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He had stroke and together they made a commitment to turn their lives around, one healthy choice at a time – News 5 Cleveland

CLEVELAND A new study from the Cleveland Clinic shows 83% of people with partners agree, if their partner adopted a healthy lifestyle, they would join.

However, about two out of three surveyed said they enable or are enabled by their partners unhealthy healthy habits.

Two-thirds of people are concerned about their partners health.

Kevin and Lisa Jackson are proof that supporting each other to live a healthy lifestyle, can change both lives.

The two have been married for almost 20 years. Theyve been through lifes ups and downs.

Back in February of last year, I had a stroke, said Kevin.

The stroke stemmed from atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm.

Lisa said it was scary.

I did think I was going to lose him, she said.

The stroke was a wake up call for Kevin. He said he knew he had to take the steps towards a healthier lifestyle.

We really focused on his extra weight that he had, and how we can make and take manageable steps to really help control that and bring it down, said Dr. Luke Laffin with the Cleveland Clinic.

Kevin took the advice to heart, but Lisa did, too. They made a lifestyle change together.

We pretty much do everything together, anyways, said Lisa.

They changed their diet.

I basically ate everything before, said Kevin.

Dr. Laffin recommended a Mediterranean diet. One that is high in plant-based protein, fish and whole grains.

My wife is an excellent cook and that helps out a whole lot, said Kevin.

They also started going to the gym on a regular basis.

We walk for about 55 minutes. We usually get in about 2 and a half miles, 3 to 4 times a week, said Lisa. Some days he doesnt feel like walking and I say come on, come on! I gotta get these pounds off.

They stayed faithful to their commitments.

Oh, we dont let one another cheat, said Kevin.

Since his stroke, Kevin has lost 35 pounds and Lisa lost 25 pounds.

Dr. Laffin said their dedication to each other is the key to their success.

If you have someone who is at home smoking or just sitting on the couch watching television, ordering fast food again, that makes it really difficult to undertake lifestyle choices, particularly, in someone who needs to with cardiovascular disease, said Dr. Laffin.

For the Jacksons, theres no going back.

I feel great. I feel better than Ive felt in years, said Kevin. We are going to make this journey together.

Dr. Laffin said if your partner is reluctant to help you out with your diet or exercise goals, but your doctor recommends it for your health, bring them to your doctors appointment with you so the healthcare professional can explain it to them.

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Getting Lots of Exercise Tied to Lower Risk of Kidney Disease – The New York Times

While kidney function can decrease gradually over time as people age, many people with healthy lifestyle habits maintain good kidney function throughout their lives. People who smoke, are obese, have a family history of kidney problems, or who have heart disease all are more likely to develop chronic kidney disease.

One limitation of the study is that researchers assessed exercise habits by surveying participants, not by using activity trackers to objectively measure how much or how intensely people exercised.

Also, researchers identified people with chronic kidney disease based on the results of a single lab test. Clinicians typically diagnose the condition based on two or more tests.

Still, the results build on earlier research suggesting that exercise might help avoid kidney disease, said Dr. Michal Melamed of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.

"This is important for patients because physical activity is easily modifiable," Melamed, who wasn't involved in the study, said by email. "So, if people are concerned about their kidney function, if they have a family or personal history of kidney disease, it is probably a good idea to not lead a very sedentary lifestyle."

Doctors typically recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise each week.

While these guidelines don't directly address the risk of kidney disease, they are not a bad goal.

"It seems to be important to exercise regularly, every week and probably several times every week," Melamed said. "The people in this study, in the highest group of physical activity, either walked a little more than an hour every day or ran at least 2 hours a week, while the people in the lowest group walked less than 15 minutes a day."

SOURCE: British Journal of Sports Medicine, online January 22, 2020.

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Nutritionist gives tips for developing healthy lifestyle in college, suggests meal plan – The Troubadour Online


Alocal nutritionistsaidthat students must develophealthier, long-lasting habits while in collegeto combat obesityin a talk Monday in the Fireside Lounge.

Adjunctprofessor Annie McKenna, a registered dietitian nutritionist who teaches clinical nutrition to nursing students, talked to a small group of students about the importance of monitoring eating habits while still young to avoid obesity in the future.

We have a huge epidemic in our country right now, McKenna said. We have more people who are obese than we have people that arent.

To combat the growing problem of obesity, McKenna suggested that students begin to examine both eating habits and lifestyle habits.

Eat healthy, life healthy, be healthy, McKenna said. The healthier you are, the better off youll live.

As a part of eating healthy, McKenna warned of the danger of oversizedportionsandofthe effects that too much food can have on health.

