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Nutritional Health Most Valued Among the Young and Affluent

You would have thought, “the older, the wiser.” But when it comes to diet and lifestyle choices, today’s young people seem to be doing better than any living generation before them. As surveys show, consumers in their 20s and early 30s have the greatest interest in the nutritional quality of their food as well as how it is produced and how it impacts the environment.

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How Do You Know You Eat Enough Fruits and Vegetables?

Most of my clients understand perfectly well that fruits and veggies are good for their health and better than vitamin pills – but they still can’t figure out how to eat them more often, or how to learn to like them. If you are similarly disinclined, this article may help you boost your intake of healthful foods.

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Body Image Cuts Both Ways for Teenagers, Studies Find

Satisfaction with one’s physical appearance is at an all-time low among today’s adolescents, and eating disorders are on the rise at an ever-younger age. Much of the blame goes to the media and fashion industry and their standards of beauty and fitness that are nearly impossible to reach for normal mortals. On the other hand, too many young people don’t take warnings about overweight and obesity seriously enough and underestimate the health risks they will be facing as adults.

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Hypertension for Beginners

More than half of people who have hypertension, a.k.a. high blood pressure, don’t know enough about the condition and are unable to control it properly, according to a new survey. Oftentimes patients don’t even correctly understand the meaning of the word “hypertension,” and think of it more in terms of stress, anxiety, or other psychological disturbance rather than what it actually is, namely a physiological dysfunction that can turn into a chronic disease if untreated, the researchers found.

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Lack of Awareness Heightens Diabetes Risk, Study Finds

Only about 10 percent of people who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes know about their condition, which makes it hard to take proactive measures while there is still time to prevent the full-blown disease. As one recent study found, lack of awareness keeps a vast part of the population with elevated blood sugar from making important lifestyle changes.

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Don’t Grow Old Sick, Experts Warn Baby Boomers

Two-thirds of today’s Medicare beneficiaries suffer from multiple chronic conditions like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, kidney disease, and pulmonary problems. The sickest among them, about four million, or 15 percent, account for almost half of the medical costs. Much of these expenses could be reduced with diet and lifestyle improvements.

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Noise Pollution, a Widely Underestimated Health Hazard

You may get a headache, be unable to concentrate, become annoyed over seemingly simple things. Your heart races, you break a sweat, feel anxious and unsettled for no particular reason. And then you realize that it’s just awfully loud where you are. It’s called noise pollution, and it can do serious damage to both your physical and mental well-being.

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