It's That Time of Year Again...Cold and Flu Season

The cold and flu share similar symptoms and can be difficult to tell apart, based on symptoms alone. Signs and symptoms of the cold versus the flu:

Cold

  • Symptoms come on slowly
  • Rarely has fever
  • Slight body aches
  • Body chills- not common
  • Sneezing, stuffy nose, sore throat–common
  • Headache-rare
  • Fatigue–sometimes

Flu

Get Ahead of the Game: Increase Your Odds of Preventing Cancer

Fall means football, and as any great football coach knows, a solid game plan is key. Just like football, cancer needs a plan to boost our odds to prevent and/or beat this disease. A solid effort to keep a proper diet, take part in routine physical activity and perform cancer screenings should be part of everyone’s prevention playbook.

"Do These 10 Yoga Poses Every Day and You'll Feel Great" from VeryWell.com

Interested in starting yoga but unsure where to begin? Try these yoga poses below from VeryWell.com

Some days, it's just not possible to put in a full hour and a half of yoga. But most days will allow for this 10 to 15 minute sequence that stretches the back, hamstrings, and hips, problem areas for many people. Think of this sequence as your maintenance plan. It will keep you running smoothly until you can get in for a full tune up. Over time, you will see the positive effect that consistently doing these stretches has on your longer practice sessions.

Eating by Season

Product Nutrients (this is not a complete list) How to select Quick serving
Apples
  • Vitamin C
  • Fiber
Firm fruit with rich coloring Add to salads, braise with red cabbage, add
to yogurt with granola
Broccoli
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin C
  • Folate
  • Fiber
Compact floret clusters,

"Creative Ways to Use Your Slow Cooker" from VeryWell.com

Looking for new creative dinners you can make in your crock pot? Read this article from VeryWell.com

Your slow cooker is good for more than just soups and stews! I’m Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien and I’m here with five slow-cooker hacks that will change the way you look at your Crock Pot.

1. Cook an Entire Spaghetti Squash

"The Psychology of Procrastination" from VeryWell.com

Procrastination is something that most people have at least a little experience with. No matter how well-organized and committed you are, chances are that you have found yourself frittering away hours on trivial pursuits (watching TV, updating your Facebook status, shopping online) when you should have been spending that time on work or school-related projects. Whether you're putting off finishing a project for work, avoiding homework assignments, or ignoring household chores, procrastination can have a major impact on your job, your grades, and your life.

"10 Things to Stop Doing If You Want to Live Longer" from VeryWell.com

Want to learn which habits are hurting your health? Read the article below from VeryWell.com to find out.

There are a number of things you can resolve to do in order to "slow down" your biological clock and live longer, whether you’re in your 20s or 30s, all the way to your 60s, 70s, and beyond. In fact, research has shown it's never too late to start healthy habits.

But what about the things you might stop doing—in the name of your longevity.

1. Stop Eating Mainly Processed Foods

What Men Should Know About Their Prostate

It’s estimated that the U.S. will have close to 238,000 new cases and 29,000 deaths from prostate cancer in 2013.

The causes of prostate cancer are not well understood but it is known that genetics, race, smoking, obesity and old age are factors that influence prostate cancer. Men with a first degree relative that had prostate cancer have eight times higher the risk of developing prostate cancer and it may occur in a  younger age.

What is the prostate?

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