Anglican Mission For Healthy Choices http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org Healthy lives make for the healthiest spirits. Fri, 01 Sep 2017 12:04:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 Chances Are You Love Antioxidants http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/chances-are-you-love-antioxidants/ http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/chances-are-you-love-antioxidants/#respond Thu, 07 Jan 2016 17:10:29 +0000 http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/?p=17 antdtsWhether you know it or not. Antioxidants are vitamins that are present in foods you eat every day–especially fruits, vegetables, nuts, and vegetable oils. Antioxidant vitamins are an important part of the body’s cell protection system. The antioxidants we have the most information on are vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta carotene, a form of vitamin A.

These antioxidant vitamins are at the center of one of today’s biggest health debates, says Selam International. Everyone agrees that they’re needed for good health. The debate is about whether consuming large amounts of these vitamins can help prevent cancer, heart disease, and other serious diseases.

What’s an Antioxidant?

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antdtsWhether you know it or not. Antioxidants are vitamins that are present in foods you eat every day–especially fruits, vegetables, nuts, and vegetable oils. Antioxidant vitamins are an important part of the body’s cell protection system. The antioxidants we have the most information on are vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta carotene, a form of vitamin A.

These antioxidant vitamins are at the center of one of today’s biggest health debates, says Selam International. Everyone agrees that they’re needed for good health. The debate is about whether consuming large amounts of these vitamins can help prevent cancer, heart disease, and other serious diseases.

What’s an Antioxidant?

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Playing Baseball Well Requires Core Strength http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/playing-baseball-well-requires-core-strength/ http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/playing-baseball-well-requires-core-strength/#respond Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:51:39 +0000 http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/?p=12 pbbBaseball is still America’s favorite pastime. Many people participate in the sport on many different levels. Most people, however, don’t think of it as an aerobic event. But baseball does focus on explosive power for hitting and short sprint running and provides a score of fitness benefits. Getting in shape for the game is extremely important.

Strength Training

“One of the key ingredients in training is building core strength–abdominal muscles, low back, and oblique muscles,” says Mark Cibrario, strength and conditioning coach at Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Illinois. Cibrario also helps with OMEP.

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pbbBaseball is still America’s favorite pastime. Many people participate in the sport on many different levels. Most people, however, don’t think of it as an aerobic event. But baseball does focus on explosive power for hitting and short sprint running and provides a score of fitness benefits. Getting in shape for the game is extremely important.

Strength Training

“One of the key ingredients in training is building core strength–abdominal muscles, low back, and oblique muscles,” says Mark Cibrario, strength and conditioning coach at Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Illinois. Cibrario also helps with OMEP.

As a trainer for high school athletes in a variety of sports, Cibrario’s personal favorite is baseball. “You are competing against yourself. It’s between you and the ball–like golf. You are constantly challenging yourself. Even when you are in the field, you are testing yourself on how you react and play.”

Training for rotational strength is another component in pre-season conditioning. Six weeks before the season, Cibrario puts his students through a conditioning program that includes using a paddle instead of a glove, running in a lot of different patterns, ball shuffling, lateral hops, lateral jumps, ground drills, agility drills on one leg for balance, and using a slideboard (a piece of equipment that allows the trainee to mimic the movements of skating in a stationary position).

Hand-eye Coordination

“When the ball is curving, spinning, and changing speed, it takes a lot of skill to hit such a small moving target,” says Cibrario. Hand-eye coordination plays a major role in the game. Trainers are now linking up with eye doctors to work together on eye training and focus. They track colored lights on a board and flashing objects or numbers on a screen to help young athletes improve and narrow their eye focus, an important skill for accurate hitting. “I think the toughest thing any sport has to offer is hitting a 6-inch baseball,” adds Cibrario. “If you hit three out of 10, you’re doing great. How many sports consider that ratio successful?”

One of the best things about playing baseball is that people can participate in and enjoy this sport over their lifetime. “There is a 30-and-over baseball craze sweeping the country,” says Cibrario. “It’s becoming big time among former high school and college players. National tournaments began three years ago; senior leagues will be next.”

RELATED ARTICLE: Former Chicago Cub Ron Santo

Imagine being 18 years old, signing a contract to become a professional baseball player, and learning you have an illness that could stop your career before it even begins.

That’s what happened to Ron Santo, former third baseman for the Chicago Cubs. “I had just signed a professional contract, weighed 165 pounds, was 6 feet tall, and feeling good, when my doctor told me that I had diabetes.” Diabetes is a disease in which the pacreas does not secrete enough insulin, and a person’s system cannot properly absorb normal amounts of sugar and starch. There are two kinds of diabetes: juvenile diabetes, which afflects people from birth to age 25, and the adult form (maturity-onset diabetes), which strikes people over 25.

