More than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes. It is important for a diabetic to understand this illness, because it can harm the eyes, heart or kidneys. Diabetics need to control their blood sugar levels and take any medicines their doctor prescribes. It’s also important for them to eat healthy and get lots of exercise–and the family can help!
It’s football season – grab the grill, load the cooler, and head for the stadium! Did you know you can eat healthy and stay active while tailgating? It’s true! Use this checklist to plan ahead and keep your healthy habits from getting sidelined.
Most parents see immunization as important for guarding their children’s health. However, some parents worry if vaccines are really safe. If you are a parent who shares this concern, here is what you should know.
Back-to-school is such a busy time! If you are a parent of a school-age child, you probably have lists of school supplies, clothing and sports gear your child will need. But there’s more to think about. Youngsters also need to avoid missing school days due to sickness. That’s why we put together this handy checklist to help you prepare your child for a healthy year.
We all know Americans are eating and drinking too much added sugar. This habit can lead to weight gain and obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. If you are concerned about what sugar is doing to your health, here’s information you’ll want to consider.
Vacation brings a nice break from daily routine. Unfortunately, the vacation mindset can influence us to take a break from healthy diet and exercise. And once the weight goes on, most people don’t work it off. Doctors say that these small weight increases can lead to
Summer brings many opportunities for outdoor fun! Warm days can include swimming, hiking, picnicking and playing ball. There are sightseeing vacations and backyard staycations. All of these good times are even better when we steer clear of accidents and illness. Before you head out the door, brush up on these safety tips to keep your summer safe and healthy.
Whether you’re running, playing basketball or going for a power walk, exercising in hot weather puts extra stress on your body. Follow these summer workout tips to help reduce your risk of serious, heat-related illness while staying in shape.
Whether you are cooking for just yourself or a larger group, planning meals is a good place to start improving your food choices. Taking the time to plan a healthy evening meal can help you avoid a less healthful "drive-through" dinner -- and save you money in the process.