Katz Health Tips, October 2017
1: Don’t Forget Your Annual Mammogram
Breast cancer death rates dropped by nearly 40 percent between 1989 and 2015, according to the American Cancer Society. This decrease is largely due to improvements in treatments, as well as advances in digital mammography. Mammograms provide you with the best opportunity to detect breast cancer at an early stage. There has been some controversy linked to recommendations regarding the intervals between mammography screenings and when to start. Women are advised to discuss these topics with their physician. Learn more about breast health.
2: Jump for Health
One of the most efficient ways to improve your cardiovascular fitness is something you probably enjoyed on the playground when you were a child – jump rope. Ten minutes of jumping can provide the same benefits as 30 minutes of jogging or 18 holes of golf. Additionally, jumping helps develop the left and right hemispheres of the brain to improve memory and mental alertness. Consult with your physician before starting an exercise program. Get tips for injury prevention.
3: Enjoy the Amazing Benefits of Pumpkin
It’s pumpkin season, and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate! Fall’s signature squash is loaded with vitamins A and C, fiber, potassium and beta-carotene. Highly versatile and ideal for soups, pastas, desserts and even smoothies, pumpkin is a kitchen staple worth enjoying all year long. Read more ideas for everyday healthy eating.