Tags: staying healthy

How to Walk Your Way to Better Health

How to Walk Your Way to Better Health

Are you getting enough exercise? According to the Surgeon General of the United States, most adults should get at least 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity or at least 150 minutes moderate physical activity each week to be healthy. One easy way to get in your 150 minutes each week is through walking. Walking has many benefits. It’s free, you can do it almost anytime and anywhere, you need nothing more than your own two feet. Walking is also a great way to maintain a healthy weight or to shed... Read More

How to Choose the Right Health Insurance for Your College Student

How to Choose the Right Health Insurance for Your College Student

Sending a child off to college is a significant milestone that represents the culmination of years of planning and hard work. As you prepare for the start of the semester, you should consider how your insurance needs may change with your son or daughter away at school. While rental insurance and auto insurance are certainly considerations, let’s look at the type of insurance that may have the most financial impact on your student’s college career. College students have a variety of health insurance options, and it is important to examine the... Read More

How Do You Know if that Healthcare Website is safe?

How Do You Know if that Healthcare Website is safe

Who among us hasn’t used the internet to do some health or nutrition research? There are endless options for finding health information on the web. But how do you determine whether the site you’re looking at is reliable—or that the advice they offer is safe? The Internet offers endless useful information and entertainment. However, it also offers misinformation, biased accounts and information that is simply untrue.  In order to protect yourself when looking for health information, you need to evaluate each website before relying on it.   Determining the Reliability... Read More

5 Ways To Have a Healthy School Year

5 Ways To Have a Healthy School Year

It’s the middle of summer now, but back-to-school time will be here before you know it. As parents, we want to do everything we can to ensure our children have a successful school experience. Here are five ways you can help your child get off to a great start and have a healthy school year.   Make sure your child’s vision is healthy. Poor vision is one of the largest contributors to learning challenge and school difficulties. If a visit to the eye doctor for a vision check isn’t on... Read More

How to Work Safely in the Summer Heat

how to work safely in the summer heat

If you’re an outdoor worker, you know summer has arrived—and it’s hot out there. While everyone needs to be mindful when working or playing outdoors, those who have jobs that keep them out in the sun and heat all day need to know how to work safely in the summer heat and what precautions to take against excessive exposure to sun, heat and bug bites during the summer months. Here are a few tips for staying safe and healthy while working in the heat outdoors this summer.   Avoiding Tick... Read More

About Sunscreen: How To Stay Safe In the Sun

Apply Sunscreen Regularly to avoid skin cancer

It’s summer, and time to get outside, have fun and soak up some sun. There’s just one problem: skin cancer. Skin cancer is both dangerous and common – it is the most common form of cancer in the United States and over two million people are diagnosed annually. Even more startling, sun exposure is the primary cause of over 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancer cases reported in the United States. Sunscreen can help you prevent burns that can over time lead to skin cancers. Do you know about sunscreen, which... Read More

5 Ways to Keep Healthy Employees Healthy

walking meeting

Most wellness efforts stress the importance of helping your employees get into shape, eat right, exercise and stop smoking. But it’s equally important to support and encourage employees who already lead a healthy lifestyle.   You can take several steps to implement policies and promote behaviors that encourage and support already-healthy employees. Establish a Smoke-Free Workplace Establish a smoke-free environment in and around your company’s facility in order to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke. Offer employees who do smoke assistance in quitting. Promote Physical Activity Promote the use of nearby... Read More

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