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Five Steps to a Healthier Heart residentHealth
by Robert Preidt, HealthDay F
ive simple steps can help lower your risk of heart disease, says a leading expert on preventive cardiology. About 58 million Americans have heart disease and more needs to be done to educate people about risk factors and preven- tion, said Dr. Holly Anderson, director of education and outreach, Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She offered the following heart
1. Know your numbers. Ask your doctor about what are considered normal numbers for blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides. 2. Start exercising. Walking for just 20 to 30 minutes a few days a week can reduce the risk of premature death by more than 50 percent. Physical activity reduces blood pres- sure, improves cholesterol, reduces
stress, improves sleep, boosts mood, improves cognition and prevents memory loss. 3. Laugh. Just 15 minutes of laughter equals about 30 minutes of aerobic exercise in terms of cardio- vascular health. Research has also linked laughter with reductions in pain and anxiety, health function of blood vessels, and increased levels of brain hormones that improve your mood. 4. Pay more attention to your waistline than your weight. The waistline is a better measurement of overall health than weight because the amount of fat around your waist is directly linked to high blood pressure and high cholesterol and can increase your risk of diabetes.
Dr. Holly Anderson
Director of Education and Outreach Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center
5. Get adequate sleep. Lack of sleep boosts blood pressure, induces stress, increases your appetite, slows your metabolism, dampens your mood and decreases cognition. To post your comments, visit
“Sack Your Old Lunch” to End Childhood Obesity
hildhood obesity has reached an all-time high in the United States
- and that puts our kids’ health at risk. Unfortunately, menus in many school lunch programs are still too high in saturated fat and cholesterol and too low in nutrient- rich vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. More healthful school meals will play a critical role in the fight against obesity, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension in children and teens. The Physicians Committee Responsible Medicine
(PCRM) is fortunate to partner with Pittsburgh Steelers’ outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley on a dynamic new print PSA that encourages readers to get involved and spread the message that our nation’s school lunches can do more to provide healthful choices to our children. In “Sack Your Old Lunch!,”
LaMarr, who knows how essential nutrition is for optimum
Why sack your old lunch? More than 70 percent of schools serve meals too high in saturated fat to comply with federal dietary regulations, according to the government’s School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study.
Menus in most school lunch
LaMarr Woodley, Pittsburgh Steelers’ Outside Linebacker, joins with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine to promote the new PSA “Sack Your Old Lunch!” in an effort to update school lunch programs and end childhood obesity.
health and physical and mental performance, tells readers how they can learn more about PCRM’s Healthy School Lunch campaign. LaMarr’s PSA highlights www. HealthySchoolLunches.org
, a PCRM website packed with healthy recipes, nutrition information, and other resources for students, parents, teachers, and school food service workers. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine,
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a collaborative effort of physicians, researchers, and nutritionists who have joined together to educate the public about the benefits of a healthy, plant-based diet for prevention of disease.
programs are too low in fiber- and nutrient-rich vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. The prevalence of childhood obesity could double over the next two decades, according to a recent study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. One in three children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
While many factors contribute to childhood obesity, poor nutrition plays a leading role. Here’s the new game plan:
• Foods served in schools should promote the health and nutritional needs of all children. • Encourage schools to offer more healthful low-fat, cholesterol-free options. • Meals should include a variety of low-fat vegetable dishes and fresh or dried fruits. • Low-fat, cholesterol-free entrées are the key step in obesity and disease prevention. • When low-fat, cholesterol-free entrées are offered regularly to students, they are more likely to choose these healthful options and develop good eating habits. To post your comments, visit www.theresident.com
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Jane Farley is a personal trainer who knows what it means to “walk the walk.” A competitive bodybuilder in the 1980s (and winner of Miss Connecticut AAU, 1985), she taught high impact aerobics as a sideline while competing. In her last competition at age 40, she took first place beating women 20 years younger.
Jane embodies her philosophy that functional training is essential for maximum body mainte- nance, regardless of age. Take one look at her and you instantly realize that she’s put her philosophy into action and it’s really paid off. A personal trainer at Advantage Personal Training for ten years, Jane
creates different training programs for people of all ages and fitness levels. The majority of her clients are between age 35 and 85, living proof that functional training - maintaining the ability to do everyday things - works, regardless of age. Jane encourages everyone to start fitness training at an early age and keep it going for life. Jane also teaches Functional Training classes at StoneRidge Retirement Community two times per week. One of Jane’s primary goals is to get all her clients to relate positively to their gym experience. She wants the gym to become their favorite place to go. And, when Jane’s clients see and feel her affection for the gym up close and personal, they too become converts. A Rhode Island native, Jane has lived in Connecticut for over 30 years. Mother of two, grandmother of six, and great grandmother of two boys, Jane’s appearance and vitality belie her chronological age, proof positive that functional training works. Give Jane a call and set up an ap- pointment today.
Advantage Personal Training, LLC
Old Mystic Mill Building • 11 Main St. (Rt. 27) • Old Mystic 860.245.0388 • www.advantagepersonaltraining.com
Kensington’s is the Restaurant of the Month
Congratulations to Kensington’s for winning The Resident’s
Restaurant of the Month! Also, hats off to Lisa Gingerella of Westerly, the lucky winner of a $50.00 gift certificate to be enjoyed at Kensington’s compliments of The Resident.
Tide Chart Feb. 16 - March 1 LOW TIDE
HIGH TIDE DAY TIME HEIGHT TIME HEIGHT TIME HEIGHT TIME HEIGHT
16 1:20 AM -0.07 L 7:17 AM 3.04 H 2:00 PM -0.39 L 7:48 PM 2.6 H 17 2:10 AM -0.29 L 8:07 AM 3.15 H 2:44 PM -0.52 L 8:35 PM 2.86 H 18 3:00 AM -0.47 L 8:56 AM 3.19 H 3:29 PM -0.6 L 9:23 PM 3.08 H 19 3:51 AM -0.58 L 9:45 AM 3.15 H 4:15 PM -0.61 L 10:11 PM 3.22 H 20 4:44 AM -0.61 L 10:35 AM 3.02 H 5:03 PM -0.55 L 11:02 PM 3.28 H 21 5:38 AM -0.55 L 11:27 AM 2.82 H 5:53 PM -0.42 L 11:52 PM 3.25 H 22 6:35 AM -0.43 L 12:23 PM 2.57 H 6:46 PM -0.25 L 23 12:51 AM 3.14 H 7:36 AM -0.26 L 1:22 PM 2.32 H 7:43 PM -0.06 L 24 1:51 AM 2.99 H 8:39 AM -0.1 L 2:27 PM 2.11 H 8:45 PM 25 2:57 AM 2.83 H 9:43 AM 0.02 L 3:38 PM 1.98 H 9:48 PM 0.2 L 26 4:06 AM 2.72 H 10:46 AM 0.08 L 4:49 PM 1.96 H 10:52 PM 0.24 L 27 5:13 AM 2.65 H 11:44 AM 0.09 L 5:54 PM 2.03 H 11:51 PM 0.21 L 28 6:13 AM 2.62 H 12:36 PM 0.08 L 6:48 PM 2.14 H 1 12:45 AM 0.15 L 7:04 AM 2.61 H 1:22 PM 0.05 L 7:31 PM 2.27 H
More tide predictions are available at http://co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/tides07/tab2ec2a.html
Tides noted are for the Stonington area of Fishers Island Sound. All times are listed in Local Standard Time(LST) or, Local Daylight Time (LDT) (when applicable). All heights are in feet referenced to Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW).
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