Chances are high that you know someone with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). More than 16 million Americans have been diagnosed with this debilitating lung disease and it is estimated that millions more have it and don’t know. This November for National COPD Awareness Month, join Orchard Hospital in raising awareness about COPD.
Talking about preventative healthcare and getting annual checkups should be a regular thing for men, but unfortunately that isn’t the case. It’s because of this crisis that Men’s Health has one month a year (June) to be nationally recognized. The goal is to help heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
Men’s Health Month is all about informing men (young and elderly) on health concerns they need to look out for, ways to stay healthy, and continue to encourage them to visit their nearest health facility for regular checkups.
You eat three meals a day, try to exercise a minimum of three days a week, and keep your fridge stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables. But how much do you really know about nutrition? It’s National Nutrition Month and we challenge you to the quiz below. Then be sure to visit our Facebook page all month to get healthy recipes and tips all month long to help you live a nutritious lifestyle.
February is American Heart Month! Did you know that approximately every 38 seconds an American dies from cardiovascular disease? It's a sad statistic that will only get worse if we ignore the problem. Cardiovascular disease is not only the leading cause of death in our nation, but globally as well. A large number of these deaths could be prevented through education and lifestyle change.
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.
Fall is here and the holidays are just around the corner. Most American holiday traditions involve food, and fall and winter foods tend to be more calorie dense "comfort foods." We stuff ourselves during the fall while also being less active, staying indoors out of the cold. Then January 1st rolls around and we have to make a new year's resolution to get healthy again. It's a vicious (yet delicious) cycle, full of candy, pies, breads and smoked meats.
What can be done to avoid the classic fall weight gain? It's not as bad as you might think. Avoiding overeating and making some subtle changes to your holiday recipes can go a long way. Also, don't forget to stay active during the fall and winter. Find ways to get outside when the weather permits, bundle up and go for a walk, just keep moving! A more active lifestyle will keep your metabolism burning through some of those extra holiday treats. The website Livestrong.com provides us with some healthy eating tips to avoid fall weight gain.
Sleep is an essential tool for our body. Sleep is what makes us stay healthy and alert for day-to-day life. The CDC recommends you get at least 7 hours of sleep, for adults ranging from 18- 60 years old. This amount of sleep is the optimal amount to stay healthy. If a person is not receiving this amount of sleep on a regular basis than there are some symptoms that may appear. Below is a list of a few things that can happen when we don’t get enough sleep.
Topics: Healthy Lifestyle
It’s a common occurrence to have your blood pressure taken just about every time you visit a clinic or doctor’s office. You sit in the chair with the cuff around your arm, patiently waiting while the cuff contracts and expands. Once it’s finished, the doctor or nurse gives you a couple of numbers. Have you ever wondered what they mean? If you’ve ever been afraid to ask, or just want to understand your blood pressure better, the quick guide below can help.
The weather is getting sunnier, the days are getting longer, and the temperature is rising. The hot summer months are upon us, and living in Northern California means they stick around well into the fall. Because you’re exposed to the sun and heat for a good part of the year, it’s important that you take care of yourself and your loved ones. Learn the 3 most important things you can do to protect your health and body.
We all experience levels of stress, sadness, depression, anxiety and other emotions in our lives. They are part of who we are as human beings and our natural way of responding to situations. But as many as 1 in 5 people are affected by these expected behaviors and responses turning into a mental health condition. The signs of mental illness are not always obvious, and each mental health condition has its own symptoms. It’s important to be able to recognize the symptoms and to know how to help yourself or someone else who is suffering.