Health Minister advises citizens to adopt new lifestyles

first_img Share 5 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img LocalNews Health Minister advises citizens to adopt new lifestyles by: – April 9, 2013 Share Health Minister Julius Timothy (file photo)Dominicans have been called upon to adopt new lifestyle practices to prevent the development of hypertension. According to statistics, more than twice as many females (96) died from hypertension in comparison to men (43) in 2011. Health Minister Julius Timothy in his address in observance on World Health Day on April 7th highlighted some health practices which have proven to help reduce the risk of developing Hypertension.“Limiting the amount of salt in daily meals and snacks, eating a balanced diet, regular physical activity at least 3 times a week for about 45 minutes each time, maintaining a healthy body weight for your height, using alcohol in moderation and avoiding smoking,” Mr Timothy disclosed. These measures he said should also be practiced by individuals who have already been diagnosed with Hypertension, since they will assist with maintaining blood pressure within normal limits.According to Mr. Timothy, the improvement in health is not solely the responsibility of the Ministry of Health but it is also a partnership between the individual, family, and the community. “Therefore the adoption of health promoting habits where we live, work, eat, play, learn or pray can prevent the development of high blood pressure which is among the main causes of death in Dominica,” he said. From 2007 to 2011 cerebrovascular disease which includes strokes was the number one cause of all deaths in Dominica and Hypertension is the most common cause of this group of diseases.The Health Minister also called all government sectors and all of civil society including the church, the private sector and industry, academia, the media and voluntary organizations, to play a vital role and get involved in preventing Chronic Non Communicable Diseases such as High Blood Pressure. Throughout the month of April, the Ministry of Health will place emphasis on the risk factors associated with high blood pressure with a view to appealing to the public to adopt lifestyle practices. These practices will not only manage the condition but will prevent its development and promote the quality of our lives. The goal of World Health Day 2013 celebrated under the theme ‘Hypertension’ is to assist individuals to reduce the more common complications of Hypertension; namely strokes and heart attacks. Hypertension, commonly known as High Blood Pressure, is a health condition, which affects millions of people annually, but which in most cases remains “silent” since it does not always present with symptoms. This means that many persons who are Hypertensive may not even know that they have the condition. Given that this condition may remain unknown, too many of those affected, it may go undiagnosed and untreated for a long period of time. This leaves the affected individuals at risk of developing complications. The complications of Hypertension are many and include strokes, kidney disease, blindness and heart conditions to include heart attacks. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Browns Claim Safety Tyvis Powell off Waivers

first_imgWelcome home, @1Tyvis— Cleveland Browns YFB (@BrownsYouthFB) February 6, 2017 The Cleveland Browns claimed second-year safety Tyvis Powell off waivers on Monday. Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. Related Topicscenter_img Matt Medley The 22-year-old native of Bedford, made three tackles in his rookie season with the Seattle Seahawks.Powell was signed by the Seahawks as an undrafted free-agent after attending Ohio State for four years.As a redshirt sophomore at Ohio State, Powell was named Defensive MVP of the 2015 College Football National Championship in the win over Oregon, after making a game-high nine tackles.Powell played in eight games with the Seahawks in his rookie year, before being waived on Jan. 3.We’ve claimed Cleveland native and former Buckeye Tyvis PowellDetails »— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) February 6, 2017last_img read more