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Dear WordPress Followers

Thank you so much for following my blog.  It is moving to www.JoAnnMilPilates.com The site looks the same but there are some back end technical differences.

CONSIDER SUBSCRIBING VIA EMAIL
If you are following via WordPress, consider subscribing  via email on the blog site itself.  The subscribe link is on the right side of the page – you may need to scroll down a bit to see it.

Otherwise, I’m told RSS feeds will continue.  Those who have already subscribed via email should continue to get email alerts to new posts.

LOOKING FORWARD
In the days ahead I’ll be posting about

  • bringing more peace and happiness into your life
  • how to achieve greater health and fitness
  • miracles of modern medicine
  • joy and benefits of Pilates

I hope what I provide is useful and will help you enjoy life more.

Love,
JoAnn
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MAJORITY OF AMERICANS TAKE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

An extensive Mayo clinic study reveals that most Americans take at least one drug, and many take two or more. While prescriptions for lifestyle-related chronic diseases (high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes) are on the list, the most prescribed drugs are antibiotics, antidepressants and painkilling opioids. Twenty percent of patients are on five or more prescription medications, according to the findings.

A COSTLY ISSUE
Prescription drug use has increased steadily in the U.S. for the past decade. The percentage of people who took at least one prescription drug in the past month increased from 44 percent in 1999-2000 to 48 percent in 2007-08. Spending reached $250 billion in 2009 the year studied, and accounted for 12 percent of total personal health care expenditures.

With obesity now officially classified as a disease, prescriptions will continue to rise especially as pharmaceuticals to treat obesity rush to market.

The cost is not only monetary, side effects to patients abound. Learn more about specific drugs and their side effects.  The good news is that lifestyle choices can reduce or even eliminate your condition and your drug dependence.

WHAT YOU CAN DO DIFFERENTLY
Type 2 diabetes, blood pressure, depression and of course obesity can be reduced and possibly reversed. It’s within your control.

  • exercise 3-5/x per week for at least 30-minute per session
  • eat more nutrient-dense whole foods (fruits, vegetables, lean meats, fish)
  • avoid processed and fried foods
  • reduce stress (meditate, spend time in nature, get a pet)

Living a healthier lifestyle leads to a higher quality of life meaning more joy and happiness for you and those around you.

Love,
JoAnn