It’s National Cholesterol Education
Awareness Month. Safeguard your health
by knowing your numbers through testing.
If your child is playing sports, help
them stay safe by reporting any signs of
pain to you or their coach.
Research shows 15 to 30% of people with
prediabetes will have type 2 diabetes
within 5 years. Take steps to cut your
Here’s a new back-to-school tip to
remind your kids about, thanks to the
digital age: Put your phone down and
Lighten up your Labor Day cookout by
grilling salmon vs. burgers. Season it
simply with fresh lemon and dill.
Does everyone expect you to step up as a
caregiver but no one asks? Beat
caregiver stress by taking care of you.
As your child heads back to school, be
sure their backpack doesn’t weigh them
down—no heavier than 10% of their body
In honor of Fruit & Veggie Month,
aim to eat a variety of fruits and
vegetables by consuming a colorful
selection every day.
Back to school means increased traffic.
Take extra care to watch for buses and
never pass a car stopped for
Wheeled backpacks seem like a solution
for heavy loads, but skip it: Experts
don’t recommend them due to tripping
What’s the best way to get kids to eat
their veggies? Set a good example, by
modeling a healthy diet of your own.
Excessive alcohol intake increases your
stroke risk. Cut your odds limiting
yours—just one drink for women and two
A healthy diet is essential for eye
health. Feed yours with colorful produce
and foods high in omega-3s, like salmon.
You don’t have to give up cheese to cut
fat. Choose lower fat options like
part-skim mozzarella or reduced-fat
Stay hydrated by drinking 1 pint 15
minutes before activity, another after
and more every 20 minutes during a
Do you eschew dairy? Get the calcium you
need from sources like broccoli, beans
and leafy greens.
Craving a new way to relax? Try
techniques that calm your mind as well
as your body, like meditation, yoga and
The start of a new school year means
bikes are back in full force. Always
check side mirrors before opening your
What’s the best way to keep a handle on
your sodium intake? Prepare most of your
meals at home, so you’re in control.
You can up your intake of omega-3s by
eating eggs from chickens fed more
omega-3s. Check your carton label for
Help your child avoid overuse injuries,
by limiting the number of team sports
they child play in a single season.
Slim down your cold leftover soup or
stew by skimming the fat from the top
before you reheat it.
It’s National Pain Awareness Month. If
you suffer with chronic pain, get help
from your doctor or see a pain
Boost your whole grain intake by making
half the grains you eat whole grains
like steel-cut oatmeal, quinoa and
Feeling stressed? Hit the trail: 30
minutes of walking per day helps improve
your mood and decreases stress.
How can you ensure you’re getting the
vitamin D you need without regular sun
exposure? Consider taking a supplement.
Help your kids have a healthy
relationship with food: Show your love
through hugs, talks and attention, not
Caregiving can take a toll on your
health, from depression to obesity. To
keep caring for others, put your health
Lower back pain paired with sharp,
burning pain that emanates from your hip
could spell sciatica. See your MD for
Take charge of your diet: Be a label
reader. You’ll learn what’s really in
your food and how much you should be