Healthy Body

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?

"10 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight" from VeryWell.com

Want to know why you're not losing weight? Read the article below from VeryWell.com.

1. You're Not Exercising

The one thing that's so hard about exercise and weight loss is this: It's hard to burn enough calories with exercise to make a serious dent in your weight. In fact, the workouts that are most effective for weight loss are the hardest ones:  High intensity interval training, tabata training or metabolic conditioning.

What You Need to Know About Skin Cancer

When you’re told that you have skin cancer, it’s natural to wonder what may have caused the disease. The main risk factor for skin cancer is exposure to sunlight (UV radiation), but there are also other risk factors. A risk factor is something that may increase the chance of getting a disease.

People with certain  risk factors are more likely than others to develop skin cancer. Some risk factors vary for the different types of skin cancer.

"What Is Metabolism and How Do I Change It?" from VeryWell.com

Want to know more about what metabolism is and how to change it? Read the article below from VeryWell.com.

Metabolism is a combination of biochemical processes that your body uses to convert food into energy. These metabolic processes include breathing, eating and digesting food, the delivery of nutrients to your cells through the blood, the use of energy by your muscles, nerves and cells, and finally the elimination of waste products from your body.

Seasonal Allergy Treatments for Children

Millions of people suffer from allergies, including many children. According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, about 40 percent of children in the United States suffer from allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever.

Hay fever is triggered by breathing in allergens, like pollen. Sneezing and nasal congestion are some of the most common symptoms, but your symptoms can vary depending on the types of plants that grow where you live.

Allergy Medicine for Children

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