Tag Archive: health

Jul 29

Staying Physically Active: Why and How

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Believe it or not, physical activity is one of the best things for you. It helps you to:                                                                                                             Look good and feel better. Feel stronger and have more energy. Keep your weight and blood pressure down. No matter how old you are, it’s never too late to get in shape. How to Become More Active: …

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May 02

Walking for Health and Fitness

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Daily walking is a great form of exercise for many reasons, including the following: Walking is   good for the body, mind and spirit. Walking helps   you to lose weight or keep from gaining more weight. Walking   energizes and increases your strength. Walking   strengthens your bones, thus fights osteoporosis. Walking tones   …

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Apr 26

HIV Threatens African-American Women’s Heritage

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Most (85%) of African American women with HIV got it through heterosexual sex.  Thus, the future well-being and heritage of the black community is being seriously threatened by this epidemic. Although African Americans made up 14% of the U.S. population in 2009, they made up 44% of all new HIV infections. In order to better …

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Apr 14

Alcohol Abuse/ Alcoholism: Are You Just a ‘Social Drinker’? Think Again

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Most people give little thought to their drinking habits — or the risks they pose to both themselves and others. That’s unfortunate, since an estimated three in ten U.S. adults drink at levels that increase their chance for alcoholism, liver disease and a host of other physical, mental health and social problems. The problem is …

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Mar 09

Health Power Tip Sheet on Reading Food Labels

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Paste Up, Carry Around and Share With Others   To Shop Smart and Eat Healthy, Always Read the Food Labels. In addition to helping food shoppers to make good food choices, food labels also help shoppers to make quick comparisons among various food products.   Special Tips for Reading Food Labels: Most packaged foods in …

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