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Dementia scheme encourages health professionals to listen to carers - The Guardian

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Dementia scheme encourages health professionals to listen to carers
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... dealing with the agitated behaviour people with dementia can display, particularly as the condition worsens.
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A Short Walk After Meals Is All It Takes to Lower Blood Sugar - Healthline

A Short Walk After Meals Is All It Takes to Lower Blood Sugar - Healthline | Health & Fitness through Diet & Exercise | Scoop.it
A Short Walk After Meals Is All It Takes to Lower Blood Sugar Healthline The innovative exercise science study was conducted at the Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health...

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3 daily walk- morning noon and evening- can prevent the development of type 2 diabetes just as effectively as 1 45 min walk. The muscle contractions from walking right after dinner helps to prevent a spike in blood sugar, which, left unchecked, can raise 24-hr glucose levels.

WRM: Whole Room Calorimeter tiny controlled air-environment hotel-type room. Measures balance of O2 and CO2 to calculate person's energy expenditure.

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Profits and pandemics: prevention of harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol, and ultra-processed food and drink industries : The Lancet

Profits and pandemics: prevention of harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol, and ultra-processed food and drink industries. By - Prof Rob Moodie MBBS, David Stuckler PhD, Carlos Monteiro PhD, Nick She...
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Planning Meals Infographic

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Carbs, proteins, and fats are digested in the intestine. The body uses these 3 units to develop components needed for growing, maintaining, as well as activity.
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Stephanie Rice's amazing diet and exercise plan

Stephanie Rice's amazing diet and exercise plan | Health & Fitness through Diet & Exercise | Scoop.it
WHEN I'm in full swim training mode, I have to be super-organised with my food because I'll be out of the house exercising for 10 hours a day.
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Directory of Diabetes Organizations - National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse

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Whole Health Source: Why Do We Eat? A Neurobiological Perspective. Part I

Whole Health Source: Why Do We Eat? A Neurobiological Perspective. Part I | Health & Fitness through Diet & Exercise | Scoop.it

As with all voluntary movements, eating food is an expression of activity in the brain.  The brain integrates various inputs from around the body, and outside the body, and decides whether or not to execute the goal-directed behaviors of food seeking and consumption.  Research has uncovered a lot about how this process works, and in this series I'll give a simplified overview of what scientists have learned about how, and why, the brain decides to eat.

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How to reduce your sodium (salt) intake

Most of us consume waaaaay too much sodium, with salt (sodium chloride) being the most common form.
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Brownie Bites from The Vegetarians Complete Quinoa Cookbook » MairlynSmith.com

Brownie Bites from The Vegetarians Complete Quinoa Cookbook » MairlynSmith.com | Health & Fitness through Diet & Exercise | Scoop.it

Mairlyn Smith’s new cookbook is for “vegetarian virgins or full-blown converts.” The Professional Home Economist (PHEc), teacher and actor jumped at the chance to put together “The Vegetarian’s Complete Quinoa Cookbook” (Whitecap Books, 2012) when the former publisher of Whitecap Books proposed the idea. “It was a brilliant idea because I know so many people that are eating quinoa but they’re not doing it right,” Smith says. “There are a lot of quinoa books out there but they don’t address vegetarianism.”

Quinoa is of particular interest to vegetarians due to the fact that the seed and “pseudo cereal” (not a grain but eaten and cooked like one) is a complete protein. However, Smith stresses that this does not mean that it’s a high source of protein. “I have a lot of vegetarian friends and that’s all they’ve been eating since they discovered it,” Smith says. “I’m like, ‘You’re not getting enough protein!’ You’ve got to either pair it up or mash it up or do something. But three grams of protein in half a cup is not a lot. It’s high quality, it’s just not high.”

The book includes more than 120 vegetarian recipes, each of which contains less than 500 calories. 58 home economists from the Ontario Home Economics Association, including Smith, contributed the recipes, which fall into eight chapters: Breakfast, Quickbreads and Yeast Breads, Soups, Salads, Side Dishes, Main Dishes, Baked Goodies and Desserts.

