Reduce stress on your knees and prevent
injury by making the muscles around
them—your quadriceps and
Studies show that untreated sleep
problems like sleep apnea can increase
your diabetes risk. Get yours in check.
Spring allergies spoiling your workout?
Exercise when pollen counts are lowest:
early or late evenings, or before dawn.
Keep a sunny disposition. Studies show
optimists live longer (and better
quality) lives than their pessimistic
Caring for a loved one can tax your
health. Be sure you understand and use
community resources for extra support.
Getting fit can start with 30 minutes
per day. Make your routine more
manageable by exercising in 10 minute
Not ready to go veg? Try easing off meat
consumption with a few vegetarian meals
Does your child struggle with PE? Help
them at home with activities focused on
fun versus pressure or competition.
To thwart colds and flu, make an effort
not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
Touching can help a virus enter your
Research shows texting actually changes
your gait, speed and walking patterns.
Put away your phone and watch where
Stay safe driving in the rain by
replacing old wiper blades before bad
weather, and increase your following
Do you struggle with anemia? More iron
may help, with foods like fortified
cereal, tofu, leafy greens and lean red
Get your zzz: It can help you keep a
healthy weight, reduce stress, cut your
diabetes risk and avoid illness.
They may say “extended wear,” but
sleeping in contact lenses can cause
damage and infections. Remove them at
Refill and pack your child’s medications
before hitting the road this spring.
Want to make lasting health changes?
Research shows focusing on what you
value makes it easier to stick to
What’s one of the best ways to help
ensure your MD knows how to care for
you? Share your family health history.
Improving your fitness can mean 30
minutes of daily exercise, but weight
loss takes more. Aim for at least 60–90
minutes most days.
Talk to your MD about a low-fat,
reduced-calorie eating plan to help you
lose weight and prevent or delay
Caregiving can be a solitary endeavor,
but you’re not alone. Consider joining a
support group to share your struggles.
Planting your spring garden? Take an
antihistamine 30 minutes before heading
outside and wear gloves to stave off
Stretch your legs (or get up and move if
you can) during long flights to keep
blood circulating and prevent clots.
Count your blessings. Besides feeling
grateful, it may also help you feel
happier, exercise more and sleep better.
It’s a fact: Mammograms reduce mortality
from breast cancer in women ages 40 to
74. See your MD to get one scheduled.
Cutting back on sodium? Watch for the
“salty six”: bread and rolls, cured
meats, pizza, poultry, soup and
A smart tip for springtime—or anytime:
Never drive through a flooded roadway.
Play it safe and turn your car around.
Stay healthy at work by cleaning surfaces and objects touched most often, like phone, desks, doorknobs and keyboards. SOURCE
Research shows women are more likely to
suffer from depression and anxiety than
men. Don’t be afraid to seek help.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Month, and screening tests are proven to
save lives. See your MD to get yours
Synthetic fabrics create an electrical
charge that draws pollen. Choose natural
fabrics like cotton instead.
Wear sunglasses that block 100% percent
UVA and UVB rays to help prevent
problems like cataracts and macular