With the 2021 just around the corner, one of the most popular resolutions people make is to lose weight. Naturally, many of them may look for a fast solution to this problem. However, this is not the ideal way to conquer your weight loss goals. Weight loss is not about taking up a ‘diet’ or a ‘program’ to reach a magic number. If you are looking to lose weight healthily, you must consider making changes in your lifestyle and habits. The journey of losing weight is an ongoing process and … [Read more...] about Healthy Weight Loss
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The new year is almost around the corner, and many of us look forward to beginning the year on a high note. Coming up with a list of new year’s resolutions is easy. The challenging part is sticking to your resolutions. Are you worried that your new year’s resolution is going to last only for a few weeks? You’re certainly not alone. No matter what your resolution is, it can be challenging to sustain it if you don’t have the right plan. Here are some ideas for new year’s resolutions that are … [Read more...] about Healthy New Year’s Resolutions
Travel is opening up again in many areas of the country. While this is normally seen as a good thing, there is one concern that many travelers should have. Does my health insurance cover me when I travel domestically? This article will guide you through the process of being medically prepared to travel out of state, the questions you should ask your healthcare provider, and how to purchase supplemental healthcare insurance to insure travel security. Preparing for Travel Pack … [Read more...] about Health Insurance – Am I Covered When I Travel Domestically?
Congratulations! Pregnancy is both exciting and unique to each woman. It inspires expecting women to make healthier lifestyle choices. The first three months of pregnancy is called the “first trimester”; it’s a time when your baby is making a foundation for a sustainable life. It’s also a time when your body is making big changes to accommodate your baby’s birth. Here is information on the first trimester and what you can typically expect. What Is the First Trimester? A healthy pregnancy … [Read more...] about First Trimester Pregnancy Health Tips
There’s nothing quite like enjoying a roaring fire in the cold months of winter with our friends and family. The crackling of the wood and extra heat radiating on our hands and feet feels downright magical. However, owning a fireplace isn’t always glamorous – it comes with its own set of rules and responsibilities. Enjoying a warm fire requires a clean and safe fireplace. Here are a few great tips and reminders to help you maintain your fireplace and ensure that your winter is nice and warm … [Read more...] about Fireplace Safety Tips
Why Should You Exercise? Physical exercise strengthens both your mind and the body. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans outlines some of the critical health benefits of physical activity, from boosting endurance to improved sleep and controlling weight gain to a lower risk of death. (Freeman, 2020) Despite the health benefits known to everyone, most people don't find time to exercise because of their busy … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Exercise Without Going to The Gym
Each year December 01 is observed as World AIDS Day. This day is an opportunity to show support to all those infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV. It is also dedicated to those who have lost their lives to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS. Individuals and organizations worldwide have been trying to bring attention to the HIV epidemic and increase awareness and knowledge. History World AIDS Day was first observed in 1988. In 1987, two officers for the … [Read more...] about World Aids Day – December 1
Over 93 million U.S. adults aged 20 or above have high cholesterol. Their arteries can be clogged, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, and stroke. What is High Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fatty substance that circulates in the blood. The body naturally makes some cholesterol, and the rest is added by the food you eat. However, cholesterol levels can be confusing; the body needs some cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and … [Read more...] about 7 Ways To Prevent High Cholesterol
Diabetes is a disease that causes sugar to remain in the blood rather than entering the body’s cells to be used for energy. Over time, high blood sugar can damage many of the body’s systems, leading to kidney disease, eye problems, nerve or vessel damage, problems with teeth or skin, foot pain, or other chronic health conditions. What’s more, diabetes medications are costly. If you have diabetes you may be taking several oral medications in addition to insulin injections to control your blood … [Read more...] about Managing Your Diabetes
WHAT IS COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, refers to a group of diseases, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, that cause airway obstruction and other breathing-related problems. Chronic respiratory diseases comprise the third leading cause of death in the U.S. While more than 16 million Americans have COPD, millions more are not being treated and may not even know they have the condition. CAUSES AND RISK FACTORS Chronic lung disease is a serious condition that … [Read more...] about CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD)