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 Importance of Prenatal Vitamins
It's important to remember that vitamins and supplements cannot take the place of a healthy diet. For example, pregnant women should eat multiple servings of fresh green vegetables and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Higher doses of certain vitamins might be important for you, depending on your own personal health and health history. Talking with your doctor can help you determine any other specific vitamins and supplements that you might need based on your situation.
12 Fun Ways to Beat Summer Brain Drain
School's out for summer, and your children couldn't be happier. They've waited all year for the chance to relax and have some fun, but that much-needed break from the classroom doesn't have to be a break from learning.
Is Swimming After Eating Really Dangerous?
Is swimming after eating dangerous? You've likely heard this myth come up every time summer rolls around, but is there any truth to it? Do you really need to wait 30 minutes to an hour after eating before you can take a dip in a pool or the ocean?
Colorectal Surgery Preparation and Recovery
Colorectal surgery alleviates damage to the colon, rectum, and anus. There are many reasons why a person might require this surgery. These include various issues with the lower digestive tract, such as cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, obstruction, compromised blood supply, or an injury. Some conditions may require a minimally invasive surgery, while others may require a more critical procedure.
How to Beat Heat Exhaustion and Prevent Heat Stroke
Heat exhaustion is a frequent cause of summertime health complications, and you may have experienced its symptoms in the past. Because the body has to maintain a very narrow range of internal core temperature, it's not uncommon for people to experience heat-related illnesses, especially in the warmer months when the body's internal thermostat (thermoregulatory mechanism) gets overburdened.