Spiritual leaders and places of worship can play an important role in fighting tobacco use, the number one cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can help. (Photo: Aphiwat Chuangchoem, Pexels)
Spring is in full bloom, and while blossoms and flowers are beautiful, for many it’s the season of suffering. Seasonal allergies can make you miserable, but the Mayo Clinic suggests some simple strategies to keep seasonal allergies under control. (Photo: Photo: Andrea Piacquadio, Pexels)
The weather is warming up, so it’s ideal to get outside, get moving, and get back in shape. One key is to not overthink it. Today.com offers some simple and practical tips to get you going. (Photo: David Hudson, Creative Commons)
The weather is getting warmer, the days are longer, and it’s easier to get outside. It’s a perfect set of circumstances to take steps to embrace a healthier you for the year. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have good advice. (Photo © Sebastian Duda – Fotolia.com)
Easter candy is a time-honored tradition and a delight for our children, but we all know that too much sugar is not good healthy. This article form USA Today advises parents on how to moderate candy without spoiling their children’s Easter celebration. (Photo: Tammy_L, Creative Commons)
Vegetarian diets are generally healthier for you than diets that include animal products, but some vegetarians rely too heavily on processed foods, which can be high in calories, sugar, fat and sodium. Careful planning can optimize the health benefits. This article from the Mayo Clinic tells how.
Going without enough sleep is risky. Sleep is essential to every process in the body, affecting our physical and mental functioning the next day, our ability to fight disease and develop immunity, and our metabolism and chronic disease risk, says the University of Michigan School of Public Health. (Photo: Meagan, Creative Commons)
Winter’s super dry air can cause discomfort for our skin, sinuses and lungs. Indoors may be especially dry if we have a warm-air heating system. A home humidifier, which puts moisture into the air, can help, says Rush University Medical Center.
Winter is the time we always worry about colds and flu, but this year we have the omicron variant to complicate things! But there are some commonsense steps you can take to boost your immune system to optimize health, Harvard Medical School reports.
Let’s face it: Health needs to be a high priority for us all. Without good health, the quality of our live suffers. Because we can’t control all the variables that go into good health, it’s important we get a handle on those we can. (Photo © Sebastian Duda – Fotolia.com)