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July 2, 2015
Older Adults and Alcohol

Source: National Institute on Aging Get the facts about aging and alcohol You can become more sensitive to alcoholas you get older Heavy drinking can make some health problems worse Medicines and alcohol don’t mix There may be many reasons to stop drinking View Full Article (pdf)  


June 30, 2015
Finding the Right Bike

Source: Nemours Foundation In the market for a new bike? When selecting bikes for kids, here are some things to consider. Make sure to focus on a child’s age, maturity level, and the riding environment. Only buy cycling gear that is designed and approved for the child’s age. Once you’ve brought the bike home… View […]


June 26, 2015
Decrease screen time

To help manage your body weight, reduce the amount of time you spend being sedentary. This includes time spent in front of a screen – including watching television, playing video games, and using the computer. People who spend more time being sedentary, particularly watching television, are more likely to be overweight or obese. Most people […]


June 25, 2015
Screens in Bed Are Bad for You

Source: University of California, Berkeley Be aware that reading on a light-emitting device such as a tablet, computer monitor, or smartphone before bedtime can interfere with sleep, a small Harvard study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed. Such devices emit blue light, which can increase alertness and suppress production of the […]


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Did you know

Did you know...

that walking is one of the LEAST EXPENSIVE and EASIEST ways to get fit and reduce your risk for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke? You DO NOT Need an expensive gym membership or overpriced supplements.

 

 

 

All it takes

All it takes...

is a decent pair of walking shoes and 150 minutes of your time every week for 8 weeks. If you walk or exercise for 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week, for 8 weeks, you'll feel better, lower your stress level and enjoy all of the amazing health benefits of regular physical activity.

 

 

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