Health

Fit but Fat?

Is it possible to be overweight and healthy at the same time? You hear over and over again that being overweight equals being unhealthy. While it’s true that overweight people are at an increased risk for numerous health problems including premature death, it’s also true that some overweight people can be in shape and have…

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How Do Minerals Work: Part Two

Minerals are micronutrients, and we need them for good health. There are 15 different minerals that can be divided into two primary groups: macrominerals and trace minerals. Macrominerals: Sodium is found in small amounts in vegetables, milk, and meat products. The majority of sodium intake is from processed foods and table salt. Sodium is vital…

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How Do Minerals Work? Part One

We don’t eat rocks or dirt, but did you know that they are actually an important part of the food chain? Minerals in the earth are absorbed by water and plants, and then we absorb those same minerals when we eat plants or drink water. We also get minerals when we eat or drink foods…

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The CDC and the Science Behind Handwashing

December 6-12 is National Handwashing Week! To talk about the whens and hows of handwashing, don’t miss the post from yesterday Get Ready for Handwashing Week! For the whys of handwashing, stop here and read awhile… Handwashing can help stop the spread of germs. By stopping the spread of germs, handwashing can in turn help people avoid getting…

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Get Ready for Handwashing Week!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) insist “Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.” They recommend washing your hands often with soap and clean, running water. If clean and/or running water isn’t available, soap…

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