Filed under: Health and Nutrition
Breast Cancer Awareness Day is Monday, October 28th. This is the perfect day to schedule a mammogram if you haven’t had one in awhile…or if you never had one.
Prevention is a tough nut to crack. So many of us ignore it, and we instead deal with illnesses as they arise, but there are so many steps we can take to help prevent illnesses from taking root or getting worse.
In addition to mammograms, why not get your blood pressure checked, get a cholesterol screening, or schedule a colonoscopy?
I know…it’s tough to get excited about these sorts of things, but taking these preventative measures (and early detection) can give us the information we need to take charge of our health as much as we can.
Your health is too important to ignore!
October 25, 2013
I can’t stand it when I catch a cold. It’s exhausting and it is a major drag on my productivity. That’s why I always take preventative measures to avoid getting sick.
I’m not a doctor, but doing the following helps me remain healthy most of the time.
1) I wash my hands frequently.
The common cold virus is easily passed through your eyes and nose, so wash your hands throughout the day AND avoid touching the areas around your eyes and nose. (Ask someone to watch you and let you know if you do this out of habit. I used to touch my mouth all the time, until my husband brought this habit to my attention!)
2) I sneeze into a tissue or my elbow, and encourage my family members to do so.
When you feel a sneeze coming, or a cough, cover your face with your forearm. When you sneeze/cough into your hand you’re releasing the cold germs.
By the way, touch a doorknob and Whammoo…you’ve just spread your virus to some other poor soul!
3) Take Airborne or Emergen-C.
Airborne Immune Support Supplement with Vitamin C, Effervescent Formula, Orange, 30 Count
Emergen-C Super Orange, 30-count
As soon as I feel a cold coming on, I immediately take some Emergen-C. It’s a vitamin supplement mixture that seems to stop many of my colds from coming on. My husband swears by a similar product called Airborne.
(Of course, always read the ingredients and check with your doctor first to be sure this supplement is OK to take, and that it won’t interact with any medications you’re currently taking.)
Regular exercise is another trick to ward off a cold. Exercising not only strengthens your heart, but it boosts your immunity as well.
I find that the more I exercise, the less I catch cold bugs.
5) Drink lots of water, get lots of sleep, and eat healthy food.
Prevention is the key to avoiding colds and other infectious diseases. By getting the appropriate amount of sleep, eating healthy and drinking water, you are taking the necessary steps to overall healthy living.
August 23, 2013
I love to go to the hair salon and get my hair cut and styled. It’s a treat that always makes me feel great. My appointment this past Monday was wonderful, as usual. Not only did I have a nice chat with Colleen, my hairdresser, but I left with the happiness of knowing that I wouldn’t really have to fuss over my hair for the next few days.
Taking care of hair can definitely take some time in your day. Here are a few shortcuts I use to minimize time invested with my hair.
1) I go to the gym nearly every day. If I don’t want to wash my hair when I get home, I use a scrunchie to get it off my neck while I’m working out.
2) If I feel like my hair needs to be ‘freshened’ when I get back from the gym, I use a dry shampoo that I picked up from my hair salon. I spray it on, leave it on for a few moments, and then use my hands to work it through my hair.
3) When I do wash my hair, (every other day) I generally do so at night after dinner when I know I’m going to be home for the evening. This way, I can let it air dry for a few hours, and then just blow dry it for a minute or two before bed if needed.
4) I shower every day, but I wear a shower cap on those days I don’t want my hair to get wet. Once I dry off after my shower, the shower cap is removed and I use some hair product to spruce my hair up a bit.
5) My morning hair routine is comprised of either pulling my hair back in a ponytail (if I’m going to the gym or coming back home afterwards, or simply planning to work behind my desk in the office) OR using the flat iron to straighten it out (if I’m going to a business meeting or meeting a friend for lunch, for example). On the days I use the flat iron, that adds about 15 minutes or so to my morning routine, so I plan accordingly.
6) If I know a special occasion day is coming up, I call my salon and make an appointment to just have my hairdresser wash, dry and style it. It’s one less thing to worry about on those days when it’s very important that your hair looks nice.
May 18, 2012
Did you over-indulge over the holidays? I know I did. I have yet to meet a person who can resist those wonderful, rich foods of the season.
But now that the holidays have come and gone, one of the top new year’s resolutions so many of us have is taking off those extra pounds.
And I know the perfect way to do just that!
There’s a resource on the Web–a free video–that is chock full of information to not only help with those nasty excess pounds, BUT to also change your thinking about why the so-called ‘healthy’ foods you’re eating may be stopping you from reaching your weight goals.
I, for one, certainly do not want to eat carrots and celery, just to look good. Life is too short to not enjoy delicious foods.
That’s why I loved all of the valuable information on this video. It was very down-to-earth, made perfect sense AND was filled with information to help you look and feel great all year long and thereafter–without depriving yourself of delicious foods.
I was very impressed with the amount of quality information on this video and could hardly believe they were giving it all away. It’s unheard of.
I urge you to watch the video all the way through. It started off interesting, and by the time I reached the end, it was completely eye-opening!
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January 7, 2012
I recently attended a local health fair in town. It cost me $10.00, but it was well worth it. During the first hour, I was able to take part in a number of services including a mini-manicure, mini-pedicure, hand paraffin dip, blood pressure check, cholesterol check, bra fitting and mini-facial.
The second hour consisted of a healthy, filling, delicious lunch and seminars about preventative health, such as health screens, diet and nutrition. I went with a good friend of mine and we both enjoyed this event, along with the other 100 or so attendees.
If you’re invited to a similar type of health fair in your town, definitely check it out. You’re bound to leave with some information that can help you or someone you know. Plus, you’ll be reminded of lots of preventative measures you can take to help you live as healthy as possible. Sometimes, we all need a reminder–especially since it’s so easy to get busy and forget to take care of ourselves.
In the meantime, be organized when it comes to your health. Schedule regular health screenings on your calendar. Plan your dinners so you don’t have to order out that often. Get in a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise each day. Give yourself enough time in the morning so you don’t feel you have to skip breakfast. Schedule time in your day that’s non-work time–time just for you to relax and re-energize.
Take care of your health–it’s the most important thing you can do for yourself.
June 8, 2011