Healthy Body

What is RSV?

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes cold-like symptoms. Unlike a normal cold, RSV can lead to serious illness, mainly in babies and older adults. There is no RSV vaccine, but there are ways to help not get the infection.

RSV:

Winter Workout

When the winter blues are getting you down, keep active for physical and mental health. Don’t let the cold, ice and snow stop you. Here's a creative, compact workout that can be done in your own home (2-3 minutes for each move):

"5 Surprising Foods for Healthy Teeth" from VeryWell.com

Want to learn more about which foods to eat to keep your teeth healthy? Read the article below from VeryWell.com

If you’re trying to score top marks at your next dental appointment, in addition to your brushing and flossing regimen, the food you put in your mouth plays a crucial role for overall oral health.  

We know that there are many foods that sneak into the diet that can damage teeth. Sugar is the main culprit, especially added, refined sugar. Any food that increases your intake of refined sugar can feed harmful bacteria to cause tooth decay.

Food of the Month: Acorn Squash

Why eat acorn squash:

Move over broccoli, there is a new superfood in town. Acorn squash has more carotenoids than any other food. Carotenoids are a powerful antioxidant that help fight inflammation and prevent cell damage. Winter squash is a low fat food but the fat that it does have comes in the form of Omega-3 fatty acids, an important nutrient for brain health!

How to eat acorn squash:

Grilled:

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.

"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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