Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness Winter Pet Safety Winter Pet Safety Wintertime presents unique challenges for pet owners. Even though most household pets are covered in fur, this doesn’t mean that you can just turn them out for hours or days at a time and let them fend for themselves. Responsible pet owners need to adjust their routines to keep their furry family […]
Health & Wellness Radon Gas and You Radon Gas and You Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell or taste. According to the Surgeon General, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. And if you’re a smoker, your chances of contracting lung cancer are even higher if your home has high levels […]
Health & Wellness 20 Unique Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List 20 Unique Home Gifts for Every Person on Your List Every year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that brings with it the dreaded last-minute gift panic. Finding a present that hits all the right notes can be surprisingly stressful, even when it comes to people you’ve known for years. But […]
Health & Wellness What to Do About Fatigue What to Do About Fatigue Some reasons for fatigue include: Lack of sleep – Most adults require at least eight hours of sleep per night. Anemia – Talk to your doctor about altering your diet or vitamin/mineral supplements. Stress/anxiety – Constant circulation of the stress hormone cortisol through your system zaps your energy. Infections – Flu, Lyme disease, glandular […]
Health & Wellness Alleviate Stress Alleviate Stress List the things that cause you stress. Change the way you think about these stressors by putting a positive spin on them. Practice being optimistic. Reframe things in the context of a larger positive plan. Recognize that troubles are temporary. Don’t blame yourself needlessly. Put things into perspective. Let go of what you […]
Health & Wellness Healthy Holiday Eating Healthy Holiday Eating How about making a New Year’s resolution before the New Year? Resolve to maintain your weight during the holiday season, since the average American gains five to ten pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. But how can you maintain your weight surrounded by your favorite high-calorie goodies and holiday drinks? Read on […]
Health & Wellness Get Active Stay Active Get Active Stay Active   Summer is almost here, so below is a quick-and-dirty primer on the reasons you should be exercising coupled with some rah-rah motivational strategies to get you going and keep you going.   Exercise benefits Energy increase Manufacture and release of endorphins, the body’s feel-good chemicals Amplified strength and stamina Increase […]
Health & Wellness Annual Medical Exams to Get Annual Medical Exams to Get Here’s a list that will help you schedule your healthcare visits, ask for the right health exams and generally take good care of yourself.   Dental: Visit your dentist once or twice a year for checkups. Have your hearing tested if you: Have to strain to hear a normal conversation […]
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