Archive for November 7th, 2012
The American Heart Association is celebrating National Eating Healthy Day today. It’s a day to raise awareness about making healthy food choices and to incorporate nutritious foods in your diet.
As part of this effort, everyone is encouraged to add fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to their diet rather than some of the items high in salt and sugar.
The American Heart Association is providing some pretty alarming statistics. More than 60 percent of adults in the U.S. today are overweight or obese. One in three American kids and teenagers is overweight or obese. And heart disease and stroke are America’s number one and number four killers.
Visit the AHA’s Nutrition Center for more on healthy eating.
Health Net, a health services and medical information company, is providing the public with information on how to help prevent diabetes and how to help live an active lifestyle after being diagnosed with the condition.
“Unlike type 1, steps can be taken to reduce the risks of developing type 2 diabetes,” said Jonathan Scheff, M.D., chief medical officer for Health Net. “Prevention is significant because diabetes can cause serious medical issues, including heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, amputation and nerve damage.”
Visit Daily Finance for more on National Diabetes Awareness month and the Health Net initiatives.