Archive for July, 2012

Difficult Health Problems. Part 2

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Dangers of health fraud

Fraudulent products hurt the fitness industry when they discourage people from becoming physically active, and when they encourage people to rely on ineffective products to solve problems. These products are harmful in other ways as well. (more…)

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Difficult Health Problems. Part 1

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Exercise can be a hard product to sell, even though scientific evidence backs it up. Thousands of studies support that regular exercise helps to prevent chronic disease and improve quality of life. Unfortunately, many scams promise to help people achieve these benefits without the time and effort required by regular exercise. (more…)

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Combining Wellness & Technology

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Today’s health club clients are a diverse group of special populations, from those seeking rehab, to individuals requiring exercise prescriptions to accommodate special needs, to athletes who have specific competition goals. What this means is that the fitness center staff has more information than ever to convey, and an even more difficult task of identifying what information to communicate to which members. (more…)

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Why Heart Patients Should Kick Butts. Part 5

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

“Smoking is highly addictive, and quitting is very difficult,” said David J. Cohen, M.D., M.Sc., associate director of interventional cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard University in Boston. (more…)

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Why Heart Patients Should Kick Butts. Part 4

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Kelsey’s study found that almost 3 in 5 smokers who undergo surgery for heart disease continue to smoke after their procedure.

“We thought that individuals who needed the operations would have been shaken up enough to stop — but that was not the case for almost 60 percent,” said co-author Bonnie H. Weiner, M.D., medical director of the Center for Research in Invasive and Interventional Cardiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester. (more…)

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Why Heart Patients Should Kick Butts. Part 3

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

He explained that four years after heart surgery, a smoker and a person who quit have an equal chance of dying as a result of smoking and heart disease. After five years, however, a quitter’s chance of staying alive improved by 3 percent. (more…)

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Why Heart Patients Should Kick Butts. Part 2

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Permanently putting out your butts will help save your life. Why? “After smoking a cigarette, your heart rate increases 15 to 30 beats per minute and your blood pressure increases as well,” said Steven Keteyian, Ph.D., program director of Preventive Cardiology at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Mich. (more…)

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Why Heart Patients Should Kick Butts. Part 1

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

It seems so obvious: Quit smoking to improve your health. But smokers just aren’t getting the hint, even those for whom kicking the habit means life or death. (more…)

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Joan’s Journal

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

My sickness continued into this week — a lingering, body-aching cold/virus-type thing that my antibiotics don’t seem to be helping. Last night was the first night I felt physically worthwhile, but this morning I am drained again from the workout. Because I didn’t feel well all week, I wasn’t able to get any of the work done that I had taken on vacation with me, so I came home early. (more…)

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Smoking and Teens Resource

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

To receive a free parenting guide on talking to kids about smoking. To receive “A Parent’s Guide to Smoking Prevention,”. Smokers who want to quit. (more…)

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