“Although the life expectancy for people with juvenile diabetes at that time was 25 years, and the disease was the major cause of blindness, the first thing I wanted to know was if I could play baseball. My doctor thought it would be difficult to travel and maintain my diet, but I was not going to let this ruin my career.”

In his first year as a professional player, Santo was on a strict regime of exercise and diet, and took his insulin. The following year, when he entered the big leagues, he didn’t take insulin and lost 22 pounds in five weeks. It took Santo four years to adjust to the symptoms of his disease, which were frequent urination, being thirsty, and feeling weak at times. “I learned on the road to order juice the night before, so that I would have it first thing in the morning.”

Santo also learned that workouts were extremely beneficial for his health. “Working out is like an invisible insulin. Exercise is very important. It burns up excess sugar,” he says.

Santo’s determination saw him through a long and successful career as a professional baseball player. He attributes his determination to having the mindset of an athlete. “I feel strongly that, in order to perform, athletes have to be in good mental shape. If I wasn’t an athlete, I wouldn’t have had that type of determination. Baseball helped me keep my mind off the illness. I was an aggressive player. My teammates didn’t even know I had the disease the first year and a half I played.”

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Lyme Disease Is A Real Risk When It Comes To Ticks http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/lyme-disease-is-a-real-risk-when-it-comes-to-ticks/ http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/lyme-disease-is-a-real-risk-when-it-comes-to-ticks/#respond Sat, 26 Dec 2015 15:02:43 +0000 http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/?p=27 lmddsSharon awoke in the morning with a throbbing headache she couldn’t shake. Later that day she went to the doctor complaining of an achy tiredness and burning throat. Dr. Conroy popped a thermometer in Sharon’s mouth. “Have you been camping or in the woods lately?” she asked.

“Yes,” Sharon said. “We went camping over the weekend. And almost got lost. Why?”

“Well, you definitely have a fever, and if that rash on your arm was caused by a tick, you may have Lyme disease. We’ll need to take a blood test.”

The Lowdown on Lyme

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lmddsSharon awoke in the morning with a throbbing headache she couldn’t shake. Later that day she went to the doctor complaining of an achy tiredness and burning throat. Dr. Conroy popped a thermometer in Sharon’s mouth. “Have you been camping or in the woods lately?” she asked.

“Yes,” Sharon said. “We went camping over the weekend. And almost got lost. Why?”

“Well, you definitely have a fever, and if that rash on your arm was caused by a tick, you may have Lyme disease. We’ll need to take a blood test.”

The Lowdown on Lyme

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread primarily through the infected bite of the …

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Women And Smoking: A Brutal Combination http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/women-and-smoking-a-brutal-combination/ http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/women-and-smoking-a-brutal-combination/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:30:55 +0000 http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/?p=7 wnscYou’re female, age 15. Just for a moment, picture yourself in the future. Not your future as in what you’re doing this summer, but when you’re about 30 years old. Would you like to see yourself in a good job? as a mom? traveling? living in a place of your own? as drug addict with a killing habit?

A safe guess at your answers: Yes. Perhaps.

Good idea. Yes. No.

Of course you don’t see drug dependence in your future. But when it comes to one of the most common and dangerous forms of drug addiction, many young women take the first step every day. They smoke their first …

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wnscYou’re female, age 15. Just for a moment, picture yourself in the future. Not your future as in what you’re doing this summer, but when you’re about 30 years old. Would you like to see yourself in a good job? as a mom? traveling? living in a place of your own? as drug addict with a killing habit?

A safe guess at your answers: Yes. Perhaps.

Good idea. Yes. No.

Of course you don’t see drug dependence in your future. But when it comes to one of the most common and dangerous forms of drug addiction, many young women take the first step every day. They smoke their first …

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There Are No “Safe Suntans” http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/there-are-no-safe-suntans/ http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/there-are-no-safe-suntans/#respond Tue, 08 Dec 2015 14:36:44 +0000 http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/?p=22 sfstIF you’re looking forward to the balmy days of summer so you can get a healthy tan, you’d better think twice. Due to the rising rates of melanoma (the most deadly form of skin cancer) and other health problems caused by the sun’s rays, there’s no such thing as a “healthy” tan. How can something that makes you look great be so deadly?

Blame Those Ultraviolet Rays

The sun emits two types of ultraviolet (UV) radiation: UV-A and UV-B. According to the National Academy of Sciences, UV-A probably causes as much as 95 percent of the melanoma-inducing effect of sunlight. UV-A and UV-B both play major roles in causing less …

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sfstIF you’re looking forward to the balmy days of summer so you can get a healthy tan, you’d better think twice. Due to the rising rates of melanoma (the most deadly form of skin cancer) and other health problems caused by the sun’s rays, there’s no such thing as a “healthy” tan. How can something that makes you look great be so deadly?