We eat more than we ever need, McKenna said. Its called portion distortion. Weve looked at the last 20 years how our portion sizes have changed, and weve gone from a reasonable portion to a bigger plate with mountains of food on it.

McKenna provided a plan for studentsonhow to eat well in the cafeteria, sharing tips such as meatless Mondays and Fridays,drinking water instead of soda,and eating a well-balanced meal of protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables instead of only pizza and ice cream. She stressed the importance of not falling into the trap of eating to satisfy a craving.

What Im trying to do is teach you to make some decisions, McKenna said.

In addition to eating healthy, McKenna proposed methods of incorporating more movement intoadaily routine,such as standing workstations or yoga balls for seats.

You have to get up and move, McKenna said.

Martha Myer, freshman,said that she will start implementing some of McKennas suggestions into hereating habits.

Although I know it will take some intentionality and effort to implement her tips, Myer said,going in with a plan gives me enough guidance to know how I should be taking care of myselfinstead of just doing whatever I feel like.

McKennas talk, Nutrition in College, was sponsored by ResidenceLife.

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Library to offer class on wearable health, fitness apps – Shawnee News Star


The Bartlesville Public Library will host a class on Health Apps & Fitness Wearables, presented by Dax McCauley, at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20.

Technology has transformed the way people take care of themselves by using mobile devices and accessories such as fitness bands to eat healthy, stay in shape and maintain a healthy lifestyle. There are plenty of wearable technologies and fitness apps to choose from. This class will review the features, functionality, and ease of use of the top 10 options so participants can select the best health apps and tracking devices to complement your health goals.

We hope everyone will join us for this innovative and very informative class, said BPL Literacy Coordinator Karen Kerr-McGraw.

McCauley is an exercise physiologist at Ascension St. John Jane Phillips Wellness Connection. He is a certified personal trainer specializing in strength and conditioning. He also organizes recreational activities and associate wellness programming.

This and all programs presented by the Bartlesville Public Library Literacy Services are funded by grants from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 918-338-4179.

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Happy Wife, Happy Life! A Positive Life Partner Fosters Strong Mental Health In Old Age – Study Finds

EAST LANSING, Mich. Marriages and long-term relationships are rarely ever smooth sailing 100% of the time. A life-long partnership between two people is very much a journey that will inevitably experience peaks and valleys. That being said, as anyone who has been in such a relationship can attest, life is usually a whole lot more enjoyable when our significant other is in a good mood. Perhaps, then, we shouldnt be all that surprised that a new study finds a positive partner will foster good health in their significant other.

Researchers at Michigan State University have concluded that as an individual grows old with a happy life partner, they will see their risk of developing dementia, cognitive decline, or Alzheimersdisease steadily decline.

We spend a lot of time with our partners, comments William Chopik, assistant professor of psychology and co-author of the study, in a universityrelease. They might encourage us to exercise, eat healthier or remind us to take our medicine. When your partner is optimistic and healthy, it can translate to similar outcomes in your own life. You actually do experience a rosier future by living longer and staving off cognitive illnesses.

Living with a particularly optimistic partner makes it easier to lead a healthier lifestyle. The research team say that happier partners are much more likely to support their significant other in self-improvement initiatives, such as quitting smoking or visiting the gym more regularly.

We found that when you look at the risk factors for what predicts things like Alzheimers disease or dementia, a lot of them are things like living a healthy lifestyle, Chopik adds. Maintaining a healthy weight and physical activity are large predictors. There are some physiological markers as well. It looks like people who are married to optimists tend to score better on all of those metrics.

The study tracked close to 4,500 heterosexual couples, for as long as eight years in some cases. After analyzing the collected data, there was a clear connection between being married to an optimistic person and avoiding dementia or cognitive decline in old age.


Theres a sense where optimists lead by example, and their partners follow their lead, Chopik explains. While theres some research on people being jealous of their partners good qualities or on having bad reactions to someone trying to control you, it is balanced with other research that shows being optimistic is associated with perceiving your relationship in a positive light.

Interestingly, the study also found that when older couples look back on cherished memories spent together, they tend to remember more intimate details than they may have initially recalled. Chopik cited a recent Super Bowl commercial in which an older gentlemen uses a Google Assistant to help him remember specifics about his late wife.

The things he was recollecting were positive things about his partner, Chopik says. There is science behind the Google ad. Part of the types of memories being recalled were positive aspects of their relationship and personalities.

Of course, some people are natural optimists, while the rest of us usually take a more pessimistic approach to the world. However, that doesnt mean all hope is lost for all the pessimists out there.

There are studies that show people have the power to change their personalities, as long as they engage in things that make them change, Chopik concludes. Part of it is wanting to change. There are also intervention programs that suggest you can build up optimism.

