Taking Care of Yourself

Every day, millions of people across the United States give care to people with mental and physical challenges. They range from family members to trained aides to nurses. No matter which category they are in there is always the risk for mental and physical exhaustion. Fortunately, there are steps and Read more…

Removing Exercise Barriers

Today, about half of all American adults – 117 million people – have one or more preventable chronic disease. Seven out the ten most common diseases are influenced by regular physical activity. Yet nearly 80% of adults are not meeting the physical fitness guidelines.[1]   The good news is that Read more…

Physical Activity and Chronic Disease

Regular physical activity helps improve overall health, fitness, and quality of life.  Do you know it also helps reduce the risk of chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, many types of cancer, depression, and dementia? The World Health Organization (WHO), reported that physical inactivity is the fourth leading Read more…

Low Vitamin D Linked to Headaches

Insufficient levels of vitamin D have been linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression, and musculoskeletal pain. According to the University of Eastern Finland, The Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor study found low vitamin D may increase the risk of chronic headache. The study examined approximately 2,600 men aged Read more…

Is It Time?

People are living longer today than ever before. According to the US Census Bureau, people age 65 and older will represent over 18 percent of the population by the year 2030, almost double that of today. While living longer is reason to celebrate, it is not without its challenges. As Read more…

Waiting to Call for Help?

A study finds that half of people who suffer with a heart attack fail to immediately call an ambulance for help. This delays the diagnosis which could potentially worsen their odds of survival. People who found another way to the hospital or delayed calling an ambulance increased their average diagnosis Read more…