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Lisa Newton's Blog – October 2007 Archive (6)

Preventative Care, Proper Weight Management and Healthy Living are Crucial to Stopping the Health Care Expenditure Crisis

The United States has the most expensive health care system in the world, with per capita health expenditures far above those of any other nation. For many years, U.S. health care expenditures have been growing above the overall rate of inflation in the economy. A few experts have argued that high and rising costs are not such a serious problem. Most observers disagree with this view, pointing to the negative impact of employee health care costs on employers, the government…

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Added by Lisa Newton on October 29, 2007 at 6:58pm — No Comments

The Benefits of Exercise are not only for Weight Loss

Regular exercise needs to be incorporated into everybody’s life. It doesn’t matter if you need to lose weight or not. The benefits of exercise are impressive:

  • Reduce the risk of premature death
  • Reduce the risk of developing and/or dying from heart disease
  • Reduce high blood pressure or the risk of developing high blood pressure
  • Reduce high cholesterol or the risk of developing high cholesterol
  • Reduce the risk of…
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Added by Lisa Newton on October 28, 2007 at 8:21pm — No Comments

It's about a Healthy Lifestyle

According to recent study, eating plans rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables may help your heart.

Whole Grains Do a Heart Good

In the study that took place in Sweden, 24,000 postmenopausal women supplied information on how often they ate 96 common foods. The food was then grouped into four major dietary patterns: healthy (vegetables,…

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Added by Lisa Newton on October 26, 2007 at 7:55am — No Comments

There are no "Quick Fixes"

Well, since starting my weight reduction program one week ago, I’ve lost 2lbs, which is ideal and well within both the recommended time-frame and amount of weight to lose safely. I am excited!

Unfortunately, in today’s society, many people want to find a “quick fix” or a “magic bullet.” In my opinion, there are NO quick fixes. No one can take a pill to lose weight, no diet powder or herb will cause weight loss, and there’s no magic belt, band, or exercise…

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Added by Lisa Newton on October 25, 2007 at 6:52pm — No Comments

An Essay on the Politics of Obesity

There is increased and substantial public awareness that overweight and obesity is a crisis in the world. That has been, rightfully so, dramatically and ubiquitously present in the news, various reports, studies, and research across a myriad of strata, including every component of government, medicine, psychology, insurance, and so forth.

The British have gone so far as to emphasize that the U.K. government must develop a “Strategic Policy” to deal with…

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Added by Lisa Newton on October 24, 2007 at 8:00am — No Comments

Welcome to Iowa Avenue!!!

Welcome to Iowa Avenue!

Iowa Avenue is a dynamic community connecting people in a meaningful way for a meaningful purpose.

Our primary mission is to support our community with the best weight management information, expert advice, via the Internet, to help all of our users to keep, prevent, or treat overweight and obesity by focusing on three main issues. They are:

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Added by Lisa Newton on October 18, 2007 at 10:00am — No Comments

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