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Need a Drink?

by Lori Sciame April 13th, 2018 | Health Observance
Alcohol use and abuse profoundly affects the health of American males.  This is a reality, as men binge drink more than women do,  and they suffer from alcohol related injuries and death more than women do.  Even though men can metabolize alcohol more quickly than women, statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) prove that men need to think twice before imbibing and over indulging!

 Is There a Problem Here?

Information on the CDC's website proves the large role alcohol plays in the lives of American men.  For example, 63% of all males in America report having ingested
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Alcohol Strains Relationships

by Lori Sciame April 6th, 2018 | Health Observance
Living in a state known for its high rates of drinking, I fully understand the negative ramifications of alcohol use on relationships.  In Wisconsin (the state where I reside), alcohol is included in almost every social gathering, from family holidays to backyard barbecues.   In fact, Wisconsin has more bars/taverns than grocery stores.  Because of this, adults and children alike are affected by the misuse of this powerful depressant.  Check out the following list concerning the negative effects of alcohol on relationships.

Parent/Child

Parents who drink heavily run the risk of harming their children in a number of different ways.  If a
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Older Men: Nutrition Basics

by Lori Sciame March 16th, 2018 | Health Observance
Older men take notice. You need to be aware of whether your diet consists of the right kinds of foods.  Thinking about nutrition goes way beyond eating an iceberg lettuce salad twice a week.  One must understand that it takes a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, proteins, and healthy fats to build a nutritious diet.  Plus, once a man reaches 50, he should not eat the same as he did in his earlier years.

How Many Calories Per Day?

Because older men may not exercise as much or have as much muscle mass as they once had, they will need
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Reading Fact Labels for Heart Health

by Kimberly Hays February 16th, 2018 | Health Observance
Fact labels have been on food products for the past 20 years. They were put in place by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to allow us make sound decisions on what we buy, as well as knowing the Percentage Daily Value (%DV) of vitamins and nutrients in foods. Using the Percentage Daily Values can help to maintain heart health.

High blood pressure is a concern to all of us, especially when considering that one in three people have high blood pressure, and this can lead to heart disease. Eating too much fat, salt, and high cholesterol foods raise our
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Ahhh… My Racing Heart

by Lori Sciame February 2nd, 2018 | Health Observance
During February, the American Heart Association (AHA) has a series of promotions aimed at both men and women concerning optimum heart health. As I write this post, it is their Go Red for Women Day celebration.  On this first day in February, men and women are asked to wear the color red to symbolize the toll that heart disease takes on American women.

Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States today?  Because of this, the AHA hopes to educate the public about the importance of a healthy heart on this
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