Take Charge of Your Health!
We are all creatures of habit. Some of these habits are good and some are, well, just plain bad. Bad habits directly affect not only physical health, but also mental health. Adverse behaviors and behavior patterns not only affect us, but also affect those around us . . . family, friends, coworkers. Lifestyle changes are always difficult.
Initiating change requires self-awareness, self-discovery, and of course, self-discipline. Positive change can be initiated, executed, and maintained independent of professional assistance. Taking charge of your health and wellness can be the most rewarding accomplishment a human being can experience. It will improve your quality of life!
Sleep was long considered just a uniform block of time when you are not awake. Thanks to sleep studies done over the past several decades, it is now known that sleep has distinctive stages that cycle throughout the night.
It doesn't require a pair of fancy boots to start walkin'. Find a comfortable pair of shoes, grab the dog, and get moving. Walking is an effective, low impact stress reducer. Best of all, it is an activity for all ages and requires nothing more than a consistent commitment.
Want to improve your physical, mental and emotional health? There's a simple way to improve all 3: Have some fun!
Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable. Despite this fact, more than 600 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year. You can beat the heat by taking specific steps to protect yourself and others.
Like eating, exercising, and handling stress well, getting a good night's sleep is also vital to your well-being. And as active professionals with widely varying schedules and critical deadlines, we are prone to skimping on our sleep.
According to the CDC, Body Mass Index (BMI) provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people, and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.
Situations that create stress are as unique as you are. Your personality, genes, and experiences influence how you deal with stress. For you, a big family dinner may be stressful. Other people might enjoy the increased activity and responsibility, but find stress in other situations that are beyond their control.
One of the challenges with New Year's resolutions is that most people set unrealistic goals, then quickly become frustrated and give up. Any successful resolution needs to include small goals accompanied by a solid plan to achieve those goals.
Ever notice how lifeless a house plant looks when you forget to water it? Just a little water and it seems to perk back up. Water is just as essential for our bodies because it is in every cell, tissue, and organ in your body. That's why getting enough water every day is important for your health.
Your children will jump right out of bed for this delicious meal. And they're a great addition to your family's go-to meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
When a fine summer afternoon makes everyone "think picnic," you could find yourself organizing one. Never fear. Find the picnic hamper and the cooler. Then browse through these warm weather food care hints before you head to the store.
Test your memory skills by trying to match 10 unique pairs of Health Cards.
There's nothing like the cold or the flu to take you out of the game. Keep yourself in the know to stay healthy.