Wednesday, August 31, 2011
From medicalbillingandcoding.com, this infographic is a bit dramatic, but it has some interesting information about the negative health consequences of sitting all day.The most staggering claim in the inforgraphic is the item on obesity rates doubling for people who have desk jobs. Also, note that the piece is well-cited, with a whole bunch of useful resources at the bottom if you're interested in more detailed reading.
Via: Medical">http://www.medicalbillingandcoding.org">Medical Billing And Coding
Let’s start with an exercise. Think about everything you ate yesterday. Think about what you had for breakfast. Think about your lunch. Then think about your dinner. Did you have any snacks in between? Do you think you remember enough information about portion sizes and quantities that you could tell me how many calories you ate?
When you journal, you actually record what you ate, when you ate it and the details of what you ate so that you can look back on how well you stuck to your plan.
Remember your plan from Part 1 in this series? Journals work great with plans.
You could actually pre-journal based on your plan. You could plan out your meals for the day or week, and you could keep it easy on yourself by sticking to the plan and just putting checkmarks in your journal, or you could make it more difficult on yourself by having to edit your entries if you veer off course.
What would you put in a journal?
Anything you wanted. Anything you find helpful.
The basic reason is to make sure you are eating consciously. You might not realize how many calories or carbs a certain dish has. Journaling with those numbers requires you to look at the nutrition label or do some research to see how what you think you’re eating actually matches up to what you are eating.
You could keep track of only a couple simple numbers with each meal to give yourself broad insight into what you put into your body. Track your calories to see if you’re keeping your daily total low. Track your carbs, especially if you are diabetic, as carbs affect your blood sugar.
You could also track physical activity, glucose numbers, weight. Track anything you want to track and are willing to do over time.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I was abused from the ages of 6-17 by my stepdad. He did this at my most vulnerable times, while I was sick, injured or alone. I’d say to myself, “this can’t be real. I have to be going crazy,” and I just buried everything until [...]
Monday, August 29, 2011
"Auditor-General Sheila Fraser recently subjected the Yukon's Department of Health and Social Services to a review. Her report... was scathing, but the Yukon has pledged to act on every finding, something rarely seen elsewhere." [Globe & Mail]Auditor General of Canada Yukon Health Services and Programs - 2011: Department of Health and Social Services February 2011. Access PDFV�rificateur g�n�rale du Canada Programmes et services de sant� au Yukon - 2011 : Minist�re de la Sant� et des Affaires sociales du Yukon f�vrier 2011. Acc�der PDF
"More than a decade after the Walkerton tragedy... Canada remains 'vulnerable to future water-quality failures, most likely in smaller systems'... Placing responsibility for drinking water upon municipalities is a 'structural flaw.'" [Environment Probe] C.D. Howe Institute Safe Drinking Water Policy for Canada: Turning Hindsight into Foresight February 2011. Access PDF
Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health Comparative Effectiveness of Rosuvastatin Versus Other Statins: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness February 2011. Access PDF
"[The] report... argues that public health care is entirely sustainable... What has made health care more expensive... is government spending on such things as public health, publicly funded dental care and prescription drugs." [Globe & Mail]Canadian Doctors for Medicare Neat, Plausible and Wrong: The Myth of Health Care Unsustainability February 2011. Access PDF
"Canadians making eco-friendly renovations to their homes could be putting their children's health at serious risk... Energy retrofits... could disturb lead-based paint and asbestos insulation in older buildings." [Montreal Gazette]Canadian Environmental Law Association Healthy Retrofits: The Case for Better Integration of Children's Environmental Health Protection into Energy Efficiency Programs March 2011. Access PDF
Canadian Institute for Health Information Urban Physical Environments and Health Inequalities March 2011. Access PDF
Institut canadien d'information sur la sante Environnements physiques en milieu urbain et inequalit�s en sante mars 2011. Acc�der PDF
"Canadians have no reason to feel smug about their comparative lack of bulk, said one obesity doctor... Canada is eating its way into a public health crisis. 'We're not where the Americans are yet, but the numbers are still very alarming.'" [canada.com]Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Adult Obesity Prevalence in Canada and the United States March 2011. Access PDF
Centre for Aboriginal Health Research, University of Victoria The Crisis of Chronic Disease among Aboriginal Peoples: A Challenge for Public Health, Population Health and Social Policy 2009. Access PDF
Council of Canadians Profit Is Not the Cure 2010: Is the Canadian Economy Sustainable without Medicare? November 2010. Access PDF
Institut national de sant� publique du Qu�bec Evaluation du risque de transmission et d'une �xposition significative au plomb associ� � la transfusion de sang d�cembre 2010. Acc�der PDF
Institut national de sant� publique du Qu�bec Medicaments du systeme nerveux central et canicules: rapport et recommandations d�cembre 2010. Acc�der PDF
Institute of Health Economics Evidence on the Effectiveness of Telerehabilitation Applications October 2010. Access PDF
National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Residential Air Cleaner Use to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Health: A Review of the Evidence October 2010. Access PDF
Centre de collaboration nationale en sant� environnementale�purateurs d'air domestiques et amelioration de la qualit� de l'air interieur et de la sant�: revue des donn�es probantes octobre 2010. Acc�der PDF
National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases Epidemiology of the 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) February 2011. Access PDF
Centre de collaboration nationale des maladies infectieuses Epidemiologie de la pand�mie de grippe A (H1N1) de 2009 fevrier 2011. Acc�der PDF
"Problem gamblers may be helped most by a program designed to prevent non-problem gamblers from becoming addicted to video lottery terminals..." [CBC News] Nova Scotia Gaming Foundation Evaluating the Impact of the Play System in Nova Scotia - Phase 1: Regular VL Player Benchmark Survey: Technical Report October 2010. Access PDF
"The number of malnourished and chronically hungry people in Canada is 'growing at an alarming rate'... and people should be able to buy their own food rather than rely on charity." [Toronto Star]