Thursday, March 22, 2018

Does buying organic make a difference?

As interest in organic food has grown, so have your options at most grocery stores, and for a lot of us all of these additional options are sometimes a little overwhelming.

It used to be that you could only find organic options at health food stores, but not anymore. Now as you shop, you probably wonder if paying more for organic at the grocery store makes a difference.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ways to reduce your risk for colon cancer

Colorectal cancer isn’t picky. It can afflict anyone, and the growth of this type of cancer is one of most common. The good news is if it is detected early, colon cancer is also one of the most curable.

It’s also preventable.

In terms of risk factors, age matters. Being over 50 years old increases your chance of getting a colon cancer diagnosis. Likelihood of getting colon cancer also may go up based on hereditary conditions and family history, obesity, and lifestyle choices (from smoking and too much alcohol to lack of exercise and poor diet).

doctor and patient discussing colon cancer

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Heart healthy fitness tips

The bad news? Almost one in three deaths in the US annually is caused by heart disease and stroke, according to the CDC.

The good news? A majority of those strokes and cases of heart disease are preventable.

No matter your shape, age, or size, you can take steps to reduce your chances with the adoption of healthy habits. The key to getting started is simple: something is better than nothing, and something you will do regularly is best of all.

group doing yoga

Thursday, March 1, 2018

3 tips for getting better sleep

Your need for sleep decreases until you turn 20-years-old, according to the National Sleep Foundation. That’s the age when it usually stabilizes.

Most adults find their 'sleeping sweet spot' is getting somewhere between seven and nine hours of sleep each night. And, if you regularly get about eight hours, that basically adds up to spending about a third of your life asleep.

That’s a lot of zzzzzzzzzzzzs.

man stretching in the morning

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Four tips to get your kids to eat healthy foods

If you want your kids to develop healthy eating habits, focus on the fun. Shape positive behaviors by teaching them about the importance of good health early on, and help keep them from developing bad habits with long-lasting effects. Here are some strategies to make it easier:

family cooking together