Bone up on calcium and vitamin D

Are you getting enough calcium and vitamin D? Your bones depend on it. Consider: About 99% of the calcium in your body is in your bones and teeth. Your body can't make its own calcium. It has to come from what you eat. Without enough calcium on board—and vitamin D, which helps your body absorb calcium—your bones can weaken over time, putting you at risk for osteoporosis, the brittle bone disease that affects millions of older adults. Take action now to strengthen your skeleton. Make ...

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6/23/2022 2:57:00 PM Comments(0)

Get mosquitoes to bug off!

In warm weather, mosquitoes are a hot topic. Generally, these insect bites are just itchy and uncomfortable. In rare instances, though, mosquitoes can carry disease, such as West Nile virus, which can cause flu-like symptoms. In other cases, mosquito bites can cause a serious allergic reaction. To prevent your skin from becoming a mosquito picnic—and reduce the chances of mosquito-borne illness—limit your contact with mosquitoes as much as you can. Start by putting these pest-free po...

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6/23/2022 2:56:00 PM Comments(0)

The benefits of staying well-hydrated

Every cell, tissue and organ in the human body contains water. Without water, your body can't maintain its temperature, get rid of waste or perform a host of other essential functions. At the same time, you are constantly losing water—through urine, sweat and even your breath. And you lose more fluids than usual in hot weather, when exercising, while running a fever, or if you have diarrhea or are throwing up. All of that means you need to take in water every day—and plenty of it. Wh...

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6/23/2022 2:54:00 PM Comments(0)

Prepare your child for a lifetime of wellness

You want your kids to be happy and healthy throughout their lives, and would like to teach them healthy habits as early as possible. Once your child learns and adopts these habits, they will serve them well for the remainder of their lives. Teach the value of exercise . Exercise will help your kids build strong bones and muscles, and promote the vitality of the heart, lungs and other major organs. It would be helpful to set a goal of at least 60 minutes a day of moderate to vigorous exercise. Th...

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6/10/2022 3:13:00 PM Comments(0)

Tired of Living with Shoulder Pain?

Severe shoulder pain can greatly diminish your quality of life and prevent you from performing even the most basic daily tasks. A stiff and inflamed shoulder may be the result of arthritis, fractures or other injury. The first set of potential remedies will likely involve physical therapy or medications. But if these techniques fail to alleviate discomfort and elevate function, then shoulder replacement surgery might be an option. • Shoulder pain limits your daily activities, like getting ...

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