Navigation Links
Mardi Gras Means Lean Times Ahead But That Doesn't Mean the Party's Over

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 100 million Americans are plagued by high cholesterol, which can lead to chronic heart disease and early death. So the Healthy Monday campaign suggests Americans take the idea of Fat Tuesday and Carnival to heart -- and take a break from meat-heavy, high-fat diets.

"Carnival" has its roots in the Latin phrase "carne vale." Literally, say "farewell to meat" during Lent. Eating a little less meat can be a big step towards living healthier. Cutting back on saturated fat not only lowers your cholesterol but also helps reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer.

It's easier than you think to abstain from meat occasionally. "Try it just one Monday at a time," suggests Sid Lerner, Chairman of the Healthy Monday Campaign. "If you miss this week, you can try again next week. You've got 52 chances a year to get on track."

There are lots of ideas for great meatless meals at, and

Healthy Monday ( introduces the idea of Monday as the weekly day of health. It's an innovative concept being applied to a variety of public health concerns by a growing network of businesses, consumer groups, advocacy organizations, and schools all dedicated to improving the health of Americans. Healthy Monday is a project of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Syracuse University Newhouse School of Public Communications with the support of 40 leading schools of public health as well as major health advocacy organizations, including the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society.

CONTACT: Rick Bodge


Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Dementia Diagnosis Typically Means Death Within Five Years
2. Living longer with obesity means heavier burden for hospitals
3. Unique Program Means Better Care for Highmark Members
4. A Happy Halloween Means Safety First
5. The politics of the playground: lack of athletic skill often means loneliness and peer rejection
6. Back to School Means Return of School Blood Drives
7. Poor indoor air quality means poorer health for patients with COPD
8. Back to School Means Backpack Safety
9. The best of times and the worst of times: Sustaining the future of academic GI
10. Protecting Productivity at the Worksite in Challenging Times
11. ER Wait Times Getting Longer
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2015)... Beach, FL (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2015 , ... ... Global Laser Vision of San Diego, California. With brands including The LASIK Vision Institute ... successful procedures, making it the nationwide leader in laser vision correction. , Global Laser ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... ... Sir Grout of Greater Boston donated an expansive, seven room tile and ... (RMHC®). This donation was made in an effort to give back to the local ... “We believe strongly in the Ronald McDonald House Charities, and they are truly a ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... 13, 2015 , ... CURE Media Group, the nation’s leading ... partnership with the International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation (IWMF) to expand education ... and physicians. , “Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia is a so-called ‘orphan disease’ that typically ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... "My friend's son suffers from eczema, and ... cheeks," said an inventor from Platteville, Colo. "I came up with this kit as ... the UNTOUCHABLE to prevent a child from rubbing or scratching his or her face. ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... ... October 13, 2015 , ... Califia Farms , one ... the release of its limited edition holiday seasonal flavors: Almondmilk Holiday Nog, new ... the unique flavor combinations and delicious taste Califia Farms’ beverages are known for, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/13/2015)... , Oct. 13, 2015  Synapse Biomedical Inc. ... Post Approval Study (PAS) studying the use of the ... is continuing to enroll patients. the ... to the FDA market-approved criteria. The PAS study group ... August 2014. The study has since expanded the enrollment ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... , Oct. 13, 2015  Nanomedical Diagnostics, ... use in research and diagnostics, announces the completion ... million led by Serra Ventures. ... is providing low-cost, easy-to-use monitoring and diagnostic platforms ... decisions. The funding round will enable the company ...
(Date:10/13/2015)... -- SeraCare Life Sciences, a leading partner to global in ... medicine business unit has launched its second product in ... (NGS)-based tumor profiling assays.  The Seraseq TM Solid ... mutations in key oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes as ... is offered at five additional allele frequencies. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: