When life is piling on the stress, many people turn to food—usually high-fat, high-sugar food—to help themselves cope. Over time, emotional eating may become a coping mechanism that leads to weight gain. That said, other people do the oppos ...
Posted Tuesday, April 25th 2017 at 10:50AM
If you have allergies, your immune system may view an allergen as a threat and begins forming antibodies to fight it off.
If you have allergies, your immune system may view an allergen as a threat and begins forming antibodies to fight it off. This triggers a response where your body produces che ...
Posted Monday, April 24th 2017 at 10:27AM
These 8 practical tips may help you manage stress.
When was the last time you put your own well-being at the top of your to-do list? It may take some patience and practice, but balancing your own needs with those of the person in your care can help you stay on a healthy path. These practical tips ...
Posted Monday, April 24th 2017 at 10:23AM
There's no clear-cut way to eliminate stress—but you can get a better handle on it.
Did you know that a survey by the American Psychological Association found that over 20% of Americans live with extreme stress? More than 60% said stress is damaging their physical and mental health.
Posted Monday, April 24th 2017 at 10:17AM
You can make more informed health insurance choices by tracking your expenses.
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Posted Monday, April 24th 2017 at 10:15AM
One way to lose weight is to eat fewer calories and get more active at the same time. Follow these 5 steps to get closer to your...
Always be sure to check with your health care provider before beginning any activity plan or increasing your activity.
It always helps to ask:
•What activiti ...
Posted Monday, April 24th 2017 at 10:12AM
When it comes to eating healthy, how you cook your meals can be just as important as what you cook. Try these 7 healthy cooking methods.
Make it healthy, and make more of it
Make extra portions of your healthy meals that you (or the person in your care) can reheat later. For example, freez ...
Posted Monday, April 24th 2017 at 10:00AM
Our daily lives are full of stressors both good and bad. Stress is a normal physical response your body uses to protect itself from challenges life throws at it each day. Our daily lives have become complex with multitasking becoming a norm and constant sensory input bombarding us.
How Stress Aff ...
Posted Friday, March 24th 2017 at 1:16PM
It takes a long time and a lot of work to create the prescription medicines you and your family take. Each new medicine needs to go through a very difficult and long process to determine if it is safe and will work when appropriately prescribed. This ...
Posted Friday, March 24th 2017 at 1:12PM
Exercise and physical activity may be some of the healthiest things you can do for yourself at any age. But some adults are afraid that exercise will be too strenuous.
Of course, before you begin any physical activity program, it’s important to ask your doctor what level of activity is right for ...
Posted Friday, March 24th 2017 at 1:00PM
This recipe meets the recommendations of the American Diabetes Association® for 45 to 60 grams of carbohydrates for most meals and 10 to 25 grams of carbohydrates for most snacks. You and your health care team can figure out if these are the right amounts for you.
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Posted Friday, March 24th 2017 at 12:58PM
One of the most confusing food categories, carbohydrates are your body’s favorite source of energy and are necessary for good health. Here are the answers to common questions about carbs and diet.
Q: When I think of carbs, I think of bread, pasta, and cereal. Am I missing something?
A: In a wo ...
Posted Monday, March 20th 2017 at 2:11PM
Number of servings: 6
Calories per serving: 183
Preparation time: 30 min
Total time: 40 min
4 apples, peeled, sliced
6 tbsp water, divided
1⁄4 cup raisins
1⁄4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon, divided
2 tsp corn sta ...
Posted Tuesday, March 14th 2017 at 10:02AM
Insomnia can be triggered or perpetuated by your behaviors and sleep patterns. Unhealthy lifestyles and sleep habits can create insomnia on their own (without any underlying psychiatric or medical problem), or they can make insomnia caused by another problem worse.
Examples of how specific lifest ...
Posted Monday, March 13th 2017 at 10:51AM
This is a sample exercise to help you relax and sleep. Read through this script a few times to get the idea, or you can record your voice (or someone else's voice that you find soothing) reciting this script slowly. You can also find many other relaxation and breathing exercises on CD and through po ...
Posted Tuesday, March 7th 2017 at 11:30AM