Page 21234..1020..»

Category : Healthy Lifestyle

FIT&FAB: I’m 30kg lighter but my healthy lifestyle pursuit just begun – Daily Nation

By MARION MAINAMore by this Author

At only 22, my weight was oscillating between 100kg and 108 kg. How did I let it get that far? Why didnt anyone do or say something? Do something?

Ironically, I was underweight at birth. As a toddler, I was almost scrawny. My mother would get very cross with me for refusing to eat. When I agreed to eat, it would be ridiculous combos like boiled rice and black tea (strungi).

Evidently, I was not born with a weight problem. I acquired it, just like any other lifestyle disease. I had a frank conversation with my mother after I went public on my weight loss journey. She disclosed how happy she had been to notice a surge in my appetite for snacks after I joined kindergarten. I was placed on a feeding program that she and I now agree was not the healthiest option at the time. Thats when my obesity began.

October 4,2017 will mark exactly two years since I made the decision of my life. I decided to take charge of my health which was slowly going down the drain. Like the trickle of a punctured pipe, unnoticeably seeping out little droplets of water. Then one day the water bill arrives, rocking a digit that is triple your salary!

You see, until that fateful day on October 4,2015, life had been a breeze. Or so I let myself believe. Surrounded by very loving family and friends, I buried my head in the sand much like the proverbial ostrich, totally oblivious to the eminent danger that was staring back at me every time I looked into a mirror.


The past two years have not been easy. Between sweat, tears, bitter-tasting smoothies and being constantly misunderstood, I have been able to bring my weight down to the range of 67kgs-70kgs.

The sweat was from rigorous exercises on YouTube, jogging and occasional gym sessions. Tears were plenty in the first year, I wanted to give up so badly! Both the sweat and tears have hence ceased considerably. I am doing less strenuous workouts and the tears are not for weight loss anymore.

Being misunderstood, however, is still ongoing and usually sounds like this:

So why are you not eating cake, si you slimmed?

Why are you so complicated? Sasa, what do you eat?

You are still eating your ma-things? That is slavery!

Over the past 11 months, I have learnt not to explain myself every single time. Im in pursuit for a healthy body as a way of life. Recently, I adopted the Low-Carb High Fat diet. In just two months, I have dropped a few inches off and attained an amazing skin glow. I’m a living proof that food is medicine. And bad food as is with medicine, is poisonous, fatal.

We will embark on the journey of weight loss together. My joys, my sorrows, my exercise hacks, my recipes may just lighten the journey for the next obesity conqueror.

Fit&Fab is a new blog series by Marion Maina where she shares her pursuit of a healthy body as a way of life. Do you have feedback on this story? E-mail: [emailprotected]

Read this article:
FIT&FAB: I’m 30kg lighter but my healthy lifestyle pursuit just begun – Daily Nation

Recommendation and review posted by Alexandra Lee Anderson

Faith and healthy lifestyle key factor to a long life – Perry County Tribune (registration)

On Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 Mrs. Evelyn Garner will celebrate her 104th birthday.

Mrs. Garner, a former resident of Buchtel, Nelsonville and New Lexington, currently resides at the Somerset Health and Rehabilitation.

The only surviving sibling of a family of 18 brothers and sisters, Mrs. Garner enjoys spending time with her six grandchildren, that includes; Gloria LaBeau of Naples, FL.; Beverly Dubin of Akron; Mark McGee of Athens; Jeff McGee of Somerset; Brian of Canal Winchester and Marla Moore of Dublin. She also has 12 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Mrs. Garner and her late husband, William Bill, who passed away in 1999, had one daughter, the late Barbara Tinto of New Lexington.

During World War II, Mrs. Garner work as a boot maker, and enjoyed traveling in the United States and Europe when she retired. She attributes her long life to faith and a healthy lifestyle.

Birthday card wishes may be sent to her at Somerset Health and Rehabilitation on North Columbus Street.

