eNews on Prevention, Wellness & Lifestyle
Jun. 11, 2014

The importance of enjoying exercise
The Telegraph
When it comes to your exercise regime you need to find something that you enjoy. If you enjoy it, you'll stick to it, which is important, as consistency is the key to achieving goals and of course for our long-term health. We can very often get sidetracked talking about new training systems and methods, but in the end it comes down to sustainability and consistency. And these are directly related to engagement — which means having a little fun along the way.More

Summer exercise: How to keep cool in the heat
The News Journal
Parents send their kids off to play outside after liberally dousing them in sunscreen, slapping a hat on their heads and foisting a water bottle into their hands. Guess what? Those strategies work for mom and dad as well. Just like kids, adults need to play it safe when exercising outdoors in the summer. More

Stretching serves you better
The News-Press
Stretching is traditionally tacked on at the end of an exercise session and only if we have spare time. However, when we consider all of the benefits stretching provides both before and after exercise, we should really give stretching the due diligence and respect it and our bodies deserve.More

Healthy eating on vacation
The Darien News
As fun as summer travel can be, it's stressful to eat right while you're away. Do you take a "Who cares? I'm on vacation" approach? Or do you travel frequently for work and struggle to keep your eating habits healthy on the road? In either case, it can be tough to eat healthy when you're away from home, which is why you should plan and prepare for it. More

Does skipping breakfast help or hurt your diet?
CBS News
Can skipping breakfast really ruin your weight-loss plan? Probably not, according to a new study, though experts stress that the value of a nutritious breakfast should not be underestimated, and skipping it regularly may not be a good idea. Previous studies have offered conflicting advice, with some suggesting that eating breakfast can help people lose weight and others finding the opposite.More

Are you eating enough 'powerhouse' vegetables?
HealthDay News
Watercress, Chinese cabbage, chard and beet greens are among the most nutrient-dense "powerhouse" vegetables, packing a huge dose of vitamins and minerals into every calorie, a new study reports. At the same time, don't expect to receive huge amounts of nutrition from raspberries, tangerines, garlic or onions, the findings suggest.More

What vitamins should you be taking?
KTRK-TV
You don't have to spend a fortune on a multitude of vitamins to get what your body needs. A visit to any vitamin shop or grocery store aisle can easily confuse anyone on what your body really needs. Registered dietitian and author Monica Bearden talks below about which supplements are best for you. More

Vitamin C increases odds of breast cancer survival
Food Consumer
Vitamin C or ascorbic acid has been known to protect against a variety of cancer. A review in European Journal of Cancer provides evidence to suggest that taking vitamin C post-diagnosis can also significantly extend survival in breast cancer patients. More

If fruits and vegetables had labels, here's what their nutrition facts would say
The Globe and Mail
What does "Percent Daily Value" mean on food labels? How does it apply to my diet? How do I know what the percent daily values are for fruits and vegetables? On every nutrition label you'll find a daily value percentage for fat, saturated and trans fat, sodium, carbohydrate, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron. Although not mandatory, you may also see this information for other nutrients such as cholesterol, folate, vitamins D and E, potassium and zinc.More

The importance of enjoying exercise
The Telegraph
When it comes to your exercise regime you need to find something that you enjoy. If you enjoy it, you'll stick to it, which is important, as consistency is the key to achieving goals and of course for our long-term health. We can very often get sidetracked talking about new training systems and methods, but in the end it comes down to sustainability and consistency. And these are directly related to engagement — which means having a little fun along the way.More

Officials: Dietary supplement industry attracts scam artists
Newsday
Ed Scicchitano consumes nearly 20 vitamins and other dietary supplements daily and is proud to say it's a practice he has followed for more than half a century. "I am a true believer in them," said Scicchitano, 83, of Bethpage, a retired mechanical engineer who says he thoroughly researches products before taking them.More

Do vitamins work?
Consumer Reports
Though we often take them to stay healthy, looking for protection from heart attacks, cancer, bone fractures and more, most supplements have not been proved to improve or prevent those conditions. Here's a quick review of seven of the top-selling supplements, including how they're used, known benefits and potential risks.More

Young adult fitness may aid aging brain
The Washington Post via The Columbian
Researchers have known for some time that cardiovascular problems in middle and later adulthood may cause cognitive deficits as we age. But surprisingly, there has been little if any research into whether such problems earlier in adulthood have the same effect. A new study from the University of California at San Francisco shows that they may, providing another reason to pay attention to fitness and cardiovascular health early in life.More

Vitamin D protects against liver cancer in European study
Medical Xpress
Vitamin D has been shown to play an important role in liver function. Now a new study in Western Europeans shows that vitamin D lowers the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma, the main form of liver cancer. The findings are from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition cohort, coordinated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, Imperial College London and Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.More