• Fitness and Exercise

    Quick ways to sneak a workout into your day

    10/2/2015

    Exercise opportunities are all around you—but do you take advantage of them? Every time you go to work, go shopping, perform household chores or turn on the TV, you have the chance to improve your fitness without altering your schedule. By sneaking a bunch of small “workouts” into your day, you’ll make a big difference in your health and happiness.

  • Healthy Eating

    Key Ingredients: Beans

    10/5/2015

    The humble bean may be small, but it’s actually a protein-packed superfood high in fiber and rich in antioxidants. Beans (also known as legumes) are comparable to meat in terms of their protein and calorie count, but because of their high fiber content, beans help you feel satisfied faster and stay full longer. Not only does the fiber help keep you satisfied (thus helping you consume fewer calories), fiber also helps prevent constipation.

  • Healthy Eating

    9 ways to sneak more veggies into your diet

    10/7/2015

    Did you know there's a single thing you can do to help you lose weight, lower your blood pressure and lessen your risk for heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes? According to the departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services, you can do all those things by eating nine servings (the recommended amount) of fruits and vegetables a day. That means you should eat about 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 cups of vegetables every day.

  • Wellness Awareness

    Questions to ask your pharmacist

    10/9/2015

    October is American Pharmacists Month. How well do you know your pharmacist? The better you know your pharmacist, the more you’ll know about your medicine. Your pharmacist can explain your pharmaceuticals in plain language (without medical jargon) so you can better understand your medications and health conditions

  • Cancer Care

    How exercise can lower breast cancer risk

    10/12/2015

     October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re joining in on the conversation about breast cancer prevention and risk factors. As with most illnesses, breast cancer has avoidable risk factors (like smoking) and unavoidable ones (like genetics). By avoiding certain risk factors and taking preventative measures, you can significantly lower your risk of breast cancer. 

  • Healthy Eating

    Key Ingredients: Goji berries

    10/14/2015

    It may seem as though there's a new superfood craze every week. And while superfoods may receive more hype than others, there’s one that should definitely be on your radar: the goji berry. 

  • Fitness and Exercise

    What should you eat after a workout?

    10/16/2015

    Like a car uses gasoline, your body uses food as fuel. During exercise, some of that fuel is burned up and needs to be replenished. Eating the right foods after your workout will give your body what it needs to stay energized, but it will also help your body recover. By refueling with the right nutrients within two hours of your cool-down, you can help your muscles recover and replace their glycogen stores, which were burned during exercise.

  • Fitness and Exercise

    The benefits of physical therapy

    10/19/2015

    October is National Physical Therapy month, and we’re taking this opportunity to discuss ways physical therapists and assistants help their patients keep moving. Physical therapists are healthcare professionals who are movement experts, who treat patients dealing with pain, injury and/or immobility. Their overall aim is to decrease pain, increase mobility, restore function and improve quality of life. This is often accomplished with education, exercise and skilled interventions.

  • Cancer Care

    What to expect during a mammogram

    10/21/2015

    Mammograms are potentially life-saving screenings, but they’re not something most women look forward to. Don’t let the thought of your first mammogram give you anxiety. Instead, focus on just how important mammograms are for your health.

  • Heart and Vascular

    New study recommends lower blood pressure guidelines

    10/23/2015

    Nearly 70 million American adults have high blood pressure. That’s one in every three adults, and only about half of the people with high blood pressure have their condition under control.

  • Healthy Eating

    Key Ingredient: Pumpkin

    10/26/2015

    'Tis the season for pumpkin everything: pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice cookies and pumpkin spice ice cream, to name a few pumpkin treats that are popular this time of year. 

  • Wellness Awareness

    How can virtual reality be used in healthcare?

    10/28/2015

    You may be familiar with the concept of virtual reality (VR). This technology does just what its name claims: immerses the user in a realistic virtual world. VR technology sends signals to your eyes and ears, tricking your brain into thinking you're experiencing a real event. What's more, this world is interactive and responds to your presence and actions in the virtual environment.

  • Healthy Eating

    Healthier Halloween snacks and sweets

    10/30/2015

    Halloween is here! For many, this is a fun time to dress up, carve pumpkins and, of course, load up on tasty treats. But if the extra calories and sugar in your kids’ candy bags have you saying “boo,” we’re here to help. We’ve got a few frightfully delightful snacks that are slightly more nutritious than that ultra-sweet, processed candy, even if they’re not exactly health food. But hey—it’s Halloween!

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