The study is published in the International Journal of Behavioral Development.

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Andy Cohen’s Personal Trainer Says Bravo Host Is More ‘Ripped Than Ever’ After He ‘Cut Down on Drinking’ – msnNOW

Provided by People Greg Allen/Invision/AP/Shutterstock Andy CohenAndy Cohens personal trainer is revealing how the Bravo host has achieved his fitter-than-ever-before physique.

The talk show hosts longtime trainer Stanislav Kravchenko shared this week that Cohen has been prioritizing his fitness lately, resulting in a more ripped appearance.

Andy does look [more] ripped than ever before, and Im super happy about this, Kravchenko told Bravo Insider on Wednesday. I will say I didnt dramatically change [the] exercise routine. I think that Andy [prioritizes] his health right now more, and his healthy lifestyle, and he [started] eating cleaner, healthier. He cut down on drinking as well.

Kravchenko said that Cohens success comes down to a combination of eating healthy, [cutting] down on drinking, and being very active in the gym, adding that Cohen got success. He got the body he has now!

The fitness trainer added that since Cohen became a dad to 1-year-old son Benjamin, the Bravo stalwart prioritizes his health way more and he became more focused on the gym.

Kravchenko said that Cohen cancels his workout sessions less frequently than he did before even if that means he has to multitask. The trainer added, while Im working out with him, he can be on his ear pods, having some conversation about his work.

Cohen revealed in November that he decided over the summer to focus on living a more healthy lifestyle.

So, this summer, I had a moment where I was like, I really felt like my suits were getting tight and it was beach season and I was wearing like button-downs to the beach and Im like Im not this guy, Im not doing this.'

I lost 12 pounds and Ive just been really watching what Im eating, Cohen told Today show host Hoda Kotb, saying that he stopped drinking cocktails while hosting Watch What Happens Live in mid-July.

Kravchenko told Bravo Insider that cutting back on alcohol is something he recommends to his clients.

I will say this: my recommendation to each of my clients is to have less alcohol, obviously, he said. Im a fitness and health industry [professional]. But Im not going to tell them to stop drinking right away. Im not demanding on this. I think Andys very smart, and he understands this, how it impacts his health.

Ill suggest to my clients, and this is one of my 2020 goals/resolutions, is to find the balance, Kravchenko added.

Balancing healthy eating with indulgence is something that Cohen previously discussed with The Cut.

Im either being really healthy or just not, Cohen told the outlet in 2017. There are moments in my life where I am trying to lose weight for something, and unless thats happening I try to indulge within reason.

The funny thing is Im usually the most out of shape in the summer. Its ridiculous, but I like to eat hot dogs and hamburgers and ice cream in the summer and I just dont believe in denying myself, he continued. Life is too short and its boring to not enjoy yourself.


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Honey Nut Cheerios Now Comes In Heart Shapes – Long Island Weekly News

Limited-edition cereal is a fun and important reminder to live a happy, heart-healthy lifestyle

One of Americas most iconic cereals is getting a new look in time for National Heart Health Month this February.

To help bring the heart health conversation to the forefront in a fun, lighthearted way, limited-edition boxes of Cheerios now contain heart shapes along with the iconic O for the first time.

Honey Nut Cheerios is on a mission to inspire happy hearts, Liz Mascolo, vice president of marketing for Cheerios, said. We want to remind people that living a heart-healthy lifestyle can be joyful, easy and delicious, and Honey Nut Cheerios can help to fuel that journey. We hope the new heart shapes not only put a smile on peoples faces, but inspire them to find new, fun ways to take care of their hearts.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for one in every four deaths annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). High blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. About half of Americans (47 percent) have at least one of these three risk factors, according to CDC research.

Several other medical conditions and lifestyle choices can also put people at a higher risk for heart disease,including unhealthy diet and physical inactivity. To help inspire Americans to live a heart-healthy lifestyle, Honey Nut Cheerios is also encouraging people to adopt simple behaviors that get them active, such as walking the dog, playing with kids or joining a group fitness class. Eating three grams of soluble fiber daily from whole grain oat foods, like Honey Nut Cheerios can help lower cholesterol as part of a heart-healthy diet, according to its parent company General Mills.

The new heart-shaped marketing campaign brings the importance of heart health to the forefront with a new commercial, box design and social campaign. The ad spot, which debuted in December, features the brands iconic Buzz the Bee announcing the limited-edition Cheerios with happy heart shapes and touting the cereals heart-healthy benefits.

The limited-edition, heart shapes have already begun to appear on store shelves in boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios and original yellow-box Cheerios and leading into National Heart Health Month in February.

