Health Ministry News

Dates to Remember:
May 16 – Blood pressure screening at Prime Timers’ 9:30 a.m. meeting
May 21 -Blood pressure screening at the church breakfast at 8:30 a.m.

Health Note:
If you sit a lot, staying physically active for at least an hour a day may cancel out the increase in mortality rate associated with being sedentary, according to an analysis in the Lancet, which pooled data from 16 studies involving  more than 1 million people.
Day after day of prolonged sitting increases the risk of a range of health problems, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. However, research has been inconsistent about whether, and how much, exercise counters these risks. The Lancet analysis concluded that about 60 – 75 minutes a day of moderate activity, such as brisk walking, was sufficient to eliminate the risk of premature death associated with sitting more than eight hours a day.
(March 2017 University of California, Berkeley, Wellness Letter)