Monday, March 1, 2010

Healthy Aging on National Nutrition Month

Welcome to the first day of March...did you know that this is "National Nutrition Month"?

I came across this article from one of the sources of healthy treats I love, and thought it seemed like a "fit" here, since we as Working Grandmother want to be here to enjoy our grandbabies and grandchildren for a good long time :-) Some of it we've heard before, many times perhaps, but it never hurts to be reminded again. I hope you'll enjoy, and after you've read it, if you have been at your computer for a while, get up, walk, stretch, move! I'm speaking to myself as well! I'm on my way as soon as I post this.

"According to the Harvard School of Public Health, studies that have followed large groups of people for many years are all drawing the same conclusion:

A sedentary (inactive) lifestyle increases the chances of becoming overweight and developing a number of chronic diseases.

Exercise or regular physical activity helps many of the body's systems function better and keeps a host of diseases at bay. According to the US Surgeon General's report, regular physical activity:

* Improves your chances of living longer and living healthier

* Protects against heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol

* Helps protects against certain cancers, including colon and breast cancer

* Helps prevent or control type 2 diabetes

* Helps prevent arthritis and may help relieve pain and stiffness in people with this condition

* Helps prevent the insidious loss of bone known as osteoporosis

* Reduces the risk of falling among older adults

* Relieves symptoms of depression and anxiety and improves mood

* Helps maintain a healthy weight

This article was sent to me by the Wholefood Farmacy, my source for snacks and interesting as their names.

Have a happy, healthy day!

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