Diabetes Prevention

preventing diabetes Diabetes has become too common of a disease. According to an article from selfchek.org,  1 in 12 Americans have diabetes. That is why it is so important to pay attention to your health, and to make sure you are taking the proper precautions to prevent this disease. Some of the symptoms that diabetes has are always being thirsty and hungry, always feeling fatigued, having blurry vision, urinating often, and feeling pain or numbness in your hands or feet.


How to Stay Healthy at a Office Job

Staying healthy at workSitting in front of a computer 8 hours a day can make it difficult to stay healthy. It is important not to have unhealthy snacks at your desk. If you have candy sitting around your desk, try switching it to fruit. You also want to make sure that you are drinking a lot of water. According to an article from WebMD, you should be drinking at least 10 glasses of water a day. Keeping a full water bottle at your desk is a great way to make sure that you are staying hydrated.


Learning How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

healthy lifestyleIt can be very overwhelming to create a healthy lifestyle. Figuring out where to start is the hardest part. According to an article by selfcheck.org, the most important way to a healthy lifestyle is diet. It is important to eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, as well as foods with fiber. The combination of these foods together can protect against certain cancers. It is also important to pay attention to the amount of calories you intake per day, verses the amount of calories you burn.


7 Tips for Staying Healthy on Your Next Trip

healthy travelTraveling, as much fun as it is, it can take a toll on your body. Sometimes you have to adjust to different time zones, or you may just not get enough sleep as you need too. Your traveling may consist of going to a country that is known for diseases the U.S. doesn’t have, therefore you may not have proper vaccinations. Before embarking on your your next adventures, here are some tips to help you stay healthy.


Running for 5 Minutes Can Prevent Heart Disease

Just Running for 5 Minutes Can Prevent Heart Disease | A&P Urgent Care


A study by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology followed 55,000 adults for 15 years and found that running, even a short amount of time per day, can drastically decrease your chances of dying from heart disease. This research found that regardless of lifestyle choices (i.e. obesity, smoking, etc) running regularly lowered their risk of death by 30% overall and by 45% for dying from heart disease. There was no siginficant change in data based on the distance or speed that the individual ran but it did show that running consistently was key. This means even taking 5 minutes to run at your own pace around the block can be key to keeping your heart healthy.

Click here to read the full article by  Val Wadas-Willingham on CNN Health.