• Wash the Rind to Leave Bacteria Behind

    June 16, 2021
    The peak of summer brings ripe, delicious melons, like cantaloupe and watermelon, from the farm to your table. Watermelons are not only refreshing, they’re also a great source of the antioxidant lycopene. What’s so special about lycopene?...
  • What Happens When Your Doctor Recommends Physical Therapy

    June 15, 2021
    You probably do your best to stay in shape. Maybe a burst of new motivation inspired you to ramp things up a bit – add another activity to your regular workout routine. In your enthusiasm, maybe you decided to charge full speed ahead instead of....
  • Are You in the Money? Or in the Red?

    June 14, 2021
    When you think about taking better care of yourself, what are the first things that come to mind? Maybe you think you should eat more fruits and veggies. Maybe you decide to exercise more, get more sleep, or finally get that annual checkup. Those...
  • Career Wellness: It's Important to Your Health and Well-Being

    June 11, 2021
    It doesn’t seem like a crazy aspiration. We spend so much time of our time working, wouldn’t it be nice to actually enjoy what we do? Who doesn’t want to spend their time doing something interesting, rewarding and personally fulfill...
  • Fun Fitness for the Entire Family

    June 10, 2021
    “I’m bored!’ “There’s nothing to do!” How many times have we heard this from our kids? If you grew up before the age of video games, your first response might be, “Go outside!” On second thought, this m...
  • How to Prepare the Day of Your First 5K Race

    June 9, 2021
    You’ve been training over the past few months to run your first 5K. Although it’s exciting, it can also be nerve wrecking if you’re not a seasoned runner. Are you prepared for the event? Is there anything else you should be doing or...
  • How to Stay in Shape on Vacation

    June 8, 2021
    Vacations often mean our exercise routines fall by the wayside. They don’t have to. Even if you’re away from home, you can still have fun and relax while sneaking in some quick workouts. There are a number of physical activities you...
  • Opioid Review: A Painless Conversation about Pain

    June 7, 2021
    If you have a chronic condition or have ever recovered from an injury or illness, you know how difficult coping with pain can be. Pain management has become a controversial topic. The current epidemic of addiction to opioid pain medications is a...
  • Turning Your Chores into a Workout

    June 3, 2021
    Next time you see a ring around your bathtub, don’t despair. Instead, just get out your scrub brush and give your upper body a workout. After all, the only bad workout is the one you didn’t do! Household chores can be a great form of exer...
  • Understanding Sickle Cell Disease and Living Well

    June 2, 2021
    Family traits handed down to us and DNA play a large role in our health and well-being. Genetic changes and traits carried by parents may appear in their children, even though the parents don’t have any physical characteristics of those conditi....
  • Helping Your Kids Watch What They Eat

    June 1, 2021
    Childhood obesity has tripled in children and teens since the 1970s – and quadrupled in teens. This epidemic is leaving many at risk for adult health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke and cancer. One of the best places for....
  • When I Do Cardiovascular Exercise, My Heart Does WHAT?

    May 28, 2021
    My name is Stephanie, and I am a cardio junkie. Run, walk, elliptical, bike – I don’t care what it is, I love the feeling of getting my heart pumping. But honestly, I never really thought about what goes on INSIDE my body when I’m w...
  • Kids’ Healthy Eating Habits Start at Home

    May 27, 2021
    Parents are the perfect resource when it comes to improving diet and activity levels at home. Starting good habits early can have positive long-term effects on kids’ health. Wondering where to start? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) off....
  • Now’s the Time to Catch Up on Childhood Immunizations

    May 26, 2021
    Getting childhood immunizations on time matters. If children don’t have their shots, they are at greater chance of getting some serious diseases. They could also spread those diseases to their friends and family. Many parents and children staye....
  • Taking a Break out in Nature Helps Your Mind and Body

    May 26, 2021
    For many people, long summer days are when the travel bug bites. But you don’t have to jump on a plane or take an epic road trip to get away. Sometimes all it takes to rest and recharge is getting outdoors. Chances are, there are many places no....