Jayna has her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Virginia. She is currently working towards getting her Master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University. As a Health Coach, Jayna works to help members with a variety of chronic health conditions. She is also the Program Coordinator for the Diabetes Prevention Program. Jayna has been with Denver Health since 2011.
Research Corner #1
Posted by SBSM Editor on Monday, 20 March 2017
Research Corner – The latest headlines in Health and Wellness Research!
- Researchers found that African Americans who smoke one pack per day or more of cigarettes had a 62% higher risk of developing diabetes compared with African Americans who smoke less than a pack per day, those who had quit smoking and those who never smoked.
- Following a combined Mediterranean Diet and DASH Diet may help boost brain health and reduce cognitive decline. The Mediterranean-DASH diet focuses on eating whole grains, leafy greens, nuts, berries, fish, poultry and olive oil.
- A study in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine showed that modest levels of physical activity during the day might lower a woman’s risk of death from any cause. Risk of death decreased even more for those who participated in higher intensity exercise.