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Marriage Is a Prescription for a Healthy Heart, Study Suggests

Being married appears to be a heart-healthy lifestyle, according to researchers.

Married men and women had lower rates of heart disease than those who were widowed, divorced or single, with fewer conditions like hardening of the arteries or blood clots, a study found. The research, which analyzed medical records of 3.5 million people nationwide evaluated for heart disease, was presented today in Washington at the American College of Cardiology meeting.

While reasons behind the marriage findings are unclear, it supports previous studies that show couples tend to be healthier and live longer than singles. The study reinforces the idea that heart health can be affected by social as well as physiological factors, said Vera Bittner, chairwoman of ACCs Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Committee.

We cannot estimate cardiovascular risks purely based on metabolic abnormalities that we can measure but psychosocial variables could also be very important, said Bittner, a professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, on a conference call with reporters.

The study is the largest of its kind, said Carlos Alviar, a cardiology fellow at New York Universitys Langone Medical Center and the studys lead author.

The findings dont mean people should rush out and tie the knot to reduce their heart disease risk, Bittner said. The studies only show an association. Still, doctors need to make sure they know patients marital status and whether they have support when ill, she said in an e-mail.

We are not advising people to get married as a way to prevent cardiovascular disease, said Alviar in an e-mail. When it comes to cardiovascular disease, marital status does indeed matter and it is important for clinicians to take this into account when they are examining patients.

Having a spouse may help promote a more robust lifestyle and ease access to medical care, researchers said.

In the study, 69 percent were married, 13 percent were widowed, 8.3 percent were single and 9 percent were divorced.

They found that those who were married had a 5 percent lower risk of vascular disease, which can include conditions like hardening of the arteries or blood clots, than singles and a 19 percent reduced chance of peripheral artery disease, in which plaque builds up in the bodys arteries. The greatest benefit was seen in married people who were ages 50 and younger.

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Joan Bue skips with a grade two during the Jump Rope for Heart event held at the Carlyle Elementary School. She taught the youth a number of fun different ways to enjoy skipping.

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Carlyle Elementary School found themselves promoting a healthy lifestyle as they participated in the Heart and Stroke Foundations Jump Rope for Heart, a program where youth collect pledges for heart disease and stroke research.

Approximately 4,000 schools across Canada participate with nearly 750,000 kids participating in the event.

In Carlyle the grade two students accompanied by grade six playground leaders practiced Thursdays at noon for six weeks before completing their half an hour of skipping rope on Thursday, March 20.

We used to do the whole school, event organizer Joan Bue explained. Theres too many kids to fit in here now and the grade threes and up do cross country, and track and field, so this gives the grade twos something special to do.

Something special indeed as the grade twos successfully raised $3,329.25 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, which they cheered loudly about when the number was revealed by Bue after the skipping was completed.

The amount we raise stays in Saskatchewan with the Heart and Stroke Foundation and were given 10 percent of what we raise back to us, Bue stated.

The youth will deliberate on what to use this money for as they are currently completing a social studies program promoting community projects.

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Chia Girl – 4 Rules for Weight Loss & Maintenance (CHIA SEEDS) – Video

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Health and Wellness Video Assignment – Video

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Ministry of Health Launched Healthy Lifestyle Programme for Senior Citizens

Bandar Seri Begawan: The Ministry of Health will be carrying out a number of initiatives as part of its efforts to expand, refine and raise the quality of health care services for senior citizens in the country. The Minister of Health stated this during the launch of the Healthy Lifestyle Programme for Senior Citizens, yesterday, at the Kampong Perpindahan Lambak Kanan Civic Hall.

Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Hj Adanan Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Hj Mohamad Yusof, said the ministry will provide Geriatric medical services specifically for senior citizens. According to Yang Berhormat Pehin, the Ministry of Health presently employs two local consultants in the field of Geriatrics, while another is scheduled to return to the country in 2016.

In his speech at the launching ceremony, Yang Berhormat Pehin said the ministry is also working to upgrade the skills and expertise in various health professions such as health care, nursing and Allied Health Professionals such as medical welfare officers, physiotherapists, dieticians and staff who specialise in the field of geriatrics.

Yang Berhormat Pehin said that the Subacute Care facility will provide wards and rehabilitation programmes that are more conducive to senior citizens, and other amenities are being considered in the preparation of the Brunei Darussalam Health Systems and Infrastructure Master Plan.

The Ministry of Health is also planning to further increase the capacity and expand the roles being played by nursing treatment services, that is, by way of extending the existing Home-Based Nursing programme to senior citizens at their residences. This is a strategic plan of the ministry in its effort to integrate services specifically intended for senior citizens - between services provided from the hospital, at health clinics and homes - in stages and based on evaluations and support from doctors.

Ageing populations are a natural global phenomenon that cannot be avoided. The Geriatric and Palliative Medical Consultant, the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital, Dr. Ang Sik Kim in his keynote address entitled "Ageing and Health", among other things, touched on chronic diseases affecting senior citizens, including cancer, lung disease and diabetes.

