Physical Health

Dance the Day Away – For Your Health!

When was the last time you really boogied down and danced? Whether you’ve been missing the gym or want a fun way to start getting in shape, there’s never been a better time to bust a move.  There are many different kinds of formal dance forms. Some community dances might not be an option…

5 Physical Warning Signs That You Need Mental Health Help

If you’re reading this and struggling with suicidal thoughts, the National Suicidal Prevention Lifeline is available to you 24/7. It’s free and confidential: 1-800-273-8255. Most people can tell the difference between they are feeling fine and when they are feeling stressed out. But what if a mental illness prevented you from recognizing that what…

10 Reasons You Should Stretch Every Day

We hear a lot about the benefits of daily workouts, but not all physical activity has to be intense exercise! Stretching is an easy way to get moving. It improves your blood flow, brain function, and overall health! Here are some reasons you should stretch every day, whether it’s at your workstation, in your…

Does Your Workstation Help or Hurt You?

There’s been a lot of studies that tell us the dangers of sitting at your desk for long periods of time. With most Americans sitting for an average of 11 hours a day, it’s not surprising that standing desks and ergonomic keyboards are in the spotlight.  But if you stand, or are on the…

5 Easy Ways You Can Sleep Better

They aren’t hard to do, and they could dramatically help your sleeping!   1- Don’t Drink Caffeine After Dinner Drinking caffeine after lunch might be one of the ways you’re hurting your ability to fall asleep by accident. While it varies from person to person, caffeine usually stays in your body for 4 to…

Brain Injury Awareness Month: How To Keep Your Head Safe from Concussions

If you’ve ever received a concussion before, you have a much higher risk of receiving another, even years after the first one. Here are some tips to stay safe from concussions.   Always Keep Your Head Protected Wearing helmets might be uncomfortable and inconvenient, but they can save you from serious trauma and head…

The Health Benefits of Walking Your Dog

While walking your dog is certainly a great time for your dog, it also has a surprising number of benefits for you at the same time!  It’s a Great Exercise! Walking your dog has some great physical exercise benefits! If you walk consistently, it can improve cardiovascular fitness, lower blood pressure, strengthen muscles and…

How Good Heart Health Can Lead To A Better Life

A Healthy Heart Fights Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Memory Loss Based on new research from Harvard studies, everything that is linked to being unhealthy for your blood vessels and heart is also linked to dementia. What you would normally think of as bad for your heart is also connected to tiny trauma to your brain’s…

Healthy Weight Week: How To Be Healthier in 2020

Losing weight takes more than a desire or a new diet plan. It takes commitment and a well-thought-out plan. Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting started: Step 1: Make a commitment. Ultimately your path to becoming healthier comes down to one moment: are you willing to put in the effort and make a commitment…

Healthy Weight Week: What Weight Is Healthy?

With all of the current pressures to lose weight to an unrealistic or unhealthy degree, how can you tell if a weight-loss plan is healthy and sustainable? With so many new fad diets out there promising miraculous weight loss, the science of what is a healthy and sustainable plan can get lost in all…