February 18, 2019
Save the date for the 2nd Annual Diabetes Expo on Saturday, March 23 at Penn State York.
November 29, 2018
Really, we know how we should eat, but that understanding is continually undermined by hyperbolic headlines, internet echo chambers, and predatory profiteers all too happy to peddle purposefully addictive junk food and nutrition-limiting fad diets. Eating well remains difficult not because it’s complicated but because the choices are hard even when they’re clear.
October 24, 2018
Ten minutes of mild exercise can immediately alter how certain parts of the brain communicate and coordinate with one another and improve memory function. Michael Yassa, the director of the U.C. Irvine Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory reports that “We are not talking about marathons. It looks like people can improve their memories with a short walk or an easy session of something like yoga or tai chi." Gretchen Reynolds The New York Times
September 21, 2018
In January 2016, the Healthy York County Coalition released results of the Delta Healthy Living Assessment. This assessment, which included key informant interviews and a survey of patrons of the Mason Dixon Community Center, recommended additional study to determine next steps.
The Benefits of Walking
Brisk walking is an aerobic exercise that conditions your heart and lungs. If done daily, it helps lower your risk of heart disease. By helping to keep your heart healthy, walking can lower your risk of stroke, too.
It’s best to get at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week: walking briskly for about 1.5 to 3 miles per day at a rate of 3 to 4 miles per hour. This is in addition to the light physical activity you do in your everyday life. You can start walking 10 minutes at a time, working your way up to 30 minutes on five or more days of the week.
To learn more about American Heart Association’s guidelines, visit www.heart.org