On February 18th or 19th (snow date) RMH Wellness Center will be hosting a Zumba-thon from 7:30-9pm. This will be free to members (donations encouraged), and will cost $10 for non-members. All of the proceeds will go towards the American Heart Association.
RMH Healthcare has the only medically based health and five star fitness center in Harrisonburg.
For information, please contact: 540-564-5685 or e-mail email@example.com
Avoid partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats). It is similar to a candle wax produced by a process called hydrogenation whereby a vegetable oil is heated and whipped with added nickel particles.
A diet with Trans fat (partially hydrogenated oil) could:
- Significantly increase the risk of cancer
- Increase the risk for heart disease by 47%
- Increase the risk of Diabetes
- Contribute to abdominal obesity
- Slow learning in children
- Lower HDL – good cholesterol
- Double the risk of Alzheimer’s
- Prematurely age the brain up to 19 years
- Cause decreased ovulation in women
- Reduce fertility in women
- Reduce the quality of a nursing mother’s milk
Read the ingredient list on all food labels at home and in the grocery store. If the list contains “partially hydrogenated…… oil” then throw it away or put it back on the shelf.
Start by reading labels in your own kitchen. Pull out what is in your cupboards, pantry, freezer and refrigerator and become aware of which products contain it. Make a substitute grocery list based on your findings. Look up nutrition information for your favorite restaurant foods online so you know ahead of time what to order.
The tricky part is manufacturers are allowed to print “trans fat - zero grams” or “no trans fats” in products that might have up to 0.49 grams per serving. Those near 1/2 grams add up quickly.
Margarines or vegetable spreads
Baked goods, toppings, frosting, candies and cookies
Chips and dips, crackers
Breakfast foods, cereals, breakfast bites, cereal bars
Willet, W. “Eat, Drink and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating.” 2001
Research at Rush University at Medical Center, Chicago
Cholesterol is essential to life. But too much cholesterol in the blood is linked heart disease and stroke. Watch this Cholesterol animation to learn how cholesterol works in the body and what steps you can take to make healthy lifestyle changes.