Tuesday 16th April, 2013
1:30pm to 2:30pm
In Alaska, physical activity was necessary for providing shelter, food, transportation and income. Today, however, food is abundant, pre-processed, and accessible without much physical effort, jobs are often sedentary, and transportation is motorized. Alaskans need to make an effort to avoid health complications brought on by this change. Heart disease is a leading cause of death for women in Alaska. The 12-week StrongWomen Healthy Hearts program, developed by Tufts University to promote a lifestyle with a varied diet, healthy weight, physical activity and avoidance of tobacco products, to reduce the risk of developing heart disease, was implemented in Alaskan communities.
Julie Cascio, Linda Tannehill, Kari VanDelden, and Roxie Dinstel University of Alaska - Fairbanks
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