Monkey see, monkey do

Our children are watching everything we do, right down to how much we move. Continue reading

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Sitting, a health risk worth standing up for

The more you sit, the less physically active you are, which can lead to all sorts of health problems, including an early death. And for women, the risk increases by 60 percent for each extra hour a day of sitting. Continue reading

Had a FIT lately?

Nauseated by the thought of a colonoscopy prep? Colorectal cancer screening is not for the weary. Good news! There’s a new method of screening (FIT) that doesn’t require the traditional quality time in the bathroom (or day off work). Continue reading

Supplementing?

In the US, the use of dietary supplements has increased substantially during the past several decades. Approximately one-half of adults in 2000 were using supplements, and contributed to the annual sales of more than $20 billion. Despite the mounting evidence that shows the ineffectiveness of supplementation to prevent chronic diseases, the multivitamin and supplement industry continues to grow. And what if you knew they could be causing you harm? Continue reading

Go Red!

In 2003, research revealed that heart disease was by far the No. 1 killer of women (more than all forms of cancers combined). And despite the perception that heart disease is what happens to older men, the reality is that more women die of heart disease than men. To save lives and raise awareness of this serious issue, the American Heart Association launched Go Red For Women. The red dress has become the iconic symbol of the battle against heart disease in women. Continue reading