Health Education Blog

How to Recognize and Prevent Heat Exhaustion

Posted by Staff on June 24, 2022

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.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Prevention, Physical Activity

Why is Physical Activity & Nutrition Important?

Posted by Staff on March 14, 2022

Weight loss may be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear words like exercise, physical activity, nutrition, diet, and healthy eating, but there’s much more to it. A lifestyle that consists of physical activity and proper nutrition is important to your overall quality of life, more than just the benefit of weight loss. The truth is that physical activity and nutrition are essential to a healthy body and a healthy mind.

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Topics: Nutrition, Healthy Lifestyle, Physical Activity

How to Improve Your Blood Pressure

Posted by Staff on March 04, 2022

Nearly half of the American population over age 20, has high blood pressure, and many don’t even know it. Not treating high blood pressure is dangerous because high blood pressure increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Physical Activity, Heart Health

Stick With It! Tips for Achieving New Year’s Health Goals

Posted by Staff on January 03, 2022

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?

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Topics: Healthy Lifestyle, Physical Activity

FAQs About Sports Physicals for Kids

Posted by Staff on August 08, 2019

Kids are resilient. If you have them, you know this! They bounce back from illness quickly, heal from injuries at a rapid pace, and don’t seem to give a second thought to their body’s limitations because…well, they’re rambunctious! Youth is fun, as it should be for them.

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Topics: Services, Physical Activity, Physicals

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