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
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
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.
Recognize the risks related to pushing and pulling and understand how to minimize your risk of injury. Work in the Power Zone with your arms slightly bent, hands in front of your body. Move your feet to improve body position and minimize end-range motion. Know your limits. Seek assistance or use of available tools or … Continue reading Pushing & Pulling
Drinking fluids serves a range of purposes in our bodies: removing waste through urine; controlling body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure; and maintaining a healthy metabolism. Without water, the body begins to shut down. Symptoms of severe dehydration include altered behavior: severe anxiety, confusion, or not being able to stake awake; faintness that is … Continue reading The Importance of Hydration
Not eating enough or eating the wrong food can cause fatigue. Foods high in sugar and simple carbohydrates can cause your blood sugar to peak and crash. Always eat a healthy breakfast that includes protein and complex carbohydrates to avoid fatigue and keep your energy levels stable. Hidden food allergies can make you sleepy. If … Continue reading Fatigue & Nutrition
Exercise will not make you more fatigued. Exercise generates energy. Sedentary people who start to exercise feel much less fatigued than those who stay idle. Jumping up and down can give you a jolt of energy. Sudden short bursts of exercise can trigger the release of feel-good endorphins. Studies have shown that a short walk … Continue reading Fatigue & Exercise
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