With childhood obesity continuing to skyrocket, many parents are foregoing the usual candy-laden Easter baskets for their children. The Modern Mom Lounge blog offers some alternatives to the sugar-filled basket.
What happens when you stop taking Ozempic or Wegovy?
The drugs have attracted hundreds of thousands of non-diabetics because it helps them shed weight. But in many cases the weight returned when they stopped taking them. The Wall Street Journal reports. (Photo: Andres Ayrton via Pexels)
The hidden costs of insufficient sleep
Chipping away at a full night’s sleep in favor of a few hours of wakefulness can carry some harmful health consequences, this Harvard Medical School report says. This article explains the risks, but also gives tips on how to get enough sleep. (Photo: Meagan, Creative Commons)
Is a parish nurse position right for your church?
We live our best lives when we are healthy in body, mind and spirit – and this focus on holistic well-being is a focus of parish nurses. The Westberg Institute offers great information about establishing a parish nursing program in your congregation.
Should your church’s first aid kit contain NARCAN?
As the opioid crisis continues to cause thousands of overdose deaths per year, many churches keep NARCAN on hand and train congregants in its use. Given at the onset of an overdose, it can save a life. This CDC resource provides solid information on the medication.
Feeling SAD? It may be seasonal affective disorder
In winter, some people feel blue or depressed because of seasonal affective disorder, believed to be related to brain chemical changes caused by winter’s shorter days and less sun. Johns Hopkins Medicine explains and offers tips on coping.
23 New Years resolutions for a healthier 2023
OK, so the holidays are over. Looking back, you’ve enjoyed yourself but have put on a few pounds. It’s time to get serious about your physical, emotional and spiritual health. Here, from Healthline, are 23 resolutions you can keep!
Limit the booze in your Christmas celebrations
The holidays are a perfect time for parties, but it’s often too easy to for celebrants to get carried away and drink more than they intended to. Alcohol Change UK offers commonsense strategies to moderate the booze. (Photo: Tembela Bohle via Pexels)
Stay healthier this Christmas by avoiding these risks
From slip-and-fall injuries while hanging up decorations to overeating and drinking, the holiday season brings many health risks. BestLifeOnline tells on how to avoid problems and stay healthy. (Photo: 1989 movie poster, Christmas Vacation)
Recipes for a healthier Thanksgiving dinner
Every Thanksgiving, often it’s more than just the turkey that gets stuffed, and we may binge on food that is not good for us. The Mayo Clinic offers recipes for eating more healthfully this holiday season. (Photo: Monstera,via Pexels)
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