The Surgeon General reported that nearly half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure. Of those with high blood pressure, three out of four have uncontrolled high blood pressure and one in three leave their condition untreated. Learn how to properly take your blood pressure and what your numbers mean here. Learn more at heart.org/hbp.
February is National Heart Month. Learn more HERE about Heart Month history, why it’s important and steps you can take to improve your own heart health.
Whether you are looking for a light dinner or a tasty appetizer for the big game, this recipe from AimeeMars.com will not disappoint.
From National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health – Read full article Outdoor workers are exposed to many types of hazards that depend on their type of work, geographic region, season, and duration of time they are outside. Employers should train outdoor workers about their workplace hazards, including hazard identification and recommendations for preventing and […]
Did you know that one pint of blood can save up to three lives? Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. We have the information you need to educate yourself and help those in need. Click here to read more.
Swapping spaghetti squash for pasta is a great way to cut back on carbs and calories in this saucy vegan dinner. Here, we have tossed the squash with a simple fresh tomato sauce. Jazz up the sauce with crushed red pepper flakes, Kalamata olives and/or capers, if you like.
In a tiny hot metal room at the University of Ottawa, Katrin Bachmann was hard at work, pumping her legs on a recumbent bicycle. Hooked up to machines that monitored her breathing, her heart rate and her body temperature, the 51-year-old was sweating for science: to help researchers better understand how middle-aged and older adults… […]
From ScienceDaily – read the entire article Date: October 3, 2018 Source:University of British Columbia Summary:Exercising at least three times a week for six months reduced stress in a group of family caregivers and even appeared to lengthen a small section of their chromosomes that is believed to slow cellular aging.
INSIDE A SPACIOUS exercise studio in Falls Church, Virginia, instructor Susan Lowery leads eight students through a series of yoga moves, like Downward-Facing Dog and the Tree Pose. But Lowery isn’t a yogi, and this isn’t a typical yoga class, where students execute their moves on mats. Instead, Lowery, 47, and the students inside Monarca […]
THE FITNESS WORLD LOVES the debate: cardio or strength training? Which workout is best, and which can you cut from your exercise routine? The reality is cardio and strength don’t need to be mutually exclusive – nor should they be. “Both [cardio and strength training] need to be included in a well-rounded exercise program,” says […]
From ScienceDaily – read the full article Date: September 19, 2018 Source: The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Summary: Vitamin D is already well known for its benefits in building healthy bones. A new study supports the idea that it also may reduce cancer risk as well as breast cancer mortality, especially in women with […]
This is a great dessert option for those needing a low sugar, low carb option.Recipe submitted by Kerri Pittman, RD, LD – Huntsville Hospital Health System
Your kids will never know these sweet delights are good for them! You will never miss the store bought versions either.Recipe submitted by Kerri Pittman, RD, LD – Huntsville Hospital Health System
Heading to a potluck or just want a refreshing snack? This recipe has you covered.Recipe submitted by Kerri Pittman, RD, LD – Huntsville Hospital Health System
Love green bean casserole, but hate the calorie count? Try this healthy makeover of your holiday favorite.
This recipe can be found at www.mayoclinic.org.
Spring has officially sprung and bright, fresh herbs are a great way to liven up your weeknight dinners. Many grocery stores have started selling potted, fresh herbs in the produce section, so this is a great and convenient way to get your hands on some. Try replanting them in a decorative pot or even […]
You want to pass on certain things like family traditions, a grandmother’s quilt or dad’s love of books – but no one wants to pass on a serious illness. Take charge of your health and help protect those around you by asking about vaccines at your next doctor’s visit. Read More
Since May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, let’s talk prevention. This incredible video offers a unique perspective on the importance of using sunscreen.
When you move beyond thinking of herbs as mere garnishes and start to see them as major culinary players, a whole world of healthy taste opens up to you. Read full story Also, check out our Margherita Pizza recipe for another way to put your herbs to good use.
As Stress Awareness Month (April) draws to a close, take a moment to read more about the dangers stress may bring. Stress is a silent killer. There’s plenty of research on the subject that shows that too much stress can have traumatizing health effects. Here are 11 statistics about stress and what to do about […]
HEAT ILLNESS CAN BE DEADLY. Every year, thousands of workers become sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable. Employers are responsible for providing workplaces that are safe from excessive heat. Read more here.
What if I told you that you could invest one dollar in your business that would generate three dollars in return. Is that an investment you would make? That’s how much you can save by investing in corporate wellness. Programs that reduce health care costs, increase productivity, decrease absenteeism, and increase job satisfaction are well […]
Even if you haven’t been indulging in rich, comforting meals all winter, chances are you’ve accumulated more unhealthy foods in your freezer, fridge and cupboard than you realize. To start off the new season on the right foot, a little spring cleaning for your food supply might be in order. Read full article here.
On-site and Near-site clinics are quickly becoming the proactive solution for organizations seeking to control health care costs.