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.
Generic vs. Brand-Name Drugs: What's the Difference?
In 2017, pharmacies in the United States filled over four billion prescriptions. Of those prescriptions, nine out of every 10 were for generic medications. Generic drugs are developed to provide the same benefits as existing brand-name medications. They match brand-name drugs in several characteristics, including dosage form, strength, safety, and performance characteristics. So, what's the difference when it comes to generic vs. brand-name drugs?
How Important Is Breakfast, Really?
For years, we've heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That's great if you wake up hungry, but not so great if you don't have a morning appetite. Have you ever thought, "How important is breakfast, really, and what happens if I don't eat it?"
Easy Tips for Healthy Budget Meals
When you're trying to eat right, planning healthy budget meals can seem like a challenge, but it doesn't have to be. "There are plenty of nutritious foods at the grocery store that don't cost a lot of money — you just need to know where to look for them," says Melody Steeples, MPH, RD, from Woodland Clinic Medical Group, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation. These top picks can help you eat right and shrink your grocery bill at the same time.
Is Dairy Bad for You?
Is dairy bad for you? If you're unsure, you're hardly alone. For years, we've heard that milk does a body good, especially when it comes to building strong bones. However, we're drinking less of it today than ever. Part of this is the concern that dairy may actually be unhealthful. The sheer availability of other drinks such as soda, sports drinks, and milk alternatives like soy and almond milk can make it easy to take milk off the menu. But is that really a good choice? If you're trying to decide if milk still deserves a spot on your shopping list, read on for what experts have to say.
How to Talk to Kids About Weight Loss
When you want to talk to kids about weight loss, you need to approach the subject with care and compassion, making sure your children know that you love them no matter what. It can be difficult to give this kind of advice because of the fear that your intentions could be misinterpreted. That's why you should approach the subject as a way of becoming healthier rather than reaching a specific weight or size.