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)
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)
Claiming some 50,000 lives per year, the flu poses serious health risks. Getting the vaccine is the best protection. It can immunize you against flu or at least minimize the symptoms. The Mayo Clinic explains. (Photo: Mark C. Olsen, Creative Commons)
With attention to diet, exercise and other lifestyle modifications, millions of Americans who are prediabetic can prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The federal CDC explains how. (Photo: Sriram Bala, Creative Commons)
Forget ghouls and monsters, sugar may be the scariest part of Halloween. Not only is it addictive, sugar is also associated with a variety of health problems. And our kids are eating a lot of it! Salon.com reports. (Photo: Pixabay)
Practicing Christian mindfulness and prayer can not only bring one closer to God, but it can also reduce stress, lengthen our lives and improve our body’s responses to a wide variety of illnesses and conditions. Joan Watson explains.
Doctors agree that the standard American diet causes thousands of early or unnecessary deaths every year. The White House is working on a strategy to encourage people to eat more healthfully, NPR reports. (Photo © saje – Fotolia.com)
Some 40 percent of dementia cases could be delayed or prevented if people pay attention to 12 key risk factors, the Alzheimers Society reports. Which risk factors are most prominent for you? (Photo: oddharmonic, Creative Commons)
Our government has declared monkeypox a national health emergency, but what exactly are the risks? How is is spread? This article from Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health gives authoritative answers.
Medical science has confirmed the many benefits of stretching your body. It improves everything from flexibility to mood and stress. But the Mayo Clinic says its important to stretch properly. This resource, including its link to proper stretches, can get you going.