Tag Archive: overweight and obesity

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 30

Reading Food Labels Tip Sheet

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 learn a lot about how to make quick comparisons among various food products. Tips for Reading Food Labels: Most packaged foods in grocery stores have labels that give …

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Apr 30

Hypertension: A Health Power Overview

Hypertension occurs when the blood pressure, or force of blood pushing against the blood vessel walls, gets too high and stays that way. It occurs most often in African-Americans. There are two numbers in a blood pressure reading: The top number, or systolic blood pressure, occurs when the heart pumps or contracts. The bottom number, or diastolic blood pressure, occurs …

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Dec 14

Win the Spirit of the Holidays: Mind, Body & Soul

Special Greetings From Health Power Believe it or not (ready or not), Christmas and the holiday season is upon us. Yes, it’s that wonderful time of the year when we:  catch up with family, friends, colleagues and neighbors; attend many parties and gatherings;  hug, kiss, greet, sing and laugh; shop, shop and then shop some …

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Nov 29

Starting an Exercise Routine or Sport

Why Warm Up Before Exercising To start and activity/exercise program we need to get loose. In the mornings on arising we are stiff and have to loosen up. We stretch and move slower until we feel limber. To do so is easier in the summertime than in the wintertime. Stiff, cold muscles and joints are …

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