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

Nutrition 102: "Obesity, Diabetes, Nutrition, and Exercise"



Nutrition: Let Your Kitchen Be Your Medicine Chest

The Truth about Pork

The Truth about Sugar

The Truth about Alcohol

The Truth about Smoking

Exercise Is Medicine: What Effect Does Exercise Have on Heart Rate, Blood Pressure, and Overall Health 

Resting Heart Rate (Pulse) is 60-80 beats per minute

Normal Blood Pressure reads at or below 120/80 mm Hg
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) reads at or above 140/90 mm Hg

*Cardiovascular exercise strengthens the heart and improves circulation.
*Oxygen is delivered more efficiently to the organs and tissues throughout the body.
*Exercise helps control blood sugar levels.
*Exercise strengthens the immune system.
*Strength training increases bone strength and density.
*Flexibility training improves posture and helps prevent injury to muscles, connective tissues, and joints.
*Exercise reduces stress and improves mood.
*Weight management is more easily achieved with physical activity.
*Exercise improves clarity of thought and quality of sleep.

Reading Assignment: Latino Youth Have the Fastest Growing Rates of Diabetes, Says Study

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