In an ongoing effort to curb the latest omicron variant of COVID-19, as of January 18, 2022, every home in the United States is eligible to order up to four free COVID-19 tests. In recent weeks COVID tests have been hard to come by as there’s been an increase in demand, again thanks to the latest and more contagious variant. By offering these free tests, Americans will be able to have them when they need them so they can know sooner whether they need to stay home to protect themselves and others or if they can have peace of mind and go back to their daily activities.
So many people make New Year’s resolutions to get healthy, and by mid-February about 64% of people are still successful in keeping them. People often set unrealistic goals or jump head-first into resolutions that they haven’t thought all the way through. With such a high failure rate how do you set yourself up for success?
During 2021, already well-acquainted with the pandemic, many people experienced a year of growth and perseverance. But with that also comes stress, mental and physical exhaustion. With the New Year upon us, near the top of many people’s list of resolutions has something to do with health. From dieting to strict workouts to drinking more water, the majority of resolutions fall into the category of health and well-being. Here’s a peek at what you may be seeing as health and wellness trends in 2022.
The holidays are here, and while that means more opportunities for spreading cheer, there is also more opportunity for spreading flu and other respiratory viruses as people resume travel and gather with family and friends. National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 5-11) is an important reminder to check off one thing no one should go through the holiday season without: a flu vaccine.
Sitting down at Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and pumpkin pie starting back at you is no time to decide you’re going to be healthy. But, you’d also like to avoid the food coma that inevitably happens each year and lands you on the couch, groaning from discomfort for the rest of the night.
Prediabetes is a serious health condition that puts you at an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes affects more than 1 in 3 U.S. adults—that’s 88 million people—but most people don’t know they have it. The good news is that by making healthy lifestyle changes, it is possible to manage or reverse prediabetes and prevent it from turning into type 2 diabetes.
Getting a flu shot can help protect yourself and others from the seasonal flu. Much of the focus has been on getting the Covid-19 vaccine, so many people may have forgotten the importance of also getting a flu shot. Since last year's flu season had a low number of cases, it's possible that this year could be more serious.
There are things you should know to understand what breast cancer is, know your chances for getting it, and how to find it early. Finding breast cancer early is critical because when it is found early, it is easier to treat. Read to learn more about the common symptoms of breast cancer and the best way many women find breast cancer early.
It’s never too late to start improving your physical, mental, or social well-being. Healthy aging is all about improving yourself at your current stage of life. It’s often easy to get bogged down by thinking about the negative aspects of aging, but what if we changed that thinking and celebrated aging by encouraging each other to try something new, follow our passions, and truly focus on our health and what makes us happiest?
No longer does aging have to be about retirement, slowing down or a decreased quality of life. Instead, aging is a mindset. They are the called the golden years for a reason, and by developing healthy habits they just may be the best years of your life! Here are some tips for healthy aging.
Childhood obesity has many contributing factors, but there are ways that parents and caregivers can help at home to make sure kids are taught good habits and can make informed choices when it comes to what they’re eating.