Move in May by joining the Step Challenge, playing Wellness Bingo, and participating in Know Your Numbers! Keep active, improve well-being, and be entered for gift card prizes with these fun activities.
Dr. Basher talks about unique difference in heart disease in women as compared to men.
The many Health and Wellness resources available to faculty and staff working at One Hundred Oaks.
Learn how you can be a part of Vanderbilt's culture of wellness by practicing three simple steps.
Walking is a great way to get exercise…and the Vanderbilt campus is a beautiful place to walk! There are several walking routes across campus that range from 10 minutes to 40 minutes. Plus there are 1/10th mile markers throughout campus that allow you to customize your own walking route.
Regular physical activity helps improve your overall health and fitness, and reduces your risk for many chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Being active can also make you feel better, give you more energy, improve your mood, and help you lose weight.
Did you know that little changes to your routine can help you burn more calories? Many overweight people in the USA have "sitting disease" and would lose weight if they did more walking, standing, and moving around during the day, says endocrinologist James Levine of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Levine is talking about increasing your NEAT, or "non-exercise activity thermogenesis," which accounts for much of your movement and calorie expenditure throughout the day. These are activities such as:
Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in most industrialized countries. Stroke is #4. Health research has identified several important factors that are linked to the development of coronary heart disease and stroke. By identifying any risk factors you may have and by taking some action to prevent developing coronary heart disease and stroke, you may be able to reduce your risk. Best Practices: It is important to know that there are some things you cannot control. The following are closely related to increased risk:
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