Browsing: Health & Wellness

Biking to work is a great way to change up your everyday routine and to enjoy your commute. Here are ten compelling reasons why you should consider strapping your helmet on and riding your bike to work. 1. Cycling to work is a great way to incorporate exercise into your routine Everyone knows exercise is crucial for good health, but most people have trouble finding time to exercise as much as they’d like to. Who has time to spend an hour at the gym in between work and making dinner every day? If you struggle to fit workouts into your…

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Staying fit isn’t easy, but if you want to take charge of your body with a new fitness routine, take advantage of resources you have at your disposal. The next time you take the kids outside to play, give yourself the full-body playground workout while you’re there, your body will thank you. Try some of the moves listed below to help you get in shape while you’re out having fun. Put that Swing to Work on Your Abs Sitting on a swing and feeling that rush of the wind whipping by has always been fun on the playground. Now it…

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Being proactive with your health and seeing a doctor regularly are important to preventing serious medical conditions. Well-woman visits (also known as annual exams, pelvic exams, or gynecological exams) are an important part of your preventative care routine. What is a Well-Woman Visit? A well-woman visit is an exam performed by any doctor, nurse practitioner, or other provider. You often can see your regular primary care physician if you prefer, or you can schedule your well-woman visit with an ob/gyn. At a well-woman visit, the goal is prevention. Your provider will examine you physically and ask you questions about your…

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Because allergies and colds have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to determine whether what you are experiencing is a cold or seasonal allergies. Determining the cause of your symptoms is important, because how you treat a cold is different from how you treat allergies. In addition, if left untreated or treated improperly, it can result in more serious complications. Allergies can turn into bronchial infections and colds can turn into sinus infections. Once the initial issue turns into a more serious problem, recovery can be delayed from a few weeks to a few months. What is a cold? A…

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Oral health care affects your overall health whether it’s good or bad. Poor oral health care has been linked to the onset of diabetes, heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and various forms of cancer. Good oral health can reduce your risk of developing such serious health problems over time, yet this still isn’t enough to encourage many people to visit the dentist more regularly. Whether you’ve gone a long time between dental visits or you simply need a new dentist to handle your regularly scheduled check-ups, you must know what to ask when searching for a new dental professional. Your…

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Staying in shape is no easy task, especially with other responsibilities like work, family, errands, and extra-curricular activities. Fortunately, it’s never been easier to spring back into a fitness routine or even start a brand new one. Follow the tips below and you’ll get that beach body back in no time. Food Regardless of how many hours you workout at the gym, you need to maintain a healthy diet. Eat small meals of lean protein, veggies, and whole grains throughout the day. Meal prep at the beginning of the week and divide your meals into individual portions for each day,…

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If you’re looking for ways to improve your heart health, there are several workouts that you can do. Did you know that the American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day? Here are a couple of aerobic exercises that you can do to improve your heart health and reduce your risk of heart disease. Walking Whether you go for a walk outdoors or rely on the trusty treadmill, a brisk walk can help improve your physical health. When going for a walk, make sure that you bring some tunes, wear comfortable shoes, and let people…

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Dental hygienists, assistants and dentists will be traveling all over the country to raise awareness about oral hygiene. They will be going to over 100 schools and visiting 10,000 children and providing care to children whose parents cannot afford. Important Facts to Know About National Children’s Dental Health Tooth Decay is Prevalent Among Children Half of children will have tooth decay before they are 5-years-old. There are 5 times as many children with tooth decay as there is with asthma. Tooth decay is also 7 times more common than allergies. Most Children Are…

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National Wear Red Day is designed to increase awareness about heart disease among women. This day was created to deliver an urgent wake-up call to women about the number one health threat, heart disease. Easy Ways to Boost Heart Health There are many things you can do to decrease your chances of cardiovascular disease. Fortunately, it is not necessary to become a marathon runner in order to live a healthier lifestyle. The most essential part of creating a heart-healthy routine is by making good choices with regard to diet and exercise. Ways to Enhance Your Heart Health Stay Hydrated Consuming…

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Common sense tells you to stay away from someone who has the flu, especially since the particular strain of flu this year is very dangerous. But when the wheezing, sneezing person is a close friend, your spouse or one of your children, you may not have the option to isolate yourself. If you have to stay home to look after someone who is sick, how do you avoid catching the flu yourself? Here are some ways to avoid catching the flu. Keep Yourself Fit It’s important to keep yourself as fit and healthy as possible prior to contracting the flu.…

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