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How To Make Lasting Change

Posted by EHE Blogger

1/17/17 9:00 AM

2017 is here and millions of Americans are reflecting on the personal changes that they want (or need) to make this year. Popular resolutions include vowing to lose weight, eat healthier, reduce stress, exercise more or quit smoking. There is just one problem: while all of this sounds good in January, many of us lose our resolve and our resolutions are long forgotten and abandoned by April. The simple truth is that New Year’s resolutions are easier to make than they are to keep because changing behaviors, particularly those that are long-standing habits, is easier said than done. Wanting to change is not enough. Success with a resolution demands more than wishful thinking; it requires patience, planning, and organization. The good news it is that it can be done!

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Topics: Prevention, Wellness, Fitness, preventive health, healthy living, health, weight management, exercise, new year, body image, thinking positive for health, diet, healthy life

The 13 Essential Vitamins

Posted by EHE Blogger

5/10/16 2:57 PM

By adhering to a healthy, nutrient-rich, plant-based diet, individuals can ensure that they are consuming the 13 essential vitamins needed to keep the body healthy and performing properly. These vitamins are...

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Topics: Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, health, vitamin c, exercise, vitamin d, health benefits, thirteen vitamins, essential vitamins, vitamin a, vitamin b

Why Should You Get Regular Physical Exams?

Posted by EHE Blogger

5/3/16 2:56 PM

When an individual has regular exams, his or her physician can compare measurements of weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass index (BMI) over the years and address changes as needed. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), all adults — even seemingly healthy ones — should undergo regular physical examinations at their healthcare provider’s recommended frequency.

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Topics: Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, health, exercise, health benefits, physical exam, regular, annual

Lower Your Risk of Falling with Balance Training

Posted by EHE Blogger

4/26/16 1:28 PM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older adults who are at risk of falling should perform balance exercises at least three days a week. Balance training can be as simple as standing on one foot for a few seconds, and then gradually increasing the length of time for more difficulty.

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Topics: Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, health, exercise, health benefits, elderly, balance training

Should You Change Your Eating Pattern?

Posted by EHE Blogger

4/19/16 12:45 PM

Does meal frequency matter? If so, what is the healthiest eating pattern? Three square meals a day? Two big meals? Six small meals? Grazing throughout the day? No eating after 7 p.m.? The truth is that such eating patterns can have an impact on weight and overall health, but this impact is limited and is closely related to other dietary factors.

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Topics: Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, health, health benefits, self-esteem, change behavior, body image, eating pattern

Embracing One's Own Body

Posted by EHE Blogger

4/13/16 11:54 AM

There is no one ideal body size, shape or weight that every individual should strive to attain. The human body exists in all shapes and sizes. By learning to accept and appreciate the body that you have, you can develop and maintain a healthy and positive body image.

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Topics: Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, health, stress relief, health benefits, self-esteem, media, body image

Deciphering Seeming Contradictions in Health Media

Posted by EHE Blogger

4/7/16 12:06 PM

A single health topic may often be positioned very differently across various news outlets, even to the extent that the outlets directly contradict each other though each seems to cite credible sources. For example, there are numerous conflicting claims regarding the cause of obesity.

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Topics: Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, health, stress relief, health benefits, media, contradiction, APA

Manage Your Stress with these Techniques

Posted by EHE Blogger

3/29/16 1:43 PM

Many Americans understand the impact that stress has on their lives. According to the American Psychological Association, over 60 percent of Americans believe that their stress has a ‘moderate,’ ‘strong’ or ‘very strong’ impact on their physical and mental health. While this awareness is important, further steps must be taken in order for an individual to manage his or her stress level – steps that most Americans are not taking.

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Topics: Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, health, stress relief, health benefits, APA

How to Keep Good Sleep Hygiene

Posted by EHE Blogger

3/22/16 12:26 PM

Sound sleep is restorative for the brain and body—it affects the way that an individual looks, feels, and performs each day and can have a major impact on overall quality of life. The practices, habits, and environmental factors that help an individual achieve sound sleep are referred to as proper “ sleep hygiene.” The practice of proper sleep hygiene includes the following elements:

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Topics: Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, health, stress relief, sleep health, american sleep association, better sleep, health benefits, sound sleep, everyday health

Attacking Anxiety with Action and Awareness

Posted by EHE Blogger

3/15/16 1:22 PM

The causes of anxiety disorders are not fully known, however, scientists believe that they are most likely the result of a combination of factors including changes in the brain, environmental stress, genetics, and psychological and developmental factors. Anxiety can also manifest due to medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism, heart failure or COPD, and the use of certain medications or drugs such as corticosteroids, cocaine, amphetamines, and excessive amounts of caffeine.

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Topics: Wellness, preventive healthcare, healthy living, health, stress relief, meditation, emotional health, social anxiety, health benefits, everyday health

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