Category Archives: Wellness Wednesdays

Wellness Wednesdays: Adult diseases linked to childhood obesity


Kids' Stuff 404(SocietyForScience.org) – According to Danish researcher Line Klingen Haugaard of University of Copenhagen in Denmark, the health of over 300,000 Danes born between 1930 and 1987 showed an increase in strokes in those who had higher BMI (Body Mass Index) by the age of 13. Also, Britt Wang Jensen of Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital in Copenhagen and her team noted an increase in colon cancer instances in a sample of 250,000 individuals born between 1930 and 1972 with higher BMI from the ages of 7 to 13. Denmark maintains very detailed national health records, which made such research possible. Results point to very overweight children being at greater risk for developing colon cancer and stroke – one more good reason to include physical activity in your child’s day and family fun time! (read more)

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Wellness Wednesdays: 10 Work Tips to a Happier, Healthier Life!


Woman Working(ITNews.com) – With so much time spent at work it makes sense to maximize time spent on duty to create a happier and healthier you! Standing up every hour, taking the stairs, taking time to refresh and renew, minding desk clutter, watching junk food consumption and mindful eating are just some of the ways to decrease the health-sapping habits that weigh us down on the job. The bottom line: Put yourself first in small ways that really count! (read more)