Did You Know?

Did you know… the Mighty Milers Program teaches kids healthy exercising habits?

The New York Road Runners (NYRR) Youth and Community Serivces is a branch of New York Road Runners that promote children's fitness, character development and personal achievement by bringing free running programs to schools and community centers. They offer several fitness and running programs for kids around New York City.

Did you know...you can make and stick to your New Year's resolution?

Did you make a resolution to be healthier in the New Year?

Having trouble staying on track? It's never too late to make a change!

Most resolutions fail because people set unrealistic goals and don't have a plan in place to make the change.

Did you know...what your community pharmacist can do for you? Pharmacy 101

A pharmacist is trained to help you take your medicines in a safe way and get the most benefit from them. It's her or his job to review your prescription and make sure you get exactly the medication that your healthcare provider asked for.

Did you know...it's important to keep an eye on portion size?

Face it, food portions all across the country, as well as here in Harlem are huge. Between the value meals at fast food restaurants, soul food and buffet-style restaurants, heaping plates of food are a normal part of eating out.

Did you know…you can improve your cholesterol by eating fiber?

Why is high cholesterol a problem?

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that your body can make and is also found in foods that come from animals like cheese, meat, and eggs.   Your body needs some cholesterol, but when blood cholesterol is too high it can lead to heart disease. In our blood, there are two main types of cholesterol:

Did you know… herbal medicines can cause your medications not to work properly?

Herbs can be very good in the treatment of many diseases, but they can also cause a variety of complications.

Did you know…soda is “liquid candy” for the American teen?

These soda bottles represent the average number of sodas that American teens drink each year.  Here are some facts about soda you should know.

Did you know…high rates of cancer in the African American community can be decreased?

African Americans have the highest cancer-related death rate and shortest survival time compared to any other racial or ethnic group in the U.S.  The good news is that there are things you can do about it!  High rates of cancer can be decreased through prevention.  First off, you can lead a healthier lifestyle. Important ways to reduce your risk of cancer include:

Did you know…your plate size might be contributing to weight gain?

Did you know that over the past 30-40 years, the size of dinner plates has increased, from about nine inches across in the past to about 12 inches across today? 

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