This site was initially developed for Workshop Houston's Summer 2012 Program as a component of the course "The Science of Nutrition".

Monday, July 16, 2012

Obesity, Diabetes, Exercise, and Prevention

In week 5, the students learned the importance of knowing their blood pressure, how to take their resting heart rates, and what these numbers mean to their health. They also had the opportunity to examine the effects that physical activity has on cardiovascular health.

Healthy, active lifestyles coupled with good nutrition are two of the best ways to prevent the onset of sickness and disease. Knowing one's family medical history is critical. Conditions like hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity often have dietary, cultural, and inherited family behaviors attached to them. The lesson here is that when you know better, you do better.

On Thursday we were rained out, so we will pick up on Tuesday with urban farming!

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