Avoid The Beer Belly

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With Father’s Day approaching, here’s a health tip for all you men: AVOID THE BEER BELLY.  The measurement of your waist around the level of your belly button should be less than half your height in inches.  (For example, if you are six feet tall (72”), your waist should be less than 36”).  Keeping your waist at a healthy proportion to your height can help to prevent heart attacks and diabetes in addition to maintaining healthy testosterone levels.

Colleen Forrest, RDN, LDN
Spectrum Health Services, Inc.

National Cancer Prevention Awareness Month

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February is National Cancer Prevention Month.  CHOOSE A DIET HIGH IN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES TO REDUCE YOUR RISK FOR CANCER.  For men, in particular, lycopene has been shown to aid in prostate cancer prevention.  Lycopene is very rich in tomatoes and tomato products.

Colleen Forrest, RDN, LDN
Spectrum Health Services, Inc.