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Athletes for Active Communities Campaign Bring a Professional or Olympic Athlete to Your School

Are you looking to inspire your students to be more active? Would your students enjoy talking with an Olympic or professional athlete? Active Schools and Athletes for Hope have teamed up to bring shining examples of “active and healthy” to area schools. Athletes for Hope will oversee the Athletes for Active Communities campaign during September 25-29. If your school would […]

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New survey outlines what people know and don’t know about cholesterol

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=da4cc7cc-0df9-48f2-8733-a29d72dd6e50#.WbGbZ9OGNBx Cholesterol can make or break your health. A new survey from the American Heart Association (AHA) shows that most people know this. However, it also reveals that many people aren’t sure how to manage their cholesterol. For example: Some of the participants had a history of cardiovascular disease or stroke. Of these people, almost half hadn’t had […]

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5 things women should know about cholesterol

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=bd25bdf6-13b8-4a94-89f6-a782a97d60f5#.WbGRqtOGNBw Do you know your cholesterol numbers? If not, here’s a good reason to learn them. Unhealthy amounts of cholesterol in the blood are a major risk factor for heart disease. And heart disease is the leading cause of death for women (and men) in this country. “It’s critical to know what your numbers […]

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The cholesterol test

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=1cb04a48-b7f4-4f06-ad6a-12fea56c223c#.WbGQ1NOGNBw Every adult should know his or her cholesterol numbers. Knowing your cholesterol levels could help put your mind at ease if you find they are in the healthy range. Or it could motivate you to improve your health and get those numbers down if they are too high. Unhealthy cholesterol levels could be […]

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Why you should care about your cholesterol

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=af2722b7-aff6-4d20-bfe1-19bb73c44824#.WbGOetOGNBw Along with high blood pressure, obesity and poor lifestyle habits, unhealthy cholesterol is one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease. But you can take steps to keep your cholesterol levels in check. Because so many things can affect your health, awareness is key. Awareness of risk factors, prevention options and screening […]

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Quiz: Cholesterol management 

Source: Quiz: Cholesterol management | Penn State Hershey There are 2 types of cholesterol found in your blood—one bad, one good. You want less of the bad one—low-density lipoprotein (LDL)—because it builds up in your arteries. But you want more of the good one—high-density lipoprotein (HDL)—because it removes the bad kind from your arteries. Use […]

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The benefits of breakfast

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=cd5d5d64-7e51-42ee-a202-48bae02e7cec#.WbGCqNOGNBw A healthy breakfast can give you the energy you need to be at your best. You don’t have to start every morning with the breakfast of champions. But it’s a good idea to kick off your day with a healthy first meal. Starting your day with a balanced meal can make a major […]

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Weighing your Words: National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=6e83dc46-4e00-4444-a8b6-532bdee520af#.WbFzkdOGNBw If your child is struggling with a weight problem, you may be struggling with how to help. For the right approach—one that can help kids manage their weight without hurting their self-esteem—here are important do’s and don’ts, courtesy of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the National Institutes of Health. DO Be a good role […]

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