See the original post here:
Faith and healthy lifestyle key factor to a long life – Perry County Tribune (registration)

Recommendation and review posted by Alexandra Lee Anderson

Run into a healthier lifestyle with the help of CSUF resources – The Daily Titan

After a long day of jotting down notes during class, suffering through customers at work and dealing with the other random absurdities of life, the last thing anyone wants to do is eat a salad or run a few miles.

However, students need to put time aside to better their habits if they want to live healthier, less sedentary lives, and theres no better time to start than now.

There is a reason the freshman 15 exists, and its all too easy to fall into an unhealthy lifestyle especially with the stress of school and work.

But thankfully, CSUF has great resources available for anyone willing to drop that package of Takis and pick up some carrot sticks instead.

College students are challenged with the skill that are required to balance life and to make an active lifestyle a priority, said CSUF public health and health education professor Laura Chandler.

According to the American College Health Association in the California State University Fullerton Executive Summary of spring 2016, only 2.9 percent of students reported that they ate five or more servings of vegetables per day.

In terms of exercise, the numbers werent any better.

The report stated that only 13 percent of students have done at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise 5-7 days out of the week.

When students do make efforts to improve their eating or exercise habits, they often get reeled in by fads and trends that arent based on science. Victims of a gluten-free, Atkins or low-fat diet serve as prime examples.

Rather than falling prey to the latest trends, students should make an effort to take control of their eating and exercise habits now to make for a healthier long-term solution.

With the many resources available on campus, its not as hard as it seems to start a healthy lifestyle right now.

Not only do students get a free membership to the Student Recreation Center, but there are exercise classes offered by the kinesiology department.

I strongly recommend every student to sign up for a one unit activity class, Chandler said. It breaks up your day. It will keep you active. You have to go. It keeps you motivated.

Students with gym anxiety may beg to differ and may not be eager to work out in front of others in a class or while at the gym.

There are so many fun different types of activities that you dont have to be an athlete to get involved with, Chandler said. Find something that works for you even if its pingpong or frisbee or volleyball or tennis or walking.

Students who attended Discoverfest last week might have noticed all the different activity clubs there are on campus, which are most likely still accepting new members. Unlike going to the gym alone or attending a class, this route allows just as much exercising as socializing, giving students a support group of people who have fun together by being active.

For those who prefer to be active outside rather than in a gym, the Fullerton Arboretum provides a nice little nature walk and yoga classes.

Dont worry about missing out on opportunities like Discoverfest, FOODucation workshops are available weekly around Fullerton and students can sign up online.

College students health wont improve by continuing to live sedentary lifestyles filled with poor eating choices. Taking advantage of the many opportunities offered on campus can steadily improve eating and exercise habits.

It wont be easy and at times it might not be the most fun option, but learning to live an active lifestyle can prevent students from permanently becoming part of the couch they sit on all day.

Read the rest here:
Run into a healthier lifestyle with the help of CSUF resources – The Daily Titan

Recommendation and review posted by Alexandra Lee Anderson

California Figs Fit A Healthy Lifestyle | 09/05/17 | Markets Insider – Markets Insider

FRESNO, Calif., Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ –As consumer demand for healthy, convenient and tasty food choices increase, so too does the demand for California Figs. Though an Ancient fruit and beloved for centuries, figs are on the up rise as a go-to snack and ingredient.

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here:

“Figs fit a healthy lifestyle because they’re portable, delicious and nutritious,” says Valerie Waters, celebrity fitness trainer to stars like Jennifer Garner and Cindy Crawford throughout her career. “I encourage my clients to seek out good-for-you food that tastes great so when you see California Figs, buy them!”

California Figs are an excellent source of fiber, and figs contribute essential vitamins and minerals to your diet, including iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6 and copper. Figs are also fat, sodium and cholesterol-free.

