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On this page you will find articles and information that can be helpful in your journey to achieving better Health and Wellness.

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February 15

Cooking at home with fresh ingredients is a great way to improve your health! Making a meal can seem pretty daunting, especially when you don’t have the gift of time. But cooking at home doesn’t have to be hard, and it sure doesn’t have to be fancy. There are fun ways to prepare a meal that will leave you, your family, and even your guests amazed at how good healthy, simple food can taste. So think outside your microwave tonight and try this fun cooking technique – the “art” of sautéing.

https://healthyforgood.heart.org/add-color/articles/cooking-technique-healthy-sauteing

February 1, 2017

February is Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.

The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions.

Find out today what you can do to lower your risk for heart disease by clicking below!

https://healthfinder.gov/HealthTopics/Category/health-conditions-and-diseases/heart-health/keep-your-heart-healthy#the-basics_1

January 11th, 2017

25 Best Fitness Apps of 2017

If you're trying to lose weight, walk more steps each day, or push yourself through a brutal morning workout, fitness apps can help. Mobile apps are ideal assistants for health, fitness, and weight-loss because they are always with us, and they're quite personal. Maintaining fitness requires daily habits and lifestyle changes, and a few little nudges in the right direction from your mobile phone might make all the difference.

Check out this link for the best apps of 2017!

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2485287,00.asp

January 4th, 2017

It’s  a new year and with every new year comes an increase in motivation to make physical changes to improve health. Making the choice to improve your health with increased physical activity may have further reaching effects than losing weight or increasing energy.

Aerobic Exercise Preserves Brain Volume and Improves Cognitive Function

Posted By NWI, Monday, December 5, 2016

“Even over a short period of time, we saw aerobic exercise lead to a remarkable change in the brain.” 

This quote is from the lead researcher, Laura D. Baker, Ph.D., from the Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM), referring to the findings she and her team discovered when researching the affects of aerobic exercise on the brain’s volume and function.

The research team at WFSM split a group of people who suffer from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) into a group that would perform aerobic exercise tasks, such as running on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike, and a control group of people who would perform stretching exercises.  Both groups did their prescribed exercise routine four times per week for six months.

Though both groups saw increases in grey matter over the course of their routines, as tested by an MRI, only the group saw an increase in the white matter, the connective tissues of the brain. The aerobic activity group also saw an increase in cognitive function, whereas the stretching activity group did not.

This study has implications for how doctors may be treating MCI patients, who are at a higher risk of contracting Alzheimer’s Disease, in the future.

Source: http://www.rsna.org/news.aspx?id=20870