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OUR COMMITTMENT : To provide a club which will help average people live above average lives, by encouraging Americans to walk & talk together as friends.
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"A Quiz for Women"
...Women's health quiz: What makes you uniqueBy Mayo Clinic staff Test your knowledge about issues that affect your health as a woman. www.mayoclinic.com
Pumping Iron Isn’t Just for Athletes
...Adults lose an average of 5 pounds of muscle every decade after age 20.
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Do you have a Panic Disorder?
... Many people with panic disorder or other anxiety disorders go to great lengths to keep their symptoms a secret. - If you're not exercising regularly, you may be missing out on an easy, inexpensive way to improve your overall mood as well as your ability to cope with stress and anxiety.
New Route To A Healthy Heart
The Boston Globe said in an editorial:
Time and again, researchers have offered tips for warding off life-threatening diseases by suggesting that we eat certain foods or avoid others, or take this hormone supplement but not that one. Much of this advice is based on incomplete experimentation, and sometimes it doesnt holdup when better work is done. Lately, scientists have focused on a new villain in our blood, homocysteine, and are proposing that we keep it at healthy levels by passing up animal protein and getting more of the B vitamins.
Chastened, perhaps, by the recent finding that a high-fiber diet does not infact protect against colon cancer, researchers are less emphatic than they might once have been in calling for dietary changes to keep homocysteinedown. What they do know is that high levels of this amino acid, a product inthe bodys breakdown of protein, are associated with arterial disease. Still to be proven is that eating less animal protein or more vitamin B6, B12, or folate (another B vitamin) will actually reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease.
While the jury is still out on that count, the evidence of the benefit of folate (also known as folic acid) in preventing birth defects is so strong that for the past two years bread, pasta and cereals have been fortified with it under a mandate from the US Food and Drug Administration. In addition, homocysteine has been linked to miscarriages, Alzheimers disease, strokes, and osteoporosis.
All of this builds a strong case for eating foods rich in folate or vitaminB6: asparagus, broccoli, spinach, cabbage, orange juice, bananas, avocados, wheat germ, lentils, oatmeal, chicken, and egg yolks. The last two items on the list show that dispensing with animal proteins altogether is tricky, especially since vitamin B12 is found only in liver and other meats, fish, eggs, and milk. Vitamin supplements are an alternative.
Not to be forgotten is the meditation factor. A study at Ohio State University shows that stress can raise homocysteine levels. The message is simple: yoga and yolks. Now if only someone would invent an egg with a low cholesterol content.
----- (The Boston Globe website is at www.globe.com ) c.2000 The Boston Globe
New York Times Syndicate on June 19, 2000
"Mental Health Problems and Mind-Body Wellness - Positive Thinking
... WASHINGTON (AP).... - People with positive attitudes generally enjoy life more, but are they any healthier? The answer is often..... Read More
Exercise Can Boost Brain Capacity !
... (The Boston Globe) - Reading, 'riting, 'rithmetic. And runningEmerging new research in animals and humans suggests physicalexercise may boost brain function, improve mood and otherwiseincrease learning, according to findings presented Monday at a meeting of neuroscientists and educators.
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Modern Medicine - A Leading Cause of Death
What is and where is the proof, you might ask. The studies and the proof have been there all along. Read More...
**Do you know someone with Cancer?
Walkablock Member, Raised $1020.00 in Donations for Subaru "Ovarian Cancer" (Early Detection) Triathlon in San Diego. Congratulations to Sybil!! She finished the race. She is five and a half years out, from Stage 3, and She's still Cancer Free. Praise God!
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