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Healthy Living Newsletter

March, 2002

Vol. 2 Issue 3

In this issue. . .

March is National Nutrition Month
Donít Forget Your Breakfast
The Facts on Dietary Fat and Lower-Fat Foods
What is "Five-A-Day"?
Healthy Cooking
Old vs. New
Ten Tips for Healthy Eating
Discussion: Supersize Means Expanding Waistlimes

This Month's Health Tip:
Proper Ab Crunches

March's Calendar:
Health Awareness
Members' Birthdays

Our Staff Recommendations:
Avoid stressógrab a sweet potato!
Prevent Diabetes Problems - Keep Your Kidneys Healthy
What is Hemophilia?
Workplace Eye Safety
Colon Cancer Screenings Could Save Your Life
Discussion: What IS a feminist in 2002?

March's Poll
When was the last time you had a complete checkup?


March is National Nutrition Month

This Month's Health Tip:

    Proper Ab Crunches

    The best workout for the abdominal muscles is the basic crunch. However, while this exercise tones stomach muscles, it doesn't eliminate the bodyfat that covers them. Only losing weight with consistent cardiovascular exercise, like walking and biking, while limiting how much food you eat can slim your waistline.

    To do a crunch:

    Lie down on your back on the floor, knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Use an exercise mat for comfort.

    • Raise your chest and shoulders a few inches off the ground, pause, lower and repeat.

    • Work the muscles on the sides of your stomach by aiming your chest toward alternate knees during each repetition.

    • Work your lower abs by lifting your knees toward your chest.

    • Don't pull on your neck. Don't bring your chin closer to your chest than the width of your fist.

    • Don't rush the crunches. Stay slow and controlled.

    • Visualize your navel pressing down toward the floor.

    • Exhale as your stomach muscles contract. Inhale as they relax.

    • Perform 10 repetitions during your first sessions and build your way up to 25 at a time

March's Calendar

March is:

  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Eye Donor Month
  • Hemophilia Awareness Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month
  • 3-9 Save Your Vision Week
  • 4-8 National School Breakfast Week
  • 10-16 Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week
  • 17-23 National Poison Prevention Week
  • 17-23 National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week
  • 24 World TB Day
  • 27 American Diabetes Alert

March Birthdays, Anniversaries and/or Milestones:

    Happy Birthday to:

    8 - Lorrie Takeda

    Milestones:

    3/3/99 - Sue Claus quit smoking
    Congratulations on three years!!!

Our Staff Recommendations:

Avoid stressógrab a sweet potato!

Prevent Diabetes Problems - Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

    Too much sugar in the blood for a long time causes diabetes problems. This high blood sugar can damage many parts of the body, such as the kidneys, heart, and blood vessels. Diabetes problems can be scary, but there is a lot you can do to prevent them or slow them down.

    www.healthylivingonline.org/newsletter/200203/kidneyt.html

What is Hemophilia?

Workplace Eye Safety

Colon Cancer Screenings Could Save Your Life

    Few adults age 50 or older have regular colon cancer screenings. That's a choice that could have serious health consequences.  Cancer of the colon and rectum, called colorectal cancer, is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. But when colon cancer is discovered in its early stages, it's usually curable.

    www.healthylivingonline.org/newsletter/200203/coloncancer.html

Discussion: What IS a feminist in 2002?

March's Poll


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