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Monthly Archives: March 2015
This is the final entry in the No Sweat York Blog’s tips from local healthcare providers on how you can “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” and meet the theme of National Nutrition Month®.
After describing some of the tips I use to live a positive life last week, I realized I had only just hit the tip of the iceberg. For me, living a healthy lifestyle – with a clean diet and tons … Continue reading
You know the drill. The medicine cabinet is a vital part of healthy spring cleaning, and old drugs stashed or improperly disposed of can end up in the water supply of in that hands of teenagers. The 2014 Monitoring the Future Study by the University of Michigan found Adderall was abused by 6.8 percent of 12th graders and Vicodin was used by 4.8 percent.
Our guest contributor for the next couple of months from Girls on the Run, Lora Nowak, is a 6th grader at Dallastown Intermediate School. She is working toward her goals and will be participating in the Race against Racism 5k in April.
We’ve long been told that eating more fruits and vegetables may help to reduce the risk of many chronic diseases, from heart disease and high blood pressure to obesity and even some cancers.
In a dream world, desserts would be low in calories and fat, and eating one cookie wouldn’t tempt us to eat five more. Sure, healthy substitutions can be used in baking — apple sauce for butter, whole-wheat flour for white. … Continue reading
By Barry B. Hart, licensed psychologist in York County Lifestyle greatly affects our physical and mental health. The diseases that cause the greatest morbidity and mortality (i.e. cardiovascular disorders, obesity, diabetes and cancer) are strongly determined by lifestyle. Smoking, physical activity, … Continue reading
Diabetes is a condition in which the body cannot properly regulate blood sugar levels. Type 1 diabetes is generally diagnosed in children or young adults and is caused by low production of insulin, which is needed to convert sugar to … Continue reading
There’s something about the marathon that I’m drawn to. The preparation and work that goes in to the training drives me. (Sometimes it drives me crazy, but still, drives me). For the past few years I’ve run two marathons a … Continue reading