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Is Sitting the New Smoking?!

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Everyone Runs, Everyone Walks…an event for Everyone!!

Join us for this fun trail run at Catalina State Park on April 2nd!! We will have a tent and will be performing Free Health Screenings! So stop by and say “Hi”! Bring a friend along, we love meeting new people and they can get a FREE Health Screening too!!

 


Fleet Feet Event

We will be hosting a Healing lower extremity injuries naturally workshop at the NW Fleet Feet on Sunday, April 10th at 5:15pm. If you have ever suffered from a nagging injury of the ankle or knee, you know how frustrating it can be. We will go over ways you can reduce your risks naturally and help get you back on track!! Take a fresh look at how to resolve lower extremity injuries naturally with a whole body approach! Follow this link to learn more….http://www.fleetfeettucson.com/

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  Sitting = Smoking

We will be hosting an informative lecture on the health perils of prolonged sitting. Did you know that ‘sitting’ is considered to be the new smoking?!  There is an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and obesity that comes from sitting all day.  To learn more about how you can avoid putting yourself at risk, join us on April 21st at 7pm at LAWC!

Adrenal
Understanding Adrenal Fatigue Workshop
Monday, April 25 at 7pm at LAWC
Most people in our community don’t realize that your adrenal glands are a major key to your health. Due to this many people in our local area are suffering and it is time we realize that ignorance is not bliss when it comes to your health. Many times, people experience fatigue, weight gain, stress and/or have trouble concentrating and simply don’t know why. This event will explain a key element to experiencing overall health and happiness. Please make plans to join us for this eye-opening discussion! 

HealthTip of the Week

Boomer Health Trends

They Receive More Medical Intervention

They Receive More Medical Information

They Receive More Medical Attention

Maybe, the information, attention and interventions are WRONG!!

Stay Tuned For More Details!

Get Up…Stand Up…And Move!

According to a recent study by Hans Savelberg, an associate professor at Maastricht University, “Our experimental study on minimal activity showed that reducing sitting time causes improvement in health risk markers.”

According to the Norwegian researchers, when the people in the study spent two hours standing and four hours walking each day they had healthier insulin levels and lower triglycerides than when they spent an hour a day at the gym cycling for all they were worth.

Interestingly, this held true even though the study subjects burned nearly the same amount of calories whether they were cycling or slow walking: The main difference was in the number of hours spent sitting.

Now, while its hard to imagine walking 4 hours a day…who couldn’t stand more and walk more?

A 2010 study published in the journal, Circulation, found that even among those who exercised hard and regularly, the risk of death from heart disease rose with the number of hours spent sitting in front of the TV.

A second study published the same year in the Journal of Epidemiology found an increased risk of mortality that correlated with the number of hours spent sitting.

Once again, exercise didn’t banish the increased risk of sedentary behavior.

So, here’s a simple lifestyle change for you:  Get Up…Stand Up…And Move!

The Bottom Line…The Bottom Line…The Bottom Line…

These studies may go a long way to explaining the results of another recent report that was the subject of last week’s HealthTip that found that baby boomers are less healthy than their parents at the same age. The older generation spent much more time walking to work and for errands.  Since lifestyle change is what has been advocated and, in many cases, those lifestyle changes are far less costly than using more medicine, now is the time to start moving in the right direction!

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