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Tag Archives: obesity

Stress is taking a toll over our health

Have a look at the wonderful chart prepared by Sarah Wenger that shows just how stress is detrimental to our lives. With the ongoing recession, many companies have contracted their work force leaving others to do the work of two or more. The result is stress on those who lost their jobs and those who were […]

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Don’t forget the hungry

The first lady, Michelle Obama, announced an initiative to end childhood obesity within a generation. With obesity rates in children greater than 30% we face a challenge more daunting than terrorism. Obesity has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. You can be certain that if we do not tackle this problem our national […]

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Communities across America are becoming healthier

Our health as a nation depends on much more than our access to the healthcare system. Indeed, as I have blogged here many times before, the greatest contribution to our miserable health in this country are our behaviors, which in large part are modifiable. Obesity and cigarette smoking are responsible for about one million deaths […]

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How communities foster healthy lifestyles

Communities across America that are getting involved to promote healthy lifestyles. For example, Summerville, MA began a program, Shape Up Summerville, which at first targeted elementary school children, 44% of whom were overweight. With grants from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and philanthropic groups, the researchers had schools replace french fries, candy, […]

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More Than Just A Balanced Meal: Why It’s Important To Start Your Kids’ Day With A Healthy Meal

Did you know that one in three children who graduate from elementary school are either overweight or obese? And, not surprisingly, many of these overweight graduates go on to become overweight adults. Obesity is such a public health menace that it’s now being called “the new smoking”; if something isn’t done soon, our kids will […]

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