Dr Ang said the ultimate key to preventing such diseases or minimising the risk of disease is practising a healthy lifestyle by way of healthy and balanced food intake; consuming food with lower sugar, salt and fat contents; eating more fruit and vegetables; by not smoking; and by practising regular exercise according to one's own physical capabilities.

The Healthy Lifestyle Programme aims to raise awareness amongst senior citizens on healthy lifestyle practices that they can adopt and maintain - such as healthy diets, regular physical exercise and avoiding tobacco - in order to age gracefully whilst remaining active and healthy. This programme runs for 12 weeks starting today, and is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Certain specific days will be filled with health talks and physical activity sessions.

According to the World Health Organisation, WHO, senior citizens make up the most rapidly growing group of people throughout the world. The number of people aged 60 years and above has doubled since 1980.

It is meanwhile estimated that in 5 years, the number of people aged 65 and above will exceed the number of children below the age of 5 years. The trend of growth in number of residents aged 60 and above also applies to Brunei Darussalam, whereby their numbers increased from $13,900 or 4.3% of the total population in the year 2000 to $22,200, or 5.4% in 2010.

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What Foods Should I Eat? A New Video Launched by Conscious Counselor

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014

When a person decides to start a healthy lifestyle, a big portion of that change is a change in diet. There are many myths out there as to what to eat to lose weight or to become healthy in general. With a wide variety of diets confusing consumers who wish to eat healthy, having a knowledgeable guide is extremely beneficial in the process of taking the path to a healthier life through food. Now, Conscious Counselor helps guide people who wish to become healthy in the right direction with their informative video on YouTube that talks about what food to eat and how it helps your body.

In the new video released by Conscious Counselor, the speakers encourage viewers to do their research. Different people have different diets that make them feel good and feel healthier. Some diets are particular to the person such as a blood-type diet that is tailored to that specific person. Picking what is right for a particular person can change someones energy level and outlook. For more information on this, or to view the full video, please click on: What foods should I eat?

The speakers in the video encourage others to see how their body feels after eating certain foods. Some foods such as bread can make a person feel sluggish and their body does not necessarily welcome other grains as well. Trial and error can be a large part in finding a healthy diet that works best for one person. For more info on this, please click on: What is a healthy diet?

Reading what foods are made out of can be beneficial too. Knowing what a person is putting into their body can help them make more conscious decisions about their diet for a happier and healthier lifestyle

Cleanses can also be an option to start off fresh with a new diet in their digestive system. One of the main reasons for a cleanse is to get everything out of the body that has been left over from a persons life. There are many different types of cleanses that a person may do for a variety of reasons. This can be great for someone who is looking to go from a vegetarian diet to a vegan diet, or someone that is looking to get any unwanted masses stray from their digestive tract. Doing a cleans and listening to the body's reactions really allows the question to come in, "Just what is a healthy diet?"

Sead Pepic says in the video, One of my first cleanses, on day three my brain felt like it was in a pot of boiling water. It felt incredibly hot; the actual brain inside the skull, but when you feel my forehead its fine. Then I asked my health coach, What was that? and he asked me if I had ever done the drug speed in my life and Im like No. But I was on medication for A.D.D. which is similar to speed, but that was 10 or 15 years ago. He said, It was still in you. Your body is getting it out and even though you might feel sick or have sick symptoms on day three of a cleanseyour body is not getting sick. Foe the full video, please click on:

Many of the speakers in the video experienced caffeine withdrawals on day two and day three of the cleanse, however they all felt better afterwards. That feeling really allowed to ask themselves, "What foods should I eat?"

Pepic also talks about an awakening experience he had during a cleanse for a new business idea. He says, I was doing a cleanse and I felt incredibly alive. I hadnt done a cleanse in a year at that time. Every time I do a cleanse I remember what its like to be alive again. When doing a cleanse your energy goes towards your brain; your thoughts and ideas. During a cleanse I had a brand new business idea and I gave a lecture to women only about how to attract a quality man.

Pepic thanks this idea to his cleanse and the power the process provided him.

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YMCA trying to fix Marion Countys poor health rating

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) A new report found just because some Hoosier counties share a border doesnt mean they share a healthy lifestyle.

Organizers compared factors from smoking and physical activity to even graduation rates and employment, and while resources vary vastly depending on where you live, experts say there are still easy ways you can change your life and improve your health.

This report found the healthiest three counties in the state are right here in central Indiana. Hamilton County came in first followed by Hendricks and Boone counties.But Marion County is 78th, up from 79th the previous year.

Focused on each rep, each set, Sara Weaver maximizes her minutes in the gym.Feeling and looking good are a few reasons that brought her and several others to the YMCA on Wednesday, but thats not all.

Its important for me just to show her, my daughter, that being healthy is important, she said. I used to take her sometimes with me to certain classes, so she understands the word exercise.

But not everyone is pulling their weight in the county like Weaver.

There are twice as many smokers in Marion County compared to Hamilton.And although paths and trails weave throughout Indianapolis, its up to bikers and runners to take advantage of them.

Sometimes its not easy to make that healthier choice, said Anne Graves, YMCA Director of Health Initiatives.

One of her latest projects is the Top 10 by 2025 initiative, a push to make Indy one of the ten healthiest cities in the country.


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