Health&Fitness Talk

Supporting Healthy Life Styles

Maintaining Physical Fitness
by Keila Chaliotis, Staff Writer A high percentage of people in the United States are having a great deal with being able to maintain physically fit. Whether it is due to laziness, a busy day at work, wasted time on video games, or simply daydreaming.Physical fitness is maintained by... Read more
Lack of Exercise

Lack of Exercise

Fitness August 12, 2013

by Keila Chaliotis, Staff Writer Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and is essential for cardiovascular fitness.   It is proven that regular exercise helps you keep fit, lose weight and lower your blood pressure. Most experts recommend exercising regularly for the maximum cardiovascular benefit. You... Read more
“Honest” Coke Ad Blasts Company’s Products

The video goes on to list a variety of diseases and health problems associated with drinking Coke’s “low and no-calorie” products – kidney damage, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and rotting teeth. Then it blasts its regular products as containing “extremely high and unhealthy amounts of calories.”

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My First Client’s First Healing Touch

Years ago when I was still a massage student, I had an evening job as a security guard that allowed me, between performing my duties, to read and study. I worked in an office building whose major tenant was a local child protection services office. One of the areas …

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The Complete Cost of Obesity

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that obesity has reached epidemic proportions and is currently the fifth leading cause of death worldwide with approximately 3 million adults die every year due to over weight and obesity. The WHO also estimates …

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Healthy Benefits Of Fast Foods?  NOT!!!
Love fast food?   yeah well I used to love digging into a nice hot and juicy burger with crispy hot fries and chasing it all down with an extra large diet soda after a good workout right?  Well these foods or better said lack of can make all the... Read more
Being Overweight Ticking You Off?
Being overweight has never been a good mood enhancing experience unless your playing Curly in the Three Stooges or Oprah and getting paid millions (Billions for Oprah) to do it.  Otherwise being overweight is depressing, sad, embarrassing, deadly at times (heart disease, diabetes etc), and only funny to those... Read more
Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

Medical June 15, 2012

Of the more than 100 different types of arthritis osteoarthritis (OA) is the most commonly diagnosed form and unlike other forms of arthritis that are systemic OA is a disease that affects only the joints. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions our joints becomes damaged or “worn out”. ..

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How poverty effects diet and poor fitness

As a volunteer working with the very poor I frequently encounter other volunteers and missionaries that have come to offer their help. One day a missionary asked me, as a nurse, why the women were so heavy. He said that it’s difficult to find sponsors to help families when they see pictures of adorable small children with their over weight mothers standing behind them…

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Magic pills, the FDA and curing the common obesity

Wednesday’s FDA advisory panel decision to recommend the weight loss drug Qnexa for approval sounds like good news to many Americans who battle obesity, an epidemic that has now taken 35 percent of us and adds billions of dollars to our overburdened health care system. Weight loss drugs have been one of the Holy Grails of the pharmaceutical industry for years – the idea that if a perfect drug can be made to magically loose weight, profits would be heavenly…

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