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Recommendations For Strength Training

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9/21/16 9:41 AM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the ACSM, and the American Heart Association all recommend that individuals engage in strength training exercises at least two days per week.
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Topics: preventive healthcare, strength training, health, health benefits, acsm, recommendations, guidelines

Energy Drinks And Their Ingredients

Posted by EHE Blogger

9/12/16 4:06 PM

Energy drinks are produced by companies and brands such as Monster, Red Bull, Rock Star, Wired, Venom, Amp, NOS and 5–Hour Energy. These products typically claim to decrease fatigue while improving mental alertness, concentration, metabolism and overall performance. Energy shots are simply smaller, concentrated versions of energy drinks. Both are easy to find in supermarkets, convenience stores, drug stores, sporting goods stores, gas stations and vending machines.
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Topics: preventive healthcare, health, health benefits, energy drink, caffeine, sugar, consumption

Are Sodium And Salt The Same?

Posted by EHE Blogger

9/7/16 12:42 PM

While "sodium" and "salt" are often used interchangeably, they are, in fact, different substances. Both are minerals, and salt is a mineral that is made up of 40 percent sodium and 60 percent chloride. One teaspoon of salt contains approximately 2,300 mg of sodium.
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Topics: preventive healthcare, health, health benefits, diet, salt, sodium

Why Is My Family's Health History Important?

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8/30/16 3:50 PM

Research has consistently shown that numerous diseases, both common and uncommon, have genetic links. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, and sickle cell anemia are just some of the diseases that can run in families.
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Topics: preventive healthcare, physical fitness, health, genetics and health, health benefits, family diseases, health history, health effects, family health

Naturally Occurring Sugars Versus Added Sugars

Posted by EHE Blogger

8/23/16 1:12 PM

While the chemical structures of naturally–occurring sugars and added sugars are identical, there is an important difference. According to the Guidelines, whole foods that naturally contain sugars also naturally contain vitamins, minerals, fiber, water, and other essential nutrients — all of which contribute to "diluting" the concentration of sugar in the food. These foods and beverages include vegetables, fruits, whole grains, dairy products, beans, peas, nuts, and seeds that are prepared without added sugars, starches, solid fats, and sodium. These foods are high in nutrients (nutrient–dense) and low in calories. Foods and beverages that contain excessive amounts of added sugar, on the other hand, are not as nutritionally beneficial.
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Topics: preventive healthcare, physical fitness, health, health benefits, junk food, eating out, outside food, health effects

How Unhealthy is Eating Outside Food?

Posted by EHE Blogger

8/17/16 9:10 AM

Many fast food and full service restaurant meals have extremely high levels of calories, saturated fat, salt, and sugar. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), one of the main reasons for this may be that portion sizes in fast food and sit–down restaurants have grown considerably over the last 40 years, with portions often being double or triple the standard recommended serving sizes. Additionally, Americans are eating out more often than they used to.
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Topics: preventive healthcare, physical fitness, health, health benefits, junk food, eating out, outside food, health effects

How Do I Attain Good Oral Hygiene?

Posted by EHE Blogger

8/9/16 9:41 AM

Poor oral and dental hygiene can lead to a variety of ailments including tooth decay, bad breath, gingivitis, and periodontal (gum) disease. According to recent research, however, there may also be a connection between an individual’s oral health and his or her overall health. Poor oral and dental health may increase an individual’s risk of developing other serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. The practice of good oral hygiene may therefore be more than just an important component of an individual’s oral and dental health; it may also be a key element of his or her overall preventive health regimen.
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Topics: preventive healthcare, physical fitness, health, health benefits, brush teeth, consume healthy diet, floss

What is Distracted Driving?

Posted by EHE Blogger

8/2/16 11:25 AM

>"Distracted driving" is the act of driving an automobile while also performing an activity that could divert the driver’s attention away from his or her primary task: driving. Common distractions while driving include:
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Topics: preventive healthcare, physical fitness, health, health benefits, improvement, multitasking, driving, distraction

How Do I Prevent Knee Injury?

Posted by EHE Blogger

7/27/16 9:25 AM

The knees are essential to just about every movement that an individual makes. When the knees are healthy, individuals are able to perform tasks with ease and participate in a wide range of activities. When the knees are damaged, however, even the simplest tasks can seem very difficult. This article will focus on ways to prevent knee injury.
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Topics: preventive healthcare, physical fitness, DigestiveHealth, health, health benefits, improvement

How Can I Improve My Digestive Health?

Posted by EHE Blogger

7/20/16 9:37 AM

Each year, millions of Americans are diagnosed with digestive disorders that can affect their quality of life. These disorders can cause individuals to experience various forms of discomfort on a routine basis. In order to achieve optimal health and well–being, one’s digestive health must not be overlooked. Develop habits today that will help to improve and maintain your body''s digestive health.
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Topics: preventive healthcare, physical fitness, DigestiveHealth, health, health benefits, improvement

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