Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Health is on my mind

African Americans have more disease, disability, and early death than any other racial group. The leading causes of death for African American are heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and sexually transmitted disease.

The most troubling part of this is that many of these health conditions can be prevented and cure with a change in our life style.All that fried food, chitins, soul food, candy, sweet cakes, half and half, chicken box, and our laziness is killing us.

According to Michigan state university a healthy life style is defined by four basic criteria: Don’t smoke, Watch your weight, Eat right and Exercise.
Educate your self on your health, diseases, Alternative Medicine, and what it takes to live a healthy life.

Below are some Healthy Lifestyle Checklist Tips:
• Maintain recommended body weight
• Eat a plant-based diet with moderate portions
• Engage in regular physical activity
• Don't smoke or use drugs
• Use alcohol in moderation
• Take steps to master your stress
• Nurture healthy relationships
• Find meaning and purpose in life

So what I want to know is what are some of the things that you do to keep your health in check?

Make sure you tune in tomorrow on Baltimore 1010 WOLB Am as the "Shero's" will discuss this topic. Wednesday 7-22-09 at 9am

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