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Health and Well-being

Smart Workout!

The American Heart Association recommends adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, or at least 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, such as running, each week. You should also do moderate- to high-intensity muscle strengthening at least two days a week. Children age two and older...

Drop the remote!

A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association reported people who watch three or more hours of television a day double their risk of death at a younger age. This research reinforces the dangers associated with a sedentary lifestyle, which include high blood pressure, obesity, cancer and heart disease.   Too much...

Overwhelmed? Transform your thinking!

Do you ever feel like you need superpowers to accomplish all your tasks and goals? Give yourself a break and stop setting the bar so high. Take it day by day! Accept that you are only human, and your best is good enough.  Remember these tips when you start to feel overwhelmed: Acknowledge your strengths...

Managing Stress on a Busy Schedule

Sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day. Juggling several tasks can burn you out, leaving no room to focus on your wellbeing. Be kind to yourself and take moments to destress and reboot your brain.  Here are five healthy techniques to help reduce stress during your busy day. Take a break from the stressor. It...

Eat your water!

Water is the best drink choice to stay hydrated because it’s usually free and has no sugar or calories. Most healthy people can get enough fluid through the beverages they consume every day. But did you know that you could get your daily water requirements to stay hydrated through food? Some fruits and vegetables are high in...

Beat the heat this summer!

We all look forward to the summer months and fun in the sun. As you and your family get outside to enjoy the weather, follow these tips to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke: Very high body temperatures could cause damage to the brain or other vital organs. People at greatest risk for heat-related illness...

Summertime Family Fun

Take advantage of the beautiful weather and get outside with your family for some fun and physical activity in the sun. Experts recommend adults participate in moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes per day for five days a week. Children and teens should get at least an hour of moderate to vigorous activity...

Men and Depression

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the U.S. While both men and women suffer from depression, their willingness to talk about their feelings may be very different. Research shows that men are less likely than women to recognize, talk about, and seek treatment for depression. More than 6 million men in...

Cut the Salt!

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that adults and children should limit their consumption of sodium (salt) to about one teaspoon a day. Too much salt can place you at a higher risk of diabetes, high blood pressure or chronic kidney disease. The salt you use at the dinner table is not the biggest sodium contributor in the...

Why More Fruits and Vegetables Matter

An apple a day just isn’t enough! The Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health links eating seven or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day, which amounts to about 2 1/2 to 6 1/2 cups per day, to increased life expectancy. Did you know the average American eats only three servings of fruits and vegetables...
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