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Healthy Living Newsletter

February, 2002

Vol. 2 Issue 2

In this issue. . .

February is Children's Dental Health Month
Children's Oral Health - FAQ
Stop Pacifying Preschoolers
Snack Smart for Healthy Teeth
Discussion: Is your child visiting the dentist regularly?

This Month's Health Tip:
Exercise to stay smart

February's Calendar:
Health Awareness
Members' Birthdays

Our Staff Recommendations:
Herbal Weight Loss
The Dangers of Ephedra
Adverse Cardiovascular and Central Nervous System Events Associated with Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedra Alkaloids
Ephedra Warnings
Take Charge of Your Health
Discussion: How much sleep do you get?

Getting Personal
Journal of the month: Crow-Talker's Talk
Buddy Journal of the month: Keely's and Elaine's Mountain Trails
Our Stories - Staff Profiles

February's Poll
What do you like to give/receive for Valentine's Day?


February is National Children's Dental Health Month

This Month's Health Tip:

    Exercise to stay smart

    A six-year-plus comparison by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, of over-65 female walkers and their sedentary counterparts found that the more women walked, the less likely they were to decline cognitively over time.

    Source: Consumer Reports On Health Vol. 14, No. 2

February's Calendar

February is:

  • National Children's Dental Health Month
  • American Heart Month
  • Vegetarian Month
  • National Snack Food Month
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration/Low Vision Awareness Month
  • AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
  • Wise Health Consumer Month
  • Sinus Pain Awareness Month
  • Feb 3-9 Cardiac Rehabilitation Week
  • Feb 3-9 National Burn Awareness Week
  • Feb 6 National Girls and Women in Sports Day
  • Feb 10-16 National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week
  • Feb 10-16 National Children of Alcoholics Week
  • Feb 14 National Condom Day
  • Feb 18-24 Friendship Week
  • Feb 18-24 Health Education Week

February Birthdays, Anniversaries and/or Milestones:

    Happy Anniversary to:

    1 - LindyLu and Jeff
    11 - Gidget and Gene
    20 - Sue and Steve Claus

    Happy Birthday to:

    1 - Kathy (WIX)
    4 - Karen Schmidt
    16 - MsMindy

Our Staff Recommendations:

Herbal Weight Loss

The Dangers of Ephedra

Danger

Adverse Cardiovascular and Central Nervous System Events Associated with Dietary Supplements Containing Ephedra Alkaloids

Ephedra Warnings

Take Charge of Your Health

How much sleep do you get?

Getting Personal

Journal writer

Journal of the Month:

    Crowtalker's Talk

    Crowtalker is one of Healthy Living's most interesting members. There is truth that wisdom comes with age. She is also one of the most inspirational, encouraging and uplifting members of Healthy Living. Journey into her journal and see for yourself.

    Here is an excerpt:

    I don't want to become "a little old lady sitting alone in her apartment all day watching soaps and sleeping the rest of the time."

    To that end, I have decided to add a little bit of strength training to the other healty habits that I have listed before. For a while I just plan to spend a few minutes learning each movement. Baby Steps. Baby Steps. Baby Steps. I am using very light weights. I tried a little this morning and surprisingly the place that I feel it the most is the muscles in my legs. . .

    . . .The encouragement I get here is such a big help. Thank-you, all!

    http://forums.delphiforums.com/healthyliving/messages?msg=6941.61

Buddy Journal of the Month:

Quill

    Recommended by: Mimi and Suze

    Keely and Elaine's Mountain Trail

    Lose yourself in the mountain trails on horseback or trials on foot with exercising as you read the journal of two of Healthy Living's most prolific writers.

    Elaine:

    "I didn't do any cardio last night, but egged on by you, I did get my second new step tape out this morning: Crunch Fat Blaster. I think I will like this one, though it is too intense for me right now. I did my own steps to reduce the intensity and keep my perceived exertion in the somewhat hard range."

    Keely:

    "I'm glad I influenced you to do your crunch fat blaster and that is excellent that you adapted it to suit your level. I know what you mean about being clutzy. I used to go to Jazzercise many years ago and I was always out of step. LOL But it was fun. The main thing is to have fun while you are doing something."

    http://forums.delphiforums.com/healthyliving/messages?msg=7268.6

Our Stories - Staff Profiles

February's Poll


    Do you have suggestions for our newsletter? A particular Journal entry that moved you? Something in a buddy journal that warmed your heart? Send your suggestions to newsletter@healthylivingonline.org



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