The first Saturday in May is National Fitness Day! If you haven't already, it's the perfect time to set some new health and fitness goals. We have some fundamental reasons those goals should be SMART Goals. Here's how to start SMART to get fit in 2021.
It doesn’t take much time with a pet to understand the profound impact they can have on your mental health. Pets just make you a happier person to be around. National Pet Day is April 11 and that is the perfect time to explore the benefits pets offer their owners. What you may not know is that among the benefits to consider when it comes to owning pets is better overall health. These are just a few ways owning a pet can help your health.
Since 1992, the month of April has been set aside to raise awareness about stress. Stress is a killer. It can cause a wide range of health problems and even death. The idea of National Stress Awareness Month was created to help people learn about the risks of stress and what you can do to manage your stress more effectively.
After nearly a year of pandemic-related isolation and quarantine issues, many Americans have found that there is a difference between having health and achieving wellness. While many have been able to protect their health by staying home, social distancing, and masking up, they have found that other areas of wellness have suffered. Isolation, while it may be necessary during this time, leads to struggles with depression. The overarching pandemic leads to increased levels of anxiety. Though the terms health and wellness are often used interchangeably, they are not the same. Here’s a closer look at how they differ and how you can achieve both.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, much uncertainty persists surrounding the economy, job market, and food supply chain. In these unprecedented times, many people may turn to cheaper and less healthy food alternatives.
The holidays can bring many pleasures, from reminiscing with family and old friends, to enjoying favorites foods and festive drinks. But the holiday season can also be a stressful time, especially with added financial pressures and complicated logistics of fitting in work, special events, family time, and your own self care. Between the constant temptations of sweet treats and the changes in routine, it's all too easy to let your health and wellness plan go.
While we might have all hoped COVID-19 would be behind us by now, the reality is that it’s here to stay — at least for the foreseeable future. If you’re like most people, you may be wondering how to celebrate this holiday season without compromising the health and safety of you and your loved ones. We’ve got good news and not-so-good news on that front: The holidays aren’t canceled, but they’re going to be different.
Everyone is entitled to a good night's sleep, but in times of stress, some people find sleeping difficult. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on the health and well-being of people around the country. Whether you're caring for a sick loved one or simply worrying about paying the bills, you're not alone if you've been experiencing insomnia for the last several months.
We all want to lead healthier lives. However, keeping up with healthcare appointments can be overwhelming: It often seems like it’s always time to go to the doctor for one reason or another. In the COVID-19 era when concerns about safety and social distancing are paramount, the thought of spending time in waiting rooms can be even more worrisome. Still, while it may be advisable to delay some non-urgent medical appointments until the virus subsides, experts caution that while the world might have come to a standstill, as a result of the pandemic, diseases did not.
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing into the fall, all eyes are on the 2020 flu season. Experts warn that the combination of COVID-19 and a flu outbreak could put major strain on our health care system. Learn why it is important to get a flu shot in 2020 and when the best time to get one is.