Blame Those Ultraviolet Rays

The sun emits two types of ultraviolet (UV) radiation: UV-A and UV-B. According to the National Academy of Sciences, UV-A probably causes as much as 95 percent of the melanoma-inducing effect of sunlight. UV-A and UV-B both play major roles in causing less …

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Asthma In Teens Can Make For Difficult Times http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/asthma-in-teens-can-make-for-difficult-times/ http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/asthma-in-teens-can-make-for-difficult-times/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2015 11:59:23 +0000 http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/?p=54 amaitnsThe warning bells rang as Chad and Byron raced up the stairs. But at the top, Chad began gasping as his chest tightened. He stopped and felt inside his pocket.

Byron stopped, too. “Bad asthma attack?”

Chad wheezed and nodded, then pointed down the hall.

“We won’t be late. Got your inhaler yet?”

Chad pulled out a small plastic tube, shook it, and inhaled from it. He inhaled again and took several gulps of air. “I can breathe again. Let’s get going,” Chad said.

But before long, Chad was wheezing and coughing badly.

When the two friends reached the nurse’s office, Ms. Jassen hurried to Chad’s side. “What’s wrong?” she …

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amaitnsThe warning bells rang as Chad and Byron raced up the stairs. But at the top, Chad began gasping as his chest tightened. He stopped and felt inside his pocket.

Byron stopped, too. “Bad asthma attack?”

Chad wheezed and nodded, then pointed down the hall.

“We won’t be late. Got your inhaler yet?”

Chad pulled out a small plastic tube, shook it, and inhaled from it. He inhaled again and took several gulps of air. “I can breathe again. Let’s get going,” Chad said.

But before long, Chad was wheezing and coughing badly.

When the two friends reached the nurse’s office, Ms. Jassen hurried to Chad’s side. “What’s wrong?” she …

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Don’t Wait For Floods To Hit: Prepare Now http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/dont-wait-for-floods-to-hit-prepare-now/ http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/dont-wait-for-floods-to-hit-prepare-now/#respond Sun, 29 Nov 2015 14:20:33 +0000 http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/?p=33 floodsFloods are devasting. People whose lives have been devastated by floods have suffered loss of homes, cars, pets, and even loved ones.

Since floods are nature’s most frequent natural disaster, maybe you have even survived a flood. You probably recall this year’s raging floods in California or the flooding in the Midwest in the summer of 1993, which many called the “flood of the century.” Even though major floods are reported in the national news, many small yet serious floods occur that are are not nationally reported. That’s why it’s important for your to know what to do in case a flood threatens you, your family, and your home.

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floodsFloods are devasting. People whose lives have been devastated by floods have suffered loss of homes, cars, pets, and even loved ones.

Since floods are nature’s most frequent natural disaster, maybe you have even survived a flood. You probably recall this year’s raging floods in California or the flooding in the Midwest in the summer of 1993, which many called the “flood of the century.” Even though major floods are reported in the national news, many small yet serious floods occur that are are not nationally reported. That’s why it’s important for your to know what to do in case a flood threatens you, your family, and your home.

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The Benefits To Reap From Good Morning Snore Solution http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/the-benefits-to-reap-from-good-morning-snore-solution/ http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/the-benefits-to-reap-from-good-morning-snore-solution/#comments Sun, 29 Nov 2015 12:35:49 +0000 http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/?p=73 mssYou have been spending too many sleepless nights and you want to deal with it for good, the solution to your problem is opting for Good Morning Snore Solution.  It effectively deals with snoring without letting comfort take a backseat. You no longer have to stay awake all through the night because Good Morning Snore Solution provides you a great solution to your snoring problem especially if it has been plaguing you. It has a unique design and at first glance, you may mistake it for a pacifier. Aside from snoring, it can also deal with other health conditions such as sleep apnea.

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mssYou have been spending too many sleepless nights and you want to deal with it for good, the solution to your problem is opting for Good Morning Snore Solution.  It effectively deals with snoring without letting comfort take a backseat. You no longer have to stay awake all through the night because Good Morning Snore Solution provides you a great solution to your snoring problem especially if it has been plaguing you. It has a unique design and at first glance, you may mistake it for a pacifier. Aside from snoring, it can also deal with other health conditions such as sleep apnea.

Good Morning Snore Solution is the name you can trust because it has been approved by Food and Drug Administration. It is made of soft BPA free materials and it fits comfortably in your mouth. It is also has slight side effects that you can easily deal with. Some of these side effects are tongue tenderness and excess saliva. Even those who are wearing dentures or grinding their teeth can still use this product. Although it has been proven to be very effective, it should not be used by those with breathing problems. It should not also be worn over your teeth.

