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.
The Best Exercises for Kids: 7 Fun and Creative Ways to Get Moving
Finding the best exercises for kids means finding activities that get them moving without feeling like a chore. Exercise should be fun and something they look forward to so they grow up thinking of fitness as enjoyable. Sure, you could line them up and make them do calisthenics every morning, but would you have enjoyed that? There are plenty of ways to move around that are fun, and play is an important part of a child's development -- it's good for grownups as well!
What Are Fibroids? Exploring a Common Women's Health Issue
If you or a loved one were recently diagnosed with fibroids, you may have found yourself wondering, "What are fibroids?" If so, this article is for you. Here you'll find answers to that and other basic questions, provided by Mona Orady, MD, FACOG, gynecologist and minimally invasive and robotic surgeon at Dignity Health Medical Group - St. Francis/St. Mary's, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation.
Types of Weight Loss Surgery: Choosing the Best Course of Action
Weight loss surgery -- also called bariatric surgery -- has come a long way in recent years. New procedures are less risky and less expensive, but it's still a major procedure that might not be right for everyone. You'll want to carefully consider the pros and cons of the different types of weight loss surgery before making your decision.
Menopause Changes: What to Expect
Menopause may refer to a one-time event -- a woman's last menstrual period -- but menopause changes start well before and may continue afterward too. That transitional time is called perimenopause. Fluctuating hormones can cause irregular periods for several years (up to eight!) preceding menopause. You might even skip a month or two, only to have it come back when you least expect it. Additionally, approaching menopause can bring on a host of vague (and some not-so-vague) symptoms -- everything from mood changes to weight gain to rising cholesterol levels. Although no two women experience perimenopause in just the same way, and plenty of women pass through the phase with no troubles, it can help to know what changes might be ahead.
What Does the Appendix Do? Shining New Light on an Age-Old Question
What does the appendix do? When facing this question, scientists have long used the terms "redundant" and "useless," telling patients that it's simply a remnant from eons ago that human development never got around to eliminating or an organ that only occasionally become infected with appendicitis, requiring removal. But now, scientists know that your appendix actually has a purpose.