Ease Tension with Neck Stretches

Posted on: September 13, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Standing for long periods of time or sitting at a desk all day can take a toll on your neck. To prevent or reduce stiffness and pain, try simple neck stretches throughout the day. Neck pain is one of the most common types of pain among Americans, but as with any other part of your body, exercises and… Read More »

Smart Workout

Posted on: August 9, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

The American Heart Association recommends adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity, such as brisk walking, or at least 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, such as running, each week. You should also do moderate- to high-intensity muscle strengthening at least two days a week. Children age two and older… Read More »

Drop the remote!

Posted on: August 9, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association reported people who watch three or more hours of television a day double their risk of death at a younger age. This research reinforces the dangers associated with a sedentary lifestyle, which include high blood pressure, obesity, cancer and heart disease. Too much technology… Read More »

Managing Stress on a Busy Schedule

Posted on: July 26, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day. Juggling several tasks can burn you out, leaving no room to focus on your wellbeing. Be kind to yourself and take moments to destress and reboot your brain. Here are five healthy techniques to help reduce stress during your busy day. Take a break from the stressor. It… Read More »

Sports Drinks vs Water for Children

Posted on: July 12, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Many people use sports drinks before, during, or after an activity; however, if you aren’t exercising intensely or are exercising for less than one hour, water is your best choice. Children and teens use carbohydrates for energy. A balanced diet gives most children and teens the carbohydrates and electrolytes they need. Extra carbohydrates and electrolytes… Read More »

Dodge the heat and workout indoors!

Posted on: July 12, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

As the summer heat rises, don’t use the temperature as your excuse to slack on your fitness plan. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, adults should exercise at least 30 minutes a day, a minimum of five days per week, preferably seven days a week. If you can’t spare 30 minutes… Read More »

Summertime Family Fun

Posted on: June 28, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Take advantage of the beautiful weather and get outside with your family for some fun and physical activity in the sun. Experts recommend adults participate in moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes per day for five days a week. Children and teens should get at least an hour of moderate to vigorous activity… Read More »

Eat Right, Affordably!

Posted on: June 14, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

When money is tight and time is short, it may seem difficult to maintain a healthy diet. But mealtime doesn’t have to be costly, complicated, or unhealthy – eating right can be affordable, convenient and nutritious with a small amount of advanced planning. Simple concepts like portion control, choosing frozen or canned produce, and safely… Read More »

Easing the Pain

Posted on: June 7, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

Pain, stiffness, and swelling in your joints are all symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic inflammatory disorder that can also affect other body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels. Staying active can help relieve the symptoms of RA by strengthening your joints, improving your range of motion, and giving you the opportunity… Read More »

Men’s Health Month

Posted on: May 31, 2018 by Healthy Lives No Comments

  June is Men’s Health Month! Take this opportunity to heighten your awareness about preventable health problems and diseases among men. Each year, over 700,000 men are diagnosed with cancer and nearly 300,000 die from the disease. The cancers that most often affect men are prostate, colon, lung, and skin cancers. According to the National Foundation… Read More »