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Mackie Shilstone inducted to SELU’s “Louisiana Kinesiology Hall of Fame”

Congratulations to Mackie Shilstone, Executive Director of the Fitness Principle at East Jefferson General Hospital, for being named one of the 12 inductees to the inaugural "Louisiana Kinesiology Hall of Fame" by the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Southeastern Louisiana University

Top Five Foods for Fighting Cancer

Medical science over the past two or three generations has made some remarkable breakthroughs in isolating and determining the causes of ailments that have plagued mankind since the earliest recorded history. One ailment in particular, cancer, has gotten probably the most attention owing, in large part, to the fact that certain types of cancers are among the leading causes of death.

Mackie Shilstone From HBO’s Real Sports

Mackie Shilstone, from HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel, joins Bruce and Bob to discuss reaction to the piece pertaining to the dangers many professional linemen face after their tenure in the NFL.

5 Foods for Weight Loss

A good weight loss program requires two basic components of equal importance: eating right and exercising regularly. A regular exercise program that is a combination of moderate and vigorous exercise, with physician approval, would be the best program to follow.

A good meal plan that emphasizes weight loss is one that needs to be followed on most days, at most meals.

5 Foods for Lowering Blood Pressure

Hypertension, or high blood pressure as it is also known, is a condition that affects roughly 50 million Americans. That figure represents about one in every four persons, or 25% of the population.

While the exact causes of high blood pressure remain unclear, what IS clear is what high blood pressure can lead to, including stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, eye disease and atherosclerosis (literally hardening of the arteries). Some of the factors that may contribute to hypertension include getting little or no exercise, obesity, older age, genetics and poor diet.

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Mackie Spotlight

EJGH’s very own Mackie Shilstone, Executive Director of the Fitness Principle, is in New York working with Serena Williams as she goes for another U.S. Open title. As Williams’s Fitness Coach, Mackie will be part of the team preparing her for matches throughout the tournament. To give everyone a behind-the-scenes look at how Williams prepares for every opponent, Mackie is writing a daily postcard for detailing all the day’s happenings. Check back daily for updates. 8/22/13
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