Understanding Cholesterol – Health Cast with Dr. Russell Greenfield
“It seems everyone is concerned about their cholesterol levels, and for good reason – high cholesterol can be a risk factor for heart disease and other illnesses. But did you know that your doctor typically measures a number of different kinds of cholesterol, or that at least one form of cholesterol is actually considered good for you? Learn the basics about cholesterol in this video.” – Health + Healing Editor
Highlights of the Niroga Institute’s work teaching Transformative Life Skills — a multi-modality practice involving mindful movement, breathing and meditation — to young people at three Bay Area schools: Lincoln Elementary in Richmond, Emiliano Zapata Street Academy in Oakland, and the Job Corps campus in San Jose. Some of the benefits mentioned by students are improvements in confidence, self-control, self-awareness, the ability to express oneself, the ability to focus and pay attention in school, and stress reduction. Produced by Schecter Films for the Niroga Institute. Partially funded by a grant from the Full Circle Fund. For more information, please visit www.niroga.org.
“It’s bad enough that stress can increase inflammation in the body, wreak havoc with our sleep patterns, and worsen our moods – now we find out that stress can actually contribute to unwanted weight gain! If you need a little more motivation to begin a good program of healthy stress management, watch this video on the effects of emotional stress on body weight – and then commit to a regular practice of stress management.” – Health + Healing Editor
Greg and I have been friends since our youth. He is a scholar and a writer. In response to health problems, for the last four years Greg has been faithfully attending Hip Hop dance classes at the Berkeley YMCA. He lost 40 pounds, and has his type 2 diabetes under control. What an inspiration! Watch for more videos on Hip Hop Dance at the Berkeley Y coming up. – Steven Schecter
Balancing Act – Lisa Gable, President for the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation
Lisa Gable, President for the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation stops by The Balancing Act to tell us about the strides the HWCF are making in their effort to end child obesity in America.
The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) is a broad-based, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to help reduce obesity, especially childhood obesity, by encouraging positive and permanent lifestyle changes among school-aged children and their families. The Foundation develops and implements innovative and collaborative educational, marketplace and community solutions with its coalition of 300 corporate and not-for-profit partners. Through its free, award-winning Together Counts™ healthy lifestyle, school curriculum, the Foundation has reached more than 34.5 million students. As the first commitment to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative and verified by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the HWCF’s food and beverage company members gave consumers more lower calorie options by removing 6.4 trillion calories from their products– surpassing their pledge by more than 400% three years ahead of schedule.