Physical Health

National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month: Staying Safe This December

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month! According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 33,561 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2012, and 10,322 of those fatalities occurred in drunk-driving-related crashes. More than one in five crash fatalities that year occurred in a crash that involved a drunk…

7 Winter Exercises To Stay Active This Holiday Season

Too cold to workout outside and don’t want to get a gym membership? Try some of these winter workouts to stay in shape without having to leave the house! Full body workout Burpee It might not be anyone’s favorite exercise, but it is undoubtedly one of the most effective. Start in a low squat…

5 Ways To Stay On Top Of Your Health For Movember

Men aren’t living as long as women. Men are more vulnerable to many life-threatening diseases, including coronary heart disease, cancer, cerebrovascular disease, emphysema, cirrhosis of the liver, kidney disease. Men are also more likely to experience alcohol dependence, aggressive tendencies, and suicidal thoughts.  Many of these diagnoses are avoidable and there are steps you…

Movember: The Importance Of Physical Exercise

Being active is important. You’ve heard this over and over again for probably your entire life. Have you ever stopped to wonder why everyone seems obsessed with you being active (even if they’re not active themselves)? Adding activity back into your life is one of the best things you can do for your physical…

Breast Cancer Awareness: You’ve Survived Breast Cancer, Now What?

After you’ve survived breast cancer, you might be aching to hit the ground running and get back to your “normal” life. But after the long days of treatments are over, there is still a lot of change coming as you find your “new normal” after surviving cancer. It takes time to recover from the…

Bullying Prevention Month: The physical effects of being bullied

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a campaign to unite communities nationwide to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. While there is a lot of discussion around the mental health and academic impact of bullying, there have been a large number of recent studies showing the effects that bullying has on your child’s…

Suicide Prevention: How exercise can improve your mental health

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. Nearly everyone knows about the physical benefits exercise can have on your health. Carrying out some kind of exercise once a day, and a strenuous exercise twice a week can…

Suicide Prevention: The unique risk factors of getting older on mental health

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. It is estimated that 20% of people aged 55 years or older experience some type of mental health concern, such as bipolar disorder or depression. According to the CDC, men,…

Where and When to Get Vaccines for Extracurriculars

Your dreams just came true. Your offspring, the little baby who you fed and changed, has grown into a strapping middle schooler, has made the decision to play baseball just like his old man, or your curious little explorer has decided she wants to go to science camp. Whatever the scenario that you always…

Finding Time to Exercise

It is a known fact that exercise is an important thing that our bodies need to keep them moving and operating at full capacity. It is also known that there are only so many hours in the day. Though exercise is somewhat of a necessity as far as our health is concerned, it is…