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Alert Day - American Diabetes Association

Posted by healtheo360 on Mar 22, 2016 9:00:46 AM

What is Alert Day?

American Diabetes Association Alert Day, observed annually on the 4th Tuesday in March, is a one-day wake-up call to inform the American public about the seriousness of diabetes, particularly when diabetes is left undiagnosed or untreated.  Another goal of the event is to encourage more people to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.  Americans are urged to take the risk test, share it, and start living a healthy and active lifestyle.  Diabetes Alert Day 2016 is on Tuesday, March 22.  The American Diabetes Association created Alert Day as part of its awareness programs in 1986.  It has been a part of their growing diabetes education and prevention efforts in the United States ever since.

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Type 1 Diabetes: Symptoms and Life with the Disease

Posted by healtheo360 on Feb 18, 2016 12:36:45 PM

What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus type 1 (also known as type 1 diabetes, or T1D; formerly known as insulin-dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes) is a metabolic disease.  It occurs when the immune system destroys beta cells in the pancreas.  Beta cells produce a hormone called insulin.  This hormone is needed to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells in order to produce energy.  Only 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease.  Type 1 is more common among white people than in African Americans.  Women and men are affected equally.  Although the disease typically starts in individuals under the age of 20, it can occur at any stage of life.

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Sleep Deeply and Consistently

Posted by healtheo360 on Feb 17, 2016 10:32:03 AM

The importance of getting a good night’s sleep cannot be stressed enough. It allows our body to build up the immune, nervous, skeletal, and muscular systems. Unfortunately, due to things like industrialization and artificial light, the last one-hundred years have ushered in dramatic alterations to human sleep habits. Despite the demands of the modern world, it is still possible to attain an optimum amount of sleep and reap the benefits it bestows upon the body and mind. Try these three simple tips to experience the glory that is a night of quality sleep.

Tip #1: Sync Up with Your Circadian Rhythm

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De-stress Each Day of The Week With 7 Science Backed Tips

Posted by healtheo360 on Dec 28, 2015 4:49:43 PM

Sometimes it feels like we are in a constant state of stress – we're haunted by nightmares of student loans, keeping up with friends on social media, life decisions etc. Is it possible to come up with a set of  life-cheats to keep stress from taking over every facet of our lives?

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New Year's Resolutions: 7 Tips To Stay On Track

Posted by healtheo360 on Dec 14, 2015 12:52:35 PM

Read through these useful tips to see your New Year's resolutions through and make a real improvement in 2016. Plot your path to avoid the pitfalls that can cause you to go off track.

Begin.

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Improve Your Heart Health With Life's Simple 7

Posted by healtheo360 on Nov 24, 2015 11:03:33 AM

How good is your heart health?

Just this week, a study found that fewer of us are maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle. Participants in the study failed to keep their blood pressure and cholesterol to in check and maintain a healthy weight. These factors increase the risk for heart disease, underscoring the importance of what the American Heart Association identifies as life's simple 7.

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Exercises for Desk Employees

Posted by healtheo360 on Jul 30, 2015 2:48:05 PM

I know here at Healtheo360 we are working hard all day long to do our jobs diligently but like many of you we are mostly confined to a desk all day. Sitting at a desk all day can leave you feeling sore and even can have serious health effects.

 

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New and Innovative Online Health Resources

Posted by healtheo360 on Jul 23, 2015 3:49:00 PM

Runner’s World

Looking for a reason to get up and moving this summer? Check out this remarkable website that hosts an impressive database of runs and walks in your area. From 5K fun runs to marathons they have it all! Just select your location and find a race that’s close to you. Take special note of the races that raise money and awareness for a illnesses or diseases that may be near and dear to your heart.

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Get your Kids Moving: 6 Easy and Fun Exercises

Posted by healtheo360 on Jul 20, 2015 5:38:05 PM

If children start with the idea that working out can be fun, they will be more likely to have a positive outlook on exercise which lays the groundwork for healthy habits and even healthier lifestyles. One of the best ways to get kids active is by finding ways to get them active without making it feel like actual exercise. In todays world of TV and video games children tend to be less inclined to go outside and exercise, these following simple workouts wont turn your six year old into the hulk but they will get their blood pumping and burn calories all while having fun!

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Dehydration: Top Reasons To Keep Up Your Water Intake

Posted by healtheo360 on Jun 15, 2015 2:42:11 PM

For something so simple and tasteless, its importance to us cannot be overstated. It is the essence of life. War have been fought over water, but let's not get sidetracked.

Water makes up more than 2/3 of our body weight and facilitates so many of our body’s functions. Your chance of survival (without shelter) in extreme weather (hot or cold) is about 3 hrs. Staying longer than 3 days without water is fatal.

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