Mouthpiece For Snoring Is For Sound Sleep

Having a night’s sound sleep is and should be the mantra for anyone who is genuinely interested in living a good and productive life. Unfortunately, people are in too much of a hurry and they have started to ignore the fact that the quality of life is not of great value. These people have started pretending that there is no problem and that even if there is one, it can be easily managed. These are also the people who refuse to believe that the mouthpiece for snoring can be effective. In fact, you can safely say that relationships undergo quite a bit of stress due to this stubbornness in the one that snores.

The simple fact of the matter is that it is a mouthpiece for snoring and it can be so easily bought online. You can keep it by the side of your bed and use it diligently and see the positive results that come of it. The best part of it is that the habit is easy to develop and it only needs a commitment on your part. While you may find it easy to do so many other things as part of your work life or your social life, you may tend to ignore the quality of your own life and how much better it can be if you manage to get a night of uninterrupted sleep.

How Important Is It To Ask – Does Snorerx Work?

How easy is it to convince you that you need Snorerx? Do you need proof and answers to the question ‘does Snorerx work’ before you are willing to buy a device that will prevent your snoring? This is more to do with an unwillingness to take a chance with something that is going to help you in the long term. Why should your partner accept a life with you snoring when there is a very viable solution available in the market? It makes much more sense for you to go and find out the answer to a common question – does Snorerx work – and roll the dice by buying one.

Naturally, this is the only way you will learn firsthand and you can be convinced. Taking other people’s opinions may work for some; however, there are those that need to gain firsthand knowledge on almost anything. It is not just about spending the money; it is more to do with the mental make-up of a person that needs more direct convincing. Therefore, you can do your part and test out the theory. You can either agree or disagree with the common belief that Snorerx works. Next time, you are asked the question, does this snoring mouthpiece work, and you will be able to answer confidently and truthfully.

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Trauma Can Have Long Term Effects http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/trauma-can-have-long-term-effects/ http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/trauma-can-have-long-term-effects/#respond Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:03:45 +0000 http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/?p=39 ertqkJessica would never forget the night she awoke in the middle of an earthquake. All she could think of was getting out of the house. Later, she huddled with her family and looked at the ruins of their home. “What are we going to do?” she whispered.

Eric slammed his bedroom door. He didn’t want to talk to his father OR his mother. “I felt angry about the divorce,” he said later, “but scared, too. I wasn’t sure what would happen to me.”

Marcie used to stay with her grandmother after school. Sometimes she brought a friend, and they listened to her wonderful stories. “Whenever I had a problem, Marcie …

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ertqkJessica would never forget the night she awoke in the middle of an earthquake. All she could think of was getting out of the house. Later, she huddled with her family and looked at the ruins of their home. “What are we going to do?” she whispered.

Eric slammed his bedroom door. He didn’t want to talk to his father OR his mother. “I felt angry about the divorce,” he said later, “but scared, too. I wasn’t sure what would happen to me.”

Marcie used to stay with her grandmother after school. Sometimes she brought a friend, and they listened to her wonderful stories. “Whenever I had a problem, Marcie …

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Fighting Insomnia Begins With Exercise http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/fighting-insomnia-begins-with-exercise/ http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/fighting-insomnia-begins-with-exercise/#respond Sat, 21 Nov 2015 20:25:34 +0000 http://www.anglicanmissioninamerica.org/?p=44 finniaTo his teachers, 16-year-old Jason is the student most likely to fall asleep in class. After all, his school day is followed by a grueling basketball practice and three hours behind a fast-food counter. Then there’s homework, late-night phone chats with his girlfriend, and catching up on MTV. When Jason’s head finally hits the pillow, his mind is still racing with thoughts about everything from tomorrow’s history test to his latest outbreak of zits. Then, just when it seems like he’s finally settled into a cozy sleep, his alarm clock rousts him out of bed to start another day.

Jason is suffering from insomnia, a sleep disorder that afflicts …

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finniaTo his teachers, 16-year-old Jason is the student most likely to fall asleep in class. After all, his school day is followed by a grueling basketball practice and three hours behind a fast-food counter. Then there’s homework, late-night phone chats with his girlfriend, and catching up on MTV. When Jason’s head finally hits the pillow, his mind is still racing with thoughts about everything from tomorrow’s history test to his latest outbreak of zits. Then, just when it seems like he’s finally settled into a cozy sleep, his alarm clock rousts him out of bed to start another day.

Jason is suffering from insomnia, a sleep disorder that afflicts …

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