Tips For Healthy Living

Tips For Healthy Living

  • Keep Your Skin Healthy This Summer

    Sunburns: Avoiding them and treating them

    Blistering sunburns don’t just put a damper on your fun in the sun, they also increase your risk of developing skin cancers, including melanoma. All shades of skin are at risk for sunburns, although it is more common in individuals with fair skin and light eye color, so do your […]

  • Managing Hypertension with the DASH Diet

    What you eat can help lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk for stroke and heart disease.
    One such diet, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, has been shown to reduce blood pressure. This diet is low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and total fat. The diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products.
    According to the […]

  • CPR Training and You

    Should I get CPR training?
    Yes, you should get CPR training! Every year, thousands of people have a cardiac arrest. This is when their heart stops beating. It happens at home or in other places outside of a hospital. Most people who have cardiac arrest die before they reach the hospital, but CPR can greatly increase their chances of surviving. […]

  • How to Stay Healthy at Work

    Sick days are no vacation. Because the flu virus spreads from person to person, it is possible to catch the virus at work. But there are things you can do to protect yourself at the office. And if you think you might be sick, there are things you can do to prevent coworkers from getting sick, […]

  • Eye Care Essentials for Computer Users

    If you spend hours each day working at a computer screen, you may suffer from eyestrain, blurred vision, itchy eyes, and occasional double vision.
    However, studies have found no sign that working on a computer screen causes permanent vision problems. Short-term problems, like tired, irritated, or watery eyes, do bother many people who work at computers. These […]

  • 5 Exercises to Prevent an Aching Neck

    One of the things many of us take for granted is a pain-free neck. It’s only when we have a stiff or painful neck that we wish we had taken preventive measures. The exercises discussed below are to strengthen and stretch a normal neck. If you have preexisting neck pain or a spine condition, check […]

  • 911 Basics: Responding to a Heart Attack

    Heart disease is the leading killer in the United States. Knowing the warning signs of a heart attack and how to respond could save a life. The following guidelines can help you make the right decisions and take the right steps when seconds count.

  • Designing an Exercise Program

    How to design an exercise program
    Exercise is essential for maintaining your health. It can also improve your overall sense of well-being. Even low-to-moderate intensity activities, for as little as 30 minutes a day, can be beneficial. These activities may include:

    Pleasure walking
    Climbing stairs
    Yard work
    Moderate-to-heavy housework
    Home exercise

    However, more vigorous aerobic activities are best for improving the fitness of your heart […]

  • Medication Management Tips

    Medication Management Tips
    How many different medicines do you take? Most people with heart failure or other cardiovascular illnesses take several. It’s no wonder you may become puzzled over which medicines to take and when, how much to take, or what symptoms the drugs treat.
    To prevent missed or double doses, side effects, and drug interactions, keep […]

  • Making Changes to Avoid Heart Disease

    Making Changes to Avoid Heart Disease
    Your heart is a vital organ that keeps your body functioning. Unfortunately, many people don’t treat it that way. They may not realize that their daily habits and lifestyle can overwork and damage their hearts. So, take care of your heart and yourself. Start by making the following lifestyle changes.
    Get […]