Category Archive: Preventing Diseases

Feb 28

Metabolic Syndrome – What You Can Do

Metabolic Syndrome – What You Can Do In my last post I wrote about the 4 factors in metabolic syndrome In this post I'm going to let you know how you can prevent the syndrome, and you can, because it's all about lifestyle. The dominant underlying risk factors for this syndrome are abdominal obesity and …

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Feb 25

Metabolic Syndrome – What Is It?

've often thought of metabolic syndrome as one of those labels the medical profession uses either to frighten you because it sounds ominous, to use it as an excuse to recommend more medication, or to recommend more office visits. Shame on me for being so negative at times but when you look at the term, …

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Feb 12

4 More Ways To Get Healthy and Stay Healthy

In my last post I wrote about the first 3 steps to take including taking on a regular exercise program but making it social with family and friends. Step number 4 is knowing your numbers. Find out what your ideal body weight is, what your target number should be for the bad cholesterol, LDL, and …

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Feb 10

How To Stay Healthy and Active for the Next 12 Months

You do not need a special day like New Years to set your goals for living better. Besides, chances are fairly good that by now, if you did set a health goal for the new year, it has been broken more than once. This is Rule No 1: Set Your Health Goals When You Are …

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Feb 05

Take Charge of Your Health Care

No matter what takes place in politics and the politics of public health reform there are actions you can take to insure that you receive quality health care. Keep in mind that quality health care can help you stay healthy and recover faster when you become sick. My mother always thought that getting good care …

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Jan 02

Integrating Health Risks for Your Own Health

A health risk factor can be your age, sex, lifestyle, personal health history or family health history. If you have certain risk factors, such as your dad and his brothers and sisters all had diabetes, you probably would be considered at high risk for diabetes. That doesn't mean, however, you are going to develop diabetes. …

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Dec 29

Interpreting Data To Figure Out Your Health Risk

It is evident that we need to understand our health risks and still be aware that the health information we receive keeps changing. When we take responsibility, although you and I have no special expertise, to make intelligent decisions about our health based on the information and misinformation we receive, we need to look beyond …

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Dec 05

Fitness For Health

    Everyone agrees that it is important to be physically fit. However, the answers are many and varied for questions such as:     What exactly should we strive for?    And how do we get there?   Again, like so much of everything in life, the answer is not black or white.   …

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Nov 27

Osteopenia Diagnosis is a Struggle

Several people asked me to write more about osteopenia. They had a bone density test within the last year and their doctor told them they had osteopenia. They were devastated because they exercise, eat healthfully, and take supplements, the whole 9 yards. Now what they want to know what do they do now! I am …

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Nov 24

Bone Mass Reclaiming and Maintaining

It isn't easy maintaining your bone mass if you're a woman over 50. You think you're eating healthfully and you believe you're exercising. The same has got to be true for men although they talk more about loss of muscle mass than bone mass. Then you take a bone density test as a base line …

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