Health Tips to Reduce Blood Sugar

Health Tips to Reduce Blood Sugar

(heart beating) – Unfortunately right now we have an epidemic of diabetes in this country. And it’s falling hard on the heels of the epidemic of obesity. Weight is the major reason why people develop so-called type II diabetes. Unfortunately once one develops diabetes, then a lot of things can happen. Including risk to loss of vision, kidney disease, heart disease, stroke, and any number of other problems. So you…

Elizabeth Banks in “Just a Little Heart Attack”

Elizabeth Banks in “Just a Little Heart Attack”

– It started out like a totally normal day. (phone ringing) (machine whirring) (cat purring) (machine whirring) (buzzing) – [Voiceover] Mom! – Okay, move objection deadline to the third line after survey. (child shouting inaudibly) Oh, honey, for when you’re learning always use the verb estar. What are you doing down there? Did you finish your breakfast? – [Girl] Ow! (phone ringing) Don’t hit your brother. (laughing) You have to…

Indiana Healthy Food Access

Indiana Healthy Food Access

– My name is Candis and I’m a mother of three. I have a five-year-old, I have a four-year-old and I have a newborn. Hi! How are you? Did you have a good day? Good job! I want my kids to eat healthy. A lot of the stores around here, the convenience stores, they don’t sell fruits and vegetables. When I do get the opportunities to get fruits and vegetables,…

Food and Your Health: Cholesterol

Food and Your Health: Cholesterol

– [Narrator] It may surprise you to know that cholesterol itself isn’t bad. In fact, cholesterol is just one of the many substances created and used by our bodies to keep us healthy. So, what is cholesterol exactly and where does it come from? Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like substance found in the bloodstream and in all your body’s cells. Your body makes all the cholesterol it needs. Low-density lipoprotein,…

Health Tips on Losing Weight

Health Tips on Losing Weight

(heart beating) – I don’t think it’s any surprise to anyone that our major public health problem right now in America is obesity. Two-thirds of us are either overweight or obese. And we really have lost a sense of what’s an appropriate weight. So this is an area where it’s important to know your numbers and understand the concept called body mass index. You need to know your height and…

Health Tips to Get Active, Exercise

Health Tips to Get Active, Exercise

(steady heartbeat) – When you’re starting to build exercise or any kind of physical activity into your lifestyle, it’s really important to remember that if you’re doing nothing, do something. If you’re doing something, do a little bit more. And what I always tell my patients is it’s really important to have some sort of feedback. Some objective measure of actually how much activity you’re doing every day so that…

Healthy Food Financing in Austin

Healthy Food Financing in Austin

It’s pretty alarming that one in four of my neighbors doesn’t know where their next healthy meal is coming from and a lot of that is because they don’t live anywhere near a grocery store. They are buidling all of these buildings, all these new homes. We need a full service grocery store down here. I got two cans of spam, make sure we got enough, a can of mixed…

AHA Healthy Food Financing Initiative

AHA Healthy Food Financing Initiative

An estimated 30 million people in America live in communities with limited supermarket access. These same communities often struggle with high rates of underemployment and diet-related diseases. Right now I’m a single mom with four children and I do not have transportation. So I depend a lot on public transportation. I have to go a very far distance to get to a, a very good grocery store. It’s not easy….

What Happened When I Ate Nothing But “Healthy” Fast Food For A Week

What Happened When I Ate Nothing But “Healthy” Fast Food For A Week

– Fast food is cheap and convenient. But hidden in between the burgers and tacos are some “healthy” options: salads, grilled chicken, yogurts, oatmeal, power burritos. Doesn’t sound too bad, right? I spent a week eating nothing but these “healthy” fast foods and I lost six-and-a-half pounds. But even though I lost about a pound a day, it didn’t really go well. I live in New York City, a place…