary lifestyles.

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Food is Medicine

Nutrition

Nutrition is one of the most important contributors to human health. In addition to managing weight, blood pressure and cholesterol, a healthy diet can help prevent and manage several noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some cancers. A healthy diet throughout life promotes normal growth, development, and aging. It also contributes to maintaining a healthy body weight and reduces the risk of chronic disease, all which lead to overall health and wellness.

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Get Moving

Fitness

According to the Department of Health and Human Services less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day. Physical activity or exercise has long been proven to have both immediate and long-term health benefits which can improve health and reduce the risk of developing several conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Regular physical activity is shown to provide improved cognitive function, weight management, bone and muscle strength and in some cases make every day activities easier. It can also keep thinking, learning, and judgment skills sharp as one ages, reduce the risk of depression and anxiety, improve sleep quality, and greatly improve quality of life.

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Brain Power

Mental Health

Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, act, carry on daily routines and influences our work, relationships, and leisure activities. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices which are important at every stage of life. Neglecting mental health can lead to serious physiological complications such as heart disease, high blood pressure, weakened immune system, asthma, obesity, gastronomical problems and premature death, as well as affect sleep patterns and longevity.

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For your kids

Pediatric

It is becoming increasingly apparent that the health and wellness of our children can be compromised by changes in our society and educational systems. Physical activity, nutrition, and a positive mental state play an important role at all ages with adolescent years being critical in building a strong foundation for future well-being. It is a documented fact that overall child are less physically active than past generations throwing a red flag for future health problems. Not only does physical health suffer when kids are too sedentary, so does a child’s mental well-being. It has been shown physical fitness of children impacts academic achievement and building self-esteem and confidence to help in all aspects of daily life. A nutrient-rich diet also plays an important role in a child’s mental and physical development and can contribute to an increase in the risk of negative long-term health consequences.

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