Health Tips

March 1

Build Support for Your Knees.

Reduce stress on your knees and prevent injury by making the muscles around them—your quadriceps and hamstrings—stronger.
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March 2

Better Sleep for Diabetes Prevention.

Studies show that untreated sleep problems like sleep apnea can increase your diabetes risk. Get yours in check.
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March 3

Don’t Let Allergies Spoil Your Workout.

Spring allergies spoiling your workout? Exercise when pollen counts are lowest: early or late evenings, or before dawn.
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March 4

Look on the Bright Side.

Keep a sunny disposition. Studies show optimists live longer (and better quality) lives than their pessimistic counterparts.
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March 5

Build Your Support System.

Caring for a loved one can tax your health. Be sure you understand and use community resources for extra support.
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March 6

Break Up the Routine.

Getting fit can start with 30 minutes per day. Make your routine more manageable by exercising in 10 minute chunks.
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March 7

Hold the Meat (Sometimes).

Not ready to go veg? Try easing off meat consumption with a few vegetarian meals each week.
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March 8

Get Ready for PE.

Does your child struggle with PE? Help them at home with activities focused on fun versus pressure or competition.
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March 9

Hands Off.

To thwart colds and flu, make an effort not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth. Touching can help a virus enter your system.
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March 10

Don't Text and Stroll.

Research shows texting actually changes your gait, speed and walking patterns. Put away your phone and watch where you’re going.
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March 11

Driving in the Rain.

Stay safe driving in the rain by replacing old wiper blades before bad weather, and increase your following distance.
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March 12

Eat to Beat Anemia.

Do you struggle with anemia? More iron may help, with foods like fortified cereal, tofu, leafy greens and lean red meat.
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March 13

Benefits of Shut-eye.

Get your zzz: It can help you keep a healthy weight, reduce stress, cut your diabetes risk and avoid illness.
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March 14

Never Sleep in Your Lenses.

They may say “extended wear,” but sleeping in contact lenses can cause damage and infections. Remove them at night.
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March 15

Pack Their Prescriptions, Too.

Refill and pack your child’s medications before hitting the road this spring.
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March 16

Look Inward to Improve Health.

Want to make lasting health changes? Research shows focusing on what you value makes it easier to stick to healthy habits.
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March 17

Share Your Health History.

What’s one of the best ways to help ensure your MD knows how to care for you? Share your family health history.
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March 18

Work Out More for Weight Loss.

Improving your fitness can mean 30 minutes of daily exercise, but weight loss takes more. Aim for at least 60–90 minutes most days.
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March 19

Find Your Anti-Diabetes Plan.

Talk to your MD about a low-fat, reduced-calorie eating plan to help you lose weight and prevent or delay diabetes.
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March  20

Get Strength in Numbers.

Caregiving can be a solitary endeavor, but you’re not alone. Consider joining a support group to share your struggles.
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March 21

Don’t Let Allergies Grow.

Planting your spring garden? Take an antihistamine 30 minutes before heading outside and wear gloves to stave off allergies.
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March 22

Prevent Blood Clots on a Plane.

Stretch your legs (or get up and move if you can) during long flights to keep blood circulating and prevent clots.
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March 23

Add Up Your Gratitude.

Count your blessings. Besides feeling grateful, it may also help you feel happier, exercise more and sleep better.
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March 24

Don’t Miss Your Mammogram.

It’s a fact: Mammograms reduce mortality from breast cancer in women ages 40 to 74. See your MD to get one scheduled.
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March 25

Beware the Salty Six.

Cutting back on sodium? Watch for the “salty six”: bread and rolls, cured meats, pizza, poultry, soup and sandwiches.
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March 26

Turn Around, Don’t Drown.

A smart tip for springtime—or anytime: Never drive through a flooded roadway. Play it safe and turn your car around.
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March 27

Prevent Flu in the Workplace.

Stay healthy at work by cleaning surfaces and objects touched most often, like phone, desks, doorknobs and keyboards. SOURCE

March 28

Seek Help for Mental Health.

Research shows women are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety than men. Don’t be afraid to seek help.
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March 29

Colorectal Screening Saves Lives.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and screening tests are proven to save lives. See your MD to get yours scheduled.
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March 30

Battle Allergies with…Cotton?

Synthetic fabrics create an electrical charge that draws pollen. Choose natural fabrics like cotton instead.
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March 31

Shade Your Eyes.

Wear sunglasses that block 100% percent UVA and UVB rays to help prevent problems like cataracts and macular degeneration.
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