How to Keep Young Athletes Safe From Heat Illness Kids benefit tremendously from summer sports. They’re a great outlet for exercising, building relationships, and instilling confidence. But in hot weather months, extra care needs to be taken to ensure that young athletes don’t overheat while they’re out in the sun.
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Father’s Day has been celebrated and June is nearing its end. That means it’s time to start planning for the next big holiday: the Fourth of July! Whether you’re gathering with a few close friends or planning a potluck with the neighbors, you can take steps to have a healthy Independence Day party. Here are […]
When you want a cold, sweet treat it can be easy to reach for a big scoop of ice cream. While the delicious delight is good in moderation, ice cream isn’t always the healthy choice. The next time you want a nice treat, for dessert or even with your breakfast, try making a smoothie. Getting […]
When it comes time to planning your vacation in a foreign country, you’re probably focused on the adventures you want to have and the memories you will make. But anytime you travel, you can’t take a vacation from your health. Traveling outside of the U.S. may require even more planning for your health to stay […]
When you think of the word health, you may think of clean eating or intense workouts. However, taking care of your mental health is also important to living a happy and healthy life. But what exactly is your mental health? Mental health includes emotional, psychological and social well-being, MentalHealth.gov says. Many factors can contribute to mental […]
In the spring and summer, severe weather in Texas can create situations that can threaten your family’s health and safety. At times, thunderstorms and tornadoes seem to strike without warning. Besides staying informed by listening to your local news channel, there are several other precautions you can take to make sure your family is safe […]
Whether it’s a leisurely jog or a quick race, running can be great exercise. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week. That’s less than thirty minutes per day, five times per week! Moderate exercise can improve blood circulation, prevent bone loss, and help manage stress. Running doesn’t require a lot […]
When you’re visiting your doctor, it’s important to use every minute of your appointment. In order to receive the best healthcare possible, you should strive to be an active part of your healthcare team. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality says, “Patients who ask questions and take an active role are happier with their care […]
Sleep is important for mind and body, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is getting as much shut-eye as they should. With work, family or even late night TV, sleep may not always come easily.
Discussing assisted living with a loved one is a difficult conversation. Use these tips to help you talk with mom or dad about the lifestyle change. Change can be hard at any age. When a loved one needs a little extra help to maintain their everyday lifestyle, family members may have to help him or […]
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