Figs Fit No Matter the SeasonCalifornia Fresh Figs are available May-December. A wonderful treat all on their own, fresh figs are also an amazing addition to freshen up salads, salsas and sauces for the grill. California Dried Figs are available year-round. Keep them in your pantry as a quick and easy snack or dice them up and add them to your favorite energy ball or bar recipe.

“Breakfast is still one of the most important meals of the day and adding figs provides a natural sweetness and guarantees you’re getting those extra vitamins and nutrients to power you through your day,” continues Waters. “California Fresh or Dried Figs are an awesome addition to smoothies, overnight oats, yogurt bowls or breakfast toasts.”

When You Think Figs, Think CaliforniaCalifornia produces 98 percent of fresh figs and 100 percent of dried figs grown in the U.S. California’s fig farmers adhere to the highest standards and dedicate special care to the fig orchards that have been passed down for generations ensuring California Fresh and Dried Figs are the best quality in the world.

“You can taste the difference and you’re buying local so when you think figs, think California,” concludes Waters.

For California Fig recipes and videos featuring Waters, visit

About the California Fig Advisory Board and the California Fresh Fig Growers AssociationThe California Fig Advisory Board and California Fresh Fig Growers Association promote awareness and the use of California-produced dried and fresh figs domestically and internationally. California Fig growers, processors and marketers fund the activities of the industry.

About Valerie WatersTwenty years’ experience getting celebrities ready for important movie roles, events, magazine layouts and awards ceremonies has established Valerie Waters as the premier personal trainer in Los Angelesone who can produce the results, and fast. Featured in top publications ranging from Glamour, Vanity Fair and In Style to Fitness, Self and People, Waters is the first person called by Hollywood’s elite when they need to either get in shape or stay that way. She also coaches women online through her programs and Red Carpet Ready Bootcamps where thousands of women have transformed their bodies. Waters is the author of Red Carpet Ready and creator of the hottest fitness tool, Valslide.

Media Contact:Kris Caputo916-849-9323 rel=”nofollow”>

View original content:

SOURCE California Fig Advisory Board

View post:
California Figs Fit A Healthy Lifestyle | 09/05/17 | Markets Insider – Markets Insider

Recommendation and review posted by Alexandra Lee Anderson

Blood clot risk — and other problems — might be tied to how tall you are – CNN

Story highlights

That blood clot risk was lowest among the shortest women and men and appeared to increase with height, the research showed.

“However, the height in the population has increased, and continues increasing, which could be contributing to the fact that the incidence of thrombosis has increased,” he said. “I think we should start to include height in risk assessment just as overweight, although formal studies are needed to determine exactly how height interacts with inherited blood disorders and other conditions.”

‘Body size in general is an important factor’

Among men, an association with height was found for risk of blood clots in the lungs, called pulmonary embolism, as well as in the legs and other locations. Among women, only the risk of blood clots in the legs was significantly associated with height.

“If the clot is big enough, that can cause death, which is sometimes sudden,” she said.

The researchers also found that the strong association between blood clot risk and height remained among the siblings.

“Overall, it is a solid study with good research methodology used,” Okeke-Igbokwe said.

“The bottom line regarding this recent study, whether you are a taller or shorter individual, you must be aware of all the additional lifestyle factors that may increase your risk for blood clots, such as smoking or a sedentary lifestyle,” she said. “We have no control over our height, but we certainly can all take the appropriate measures in making healthy lifestyle choices to reduce the risk of various conditions.”

One limitation of the study was that the researchers did not have information on the participants’ childhoods, home environments and diets. However, they used educational level as a measure of lifestyle factors.

“Basically, the blood has to travel up a vein against gravity, and when there is a longer distance to travel, there is more opportunity for the blood to clot abnormally,” she said. “This is not the case in the arms, for example, where arm movement allows blood to more easily flow out of the limb with the help of gravity.”

When it comes to the new study, the “robust” design could be replicated to determine whether height correlates with other health problems, said Ulhas Naik, professor of medicine and director of the Cardeza Center for Vascular Biology Research at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, who was not involved in the new study.

