Hot! Hot! Hot!

Hot! Hot! Hot!

 Just when we thought summer was almost over the heat hits us once again. With temperatures staying at a steady 80-90 degrees, heat knowledge and body awareness becomes ever so important. Hundreds of people die each year due to extreme heat. The elderly, children, and those with chronic illnesses are more prone to heat related emergencies. Whether you are working outside, taking the children to… More

Is there a “Best” time of the day to exercise?

Is there a “Best” time of the day to exercise?

There are both positives and challenges when exercising either in the morning, noon, or night. Regardless of the time of day, creating an exercise routine and sticking to it is what is most important. Learn how to fight off the excuses for skipping a work out at anytime of the day.   Early Riser: A morning work out is a great way to start your… More

10 Road Trip Safety Tips

10 Road Trip Safety Tips

  Summer is quickly winding down and a last minute road trip might be in your future. Whether cross country or up the North shore, safe and well planned road trips will make for the best vacation getaway. Stressful road trips are never enjoyable. Following a few simple tips and reminders can help you leave the stress at home.  1.)    Have a loose plan. Have… More

Sleep Smart

Sleep Smart

Sleep is much more than an activity that occurs when tired. Sleep requires an adequate amount along with a regular, healthy sleeping routine. The consequences of lack of sleep can be very detrimental to your health. But the benefits are just as rewarding as maintaining a healthy eating and exercise lifestyle. Knowing the ins and outs of sleep and how to improve your own sleeping… More

Beat the Heat and Stay Hydrated

Beat the Heat and Stay Hydrated

  With summer in full swing and the heat index rising, it is important to stay hydrated throughout these hot months. Every year about 318 Americans die due to dehydration or other heat related illness, according the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Unfortunately, most of those deaths could have been prevented if they had the proper knowledge about heat and dehydration. Dehydration can occur in mild… More

Get Fit Outdoors!

Get Fit Outdoors!

 Not quite in shape or tired of the same old treadmill? According to CNN Health, 7 out of 10 American adults do not exercise regularly. There is no need to become a marathon runner or a gym rat to be considered healthy. Simply exercising for 30 minutes each day for 5 days a week can greatly improve your health status. Increased exercise can reduce stress… More

Firework Safety

Firework Safety

Fireworks are a symbol of our nation’s Independence Day and increase in popularity around the month of July. The increase use of fireworks increases the amount of injuries and medical emergencies. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 200 people on average visit the emergency room every day around the month of July due to firework-related injuries. A little under half of those injuries… More

Boating Safety

Boating Safety

   It’s Boating Season! It is that time of the year again where it is popular to take out the boat and enjoy the lake life. With all the increase in boat traffic on lakes and rivers, it is very important to keep safety in mind. Following these tips and guidelines can help keep you safe and boating fun. Make sure to always wear a personal… More

Drive Safe!

Today, we drive safer cars on safer roads; decades of advertisements and public information campaigns have made most of us safer drivers. As a result, the U.S. logged the lowest accident fatality rate ever recorded in 2008 [source:NHTSA]. Despite this progress, unfortunately, the number of auto accidents and fatalities nationwide is still quite staggering: In 2008, there were almost 6 million car accidents in the… More