Monthly information and suggestions to promote a healthier lifestyle and a stronger sense of well-being.
Packing Up: Prevent Backpack Injuries09-01-2018
Kids are back in school which means their backpacks are chock full of heavy school supplies! Kids are carrying more than ever in their backpacks and the load is getting heavy! Backpack injuries are a real concern. Doctors treat at least 14,000 children each year with injuries related to heavy backpacks.READ MORE
How Much Diet and Exercise Can Lower Your Blood Pressure08-01-2018
Got high blood pressure? You’re in good company.
Nearly half of U.S. adults now have hypertension, according to recent guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.
That means that many people who had “prehypertension” according to the old guidelines now have “stage 1 hypertension.” Most of them don’t need to start taking drugs to lower their pressure (that depends on other risk factors). Instead, the guidelines recommend a healthy lifestyle.
Why? Because it works. Below are ways to lower your systolic pressure (the higher of your two blood pressure readings), according to the new guidelines:READ MORE
What Keeps You Up at Night?07-01-2018
Whether you lie in bed staring at the ceiling at night or wake up at 3 am and can’t seem to get back to bed, sleep problems are nothing to laugh about. We’ve all heard the saying “try counting sheep”, but when you are five hours away from your work day or a screaming child, there’s little comfort in knowing you could count to 100 and still be up. I know that in my final trimester of pregnancy, sleep was an allusive beast for me.READ MORE
Article obtained through Emergency Management Preparedness and Recovery
Have you ever considered what your game plan would be in case something severe ever happened where you worked or lived?
You don’t want to be caught in a crises situation like a tornado touching down or severe flooding, even a massive fire that engulfs a neighborhood. There are certain things you should have available to help you and your family in case of an emergency. You should have a basic survival kit that can keep you, your family, even your neighbors safe.READ MORE
Sodium Intake and Your Health05-01-2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently noted that only half of the 75 million adults in America who have hypertension (high blood pressure) have it under control. One reason, says the expert team, is that people with hypertension often fail to take the medications that could help keep it under control. As hypertension typically has no symptoms, it might be “out of sight, out of mind,” even as it raises the risk of heart disease, stroke, vascular dementia, vision loss, kidney disease and other dangerous health conditions.READ MORE