Asthma & Healthy Living

Healthy LifeCeliac disease is a severe genetic autoimmune disorder, based on the Celiac Illness Foundation, where the ingestion of gluten results in damage within the small gut. Did you know? 4 out of 10 cancer cases can be prevented. Learn how a healthy lifestyle can help prevent cancer. We have lots of leaflets, booklets, and online information that informs people of how they can reduce their risk of cancer by making healthy lifestyle choices. Here’s another bummer of a statistic to toss on the pile: Less than 3 percent of Americans meet the basic qualifications for a healthy lifestyle,” according to a new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

However, when comparing outcomes for groups with very different life expectancies, the proportion of life spent in poor health is also useful. Two populations may both spend on average 15 years in poor health which might be a quarter of life for a group with life expectancy of 60, but only a sixth for a group with life expectancy of 90.

Here at the YMCA of the East Bay, we work every day to help members of our community reach their fitness goals, try new exercises or activities, build relationships with other Y members through social events and work towards a happier and healthier self. Cooking foods (above 165 F) destroys most harmful bacteria and other pathogens; if you choose to eat uncooked foods like fruits or vegetables, they should be thoroughly washed with running treated (safe to drink) tap water right before eating.

Pick exercises you enjoy. When you enjoy a sport, you naturally want to do it. Exercise isn’t about suffering and pushing yourself; it’s about being healthy and having fun at the same time. Adding variation in your exercises will keep them interesting. Get advice on eating healthily, keeping active, quitting smoking and managing weight loss or gain.

Experiment. The best way to know what works for you is to experiment. Rather than subscribe yourself to one diet, try different foods and see how your body responds. Most importantly — research and tweak your diet based on what you learn. I enjoy reading health journals as I can read the information directly from the source vs. news articles or editorials which often serve an agenda.