Due to Covid-19, extreme weather and other phenomena, our nation is awash in grief and loss. Even emotionally resilient people are mourning from loss … of loved ones, of restricted mobility, of a vision of a stable future. How to cope? Health.com has put together an assortment of helpful articles.
Just when you thought the pandemic’s light was at the end of the tunnel, a surge in cases has renewed worry … and confusion! If you’ve been vaccinated, you may be helped with a booster. How do you know? This article from Yale Medicine can help. (Photo: N.J. Military and Veterans Affairs, Creative Commons)
Diabetes is on the rise in our nation, but being aware of the risk factors for the disease and the warning signs of prediabetes can help you, your loved ones and your congregation stay healthy. Authoritative information from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Fight or flight” is another term for “stress response,” and while it may be useful in emergency, experienced in everyday life it can lead to serious health problems. Harvard Health says simple breathing techniques can help you cope. (Photo: Shawn Rossi, Creative Commons)
In our culture of instant gratification, we want everything fast — including weight loss! But sustainable and healthy weight loss takes time, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control, which offers guidance on how to get started AND stay on goal! (Photo: Dr. Abdulla Nasar, Creative Commons)
The body consists mostly of water, which keeps it running smoothly. So it’s really important that you drink enough fluids to stay healthy, especially when it’s hot, says this article from Mayo Clinic. (Photo: Russellstreet, Creative Commons)
Americans today spend 92 percent of their time indoors, which means many of us are missing out on the mental, spiritual and physical benefits of being outside. Men’s Health magazine explains, and offers goals for how to maximize the benefits. (Photo: Glacier NPS, Public Domain)
Whether you are striving to look better in a bathing suit or just taking better care of yourself, a healthier lifestyle is within your reach this summer. The federal Centers for Disease Control offers some key tips. (Photo: Mikko Koponen, Creative Commons)
Scientists have long known the benefits of exercise to help brain function, but new research is discovering why. Outside magazine reports on new findings that affirm vigorous exercise can improve memory and cognitive function. (Photo: David Hudson, Creative Commons)
Stress is a part of being human, and it’s not all bad. Stress motivates us and helps us get things done. But too much stress over too much time can be harmful to our body, mind, and spirit. Web MD offers tips to beat stress. (Photo: Bottled Void, Creative Commons)