Category Archives : Health

Protect Yourself from Chronic Disease: Know Your Family Health History

This Thanksgiving, you might be focused on turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie, but don’t let food be the only topic of conversation. Since Thanksgiving is also National Family Health History Day, this is the perfect time to discuss any serious diseases that run in the family. Staying informed could help you make wise health […]

How Diabetes Can Cause Joint Pain

November is Diabetes Awareness Month (https://beyondtype1.org/diabetes-awareness-month/), a time to educate, advocate, and learn better management strategies. If you or a loved one lives with diabetes, learn why a condition characterized by blood sugar problems can affect your joints.   Diabetes: Causes, Types and Effects Diabetes is the 7th most common cause of death in the […]

Hacks for Enjoying a Spook-Tacular Halloween with Chronic Pain

As a parent or grandparent, Halloween is often just as fun for you as it is for the kids! Distracting yourself with fun activities is important when you’re dealing with chronic pain. Make it easier to focus on your family—not your discomfort—with these helpful tips.   Consider Ways to Limit Walking There are only so […]

13 Tips to Boost Your Immune System Through the Winter

Like it or not, winter is on its way. This time of year, the excessive amount of germs, dry air, lack of sunshine, and high stress all make you more prone to getting sick. What you need are some effective ways to boost your immune system through cold and flu season. Here’s what we recommend. […]

9 Benefits of Eating a Balanced Diet

You know the saying, “You are what you eat.” This means your body’s health reflects whatever you put into it. If you’re wondering why doctors place such a strong emphasis on eating a balanced diet, it’s because your health suffers when you eat poorly, and it excels when you eat well. The next time you […]

11 Ways Chronic Inflammation Affects Your Body

You often hear doctors recommend anti-inflammatory diets and prescribe inflammation-fighting medications, but just what is inflammation? When your immune system works properly, inflammation protects your cells and tissues from outside threats, such as bacteria, viruses, and toxic chemicals. However, when immune cells overreact, you can end up with chronic inflammation, which is detrimental to your...

Body Fat Distribution: Subcutaneous vs. Visceral Fat

Everyone knows that having a high body fat percentage could be bad for your health, but where you carry your fat is also worth discussing. Your body fat distribution has a significant impact on your overall health. Learn more about the two main types of body fat and tips to achieve healthier fat distribution. Subcutaneous […]

6 Ways to Reduce Inflammation and Prevent Disease

Inflammation serves an important purpose if your body is injured or infected. When the immune system signals white blood cells to repair the damaged area, redness and swelling occur. Once the healing process is complete, the inflammatory response should subside. However, chronic inflammation can damage healthy cells, organs, and joints, raising your risk of arthritis, […]

Dietary Guidelines for Health and Fitness

Every five years since 1980, the US Department of Health and Human Services has released new Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The current edition focuses on making small changes to your daily eating habits to improve your overall health and fitness in the long run. Here are the overarching dietary guidelines that the HHS recommends for […]

8 Health Tips for Summertime

If you’re a health-conscious person, you probably take steps every day to eat right, stay active, and protect your skin. Looking for something new to try this summer? Consider enacting at least one of the health tips from this list. Watch Your Sun Exposure Many people view summer as the time to work on their […]