DID YOU KNOW?  according to the American Cancer Society:

In 2019, it’s estimated that among U.S. women and men there will be:

Women

  •  268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer
  •  41,760 breast cancer deaths

Men

  • 2,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer
  • 500 breast cancer

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Whole grains are much healthier for you compared to refined grains. Here are a few facts for you to think about during your next adventure to the market: eating foods containing whole grains are tasty, nutritious and contain dietary fiber which can help lower your cholesterol levels, risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity. Because you will feel ‘full’ faster from ingesting whole grains, you will most likely eat less and lose a little weight in the long term. Whole grains contain vitamins that your body needs on a daily basis for proper homeostasis and keeping your immune system in tip top shape. Refined fibers can’t help you…period.

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It’s August and as the summer holidays come to an end, what a better way to create long lasting memories by having last minute summer fun!  Good Housekeeping.com has a wonderful  end of summer bucket list filled with inexpensive and fun activities that can be enjoyed by family and friends of all ages.  I will leave you with the link below.  Enjoy this last month of sun, warmth, watermelon and fun!

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/parenting/tips/a25726/end-of-summer-bucket-list/

It’s almost time for the children to return to school and every day, there are more public service announcements promoting the benefits of vaccinating children to protect them from diseases thought to be eradicated years ago in this country.  There are some people who are terribly misinformed about the value of vaccinations and this is a shame; they and their family members are unnecessarily suffering from childhood diseases that bring lifelong health issues because of ignorance, misinformation and unwarranted fears.

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Vaping and e-Cigarettes

According to the WHO (World Health Organization), there is evidence that vaping and e-cigarettes might not be the most effective or safe method to quit smoking conventional tobacco products.  Here are some reasons why:
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Exercise Doesn’t Have to be a Workout

For many people, the idea of walking into a gym filled with 20 somethings in little workout clothes hopping and grinding their way to a better bikini body can be intimidating enough to walk into the revolving doors and staying there until the door exits you back into the street. Same situation applies for the guys…grunting and pressing enormous weights with bodies that look like the Incredible Hulk can be very intimidating to the fellow who hasn’t worked out in years. Don’t despair! Some of the best forms of exercise really don’t have to be performed in a gym and the benefits of these activities can be fun, not expensive and reap many rewards. They can help you to keep your weight within normal range, strengthen your bones, improve your balance, motor and cognitive skills, protect you from cardiovascular disease, improve your blood pressure, decrease inflammation, improve joint pain, lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and help prevent urinary leakage and pelvic floor conditions.
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Chill n Grill Safely This Summer

The CDC just published a great ‘cheat sheet’ on how to ensure you grill safely without contracting food-borne illnesses.  Check out the link for food safety tips.  Enjoy your 4th of July Independence weekend.  Be safe and have fun.
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Testosterone is a hormone produced by the testicles.  It is responsible for your sex drive, sperm production, and helps to build bone and muscle mass. As a man ages, his body’s ability to produce testosterone decreases.  The American Urological Association has stated that approximately 2 out of 10 men who are older than 60 years of age have low levels of testosterone.  These levels further decrease as men reach their 70s and 80s.
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