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Put Your Best Fork Forward – March is National Nutrition Month

Put Your Best Fork Forward – March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward!” Part of leading a healthy life means eating a healthy diet and being physically active. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help reduce the risk of many leading causes of illness and death, add important nutrients to
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Exercise Benefits Stroke Survivors Both Physically and Mentally

Exercise Benefits Stroke Survivors Both Physically and Mentally

A stroke often cuts off blood flow to the brain and impairs vital cognitive abilities such as thinking, remembering, and learning. However, new research finds a post-stroke exercise program aids in not only physical recovery for survivors, but mental as well.   Researchers analyzed records from 13 clinical trials that included a total of 639
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Vitamin D-efence Against Respiratory Infections

Vitamin D-efence Against Respiratory Infections

Approximately 70 percent of people get at least one respiratory infection, such as the common cold, bronchitis, pneumonia, and sinus and ear infection, in a year. However, a large review and meta-analysis of randomized, controlled studies shows that vitamin D supplements can cut down the amount of people suffering these infections by 12 percent. The
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Improve Parkinson’s Symptoms with More Physical Activity

Improve Parkinson’s Symptoms with More Physical Activity

A new study from the University of Michigan shows that everyday physical activity is linked with less severe motor symptoms in Parkinson’s patients. The good news is the activity doesn’t have to include vigorous exercise. Taking your dog for a walk, working in the garden, or going grocery shopping are great examples of ways to
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Prevent and Treat Low Blood Sugar

Prevent and Treat Low Blood Sugar

In a previous post, we discussed the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Here are some great tips for preventing and treating hypoglycemia.   Keep a balance – Try to stay close to your usual schedule of eating, activity, and medicine. If you’re late getting a meal or if you’re more active
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