“Being tall, there are benefits in some ways in some diseases, (and) there is the opposite in some other diseases,” he said. “This kind of a study is a good starting point to now look at other diseases.”

Cancer risk goes up with height?

The paper also suggested that certain genetic factors and biological pathways affecting adult height may affect the risk of those cancers.

As with the Plos Medicine study, the researchers behind the 2015 study pointed to certain genetic factors and biological pathways affecting height as having an important role in the development of breast cancer.

Is short stature tied to gestational diabetes risk?

A study of 135,861 pregnancies in women of various races in the US, of whom 5,567 were diagnosed with gestational diabetes, found that taller height was significantly associated with a lower risk of gestational diabetes.

Overall, women in the highest height quartile in that study had more than 60% lower risk of gestational diabetes compared with women in the lowest quartile, even after accounting for maternal age, weight, race, insurance and education, according to the findings.

“In contrast, height was positively associated with death from ruptured aortic aneurysm, pulmonary embolism, melanoma and cancers of the pancreas, endocrine and nervous systems, ovary, breast, prostate, colorectum, blood and lung,” the abstract said. That study involved an analysis of 121 prospective studies including about 1 million people.

NYU Langone’s Okeke-Igbokwe said that with all of these height-related correlations — from cancer to heart diseases — the exact underlying mechanisms still need to be fleshed out.

“Undoubtedly, an increased number of large-scale studies will still be required to really examine the correlation between height and these other medical conditions,” she said.

Follow this link:
Blood clot risk — and other problems — might be tied to how tall you are – CNN

Recommendation and review posted by Alexandra Lee Anderson

On the Record (Hector Gomez) – Bureau County Republican

Where were you born? Mercedes, Texas

Where do you live now? Princeton

How long have you lived there? 12 years

Where do you work? Bureau County Health Department

What is your job title? Fiscal director/assistant administrator

How long have you worked there? 11 years, since May 6, 2006

What advantages are there to your position at the health department?

Working a normal schedule 8-5 Monday to Friday, military friendly employer, and great benefits.

What challenges do you see with your job at the health department? Having to deal with the incompetence of the state of Illinois to pass a balance budget!

How have the finances with the state of Illinois impacted our local health department? We have managed to continue doing the things we do here by being fiscally responsible.

In general, do you think Bureau County residents are healthier or not as healthy as residents from other parts of the state? I believe that we are a healthy county but can still do more to make our residents maintain a healthy lifestyle.

What is the best way parents/grandparents can teach their children/grandchildren good health practices? Start before your children are born by eating right and not smoking and drinking alcohol. Once children are born, continue to introduce good eating habits throughout their life, so they can pass it on to their children.

What do you think is the most significant health problem in Bureau County for adults? Inactivity, which can lead to obesity and other health problems.

What do you think is the most significant health problem in Bureau County for seniors? Isolation and lack of social interaction.

What do you think is the most significant health problem in Bureau County for teens/children? For most is the lack of exercise from all the electronics available to them and isolation from the virtual world.

Has working at the health department affected how you think of your own health? What lifestyle changes have you made for a healthier lifestyle? Working at the health department has not affected the way I think about my health. I spent 27 years in the military and have always maintained a healthy lifestyle.

In the perfect world, the local health department ______ (fill in the blank): Would be the place to go for health related information relating to the public and the place to receive all vaccinations required for school age children. Also all vaccines required by adults to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Continued here:
On the Record (Hector Gomez) – Bureau County Republican

Recommendation and review posted by Alexandra Lee Anderson

Sponsor spotlight: Harbor Square Athletic Club Healthy Lifestyle Tip good protein sources – My Edmonds News

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food ~ Hippocrates

Protein can help you shed those unwanted pounds and keep your belly full. But its important to eat the right amount and the right kind of protein to get its health benefits.

