Healthy Lifestyle

Primary Care Providers Help Patients Maintain Wellness 

  • Doctor taking patients blood pressure

While it’s easy to get tired of the “same old” advice to eat well, exercise, and get enough sleep, these wellness basics are much easier to live with than a series of escalating healthcare issues resulting from years of neglect. Obesity, inactivity and a lack of sleep put the body under continual stress, leading to pain, decreased function and, in many […]

8 Tips for Winter Workouts 

  • Woman stopped after running in the cold

Working out in cold weather isn’t for everyone, but if treadmill boredom is getting to you, here are eight tips for winter workouts:   1) Stay visible. Many of us work out either before or after work when winter visibility is low. Be sure to wear reflective clothing, and a headlamp if […]

5 Tips for Renewing Your New Year’s Resolutions 

  • Woman smiling and reading to help renew resolutions

If you’re still sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions, congratulations. If you’re falling behind, however, welcome to the crowd! You are not alone! If you’d like to get back on track, here are five tips that can help.   Get inspired! Find someone you know who has stuck to a resolution over the long term. […]

Tips for Organizing Medications

  • Medication organizer

Organizing medications for a loved one can be exhausting.  To make things easier, it helps to have a medication list and a pillbox.   The MEDICATION LIST should contain the following information:   Medication Name  Name and phone number of prescribing healthcare provider  What is it for?   How much should be taken?  […]

Strength Training with YouTube 

  • Woman exercising with a video on TV

Since we posted about Online Yoga Resources in October, and How to Buy a Treadmill in November, we’re rounding December out with suggestions for Strength Training with YouTube.   YouTube is full of exercise channels that will get you motivated for doing “at home” strength training workouts. Only a minimum of equipment is required. Here are just a few:   POPSUGAR Fitness, which […]

How to Choose a Treadmill

Before you start reading treadmill reviews, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself.   Where will I Put it?   Do you have enough dedicated floorspace for a 7 by 3’ machine? If not, consider looking at folding treadmills that can fold down when in use and then fold up against a […]

Adjusting to the Time Change

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Next Sunday morning at 2 am, Daylight Savings Time will end and the clock will move forward an hour. While an extra hour of sleep on Sunday morning sounds great, the time change isn’t all good news. Fortunately, using this next week to prepare can help minimize the downside.   Loss of sleep is common with both the spring […]

“Over the Road” Health is an Uphill Journey

A national survey conducted in 2010 showed that truck drivers were twice as likely to smoke and twice as likely to be obese, as the general US adult working population. While the average American lifespan is 78, the average lifespan for truckers is only 61.   Living a healthy life on the road […]