Fitness – Stretching & Physical Activity

Regular physical activity improves health and reduces the risk of premature death in the following ways: Reduces the risk of having a stroke. Reduces the risk of having heart disease. Lowers the risk of developing high blood pressure. Helps people to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. Reduces feelings of depression and anxiety. Promotes … Continue reading Fitness – Stretching & Physical Activity

Hydration – Prepare Yourself

As the temperature begins to change for the northern hemisphere, it is important to begin increasing your daily water consumption. Follow these tips to develop good hydration habits to prepare yourself for the coming months. Choose water instead of caffeinated beverages. Reduce or eliminate your alcohol intake. Drink plenty of water, even if your are … Continue reading Hydration – Prepare Yourself

Love Your Heart By Eating Healthy

An ideal eating plan incorporates a variety of: Fruits Proteins: beans, eggs, fish, nuts, lean meats and poultry. Low-fat dairy products. Vegetables. Whole grains and fiber. Limited amounts of high-cholesterol foods, saturated fats and trans fats. Limited amounts of sodium, which is found in salt. Limited amounts of alcohol.

Keys to Preventing Dehydration & Heat Related Illness

According to WebMD, prolonged or intense exposure to hot temperatures can cause heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat stroke. As your body works to cool itself under extreme or prolonged heat, blood rushes to the surface of your skin. As a result, less blood reaches your brain, muscles, and other organs. This … Continue reading Keys to Preventing Dehydration & Heat Related Illness