SeafoodSeafood is an excellent source of protein because its usually low in fat. Fish such as salmon is a little higher in fat, but it is the heart-healthy kind: it has omega-3 fatty acids.

White-Meat PoultryStick to the white meat of poultry for excellent, lean protein. Dark meat is a little higher in fat. The skin is loaded with saturated fat, so remove skin before cooking.

Milk, Cheese and YogurtNot only are dairy foods like milk, cheese, and yogurt excellent sources of protein, but they also contain valuable calcium, and many are fortified with vitamin D. Choose skim or low-fat dairy to keep bones and teeth strong and help prevent osteoporosis.

EggsEggs are one of the least expensive forms of protein. The American Heart Association says normal healthy adults can safely enjoy an egg a day.

BeansOne-half cup of beans contains as much protein as an ounce of broiled steak. Plus, these nutritious nuggets are loaded with fiber to keep you feeling full for hours.

Pork TenderloinThis great and versatile white meat is 31 percent leaner than it was 20 years ago.

SoyFifty grams of soy protein daily can help lower cholesterol by about 3 percent. Eating soy protein instead of sources of higher-fat protein and maintaining a healthy diet can be good for your heart.

Lean BeefLean beef has only one more gram of saturated fat than a skinless chicken breast. Lean beef is also an excellent source of zinc, iron, and vitamin B12.

Protein on the GoIf you dont have time to sit down for a meal, grab a meal replacement drink, cereal bar or energy bar. Check the label to be sure the product contains at least 6 grams of protein and is low in sugar and fat.

Protein at BreakfastResearch shows that including a source of protein like an egg or Greek yogurt at breakfast along with a high-fiber grain like whole wheat toast can help you feel full longer and eat less throughout the day.

Source: courtesy Harbor Square Athletic Club

Here is the original post:
Sponsor spotlight: Harbor Square Athletic Club Healthy Lifestyle Tip good protein sources – My Edmonds News

Recommendation and review posted by Alexandra Lee Anderson

Asheville Wellness Tours offer healthy lifestyle experiences – Mountain Xpress

When Erin Reillywanted to make her best friends bachelorette trip to Asheville a perfectexperience, she looked for a unique way to tour the city. Asheville Wellness Toursofferedthe bestway to experience the holistic side of Asheville, mixed with history and local shopping, she says.

I thought it would be a great way to explore downtown Asheville and experience different wellness techniques and most of all relax with a group of friends, says Reilly. This tour is different from other Asheville tours because you get a hands-on experience while exploring what makes Asheville so unique its history dedicated to wellness and personal care. Instead of just going on a bus tour that takes you around town, we were able to actually taste honey, smell essential oils and listen to music.

As wellness travel specialists for the Asheville area, local yoga instructorKim Dryeand tour guideNicole Will help tourists navigatethe wellness experiences Asheville has to offer. Drye created Asheville Wellness Tours afterfriends and acquaintances asked for her recommendations of yoga classes, herb store, massage, acupuncture, accommodations and breweries. Will providedthe expertise of nearly 20 years in thetourism industry a quarter of themcrafting yoga retreats in Ecuador.

Drye and Will offer a curated experience of bachelorette weekends, special events in town or two-hour walking tours that highlight Asheville businesses promoting wellness.

The town of Asheville started growing during the age of tuberculosis, when visitors would come for the clean mountain air, temperate climate and healthy lifestyle, says Will, who offers snippets of history, architectural insightsand interesting stories throughout the walking tour. This wellness aspectremained an element of our community since the growth of Asheville began. For us, its a way to allow visitors to experience our city through that lens.

Wellness tourism as a niche market has been growing, says Will, noting that the experienceof an outdoor mecca or foodiegroupis a fun way to exploreAsheville, especially when a wellness perspective is added.

The Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau reports that, on average, 29,800 people visit Buncombe County each day and spend $5.2 million.The main reason given for an overnight leisure trip is visiting friends and family. The second most frequentreasonis touring, which increased from 22 percent to 25 percent between 2015 and 2016.

