Sep
13
2012

Robin’s Journal: Week 11. Part 2

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I will also do as Sharon suggested and start looking at empty calories, as well as fat grams, for the next week. I’m sure it will be a shock. I know for a fact that every Coke I drink is pure empty calories. Read the entire post…

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Sep
13
2012

Robin’s Journal: Week 11. Part 1

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I had a very erratic week. I’m having a severe arthritis flare, and it’s affecting my motivation to do much of anything, much less stick to a good diet and exercise plan. For some reason walking seems less daunting and less painful than the stationary bike during these times, so I made the effort to get out and walk with my roommate’s dog. Read the entire post…

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Sep
07
2012

Swim Your Way to Fitness and Better Health

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With the kids returning to school and some resemblance of a schedule entering many people’s lives, now is the perfect time to add to our fitness routines. And what better choice than the addition of this highly beneficial and relaxing form of exercise: swimming. Read the entire post…

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Aug
28
2012

Hazardous to adults with health problems

While ETS exposure is unhealthy for everyone, it can have an especially strong impact on people with certain health problems. ETS may affect the cardiovascular system, and lead to angina pectoris (chest pain) in people with coronary artery disease. Read the entire post…

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Aug
28
2012

Hazardous to healthy adults

Chronic exposure to second-hand smoke increases lung cancer risk in a dose-related fashion.1 ETS has been classified by the EPA as a known cause of lung cancer in humans. Secondhand smoke has been estimated by the EPA to cause about 3,000 lung cancer deaths in nonsmokers each year. Read the entire post…

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Aug
28
2012

Hazardous to infants and children

ETS has been associated with a number of respiratory effects in infants and children. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated that more than 150,000 children under the age of 18 months get bronchitis or pneumonia each year because of breathing ETS. And each year thousands of these children are hospitalized. Read the entire post…

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Aug
28
2012

Hazardous to your health

Tobacco smoke, whether from cigarettes, pipes or cigars, is a complex mixture of more than 4,000 chemicals, at least 40 of which are known to cause cancer in humans or animals. Others are strong irritants and free radicals that interact in a destructive fashion with cellular components. These chemicals are absorbed through the respiratory tissue into the blood stream by anyone exposed to ETS. Read the entire post…

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Aug
28
2012

Secondhand smoke: How dangerous is it? Part 1

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Thirty years ago, smoky air was something many nonsmokers begrudgingly put up with from time to time. If you went to a disco or a diner, smoky air was just the way it was. You wanted to be there, and smoking was just a part of the scene. Maybe you or some of your friends were the smokers. Read the entire post…

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Jul
31
2012

Launching your Project

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Your next step is to contact the corporations and businesses that you will approach with your project. A simple letter of introduction for small companies is fine. For larger corporations where a CEO or director of human resources will be involved, a more comprehensive, professional-looking presentation is essential. The package should highlight some of the information from the Surgeon General’s report. Read the entire post…

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Jul
19
2012

Prenatal Fitness

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Can your facility meet the needs of today‚Äôs active pregnant women? Before implementing a prenatal fitness program in your facility, consider the special needs of pregnant women and the skills required of your staff to service your clients adequately. Read the entire post…

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