HDL and LDL

October 29, 2012

Last week I learned in my Nutrition class that HDL stands for High Density Lipoproteins and are heathy for me. I also learned that LDL stand for Low Density Lipoproteins and are less healthy for me. Can you explain exactly what a High Density Lipoprotein and a Low Density Lipoprotein are and why HDL is [...]

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Postpartum Fitness. Part 1

October 11, 2012

Design an exercise program for your facility that will educate, motivate and keep members in shape Postpartum fitness will help your clients combat postpartum depression, relieve stress, increase metabolism, build strength, shed unwanted pounds and relieve the aches and pains associated with childbirth.1,6

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Creatine Effects. Part 3

September 27, 2012

What creatine does The body uses a substance called adenosine triphosphate (ATP) for energy during short-duration and high-intensity activities, such as sprinting, shot put, weightlifting and jumping. Athletes who perform these anaerobic activities use the ATP-PC, or phosphogen system, for their energy needs.

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Creatine Effects. Part 2

September 27, 2012

In the past few years, a fair amount of research has been conducted on creatine supplementation and athletic performance, and still the data is inconclusive. There are simply not enough long-term studies available. One report may state one finding, and a second report may state the opposite. The issue is that researchers and clinicians are [...]

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Fast Food on High School Campuses Causes Obesity in Teens. Part 2

September 10, 2012

Another contributor to teen obesity is that teens do not exercise on campus. One study examined the physical activity levels in boys and girls in Southern California middle schools and found that teens do not participate in physical activity on campus. Researchers reported that only 30 percent of boys and 8 percent of girls used [...]

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Fast Food on High School Campuses Causes Obesity in Teens. Part 1

September 10, 2012

Fast food has swept California¹s high school campuses, contributing to the obesity epidemic in teens. One study looked at the occurrence of fast foods in California public secondary schools and found that nearly 95 percent of the schools sold fast foods, like pizza, chips, tacos and submarine sandwiches, on campus.

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Helping Children Cope With Grief, Part 3

July 11, 2012

Myths About Children’s Grief “There are two myths about children and the death of a parent. One myth is that the child will be forever damaged by it and should be protected,” Christ said.

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Helping Children Cope With Grief, Part 2

July 11, 2012

Healing interaction includes spending time with a primary caregiver who supports the child’s self-esteem. Caregivers can clear up errors the children might make in their thinking processes that may lead them to feel guilty or blame themselves for the parent’s death. They need warm empathy for their disappointments and sadness, and respect for their happiness [...]

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Helping Children Cope With Grief, Part 1

July 11, 2012

Several weeks after her father died, one 3-year-old began asking her mom to get her a new daddy. Unhappy that the other children in her preschool had fathers, she was anxious to get a family together — and the sooner the better. A 5-year-old suggested her widowed mother remarry two men — that way if [...]

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Testing Blood Pressure for Hypertension. Part 2

July 10, 2012

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Sometimes a patient’s blood pressure behaves erratically, becoming high at a particular time of day or under certain circumstances. During ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, a patient wears a small monitor on a belt around the waist or over the shoulder.

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