Obesity a Barrier to Breast, Cervical Screening

2012-02-06 / Women's Health / Comments Off on Obesity a Barrier to Breast, Cervical ScreeningComments

Researchers from the Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center surveyed 11,435 women to determine whether being overweight is associated with lower reported rates of screening with Pap smears and mammography.

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Strategies to Increase Activity 1

2011-01-18 / Health / Comments Off on Strategies to Increase Activity 1Comments

How often have you heard people say, “To lose weight, just eat less and exercise more?” Of course, if it really were that simple, no one would be overweight. For many people, the challenge isn’t knowing what to do to lose, it’s knowing how to do it. The following strategies may help you increase your physical activity and ultimately may help you lose and keep it off.

Set Reasonable Goals
Many people often set unrealistic goals when they begin an exercise program. When they do not achieve their goals, they then set even more rigorous and unrealistic goals. This starts a vicious cycle. Soon, these individuals give up completely. Instead of setting unrealistically high goals, focus on setting a more realistic, short-term goal—one that you have control over.

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