Health Tips

May 1

Fit for Life

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, a great reminder to get moving and stay active for better health.
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May 2

Can You Spot a Stroke?.

May is Stroke Awareness month. Learn to spot the signs, like face drooping, weakness in arms or legs and slurred speech.
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May 3

Sneak Veggies into Your Smoothie.

Make your smoothie more nutritious (and colorful) by adding veggies like spinach, carrots or squash.
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May 4

De-stress by Finding Your Zen.

Stress can increase your heart rate and blood pressure, but regular meditation can help you reduce both.
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May 5

Strike Back Against Arthritis.

More than 50 million adults and around 300,000 children suffer from arthritis. Seek treatment if you’re among them.
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May 6

Put an End to Sports Injuries.

Spring sports injuries are common, but most can be prevented. Start with protective gear and proper conditioning.
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May 7

Build Up Your Bones.

It’s National Osteoporosis Month. Could you be at risk for bone loss? Learn your risks and how you can safeguard your bones.
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May 8

Stay Active When You’re Older.

Exercise packs a one-two punch for older adults: Lower your risk of falls and boost your cognitive functioning.
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May 9

Safeguard the Skin You’re In.

It’s Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, the perfect reminder to get your annual screening and do self-checks.
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May 10

Asthma Is Serious Business.

Ten people die each day from asthma, but many deaths are preventable with proper treatment. Seek care when it’s needed.
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May 11

National Bike Month - Bike safety 1.

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May 12

Take Action to Prevent Stroke.

Every 40 seconds, someone experiences a stroke happens. Learn your risks to reduce your chances.
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May 13

Make Mental Health a Priority.

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Help is available; don’t be afraid to ask for it.
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May 14

Happy Mother’s Day!

While you visit with family today, why not talk family health history, and get everyone’s records up-to-date?
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May 15

Exercise Against Cancer.

Get fit and cut your health risks, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. Let’s get moving!
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May 16

Through a Woman’s Eyes.

Did you know women face a higher risk for most eye diseases than men do? Schedule your eye exam if you’re due for one.
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May 17

Spray on Your Tan.

Self-tanning products can give your skin a glow, but don’t skip the sunscreen (or visit tanning beds).
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May 18

Jettison the Jetlag.

Prevent jetlag when you travel by foregoing caffeine and alcohol at least three to four hours before bedtime.
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May 19

Women at Risk.

Twice as many women die from stroke as breast cancer each year. Learn your risks and what you can do to control them.
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May 20

Double Trouble with Diabetes.

Having diabetes means you’re 2-4 times more likely to die from heart disease than without it. Learn to lower your risks.
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May 21

Eat to Beat Arthritis.

Ease the arthritis inflammation with foods that fight back, like salmon, edamame, cherries, and low-fat dairy.
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May 22

Chin Up for Better Health.

A positive outlook can enhance health, from lower blood pressure and reduced risk for heart disease, to greater longevity.
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May 23

Treat Yourself.

Struggling with spring allergies? Try over-the-counter treatments first, like antihistamines and decongestants.
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May 24

Don’t Let Osteoporosis Break You.

Half of women and a quarter of men will suffer a fracture due to osteoporosis. Exercise and eat healthy to cut your risk.
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May 25

Save Your Sight.

Safeguard your vision and still stay active: Always wear eye protection while playing sports.
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May 26

It’s Don’t Fry Day.

It’s Friday before Memorial Day, AKA “Don't Fry Day” a reminder to stay safe in the sun over the holiday weekend.
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May 27

Don't Drink and Float.

Enjoy your time on the water safely over the holiday weekend and leave those alcoholic drinks on the shore.
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May 28

We’re on a Boat!

Going boating? Don’t forget your lifejacket—and one for everyone on board. And don't’ just keep them handy: wear ‘em!
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May 29

Happy Memorial Day!

Enjoy your barbecues, but keep your food safe by keeping the cold stuff cold and ensuring meat is thoroughly cooked.
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May 30

Fortify Your Sandwich.

Eat more veggies by packing them in your lunch. Top your sandwich with cucumber, sprouts, tomato, lettuce and more.
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May 31

Start Fresh—and Tobacco-free.

It’s World No Tobacco Day. If you’ve been trying to quit, today’s the perfect day to make a fresh start!
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