Since Drye and Will began the business this past year, 90 percent of Asheville Wellness Tours participants are overnight visitors, withtwo to eight people per tour and two to fourtours per week. The busy season, Drye notes, is primarily April to November.

Thetop-twoactivities on an overnight trip to Asheville, as reported by the bureau, are shopping and landmark or historic site visitation. Asheville Wellness Tours hits the nail on the head.

Thewalking tour merges shopping, touring and viewing historical landmarks, all within two hours. It includes visits tolocal businesses that havean educational wellness component, such as the Herbiary, where staff offer a demonstration and presentation about how to discern the purity and uses of essential oils (and participants to get a sample to take home). At the Bee Charmer, participants heara talk about the benefits of honey, such as using wildflower honey for allergies, and they get a sampling of the different types of honey soldin the store.

Other tour stopsinclude tea sampling at Dobra Tea, juice sampling at Green Sage, organic lotion and soap education at C & Co., and kombucha tasting at the Buchi Bar. Tours end with a short and accessible yoga practice in Pack Square led by the tour guides, whoare also local yoga instructors. Add-on options include a visit to the Asheville Salt Cave, massage or acupuncture with a local practitioner, or sound healing at Skinny Beats.

The goal is to connect visitors to the wellness community we have here. We have been carefully networking for skilled and experienced practitioners to offer their services for those who come to town looking for wellness experiences but not sure where to start, says Drye, who also curates tailored experiences.

We are developing alliances within the community, she explains, noting that the businesses visited on the tours are happy with the arrangement.

Asheville Wellness Tours also offer special events, including Yoga on the Mountain, a combination hiking and yoga adventure, and Sip & Stretch, a yoga class followed by a ginger beer at local brewery Gingers Revenge. We consider the service we offer to be a complement to Ashevilles reputation as a food/beer scene and outdoor playground, says Drye.

Something that happened organically is the bachelorette parties, saysWill. [Participants]are wanting an alternative to the boozy party scene of Vegas. These groups want to do the PubCycle and eat good food, but they want something more. Will and Drye offer a weekend that is customized to the groups interest including group tarot reading, essential oil anointing ceremonies and massages at an Airbnb.

I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in the history of Asheville, but especially to anyone interested in meditation, yoga or any other activity where you focus on the well-being of body and soul, says Reilly. My favorite part of the tour was definitely the honey tasting and our tour guide Nicoles wonderful recommendations for places to eat and visit in the city.

Most participants are wanting to experience downtown or get a glimpse of the city through the wellness perspective, says Drye. We personally have a love for the town deeply rooted in community. We want to spread the concept of wellness in general as an awareness practice and a personal journey. There are many ways to create a sense of well-being in your own life, and these are just some of the ways.

Asheville Wellness

Asheville Convention and Visitors

Asheville Bee

Read more:
Asheville Wellness Tours offer healthy lifestyle experiences – Mountain Xpress

Recommendation and review posted by Alexandra Lee Anderson

Can a Healthy Lifestyle Lead to Longer Attention Spans? – Medical News Bulletin

Executive functions consist of sets of important cognitive functions that undergo a major developmental phase throughout adolescence. These executive cognitive processes include attentional control, inhibitory control, working memory, and cognitive flexibility, in addition to reasoning, problem-solving, and planning, and are essential for academic performance and physical and mental health. Attentional control is understood to be essential in any learning process, as it facilitates selective attention to particular stimuli while simultaneously inhibiting other distractions. During adolescence, modifiable factors that make a healthy lifestyle, such as diet and physical activity may promote cognitive development and attention capacity.

Previous research has suggested that dietary patterns may demonstrate a stronger association with executive functions than single nutrient/food intakes. Since similar implications may apply to the study of attention capacity, an article published in British Journal of Nutrition aimed to investigate the associations of dietary patterns and macronutrient composition with attention capacity in European adolescents.

