Tags: staying healthy

Are You As Physically Fit as You Think You Are?

exercise can help you become physically fit

Research shows that those who are physically active are likely to live longer, healthier lives. As a result of widespread inactivity among Americans, obesity is becoming more of a trigger for health problems and increased health spending than smoking or drinking.   Physical activity can lead to many benefits: Healthy Weight maintenance Reduced blood pressure Improved glucose regulation Stronger bone density Also, a person who has hypertension, diabetes or a history of smoking can greatly benefit from including regular physical activity into his or her daily routine.   The First... Read More

Do You Know Your Preventive Health Care Benefits?

regular wellness visits a part of a wise preventive health care plan

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 7 out of 10 Americans die each year from chronic diseases, many of which are preventable. When preventive care is used and illnesses and diseases are caught early enough, individuals can avoid or better control their health problems.   What Is Preventive Health Care? Preventive care is a type of health care whose purpose is to shift the focus of health care from treating sickness to maintaining wellness and good health. Preventive care occurs before you feel sick or... Read More

Are You At Risk for a Heart Attack?

are you at risk for a heart attack

Here are the facts: If you are not actively taking care of your heart, it can’t take care of you. According to the American Heart Association, more than one in three women has some form of cardiovascular disease. And heart disease is the leading cause of hospitalization for men in the United States. While there are risk factors that contribute to heart disease that you can’t control—such as genetics or your age—there are many things you can do to maintain your heart health. February is National Heart Month—and in honor of that,... Read More

Back to School Tips

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It’s back to school time. Are you ready? Are your kids ready? Here are some great back-to-school tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help you get the school year off to the right start–and to keep it that way. What’s your best back-to-school tip? Please share it with us in the comment section below. MAKING THE FIRST DAY EASIER Remind your child that there are probably a lot of students who are uneasy about the first day of school. This may be at any age. Teachers know that... Read More