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Healthy Living Newsletter

May, 2002

Vol. 2 Issue 5

In this issue. . .

Fitness

May is Physical Fitness and Sports Month
Measure your fitness level
Tips to a Safe and Successful Physical Activity Program
10 Reasons to Exercise
Getting Started With an Exercise Program
Working Moderate-intensity Activities into Your Day

This Month's Health Tip:
Prepare your feet for active vacations

May's Health Awareness Calendar:
Allergy & Asthma Awareness Month: Julie's Story
National Stroke Awareness Month: Stroke Information
National Arthritis Month: Glucosamine for Arthritis Pain Relief
        Healing Moves for Aching Joints
National Osteoporosis Prevention Month: Bone Up On Osteoporosis
        Osteoporosis: The Silent Thief
May's Birthdays, Anniversaries and other Milestones

Our Staff Recommendations:
Women and Heart Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Child Abuse and Neglect: What You Should Know

May's Poll
Do you consider yourself to be in good physical condition?


May is Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Couch Potato

Measure your fitness level

Take these four simple tests to see how you compare to others your age.

10 Reasons to Exercise

Walking, running, swimming and cycling are the antidote to everything from stress and low self esteem to fatigue and depression. Anyway, they are powerful and life-changing. Here are ten reasons.

Getting Started With an Exercise Program

If you're thinking about starting a fitness program, but need an extra "push" to get started, consider these thirteen benefits you can expect by including a healthy diet and moderate exercise program into your lifestyle.

Working Moderate-intensity Activities into Your Day

No time for a fitness program? Here are some ways to add some moderate activity to your day!

This Month's Health Tip:

Hiking

Prepare your feet for active vacations

If your feet are out of shape, begin a regular walking program at least one month before any trip that demands plenty of walking. Wear your hiking shoes and include hills if they're on your travel agenda. Be sure to break in new hiking shoes well before the trip!

Source: Consumer Reports onhealth Vol. 14 No. 4

May's Calendar

May is also:

May Birthdays, Anniversaries and/or Milestones:

    Happy Birthday to:

    16 - Julie G
    24 - Suze
    29 - Debbie

    Anniversaries:

    4 - Dena and Eric - 17 years!
    26 - Sandy and Bruce (in memory of Bruce)

Our Staff Recommendations:

Women and Heart Disease

    Heart Disease has become a Woman's Illness. Learn what you can do now to prevent this deadly disease.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Learn how to cope with this condition - what to eat, lifestyle changes, medications, etc.

Child Abuse and Neglect: What You Should Know

    Child abuse and neglect is rampant. Here is how to recognize it.

Discussion: Which tiny bites do you take?

    Stuck on a plateau? Maybe it's those little nibbles throughout the day!

May'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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