The cross-sectional study examined 384 (165 male and 219 female) adolescent participants between the ages of 12.5 and 17.5 years from five European countries in the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence study. The d2 Test of Attention was administered in a classroom under the supervision of a fieldworker to examine attention capacity and response inhibition, and dietary intake was evaluated through two non-consecutive 24 hour recalls using a computer-based self-administered tool. Three dietary patterns were assessed: diet quality index considered quality, diversity, and equilibrium; ideal diet score (advocated by the American Heart Association) which is based on the DASH diet and has previously been linked to cognitive performance in children; and Mediterranean diet score, which has been correlated with cognition in older adults. Additionally, macronutrient and fibre intakes were calculated.

Data analysis indicated that a healthier diet pattern (higher diet quality index and ideal diet score) was associated with greater attention capacity in European adolescents. Interestingly, little evidence suggested that the Mediterranean diet score or macronutrient/fibre intake were correlated with attention capacity. In order to more comprehensively investigate these relationships, intervention studies evaluating a causal relationship between a healthy lifestyle, diet quality and attention capacity in adolescence are required.

Western diets rich in meat and refined sugars but poor in vegetables, fruits and fish have been associated with impaired cognitive function due to increased oxidative stress, neuroinflammation, and impaired blood-brain barrier integrity. Fruits and vegetables that contain high levels of neuroprotective polyphenols and micronutrients such as folate may be crucial for cognitive development. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which is vulnerable to changes in the diet, may also influence cognition, due to its involvement in the growth and survival of many types of neurons and synaptic plasticity. As well, insulin resistance and high blood pressure may negatively influence cognition.

There is a myriad of factors that influence cognition, attention and executive function. This study sheds some light on a healthy lifestyle, including nutrition as an important factor influencing executive function in adolescence. Improving overall nutrition is an important strategy to improve attention control in adolescents.

Written byJordyn Posluns, B.Sc. (Hons)

Visit link:
Can a Healthy Lifestyle Lead to Longer Attention Spans? – Medical News Bulletin

Recommendation and review posted by Alexandra Lee Anderson

SF health center to host wellness walk – Finger Lakes Times

SENECA FALLS The Seneca Falls Health Center will host its first Family Fun Walk for Wellness on Thursday (Sept. 7).

The event will run from 5 to 7 p.m. The health center is on the campus of New York Chiropractic College.

The one-mile walk or run is a health-focused, family-friendly event designed to encourage school-aged children to learn about the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices as they start the school year. The event will include a health fair, free drawings, giveaways, refreshments and more.

Participants are invited to tour the Seneca Falls Health Center and meet the doctors, acupuncturists, clinicians and students who provide chiropractic care, acupuncture, Oriental medicine and nutritional counseling to the community.

Wegmans has sponsored four water stations along the walk route that will provide healthy, back-to-school information presented by NYCCs chiropractic and acupuncture students. Participants who stop at each water station will also receive a child-friendly giveaway.

The Seneca County Sheriffs Department will provide free SAFE Child ID cards, and many other community partners will be available to share information on a wide variety of health-related topics. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Eaves Family Dental Group, Finger Lakes Health, MVP Healthcare, Ovid Community Health Center, Seneca County Addictions/Prevention Program, Society for the Care and Protection of Children/WIC, Wayne County Action Program and Wegmans will participate under a tent next to the health center.

The Seneca Falls Health Center, an affiliate of the New York Chiropractic College, provides patient-centered, natural chiropractic care, acupuncture, Oriental medicine and nutritional counseling to the community. Call (315) 568-3166 or visit the health centers Facebook Page @sfallshealthcenter for more information about the family fun walk.

The Seneca Falls Health Center offers convenient hours, short wait times, close parking and participates in most insurance programs.

View post:
SF health center to host wellness walk – Finger Lakes Times

Recommendation and review posted by Alexandra Lee Anderson