The parties can pile on the pounds and the stress this time of year, but you can escape the holiday season unscathed with these smart and calorie-conscious tips. Here's how to be healthy during the holidays. Find New Ways to Move If your exercise routine feels laborious or tedious already, chances are you won't get excited about doing it when you're tired, overworked and overbooked. Instead of sticking to the same 30-minute jog or routine gym session, branch out and [...]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast self-exam, or regularly examining your breasts on your own, can be an important way to find breast cancer early when it’s more likely to be treated successfully. While no single test can detect all breast cancers early, Breastcancer.org believes that performing breast self-exam in combination with other screening methods can increase the odds of early detection.
Staying motivated during the summer can be incredibly difficult. The kids are home from school. There are a million dishes in the sink that need to get finished before bed. There’s always someone (a child or spouse) derailing you from your never-ending task list that just seems so out of reach. Oh, and you still have your job to add on to this. So, how do you tackle the mountain of work without burning out? The answer is so [...]
This one is for the dudes – the men in our lives. June is all about the men that we love and care about; it’s also Men Health Month. Celebrate what makes you amazingly you. Since 1994, sponsored by a congressional health education program, Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the United States with health fairs, screenings, and other health education/outreach activities. Why Men’s Health Month? Despite the amazing medical advances, men still have a 7-year average shorter lifespan than [...]
If high intensity workouts are not your thing, don’t worry because you can get back to nature and one with yourself by doing a ten-minute yoga routine outdoors. Yoga has been proven to help relieve stress, regular hormone levels, and it definitely is not an “easy” workout. Yoga can be incredibly challenging as you have to focus on your body in order for the moves to be effective. You can find some great resources online or at a local [...]