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Meghan Markle’s ‘healthy lifestyle’ is rubbing off on Prince Harry; Shows keen interest in cooking – PINKVILLA

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are leading a healthy lifestyle post their departure from the Royal Family as the 38-year-old's healthy eating habits are rubbing off on the 35-year-old. Read below for more details.

2019 ended on an extremely controversial note for The Royal Family as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made the staunch decision to step back and lead a "normal life" with their baby boy Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. "We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages," The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had written in their joint statement, via an Instagram post.

For now, Harry is getting well adjusted to the West Coast lifestyle as the 38-year-old's healthy habits are rubbing off on him, as per Entertainment Tonight. While fans of Markle know about how health-conscious the Duchess is, her habits are becoming Harry's habits as well! Besides enjoying a healthier plant-based diet of organic foods, the 35-year-old is also taking a keen interest in cooking. This move is a part of the "normal life" that Harry and Meghan are working towards for Archie which includes cooking their own meals.

Talking about how they are also making nature a priority, a source revealed to ET, "Being able to hike with friends, Archie, and their dogs in Canada is a simple pleasure that they love. Their time on Vancouver Island over the holidays helped to confirm that they were making the right decision to step down from royal responsibilities."

Couple goals, indeed!

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Meanwhile, Harry, Meghan and Archie will return to the UK for the first time in 2020 as they wind up their final round of royal engagements, before kickstarting a new life in North America.

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SocGen invests in life assurance startup that offers cheaper premiums for fitness band wearers – Finextra

Societe Generale has invested EUR1.1 million in a Czech online life assurance startup that offers discounts on premiums in return for a healthy lifestyle.

Clients are rewarded for an active and healthy lifestyle with up to 30% premiums cashback.

Ingrid Bocris, deputy general Manager of Societe Generale Assurances, says: We support the modernisation of life insurance. We are looking for ideas, but also technological maturity and the ability to deliver innovation to the market. Clear insurance with a unique reward for a healthy lifestyle that can be arranged fully online and in a few minutes is unique across Europe and it will inspire the development of the whole sector.

She says the bank retains an option to further increase its stake in the company by the end of 2020.

Mutumutu says the investment will help it to reach a goal of tripling customer numbers within the next 12 months.

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What is Yoga Diet and how does it help in leading healthy lifestyle? – Republic World – Republic World

In the last decade,there have been a number of diet types like Paleo, Keto and Vegan Diets, which have garnered much hype across the globe. The primary reason for such dietsto be blindly followed by individuals is some peoples desire to lose those extra kilos. But the latest diet fad that is currently breaking the internet is Yoga Diet.

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As the name suggests, a Yoga diet can only be followed by individuals who indulge in yoga sessions on a regular basis. Yoga not only helps you to stay in shape but it also aids in improving mental health. According to the Yoga practices, people who perform this form of exercise are supposed to eat certain food items only, instead of gorging on junk food.

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There are a lot of myths about yoga diet food items, wherein some believein following a strict dietinclusive of only fruits, while others do not eat it at all. A Yoga Diet plays a significantrole in leading a healthy life. It requires you to do yoga and plan your diet in a certain way. Know all about it here-

If you ever come across a yoga diet expert or a yogic who has been performing yoga asanas over years, they will suggest you to consume chemical-free vegetables. Due to the presence of uric acid in chicken and other animal meats, non-vegetarian food items should be avoided completely when following a yoga diet. Most yoga practitioners believe that consumption of animal protein can lead to deadly diseases like cancers due to animal infections and toxins and hence advise against consuming it.

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Sattvic foods are those foods which are not spicy in nature. Sattvic food items are vegan-friendly food items. They are simple foods which basically means purity and harmony i.e they are considered suitable for yoga practitioners. Sattvic food items includemilk products like cheese and butter, along with fresh veggies, fruits, and wholemeal bread.

Performing yoga for minimum twice dailyduring the yogic diet is highly recommended. The results won't be as effective if you switch your yoga sessions. Another important factor to keep in mind is that one should consume food two hours prior and post your yoga sessions only. Otherwise, you might face difficulty in performing yoga asanas and encounter some digestive issues.

In order to switch to a yoga diet, you need to observe a full day fast, one day a week. The fasting day can be chosen according to your own will. There is no hard and fast rule about a specific day on which the fast should be observed. A fast is kept in order to cleanse your body and get rid of all the toxins. Individuals can have fresh fruits and water while keeping such fast. It is advised that only liquid foods should be consumed during this day.

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Disclaimer: This article does not provide medical advice. In case of health advisory kindly check with your doctor before following this diet as therecould be different results for different individuals.

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