IN YOUR DAILY DOSE:today is new research from Columbia University School of Public Health has found a strong association between individuals who have suffered from cancer and obesity after treatment.
MAKING CHANGES: Research has demonstrated a strong link between obesity and cancer, so weight maintenance in a normal range is healthier for your future health.
FACT OR FICTION: Bees are little buggers, but they are essential to the health of our plants and our planet.
In The News
In research published from Columbia University School of Public Health found a link between people who have a history of breast and colon cancer and obesity. These results were based on a representative sample of over 500,000 people nationwide between 1997 and 2014.
From Science Daily:
"Our study identified characteristics of cancer survivors at the highest risk of obesity, which are important patient populations in which oncology care providers should focus their efforts," said Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD, assistant professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School, and principal investigator.
Daily Health Tip
Maintaining a normal weight reduces your risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke. This research links obesity to breast and colon cancer.
Weight loss is a significant challenge, especially in our digital world that keeps most of us tied behind our desk. Here are several tips that may make it slightly easier:
1. Sleep between 7 and 8 hours each night.
2. Drink at least 8 8-ounce glasses of water each day
3. Eliminate soda, milk, juices and other drinks. Your body needs water, the rest are empty calories
4. Get up and move at least every 20 to 30 minutes. Stretch, walk around for 5 minutes, do jumping jacks. The point is to get up and move - it will increase your productivity and creativity.
5. Use a smaller plate at dinner - your portions will be smaller but the plate looks full.
6. Eat snacks that are high in fiber and low in sugars - broccoli, roasted vegetables, celery and radishes are good choices.
7. Workout for at least 30 minutes each day - incorporating strength, burst and core training with cardiovascular workouts
I talk with others about my reservations. I resolve my doubts by being honest and open about them. I listen respectfully to others even when we disagree. They have ideas that may help me to sort out my situation. Recognizing my need for assistance makes me more grateful and generous.
I turn to my faith. I know that I am connected to the universe. Whatever lies in store, I can rely on the divine for support. My faith guides me through difficult times when my path is unclear.
Fact or Fiction?
You might not like these little buggers, but they are incredibly important to our ecological balance. Unfortunately, the population of bees are declining and scientists are quite sure why. Although in peril, the queen honey bee may be able to lay between 600 and 800 eggs each day of her 3 year lifespan. At full speed they can fly up to 15 miles per hour. Their wings beat over 11,000 times per minute, making the distinctive buzzing noise. They pollinate 80% of all fruit, vegetables and seed crops in America.
Have a wonderful day!
Your Healthy Life America Team