Health Tips

February 1

Treat Your Heart Right.

It’s Heart Month! What can you do to safeguard yours? Eat healthy, exercise, keep a healthy weight and quit smoking.

February 2

Hypertension and Your Heart.

Keeping your blood pressure in check can help prevent heart disease. Get yours checked every 2 years starting at age 18.

February 3

Exercise to Fight Arthritis.

Did you know exercise reduces arthritis pain and improves function? Aim for 30 minutes of moderate activity 5 days a week.

February 4

Write Your Way to a Better Outlook.

Try this to feel more positive: Write down your “best case scenario” for your relationships and career, and meditate on them.

February 5

Fall Prevention Begins at Home.

Safeguard your home from falls by removing tripping hazards, using brighter light bulbs and installing safety bars in bathrooms.

February 6

Check Your Pressure to Lower Stroke Risk.

Hypertension typically has no symptoms, so talk to your doctor about how often yours should be checked to help prevent stroke.

February 7

Seat Belts Save Lives.

Seat belts can cut crash-related injuries and deaths in teens by 50 percent. Make sure your teen always buckles up.

February 8

Two Ways to Sidestep a Cold.

Cold prevention is in your hands: Wash them well and often, and avoid close contact with others who are sick.

February 9

Put Pet Allergies to the Test.

As many as three in 10 people may have allergies to cats and dogs. If you think you might, see an allergist for testing.

February 10

Stay Rested to Prevent Hypertension.

Sleep deprivation and insomnia have been linked to high blood pressure. Get your zzzz to keep yours in check.

February 11

Don’t Let Hot Flashes Steal Your Sleep.

If the hot flashes of menopause are keeping you awake, keep a bowl of ice water and a washcloth nearby to keep cool.

February 12

Have Health Kit, Will Travel.

A travel health kit that contains items like medications, sunscreen and first aid supplies can keep you healthy on the road.

February 13

Know Your History to Cut Your Risk.

Knowing your family medical history can reveal your risk for common health conditions, so take time to learn yours.

February 14

Be Sweet to Your Heart.

That Valentine’s chocolate could be good for your heart, but make it dark and stick with just a square for health benefits.

February 15

Circumvent Caregiver Stress.

Caregiver stress can cause depression as well as weaken your immune system. Learn ways to cope and ask for help.

February 16

Smoking Make Diabetes Worse.

Smokers with diabetes have greater risks for serious complications, like heart and kidney disease. Kick the habit.

February 17

Yoga Basics for Beginners.

Taking your first yoga class? Be sure to warm up first, know your limits and stay hydrated—especially for “hot” yoga.

February 18

See Fall Prevention Clearly.

Bifocal or progressive lenses can trip you up, so opt for glasses with your distance prescription for outdoor activities.

February 19

Do Something Good for Your Heart.

Nearly 1 in 3 American women has hypertension, a risk factor for heart disease. Cut your odds by cutting back on salt.

February  20

Trust Us—You Knead A Massage.

Feeling stressed? Plagued by pain? Fight back by treating yourself to a relaxing massage.

February 21

Take Half to Go.

Don’t overdo it when you’re dining out by asking your waiter to wrap up half your meal just after it arrives.

February 22

Steer Clear of Tanning Beds.

Sun-worshipping isn’t the only way to develop skin cancer. Avoiding indoor tanning beds, too.

February 23

Bulk Up on Fiber.

Not getting enough fiber in your diet? Try adding beans to the meals you eat most, like salad, soups or pasta—even your eggs!

February 24

Lose Weight to Lower Your Risk.

If you’re at risk for diabetes, you can delay or even prevent the condition by losing 5 to 7 percent of your body weight.

February 25

Can’t Ditch Your Cold?

If you’ve been fighting cold symptoms for longer than 10 days without feeling any better, see your MD for care.

February 26

Move and Live Longer.

Get moving! Research shows people who exercise in their leisure time can live up to 4.5 years longer than those who don’t.

February 27

Healthy Habits Fight Cancer and Heart Disease.

Which healthy choices help prevent heart disease and cancer? Eating your fruits and veggies, not smoking and /> GENERAL

February 28

Taking (Emotional) Control.

Want to change your outlook? Be open to positive change by taking charge of your emotions vs. letting them decide your behavior.


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