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Health Tips

Stay active, enjoy your hobbies, manage any medical conditions, and eat well. Be deliberate in staying or becoming healthier.

Find an activity that you enjoy doing – that motivates you to get out and be active. Listen to your body and limit any activities that cause discomfort.

Find an activity that you enjoy doing. Make every attempt to eat a healthy diet to help control your weight. It will improve many aspects of your health and overall well-being.

A healthy diet isn’t enough for healthy bones. You also need weight bearing and resistance exercise in line with the physical activity guidelines for Americans (twice weekly, covering all muscle groups!).

Avoid losing weight rapidly with very-low-calorie or over-restrictive diets. Keep your bones strong by making permanent healthful lifestyle changes and going at a more moderate pace. See a registered dietitian to help.

Fit for Life

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

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 with F.A.S.T.

Sneak Veggies into Your Smoothie.

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

De-stress by Finding Your Zen.

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

Strike Back Against Arthritis.

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

Put an End to Sports Injuries.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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Take Action to Prevent Stroke.

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

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.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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

Exercise Against Cancer.

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

Our dietitians recommend eating seeds to build strong bones. Try poppy, sesame, chia, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds. Make a “seed mix” to store in the fridge and use as a topping for salads, oatmeal, or smoothies--or grab a handful for a snack.

Eat your calcium to build strong bones. Think dairy, sardines or canned salmon, calcium-set tofu, collards, kale and broccoli.

Reach your peak performance. Carbohydrates provide energy and fuel for athletes. Choose whole grains like brown rice, rolled oats and quinoa to also help with recovery.

Protein helps repair and rebuild your muscles after exercise. Think fish, poultry, eggs, legumes, nuts, seeds, meat and dairy.

Healthy fats are important in absorbing vitamins. Choose heart healthy fats such as olive oil, avocados and nuts.

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.

Spray on Your Tan.

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

Jettison the Jetlag.

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

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.

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.

Eat to Beat Arthritis.

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

Chin Up for Better Health.

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

Treat Yourself.

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

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.

Save Your Sight.

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

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.

Don't Drink and Float.

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

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!

Happy Memorial Day!

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

Fortify Your Sandwich.

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

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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Cumming, GA 30041
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