Spring is ﬁnally here and April is the perfect month to get outside and move! To obtain the most health beneﬁts from physical activity, adults need at least 2.5 to 3 hours of moderate intensity aerobic activity, like brisk walking or fast dancing, each week.
March is National Nutrition Month®, a great time to "spring" into healthier habits. Your food choices each day aﬀect your health, how you feel today, tomorrow and in the future. Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy life.
February is National Heart Month - a great time to make sure your ticker is ticking properly! Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
New Year’s Celebrations are a time to celebrate the current year and look forward to the opportunities of the new year. Take a moment to appreciate the ups and downs of the past year, and how you can learn from both.
Take a moment to look around and enjoy the beautiful holiday season. It is easy to get caught up with holiday to-do lists and errands, which can overwhelm us and take away from the winter scenery and the time that we have with our loved ones.
Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and enjoy a delicious meal with your friends and family. The holiday season also brings stress and comfort foods that are often packed with sugars and saturated fats.
Cold and flu season is here and it is important for us to protect ourselves against it. The combination of healthy lifestyle, vaccination, and hygiene can be the best approach to stay healthy.
September is Fruits & Veggies- More Matters Month, which means it’s a great opportunity to add more produce into your meals and snacks.
Getting back into the swing of things after a relaxed summer full of fun can be a challenge for both you and your children. However, it is very important to safeguard your family and their health so everyone can be ready to tackle the school year ahead.
July is UV Safety Month. Your skin is your body’s largest organ, therefore, it is not a surprise that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. You can reduce your risk of skin cancer by protecting your skin from overexposure to ultraviolet rays, which is especially important during the summer months and cloudy days.
June is Great Outdoors Month! Summer is the perfect time to escape the indoors and connect with nature. You won’t need to travel too far or wait too long to ﬁnd a location with plenty of recreation. Walk out your front door and see what your local community has to oﬀer.
May is Healthy Vision Month. This month the National Eye Institute encourages
everyone to make their eye health a priority and learn how to keep their eyes
healthy and safe. More than 23 million Americans age 18 and older have never
had an eye exam because they don’t think they have an eye problem.
April is Stress Awareness Month. Stress is a part of everyone's daily life, you are not alone; you can either learn from it or it could potentially cause many problems. Studies from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) say, seven out of ten adults in the United States experience stress or anxiety daily, and most say it interferes at least moderately with their lives.
March is National Nutrition Month, so let's "Go Further with Food!". The food you choose can make a real difference; whether it's fueling your body before exercise or preparing a well balanced meal. Preparing your foods to go further by meal planning can help reduce food loss and waste in the United States.
Heart disease doesn't discriminate; its the leading cause of death for both mean and women in the United States. Although you don't have the power to change some risk factors (i.e. family history, sex or age) you can still practice these healthy habits to help take care of your heart.
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