Physical Health

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…

Hydration for Exercise

Being hydrated means the body has the right amount of water needed to work within the body and to replenish the water being lost through sweating and breathing. To reach the right level of hydration, it is recommended to drink water all throughout the day and incorporate water-rich foods into the diet, but hydrating…

Staying Fit Without Feeling the Burn – Sunburn That Is

Exercising on a continuous basis is often a habit for those who do it. It becomes part of a daily routine, but the body does need to re-work exercise style every so often to work the muscles in different ways or work muscles that may not be utilized during any particular exercise. As the…

Exercise Safety Tips

Though routine exercise is recommended by doctors and safe for most adults, there are some precautions that should be adhered to when starting up an exercise routine. To keep yourself safe and on track to your fitness goals, consider the tips below to make sure you are exercising safely and preparing for exercise properly….

Exercise Your Way to Better Sleep

In addition to the heart and health benefits of exercise, a fitness routine can improve sleep in a few ways. Physically active people find it easy to fall asleep and stay asleep longer, increasing sleep quality. Carving out that time for a workout can make a big difference, and here are some ways that…