Feb. 21st

MEDICATION SAFETY

Get into the habit of playing it safe with these medications tips:   Keep an up to date list of all your medications, including non-prescription and herbal products.   Store medications in their original labeled containers.   Save the information sheets that come with your medications.   Use the same pharmacy, if at all possible, […]

Feb. 14th

PROTECT YOUR HEART AT EVERY AGE

PROTECT YOUR HEART AT EVERY AGE It is important to recognize the signs of a heart attack and to act immediately by calling 9-1-1.   A person’s chances of surviving a heart attack are increased if emergency treatment is given to the victim as soon as possible. What are the 5 major symptoms of a heart […]

Feb. 6th

THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE TO GAIN WEIGHT?

WHAT’S THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE ON YOUR BODY TO GAIN WEIGHT? Is it:   (A) all over, (B) belly, (C) thighs, or (D) hips Answer: B – – – a bit more padding in your arms or legs may make your clothes snug, but it won’t harm your health like a spare tire. New research from […]

Jan. 31st

KNOW YOUR RISKS

Back injuries, a form of overexertion, are the nation’s leading workplace safety problem. Back injuries account for one of every five workplace injuries. To help prevent back strain and other overexertion injuries:   Lift with your knees – not your back   Warm up before doing any heavy lifting or carrying   Lift with a […]

Jan. 27th

IS POSSIBLE TO GET TOO MUCH SLEEP?

Media reports tell us that America is a sleep-deprived nation of workacholics who are sacrificing their helath to achieve the over-scheduled modern lifestyle. But we seldom hear about those at the other end of the spectrum who sleep well beyond the recommended seven to eight hours a night. Some studies have found that sleeping nine […]

Jan. 24th

Dealing with Stress on the Road

Stress can heavily impact your life in major ways. The American Medical Association has noted that stress is the basic cause of more than 60% of all illnesses and diseases. It contributes to high blood sugar, muscle tension, headaches, insomnia, weight gain, decreased libido, alcoholism, suicide, drug abuse, digestive disorders, asthma, and paranoia. Regardless of […]

Jan. 20th

How to Manage ANGER

Frequently losing your temper not only alienates others – it can contribute to health problems – including headaches, upset stomach and heart attack. Take control —   COUNT TO 10: When something angers you, give your body time to defuse before you react. Take three or four deep breaths.  Ask yourself: “will this really matter […]

Jan. 17th

SAY WHAT?

Close your eyes.  In general, you hear more when your eyes are closed or when you can’t see well (as when walking in the dark).  Vision – translating light waves into familiar images – takes up a lot of brain power.  Turn it off, and your mind has more resources to devote to the other […]

Jan. 13th

Eat Several Meals A Day?

Eating several (six is often recommended) small meals each day will increase your metabolism and help you burn more calories all day long.   Yep, it’s true. Keep the engine fed. Rather than scarf down two or three big meals and starve yourself in between eat lighter meals and more of them.. Is breakfast the most […]

Jan. 10th

Truckers: Get to Sleep Fast with These Tips

Over 40 million people in the U.S. suffer from one of the eighty types of sleep disorders. But the biggest sleep disorder – the one that causes the most anxiety and the most problems the day after – is insomnia. Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. It can come and go […]