Every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Just one blood donation can potentially save up to 3 lives. Every day blood donations can help patients of all ages who are accident and burn victims, hearth surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. Blood donation is extremely important because blood and platelets cannot be manufactured; they can only come from volunteer donors. While 38 percent of the U.S. population can donate blood only 10 percent actually do.
Are you the type of person who gets excited about the idea of making New Year’s resolutions? Or do you think making resolutions is just setting yourself up to fail? Whether you wake up on January 1, 2019 with a fresh-start mentality or you’re perfectly happy continuing with your life business-as-usual, you’ll be able to use the tips below to make healthier choices.
Topics: Healthy Lifestyle
If you’re a woman and you’re getting older, you’re at risk of getting breast cancer. These are risk factors that you cannot change. In fact, most women who get breast cancer have no common risk factors or history of the disease in their families. However, there are still ways you can be proactive to keep yourself as healthy as possible as well as detect breast cancer early. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, here are some ways women can lower their risk of breast cancer.
Anybody who has tried to stay healthy has had to deal with the vast array of vitamins and minerals available on the market today. Ensuring that you eat healthily requires understanding the most important essential vitamins and where you can get them. Without this knowledge, your diet will be inefficient and potentially expensive.
Summer and Fall are perfect grilling seasons in Northern California. Odds are, you'll be invited to plenty of backyard BBQs over the next few months, before we move into winter. If you are trying to eat healthy, a friend's BBQ can be a treacherous event for you to navigate. Cheeseburgers, sausages and two kinds of pie aren't exactly a well-rounded meal plan. So how do you keep your nutrition plan on track when you are not in control of the meal? We have pulled together some simple ideas for eating healthy at the backyard BBQ that will keep you from veering off course on your diet.
It’s time to trade in your swimming suits for school supplies - back to school season is upon us! While many parents and caregivers are ready to get back into a routine again, actually doing so can take some time. The tips below can help you make healthy choices for your kids as you start the summer to classroom transition.
The sun is a powerful force and too much fun in the sun can lead to serious consequences. Experiencing a sunburn and the pain and peeling that follow is enough to know you want to avoid it ever happening again. It’s easy to remember to slather on the sunscreen during the summer months, but we often forget the importance of intentionally protecting our skin year-round.
The official start of summer brings the fun of outdoor activities, summer camps, vacations -- and high temperatures. It can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of activities and a more relaxed routine, forgetting to take proper care of ourselves and our loved ones when the temperatures get into the triple digits. High temperatures combined with strenuous physical activity can lead to heat exhaustion. Luckily, with the right knowledge and precautions it’s completely preventable.
So many people make New Year’s resolutions to get healthy, and by mid-February about 80% of resolutions start to fail. 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?
You have to set attainable goals for diet and exercise. Come up with a plan and know the reasons why you are trying to get healthy. Focus on what motivates you every day. This is not about the generic idea of being healthy, it’s about improving your quality of life. Before you embark on your health journey it’s a great idea to get a physical so that you can establish a baseline and know how strenuous your routine can be. Below you will find three great resources that will help guide you through goal setting and give you tips on sticking with it.
Do you have a hard time coming up with dinner ideas? What if your child struggles with childhood obesity? Then you may feel even more pressure and stress to plan and prepare healthy meals. You may start the month out by planning a week of dinners to make when everyone gets home, with the best intentions to continue, only to get to the middle of week two and realize you’re out of anything and everything to even invent a new pasta dish or a creative grilled cheese sandwich – let alone fresh fruit and veggies to make it healthy.