Making strong choices every day
They say “you are what you eat,” but you’re actually the result of many things. The exercise and rest you get. What you drink and what you breathe. Even your genes and the company you keep. It all contributes to your physical, mental, social, and spiritual wellbeing.
You may also be managing the health of your family-a big and potentially rewarding responsibility. Read on and discover ways for living a good life together. Enjoy the best “you” you all can be.
Hereditary Diseases: How to Talk to Your Kids
When someone says "it's in your genes," they are often referring to the way you look or how you act. But genes also play a critical role in our health. Hereditary diseases, also known as genetic disorders or inherited conditions, are caused by a passed genetic abnormality or mutation from one generation to the next.
Someone in the House Has the Flu! How Do You Stay Healthy?
If everyone around you is falling ill, you're already spending your days dodging germs. But what if someone in the house has the flu? How do you stay as healthy as possible if you're caring for a spouse or child who's sick? Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help prevent the spread of germs and keep yourself healthy.
Does Your Child Have Trouble Waking Up? Here's How to Help
It's Tuesday, and you're trying to get your child up and ready for school. But no matter how many times you knock on their door, tap on their shoulder, or pull the covers off them, they just won't get out of bed. Does this morning routine sound familiar?
Diabetes Management: A Guide to Growing Your Own Food
For the more than 100 million people in the United States living with diabetes, managing this chronic disease can be a challenge. The meaning of mealtimes may shift. Instead of being moments of relaxation and enjoyment, they can become ones of stress and number crunching, turning eating into a less pleasurable experience for you and your loved ones. However, through hands-on creativity, you can transform diabetes management into a therapeutic activity.
5 Postpartum Recovery Tips for New Moms
When you're pregnant, there's so much emphasis on the birth and the baby — with good reason, of course. But planning for what will happen after the baby is born is another important aspect you should be thinking carefully about.