Your Health Matters: Walking can help lower A1C level in diabetics – The Globe

WORTHINGTON — Let’s be totally honest for a moment, when we hear someone talk about or recommend exercise, what do you picture in your mind?

Most of us will see someone dripping with sweat, exhausted, barely able to get off the floor, right? Pictures of Duane “The Rock” Johnson, Tae Bo Billy Blanks, Richard Simmons, or your favorite YouTube Pilates instructor’s workouts might come to mind depending on your era of reference.

Now I am going to recommend you erase thoughts like that from your mind as we take in some information about the value of “becoming more active” when it comes to our plan to deal with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes risks.

If exercise or being active has not been a part of your daily routine of late, a realistic key to success is to make small incremental changes. The quickest way to become frustrated and “throw in

Read the rest

AFCON 2023 Final: Lagos Govt Shares 6 Health Tips as Nigeria Confronts Ivory Coast

  • Authorities in Lagos have issued a health advisory to residents of the state hours to the AFCON final between Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire.
  • reports that while several people died while watching the Nigeria versus South Africa knockout match on television, a billionaire reportedly passed away in Ivory Coast
  • Multiple reports noted continental deaths attributed to cardiac arrest or other unexplained sudden death while watching (or shortly after viewing) the Nigeria versus South Africa semifinal AFCON 2023 match journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering sports and football.

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – The Lagos state ministry of health has advised Lagosians to prioritise their health as the Super Eagles of Nigeria take on the Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire on Sunday, February 11.

Read also

Nigeria vs Ivory Coast: Over 2 billion football fans watching AFCON 2023, says CAF president recalls that tragedy struck as

Read the rest

Sheriff’s Shootout, Hamilton Center Foundation raise more than $81K for children’s mental health | Local News

The 32nd Annual Sheriff’s Shootout Golf Outing, raised $40,624, an amount that will be matched by Hamilton Center Foundation Inc. to generate $81,248 in total funds to benefit children’s mental and behavioral health services.

Shootout funds are used to create, enhance, and maintain programming at Hamilton Center, as well sponsor services for children and their families who may have limited access to services due to financial burdens or other issues.

The Clay County Sheriff’s Department, sponsored by Great Dane, was the victor of the AM Sheriff’s Tournament and The Vermillion County Sheriff’s Department was the overall winner for the day. This year the event gathered over 120 organizations and 60 teams, including 10 sheriff/first responder teams from 8 counties that were sponsored by local organizations.

“The Shootout is a beloved community event, and the Foundation is so proud to partner with Hamilton Center to double the impact,“ said Margie

Read the rest

Patriot Perspective: Support a Patriot tradition – Fitness Center improvement project – Pine and Lakes Echo Journal

The Pequot Lakes School District is seeking donations to upgrade its weight room equipment.

There has been a steady growth in the number of students who use the weight room. Increased enrollment and increased interest have created a need to update the equipment and layout so that more students can work out.

The weight room is open every morning with roughly 15-25 students lifting before school starts for the day. During the day, we often have at least one physical education class in the weight room. We do have enough room for two classes to lift at once, but we don’t have enough equipment for those 60 students.

The size of the weight room does fit our needs and it is in a perfect location, near the locker rooms, access to the indoor running track and close to the athletic center; however, with more student use needed during the day

Read the rest

Johnstown population health center going independent | Local News

Seven years after it was officially launched, the 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health is ready to fly on its own.

The Johnstown organization has filed for incorporation as an independent nonprofit organization, shedding official sponsorship of Thomas Jefferson University’s Jefferson College of Population Health.

The first-of-its-kind rural population health center was announced in February 2016 and opened its doors in March 2017 with the ambitious goal of improving the health of those living in Cambria and Somerset counties.

Initial funding came from a $7.5 million allocation from the 1889 Foundation, which is the former Conemaugh Health Foundation. It was renamed and restructured as a “conversion” foundation to oversee $110 million from the 2014 acquisition of nonprofit Conemaugh Health System by the for-profit Duke-LifePoint Healthcare.

The Foundation provided the funding to the Jefferson College with a five-year commitment to develop the center and identify areas of need and institute programs

Read the rest

Does your diet have enough healthy fat? Here’s how to make sure

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Fat and food: When we hear those words together, we typically think bad things.

However, Sentara Healthcare Registered Dietitian Ashley Moody says eating fat can be good for us.

“When we think about good fats, we often think about monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids,” said Ashley. “All you need to know is that these are fatty acids. When we ingest them, when we eat them, they’re so essential! We need them, that’s why they’re called ‘essential fatty acids.'”

To show our options and see how easy it is to add healthy fats into our routine, Ashley and I worked on making a good, fat-friendly salad. We started off with some spinach and included the basics: carrots, broccoli and tomatoes.

Then, we added the good fat ingredients. Ashley gave me kudos for selecting unsalted almonds.

“You’ve made the healthiest choice,” she said.

Ashley said another

Read the rest

Going to Boracay? Here’s what healthy people are doing on the island now

MANILA, Philippines — It has been five years since we bid goodbye to LaBoracay and embraced Boracay Island as a quieter haven for sustainable lifestyle and responsible tourism.

Sharing the islanders’ commitment to purposeful summers is Sun Life Philippines and its newest health campaign, Wheel of Life, which aims to inspire Filipinos to prioritize their health and help them pursue a healthier lifestyle so that they can live life on their own terms.

In fact, Sun Life held the Wheel of Life’s Pop-up Fair across the country this summer, offering free health risk assessment, nutrition counseling, diabetes testing and mental health check-in. Boracay was chosen as one of its stops, adding a splash of sustainable summer activities perfect for rediscovering the island.

Sun Life Wheel of Life Pop-up Fair

Sun Life Wheel of Life Pop-up Fair

If you’re planning to visit Boracay, here are healthy routes that tried! Reconnect with the island, embark on a

Read the rest

New cancer center construction underway

BALTIMORE — A new spot to treat cancer patients is being built in Baltimore.

Today, Lifebridge Health broke ground on a 125-thousand square foot building.

The Mandy and Dennis Weinman Cancer Building will put all outpatient cancer services under one roof.

Those services will be for children and adults.

One doctor says the consolidation will improve patient care compared to how they get cancer therapy now.

“This may require patients to receive their infusion therapy couple 1,000 feet that way, and then travel this way to have their radiation therapy. And you can imagine that’s long, can be 10 minutes to transfer from one part of the facility to the other. And that can be really, challenging for patients, especially when you’re trying to, go through cancer therapy. The Weinman Cancer Building will change all of this, bringing together all the caregivers and support services in one place,” said

Read the rest

Your Healthy Family: Basic fitness

Disclaimer: This is sponsored content. All opinions and views are of UCHealth and does not reflect the same of KOAA.

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, aimed at raising awareness about the many health benefits of physical activity. The Office on Disease Prevention and Health Promotion celebrates National Physical Fitness and Sports Month to also encourage people to get active using the Move Your Way® resources [] and interactive Move Your Way Activity Planner []. It’s also a great time to support youth sports participation using the National Youth Sports Strategy []. Don’t forget to check out these Healthy People 2030 physical activity evidence-based resources [] you can implement in your community. Lastly, share our list of MyHealthfinder tips [] to help people live healthier lives through increased physical activity.

I spoke with Kevin Roberts, who is a licensed athletic trainer and the manager of

Read the rest