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  TAKING A STATIN? Don't use it as an excuse to slack off on your diet. Some people gain weight and eat more fat after starting a statin, falsely believing that the pill is mightier than the diet. It isn't.   HEART- HEALTHY DIET   Eating to protect your heart also helps protect you from diabetes and many cancers. Basic elements of a healthy diet include lots of plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains; modest servings of lean protein, like fish and poultry.   EASE INTO EXERCISE   No pill can possibly give you the same benefits as regular exercise. And your exercise doesn't have to be daunting. If exercise isn't part of your day, start out with a 5-minute walk each day. Then ease into longer strolls. If walking is painful, try swimming or cycling.   MEMORIZE THE WARNING SIGNS OF A STROKE   The acronym FAST can help. F: Face drooping. Can the person smile? Is the smile uneven? A: Arm weakn

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ASTHMA What is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airway ( tubes that bring air into and out of an individual’s lungs.) It is the most common chronic disease in children. Symptoms Wheezing Coughing Tightness in the chest Fatigue         Causes While the exact cause of asthma is not known, it is thought that a variety of factors interacting with one another, early in life, result in the development of asthma. Parents with asthma Atopy Childhood respiratory infections Exposure to allergens or infections while the immune system is developing. Asthma Triggers               Diagnosing Asthma Based on: Medical history Troublesome cough, particularly at night Awakened by coughing Coughing or wheezing after physical activity Breathing problems during particular seasons Coughing, wheezing, or chest tigh

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  TAKING A STATIN? Don't use it as an excuse to slack off on your diet. Some people gain weight and eat more fat after starting a statin, falsely believing that the pill is mightier than the diet. It isn't.   HEART- HEALTHY DIET   Eating to protect your heart also helps protect you from diabetes and many cancers. Basic elements of a healthy diet include lots of plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains; modest servings of lean protein, like fish and poultry.   EASE INTO EXERCISE   No pill can possibly give you the same benefits as regular exercise. And your exercise doesn't have to be daunting. If exercise isn't part of your day, start out with a 5-minute walk each day. Then ease into longer strolls. If walking is painful, try swimming or cycling.   MEMORIZE THE WARNING SIGNS OF A STROKE   The acronym FAST can help. F: Face drooping. Can the person smile? Is the smile uneven? A: Arm weakn

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DIABETES: WHAT IS IT?   Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by high sugar/glucose in blood. Glucose enters the blood from the food we eat which is later used for fuel in the   body. Pancreas which is an important gland is located near the stomach and it makes Insulin which plays a role in moving glucose inside our muscles, Liver and Fat cells. In Diabetes Pancreas either fail to make enough insulin or our Liver, muscles, fat cells fail to respond to insulin properly. As a result various body tissues do not get enough glucose inspite of high blood sugars therefore our body cells starve for energy. Over a period of time this can cause damage to various organs of the body like Heart, Kidney, Eyes and nerves. TYPES OF DIABETES There are 4 major types of Diabetes:    Type 1 Diabetes:- Usually diagnosed in childhood. Autoimmune disease –Body’s own Antibodies destroys Pancreas. Also called as Insulin Dependent Diabetes.

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Yoga – Benefits Beyond the Mat Yoga, an ancient practice and meditation, has become increasingly popular in today’s busy society. For many people, yoga provides a retreat from their chaotic and busy lives. This is true whether you’re practicing downward facing dog posture on a mat in your bedroom, in an ashram in India or even in New York City’s Times Square. Yoga provides many other mental and physical benefits. Some of these extend to the kitchen table. Types of Yoga There are many types of yoga. Hatha (a combination of many styles) is one of the most popular styles. It is a more physical type of yoga rather than a still, meditative form. Hatha yoga focuses on pranayamas (breath-controlled exercises). These are followed by a series of asanas (yoga postures), which end with savasana (a resting period). The goal during yoga practice is to challenge yourself physically, but not to feel overwhelmed. At this “edge,” the focus is on your breath while your mind is ac

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