• Cancer Care

    Why do we need fiber in our diets?


    We often hear doctors, nutritionists and other dietary experts say that we should be getting plenty of fiber in our diets. Yet how many people actually take that advice—or even know why a high-fiber diet is beneficial to their health?

  • Healthy Lifestyle

    The physical and mental health benefits of gardening


    The approaching spring season brings the promise of green grass, leafy trees and gardens full of beautiful blooms. If you don’t already have a backyard garden, you might consider planting one of your own this spring.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    How to find your target heart rate for exercise


    Your heart rate is a good indicator of the intensity of a cardio workout. That's why it's a good idea to measure your optimal heart rate in order to gauge the demands on your body during exercise.

  • Healthy Lifestyle

    How lack of sleep can affect your health


    Consistent, quality sleep often goes overlooked in health and wellness regimens, perhaps because sleep is seen as a passive activity. The National Sleep Foundation reports that 63 percent of American adults do not get enough sleep. That's an alarming figure

  • Healthy Eating

    What are superfoods?


    “Superfood” is a trendy term that refers to foods rich in vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrients. Some are thought to potentially reduce the risk factors for diseases, including certain types of cancers and cardiovascular diseases. While certain characteristics and benefits of superfoods are widely acknowledged, it is important to note that the term "superfood" does not have a specific accepted medical definition.

  • Healthy Lifestyle

    Start planning your spring garden


    Gardening is a relaxing, productive activity for people of all ages. It can be a solitary, meditative practice or a shared social activity between neighbors, friends and family members. Gardening also provides...

  • Cancer Care

    Ways to support a friend or family member with cancer


    When a friend or loved one is battling cancer, it's easy to feel helpless. You may think there's nothing you can do to make their difficult situation any better, but that's not the case. There are many simple ways you can lend a helping hand, an open ear or a bright smile to a friend or family member when they need it most.

  • Wellness Awareness

    How the changing seasons can affect your health


    When the seasons begin to turn, your body feels the effects both physically and mentally. Whether it's the time change associated with daylight saving time, dark mornings or longer sunlit days, differences in temperature and air quality or shifting weather patterns, the change from one season to the next has a real impact on our health.

  • Cancer Care

    The importance of supporting someone with cancer


    No one likes to be sick, let alone to deal with a disease as serious as cancer. Those who have been diagnosed with cancer often become prone to depression, experience feelings of isolation and loneliness and suffer the difficult effects of treatment.

  • Heart and Vascular

    Everyday ways to strengthen your heart


    Because heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, keeping the cardiovascular system healthy is vital. Unfortunately, it's easy to get so caught up in the day-to-day rush that we ignore the need to keep our hearts healthy and strong.

  • Healthy Eating

    Should you eat fruit when you're trying to lose weight?


    At its simplest, weight loss comes down to consuming fewer calories than you use on daily basis. One of the biggest keys to losing weight is taking a healthy and balanced approach to your diet.

  • Cancer Care

    How yoga can benefit cancer patients


    Practicing yoga is great way to calm the mind, reduce stress, strengthen the body's core muscle groups and increase flexibility. The general benefits of yoga can help people with cancer for many of the same reasons, including the maintenance of emotional and physical health during the course of their treatment.

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