Health Observance | Health Eagle - Part 20

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Men, Don’t Forget to Exercise!

by Lori Sciame June 11th, 2012 | Health Observance
As you age, some memory loss can't be avoided.  You forget the name of your friend's child, you misplace a document, or you can't remember what you did last Saturday night.  Those things happen...to everyone; however, there's a type of  memory loss that's much more severe.  It's called Alzheimer's.  My grandpa suffered from this horrible illness, and it's devastating effects on his mind will haunt me for the rest of my life.

There is some good news, though.  A man can do several things to prevent the onset of this disease, including keeping the mind active and eating a balanced
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Nutrition Tactics to Get Healthy

by R. Carnavale June 5th, 2012 | Health Observance, Men's Health
June is Men’s Health Month, and nationwide, health fairs, screenings, and health education events geared towards men will be scheduled. The focus is on preventing health problems. One way men can look out for their health is to embrace a healthy diet that gets rid of fat and builds muscles like the TNT—targeted nutrition tactics—Diet, which is geared towards men. The TNT Diet claims to be a scientifically-based way to lose weight and to reduce the risk for diabetes and heart disease without having to count calories. In addition, men can eat the foods they love and exercise just 90 minutes
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Action Plan – Osteoporosis

by Lori Sciame May 28th, 2012 | Health Observance
Osteoporosis - the word strikes fear into many women, especially those who have relatives who suffer from this debilitating bone disease; however, instead of being afraid, act!  Taking steps now to prevent bone loss is much easier than building bone later. It may not be as easy as 1, 2, 3 to keep osteoporosis at bay, but an action plan can increase your chances of keeping strong bones for your entire life.

As a health educator, I firmly believe in the benefits of prevention.  If you have a steadfast commitment to your body's overall health, learning about stopping problems before
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Osteoporosis: Symptoms and Prevention

by R. Carnavale May 22nd, 2012 | Health Observance, Prevention
May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. Osteoporosis, which means “porous bone,” is the most common bone disease, and it is marked by bone weakness and the loss of bone density over time. Either the body fails to produce new bone, or too much old bone is reabsorbed by the body, or both.  Maybe you've seen an elderly person who has shrunk over the years, walks with a shuffle, or whose spine curves forward like a hunchback's.  Chances are that person may have osteoporosis.

One in 5 American women over the age of 50 has this disease, and 50
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Building Bones: Older Women

by Lori Sciame May 14th, 2012 | Exercise, Health Observance
It's a fact.  Many women will develop osteoporosis after the age of 50 because of declining hormone levels due to menopause.  Don't despair, however, as you can still work to prevent this bone thinning disease from affecting you.  What you need to do is continue to fight bone loss as you age.  One of the best ways to do this is through weight bearing exercises.  Read on to learn how easy it really is to exercise your way to bone health.

First, get moving!  Walk, jog in place in front of the television, or even jump rope.  All of these forms of exercise can help
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