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Balancing Act

Balancing act: Aerobic exercise with strength training is key in losing weightBy Casey Ardoin • accent@thenewsstar.com • June 15, 2009 With the summer months beginning to heat up, everyone wants to look and feel their best, but an expensive gym membership is not required to get fit and shed the pounds.In fact, incorporating more exercise into a daily routine along with making simple changes to your diet can yield results without putting a dent in your pocketbook.According to the American College of Sports Medicine, adults ages 18-65 should participate in moderately intense aerobic activity at a raised heart rate for...

Five Tips to Get Your Child Into Better Shape

Julie Janovsky, TribuneThey are fast becoming America's most inactive generation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of overweight children ages 6 to 11 more than doubled in the past 20 years (from 7 percent in 1980 to nearly 19 percent in 2004).The rate among adolescents 12 to 19 more than tripled, increasing from 5 percent to 17 percent. And obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, prevalent among adults, have become more common in youngsters. The time to start addressing your child's health concerns is now, say East Valley fitness and diet experts. Here...

Vegetables - Color Me Happy

Vegetables - Color Me HappyWhat color are you?According to the United States Department of Agriculture (www.myplate.gov), you should eat at least two servings of fruits and three servings of vegetables every day. A serving size is one medium-sized fruit, 1/2 cup raw, frozen, cooked or canned fruit or vegetable, 3/4 cup juice, 1 cup leafy vegetable, and 1/4 cup dried fruit.Produce for Better Health Foundation (www.5aday.com) agrees with USDA, because fruits and veggies provide a wide range of vitamins, minerals and fiber as well as antioxidants that protect the body and reduce risks of cancer and disease.The colors, or natural...

Tart Cherries: A Remedy for Arthritis?

by Jane Hart, MDPeople with osteoarthritis often have pain and inflammation, even when using available therapies, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or they may experience side effects from long-term medicine use. This makes study findings published in the Journal of Food Studies of interest, as it found that a blood marker for inflammation known as C-reactive protein was reduced by nearly 50% in women with osteoarthritis who drank tart cherry juice.Cherries linked to lower inflammationIn this study, 21 women with osteoarthritis were randomly assigned to drink 10.5 fluid ounces of tart cherry juice or a placebo cherry drink twice a...

Surprise! Kids Like Low-Sugar Cereals Just Fine

By Kimberly Beauchamp, NDMany parents feel that getting their children to eat some breakfast—even if it’s a sugary cereal—is better than no breakfast at all. According to a new study in Pediatrics, you may not have to choose between bad and worse. Children who are presented with low-sugar cereals will actually eat—and like—them! And even if they add some sugar at the table, it still won’t come close to the amount they’d be getting in some popular sugar sweetened cereals.Breakfast, at what cost? Breakfast, which literally means “breaking the fast” since the last night’s meal, is arguably the most important...




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