Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body. More than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking. For every person who dies because of smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness. Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Smoking also increases risk for tuberculosis, certain eye diseases, and problems of the immune system, including rheumatoid arthritis.
Gracie with Victoria County Family & Community Health - Texas A&M... demonstrates on how to make a Hearty Two Bean Minestrone Soup. Students who took the Cooking Well With Diabetes Course were able to engage with this recipe hands on. Students were also able to make a healthy fruit topping for Angel Food cake. David Leal, Health Specialist for Healthy South Texas, was able to teach participants different ways to manage their diabetes with their food choices as well as have open discussions with students. #TexasA&M #HealthySouthTexas#CookingWellWithDiabetes#DoWellBeWell#Fitvic#HealthyLiving#Day1
When you quit smoking, the health benefits begin within minutes of your last cigarette. According to the Surgeon General, physical improvements in your body begin within the first hour of smoking cessation.
At 20 minutes after quitting
Blood pressure decreases. Pulse rate drops. Body temperature of hands and feet increases. At 8 hours smoke-free
NATIONAL BIKE MONTH May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.
WITH SO MANY REASONS TO RIDE, WHAT'S YOURS? »
National Bike to Work Week 2018 will be held from May 14–18. Bike to Work Day is May 18! Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons we ride. #excercise#biking#fitvic#crossfit#heart#hearthealth