Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
1. Pets help recovery from heart attacks. A National Institutes of Health study of 421 adults found that dog owners had a better one-year survival after a heart attack, compared to those who did not own dogs.
2. Pets help us calm down. A study of 240 married couples showed that pet owners had lower heart rates and blood pressure as compared to those without pets.
3. Pets help reduce stress better than our human companions. Pet owners had less stress and quicker recovery from stress when they were with their pets as compared to when they were with their spouse or friend.
4. Pet owners have less obesity. A study looking at 2,000 adults found that pet owners who walked their dogs had less rates of obesity and were more physically active than those without pets.
5. Pet owners have better mobility in their golden years. Another NIH study looking at 2,500 adults aged 71-82 showed that adults who regularly walked their dogs had more mobility inside the house than non-pet owners.
6. Pets increase opportunities for socialization. Many studies have shown that walking a dog leads to more conversations and socialization.
7. Pets can help your cholesterol. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that owning a pet can decrease cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure.
8. Pets can help comfort children. Child psychologists have found that pets can be very comforting to children and help them develop empathy. They have also been found to help autistic children with socialization
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Ken Ardyss Johnston; Larry Mullen; Donna Christine Johnson; Scheila Retzlaff; Eva Shabits; Larry Trischuk; Lil Brandt; Bea Venne; Marlene Donally; Ruth Redden
Please watch the notice boards for future volunteering opportunities
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Mall walking is just what doctor ordered for 3 Staten Island men who bonded at shuttered cardiac rehab center (USA)
Mohindar Sachdev, President
Peter Scott, Ist VP
Ron Fleming, 2nd VP
Curt Weberbauer, 3rd VP
Gerry Zoerb, Treasurer
Howard Hrehirchuk, Membership, Shaw Centre
Blake Adamson, Program Coordinator
Dan Danahar, MAL
Dennis Johnson, MAL
Gordon Shuttle, MAL
Bob Klombies, MAL
Jim McKay, MAL
The position of secretary is currently vacant
Friday, March 11, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
* Three-quarters of people diagnosed with high blood pressure were overweight, obese, or morbidly obese. Roughly 15 percent of healthy weight adults were diagnosed with high blood pressure.
* Adults who exercised vigorously for 30 minutes or more at least three times a week were one-third less likely than those who didn't to have reported having high blood pressure (21 percent versus 32 percent, respectively).
* Nearly 32 percent of black adults reported having high blood pressure, compared to 27 percent of White and 18 percent of Hispanic adults.
* Roughly 29 percent of adults less than 65 years old with public health insurance reported having high blood pressure, versus 19 percent with private insurance and 14 percent of the uninsured.
* Almost 59 percent of seniors age 65 and older reported having been told they had high blood pressure, compared to nearly 34 percent of people ages 45 to 64, 10 percent of those ages 25 to 44, and almost 3 percent of younger adults.