Health chatter might be encouraging higher intensity in a child’s activity than is necessary. “Parents and doctors often encourage children to get more exercise, but questions remain about how hard kids need to work for health benefits to kick in. Researchers monitored physical-activity intensity in 600 kids between 9 and 17 years old by have them wear accelerometers, devices that measure movement, for seven days. Jogging or performing other vigorous activities for seven or more minutes each day was associated with lower body weight and blood pressure in the participants. The longer and more vigorously the children exercised, the less likely they were to be overweight and to have high blood pressure. Light or moderate physical activity such as slow or fast walking, did not affect these health measures.” -source: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Nov. 2012
Here are 8 tips for eating well without going broke: 1) Ditch prepared foods 2) Stake out the stores – learn prices of favorite items at a few stores around town 3) Consider all types of produce – Fresh is great but often expensive – shop for produce in season 4) Limit shopping trips 5) Clip coupons and use them 6) Embrace generic store brands – often canned or prepared in the same place as the brand name 7) Stay alert – look for deals 8) Check the unit price – posted prices can be misleading.
Daily supplements of up to 1000mg of calcium may help increase longevity in women. A ten year study of 9,033 men & women was just published in the Journal of Clincial Endocrinology & Metabolism — that shows that 1000mg of calcium were associated with 22% reduction in mortality for users vs. non users for women. Stay Healthy Everyone.
A new meta-analysis from Harvard School of Public Health shows that increased circulating levels of magnesium may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by over 20%. Magnesium can be found in whole grains, nuts/seeds and vegetables, however 80% of the US population is not getting their recommended intake of magnesium. Over 300 different biochemical reactions are facilitated by magnesium — muscle function, heart, immunity, bones, blood sugar management, and so much more. : http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/255783.php
“Overweight teens who lack confidence can strengthen their self-esteem at the gym. Researchers randomly assigned obese 12 to 17-year-olds to either bike to music or play a physically active video game. Neither group say much of a physical change, but as a group the participants improved mentally. After 10 weeks of exercising for one hour twice a week, the teens had better self-confidence when it came to school, social life, and their body image. The researchers say exercise may help overweight kids deal with bullies and teasing.” Source: Journal of Pediatric Psychology, published online Sept. 30, 2012
With all of the miss-information flying around the internet and media, it is important to understand the basics. People who need to lose weight must limit high-calorie foods, but they are ill advised to avoid all carbohydrates. Excess calories are fattening, and the fat, not the carbohydrate, raises the calorie count the most. -Source: Personal Nutrition, by Boyle & Long-
“Kids with diabetes have more years in front of them today than in decades past, according to a study. Researchers reported that the risk of death for children under 19 with type 1 decreased by 61 percent between 1968-1969 and 2008-2009. (Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Nov. 2, 2012)
“Kids with diabetes have more years in front of them today than in decades past according to a new study. Researchers reported that the risk of death for children under 19 with type 1 decreased by 61 percent between 1968-1969 and 1008-2009. Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Nov. 2, 2012.