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Berkeley Wellness Alerts - Salt Dangers—Beyond Hypertension

Too much sodium (salt) is not just a risk factor for high blood pressure. Here are 7 other reasons to limit sodium, from the experts at UC Berkeley School of Public Health.
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Berkeley Wellness Alerts - Nuts About Peanuts

Peanuts are a heart-healthy snack.Here s why you should go nuts, from the experts at UC Berkeley School of Public Health...
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NIHSeniorHealth: Exercise: How to Stay Active - Make Exercise a Habit

NIHSeniorHealth: Exercise: How to Stay Active - Make Exercise a Habit | Health & Fitness through Diet & Exercise | Scoop.it
NIHSeniorHealth.gov, NIH Senior Health...Once you've started exercising, it's important to keep going because physical activity needs to be done on a regular basis to produce maximum benefits.
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A healthy dose of nonsense

A healthy dose of nonsense | Health & Fitness through Diet & Exercise | Scoop.it
A healthy dose of nonsense...It’s hard to know what’s more ridiculous - the wholesale butchering of the English language or the suggestion that buckets of deep fried chicken are good for you.
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Weight Loss Fails To Prevent Heart Attacks For Diabetics In Study - Forbes

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Weight Loss Fails To Prevent Heart Attacks For Diabetics In Study
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And there were benefits to that weight loss, including less chronic kidney disease, a major complication for people with diabetes.
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New dietary guidelines all about balance - Health & Wellbeing

New dietary guidelines all about balance - Health & Wellbeing | Health & Fitness through Diet & Exercise | Scoop.it
With our waistlines growing, new national dietary guidelines are reinforcing the message that healthy eating is actually about more than what you eat.
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Should I exercise harder, but in shorter bursts? - The Guardian

Should I exercise harder, but in shorter bursts? - The Guardian | Health & Fitness through Diet & Exercise | Scoop.it
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Should I exercise harder, but in shorter bursts?
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Apparently so, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology.
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5 ways to use less salt

Sodium chloride (salt) is essential to the body. The sodium in salt helps transmit nerve impulses and contract muscle fibers. Working with potassium, it balances fluid levels in in the body. But you only need a tiny amount of salt to do this, less than one-tenth of a teaspoon. The average person gets nearly 20 times that much.

The body can generally rid itself of excess sodium. In some people, though, consuming extra sodium makes the body hold onto water. This increases the amount of fluid flowing through blood vessels, which can increase blood pressure.

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NIHSeniorHealth: Exercise: How to Get Started - Safety First

NIHSeniorHealth: Exercise: How to Get Started - Safety First | Health & Fitness through Diet & Exercise | Scoop.it
NIHSeniorHealth.gov, NIH Senior Health... Most older adults, regardless of age or condition, will do just fine increasing their physical activity to a moderate level. However, if you haven't been active for a long time, it's important to start out at a low level of effort and work your way up slowly
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Statins Plus Exercise Best at Lowering Cholesterol, Study Finds: MedlinePlus

Statins Plus Exercise Best at Lowering Cholesterol, Study Finds: MedlinePlus | Health & Fitness through Diet & Exercise | Scoop.it
Statins Plus Exercise Best at Lowering Cholesterol, Study Finds...
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Helping Consumers Reduce Sodium Intake

Helping Consumers Reduce Sodium Intake | Health & Fitness through Diet & Exercise | Scoop.it

Both adults and children, consume much too much sodium, which can raise blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease. FDA is working on a number of fronts to help consumers manage their sodium intake.

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Our 'Ideal Weight' Is Growing

Our 'Ideal Weight' Is Growing | Health & Fitness through Diet & Exercise | Scoop.it
As our waistlines have grown over the years, so has our concept of the "ideal weight," according to a new report. Americans now strive to weigh, on average, 162 pounds.
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People Who Eat Breakfast Are Smarter And Skinnier

People Who Eat Breakfast Are Smarter And Skinnier | Health & Fitness through Diet & Exercise | Scoop.it
How are you doing at work today? If you answered: Super productive, then we’re guessing you ate breakfast this morning.
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FNS Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

We put healthy food on the table for more than 46 million people each month.

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Futurity.org – Combine forces to end hunger, obesity

Futurity.org – Combine forces to end hunger, obesity | Health & Fitness through Diet & Exercise | Scoop.it

Efforts to end hunger and obesity have failed because while they are caused by a perfect storm of factors acting in concert, attempts to overcome them have been narrowly focused and isolated, a new study says.

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