Healthy Lifestyle Benefits Heart After Cancer, Too

Dec. 29, 2021 — We know a healthy lifestyle can help prevent health issues — including cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes — but new research shows it may also lower the risk for heart disease and diabetes in people who already have had cancer.

In a large study published in JACC: CardioOncology, researchers found that healthy living significantly reduced the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes in a healthy population, and also lowered the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes (T2D) in those with a history of cancer.

“These findings highlight the benefits of adopting a combination of healthy behavioral practices in reducing the risk for CVD [heart disease] and T2D complications among patients with and without prevalent cancer,” said the researchers, led by Zhi Cao of Tianjin Medical University’s School of Public Health in Tiagnjin, China.

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Keeping it simple with portion control

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Whether you’re at work or shuffling the kids from one activity to the next, eating healthy on the go doesn’t have to be complicated. 

Certified personal trainer Quincy Sutton of QRUSH FITNESS specializes in fitness nutrition, weight loss, sport performance, and corrective exercise.

He’s back to show us how we can make the best choices on the fly. 

Sutton said the number one thing to keep in mind is you can’t outwork a bad diet even if you spend hours in the gym each week.

When faced with multiple options, Sutton said to keep it simple. The fewer the ingredients, the better.

A healthy option on the go is a turkey sandwich, water over juice, and a fruit bar. Keep in mind calories are

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New evidence shows the importance of healthy lifestyle programs in pregnancy

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Healthy lifestyle programs in pregnancy support mums to achieve healthier pregnancies and improve health outcomes Monash University research shows.

The systematic review incorporated 34,546 pregnancies and highlighted that supporting mums-to-be with a structured, healthy lifestyle program that provides structured, evidence-based health information, advice and guidance from professionals about healthy eating and physical activity during this priority life stage, helps achieve a healthier pregnancy and significantly improves pregnancy complications.

This also has a cost-saving benefit for hospitals and the health care system, resulting in less costly interventions such as caesarean sections and fewer admissions for babies to neonatal intensive care units. This has the potential to save our system up to $AUD0.5B per year.

Most mums know they need extra nutritional intake in pregnancy, but the concept of “eating for two” and “resting up” no longer stands them in good stead. Around half of all pregnant

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Mary’s Place working to make sure ‘no child sleeps outside’

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Each year Mary’s Place campaigns to make sure no child sleeps outside. The nonprofit helps countless families find shelter, and it’s about more than just four walls and a roof. Mary’s Place is laying the foundation for families to succeed because home isn’t just a place, it’s a feeling.

“We’re opening a new shelter right here in Bellevue – our very first on the east side,” said Mary’s Place Director Marty Hartman.

On the outside, it’s just like any other building, but on the inside, Mary’s Place is opening doors to families in need.

“Mary’s Place really works with our community to identify buildings that are slated for demolition or that are going to be redeveloped, and then we move in and call them home for now,” said Hartman.

This new temporary emergency

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