admin - November 23, 2012
Osteoporosis affects both men and women all over the world. The International Osteoporosis Foundation states that among women over the age of 50, 1 in 3 will suffer an osteoporotic fracture. That number is 1 in 5 for men over age 50. For those at risk for osteoporosis, making healthy lifestyle choices like eating right can drastically improve your chances of avoiding the disease.
Some foods, like yogurt, milk, cheese, eggs, salmon and more are especially beneficial for building and maintaining a strong structure through bone mass. Specifically, adults over age 50 should be consuming a minimum of 1,000 milligrams of calcium per day.
Explore more foods that promote bone health along with tips to lower your osteoporosis risk here: http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20365458,00.html
Could Signs of Aging Mean Heart Trouble?
If you look in the mirror and see creases near your ear lobes, bumpy deposits on your eyelids, a receding hairline or baldness, it might be more than just signs of aging. Compared to younger-looking people of the same age, these signs are linked to increased risk of heart disease.
According to researchers of one study, looking older for your age marks poor cardiovascular health. Among participants, those with 3 out of 4 of the aging signs listed above had a 57 percent greater risk for heart attack. However, gray hair and wrinkles on the face did not align with increased heart risks.
Being aware of the state of your health can provide valuable peace of mind and identify risk of heart disease before it leads to devastating consequences. Learn more about the benefits of a preventive health screening today.
To read more about this fascinating study, view this link: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/10/health/premature-aging-heart-risk/
The Importance of a Diabetes Education
November is National Diabetes Month, and the National Institute of Health is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control to promote awareness and education surrounding diabetes. The two organizations are targeting the 79 million people who are pre-diabetic through education programs. These programs strive to teach the importance of understanding diabetes and ways to control it by lowering risk factors like weight gain and sedentary lifestyles.
“We’re looking at the myths surrounding diabetes,” said Dr. Corinn Sadler, endocrinologist with Banner Health Endocrinology Clinic and guest speaker at one of the education events. “Our focus is to help people become aware of the risk factors, the complications and some of the misconceptions about diabetes.”
To read more from this article on National Diabetes Month, view this link: http://www.reporterherald.com/lifestyles/health/ci_21960298/diet-exercise-and-dealing-stress-help-manage-diabetes
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