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University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown studies show connection between diet, cognitive function

By Laura Wright University of Kentucky We’ve all experienced a “gut feeling” — when we know deep down inside that something is true. That phenomenon and others, aptly describe what scientists have now demonstrated: that the gut and the brain are more closely connected than we once thought, and in fact the health of one can affect the other. Dr. Ai-Ling Lin (L) has recently published...

Healthy Headlines: High cholesterol increases health risks, can often be managed with diet, exercise

You’ve got high cholesterol. Now what? What’s the best option to lower it? According to the Center for Disease Control, more than 102 million American adults have total cholesterol above healthy levels. This statistic should be concerning, especially if you have other risk factors for heart disease including obesity, type 2 diabetes, family history of heart disease or you use tobacco. Your healthcare...

52 Weeks of Public Health: Sticking to a healthy diet can be challenging during the holidays, some tips

Eating healthy and sticking to your diet can be especially challenging around the holidays. The Kentucky Department for Public Health is offering some unique tips to help you enjoy all the holiday festivities while maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet. During your meal planning and preparation, choose recipes that can be easily made in bulk. These leftovers make great options for weekday lunches...

Diet Test Dummy: SHRED Week 3 Results

This is a continuing series of diet reviews we will be doing for Get Moving Kentucky. All views are entirely our own and as always you should check with your doctor or health professional before starting a diet. Shred: The Revolutionary Diet: 6 weeks 4 Inches 2 Sizes Shred: The Revolutionary Diet: 6 Weeks 4 Inches 2 Sizes This week I was faced with the daunting task of picking myself up and trying...

This is it! Time to get honest with myself…

When Sarah and I started Get Moving Kentucky, we both felt like this was a great opportunity not just to motivate the state to get active and be healthy, but it would make ourselves accountable for practicing what we preach. Though we both have always been active, I will be the first to admit we struggle with eating healthy. Heck! We are real women from the south that like to eat! There’s nothing...

Don McNay: Health and exercise require same time commitment as creating wealth

“Feel the city breaking and everybody shaking and we’re staying alive, staying alive.”   – The Bee Gees   I’m 50 pounds lighter than I was last Christmas. I’ll be down another 50 by Christmas 2013.   It took me until this year to realize that health and exercise require the same time and resource commitment as creating wealth. People who become wealthy...