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Wellness embraces a lifestyle that promotes better health and improved quality of life through the integration of the body, mind, and spirit. When health and well-being become our number one priorities, we begin to upgrade the quality of life we lead and we embark on a journey that relays that same quality of life to the ones we love most. Take action today to improve your health and the health of those you love.
Meeting a deadline at the
office, cleaning out the garage, family responsibilities… we all have that
ever-growing to-do list.. Let’s face it… sometimes our lives stress us out!
Stress can sometimes lead to serious mental problems such as depression. Clinical depression does not discriminate – it affects men
and women of all ages, races, and socioeconomic status. One in four women and
one in 10 men will suffer from depression at some point in their lives. Some of
the key symptoms are persistent feelings of emptiness, extreme fatigue and loss
of interest in activities. Many who suffer from depression do not seek
treatment. Screenings are often the first step in getting help; Overwhelmed
will explain why they should be a routine part of your healthcare.
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For many, alcohol has become synonymous
with social occasions and celebrations. There’s nothing wrong with drinking
alcohol, as long as it’s in moderation. Last Call sheds light on the difference
between alcohol abuse and alcoholism; warning signs and symptoms; and alcohol’s
effects on the body, relationships and your career.
Whether it’s your diagnosis or that of a friend or family member, cancer is a difficult experience for everyone involved. It’s important to allow yourself to feel the range of emotions that accompany a diagnosis; this is the first step in moving forward. Your next move is to take action and empower yourself with as much information as possible on your disease. When it’s time to start making decisions, make sure you, and not your cancer, are in control.
Spots … you find them on ladybugs, leopards and polka-dot dresses, and sometimes they even end up on the carpet. But spots do not belong on your skin. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. There are three major types of skin cancer: squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma (these are the two most common forms) and melanoma (the less common but most dangerous form). Skin cancer occurs when there are mutations in the DNA of the skin cells. When these mutations happen they don’t discriminate; skin cancer affects men and women of all ages and races.
The light of your life. The apple of your eye. Your better half...The pain in your side? Relationships are a balancing act of two people sharing their lives, providing each other with love and support while still maintaining their identities as separate individuals. As years pass, the general stresses of life - career, kids, finances, illnesses - can get in the way of a couple's intimacy. So what can you do to keep that closeness and maintain the va-va-va-voom in your relationship?
Did you know type 2 diabetes accounts for approximately 90% of all diabetic cases worldwide? Type 1 accounts for roughly 10%. Both types are the results of metabolism disorder where the body has a difficult time producing or properly responding to insulin. Without insulin, the body cannot convert sugar from food into nutrients for cells. Undiagnosed or uncontrolled, diabetes can cause serious organ damage and a variety of other health complications. The good news is: diabetes is a manageable disease, but you have to work with you doctor.
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Super foods power our brains, fuel our bodies, lower
cholesterol, and protect against heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes and
respiratory infections. Some even improve our moods! These dietary superheroes aptly named “super
foods” are food sources packed with higher nutrients per calorie as compared to
other foods. The addition of these unprocessed foods rich in minerals, vitamins
and antioxidants into your health and wellness plan provides an abundance of
benefits for both men and women.
Embracing the importance
of brainpower can help you live a healthier, smarter and longer life. While medical treatment is limited, your
brain is not static and there are ways we can fuel our brains to re-grow cells
and make stronger connections. There is some evidence of the use-it-or-lose-it
phenomenon. Just as your brain can grow weaker, it can also grow stronger. After all your brain has done for you, why
wait to start giving back?
a growing issue affecting Americans: allergies. Having a allergies
can be difficult not only for a child, but also for the child’s parents, since
allergens can be found in food, the environment, or in common household
products. Many Americans self-diagnose allergies, and this can be life-threatening.
It’s important to have your doctor confirm your allergies through skin tests,
blood tests, and/or allergy tests before overreacting.
Your medicine cabinet – the go-to spot when you
have a cold, headache, or muscle pain… but do you know what’s really happening
when ingesting that so-called magical over-the-counter cure? Some of the most common OTC medications can
possibly cause more harm than good if taken without the proper dose of
Moodiness, fatigue, weight gain, depression…
these are some of the symptoms a woman – and a man – experience during
menopause. It’s time to raise awareness on male menopause or ‘manopause,’ the
age-related hormone change in men.
It's here again – time to face the dreaded scale at the doctor's office. But this time is different. You've been exercising and eating well (second helping of holiday treats aside, of course). You even fit into those "skinny" jeans you've been hiding in the closet...
'Tis the season of indulgences, a time when we help ourselves to an extra serving of our favorite dish and wear out our credit cards on gifts for the ones we love. The holidays are our favorite time of year—so why are we so stressed out? This month...
About 3 percent of U.S. adolescents are affected by an eating disorder, but most do not receive treatment for their specific eating condition, according to a 2011 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)- funded study...
These days, most of us know someone who has been affected by cancer. The disease not only affects the person who is diagnosed, but also their loved ones. Your first line of defense? Get informed. Read on for a rundown...
These days, age is really is just a number: 40 is the new 30, 50 is the
new 40 and reaching the 100 mark is no longer an impossible task. In fact, centenarians are living longer because...
Babies, so sweet and innocent and new. There's something about the scent of a newborn that makes you want to hold them extra close. As your child's younger years slowly turn into pubescence, however, that sweet smell is inevitably replaced by less-thanpleasant body odor...
When it comes to our health, we try to cover all the bases: we eat our fruits and veggies, lather on the SPF, even exercise—but are you covered when it comes to your health insurance? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 46 million Americans are currently uninsured....
t's Friday and the weekend warrior is ready; projects to build, gadgets to try out and repairs to be made. Some home improvement tasks are riskier than others; keep accidents to a minimum by remembering the basics and taking an extra step of caution. Read on to learn how.....
The phrase "hips don't lie" says it all. Hips not only provide shape and support, but also enable movement, making them among the most important parts in the body. Ready to shake your hips healthy? Read on to learn how.....
As a parent, your child's well-being is your top priority. While your little ones may not yet know the importance of good health, building a positive relationship with a physician is a great first step and can give your child the tools....
The brain is a key part of our bodies; it serves as the interpreter of our senses, the initiator of our movement and the controller of our behavior. When healthy, the brain functions....
The American Heart Association estimates that more than 81,100,000 people in the United States have at least one form of cardiovascular disease—and this number is still on the rise. It's time to take control of your health. Your first step? Put a little DASH in your life....
It's been said that the groundwork of all happiness is health. In an honest evaluation of your lifestyle, are you:
If you answered yes to most of these questions but still find yourself gaining weight, your thyroid may be to blame....
It's December and truly the most wonderful time of the year as families reunite and warmth of love softens even the sternest characters around. This season, as we appreciate the many blessings we take for granted...
It's that time of year again. The holidays are upon us in all their cozy glory. Scents of all the delicious fixings, desserts and familiar sights and sounds surround us. As generosity, appreciation and love sweep in, let's take these emotions and carry them over to all areas of our lives, including our health. Say thanks for the gift of good health this November, National Diabetes Awareness Month...
It was Eleanor Roosevelt who said, "You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face." Today is the day we stare down breast cancer and decide that we are stronger, we are smarter, and we will never live in denial...
Did you know that arterial plaque is the culprit behind some of the worst cardiovascular conditions? Coronary heart disease (CHD), coronary microvascular disease (MVD), carotid artery disease (CAD) and peripheral arterial disease (PAD.) all stem from the accumulation of hardened low-density lipoprotein...
Fit & Fat
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