Preventing Dehydration

Water is one of the most important nutrients in our bodies. Blood is mostly water -- muscles, lungs and brain contain a lot of water too. It makes up approximately 70 percent of our muscles and about 75 percent of our brains. 

Alcohol and Your Health

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month. Approximately 80,000 deaths are attributed to excessive alcohol use each year in the United States. This makes excessive alcohol use the 3rd leading lifestyle-related cause of death for the nation. 

Clearing Up the Confusion About Allergy Drugs

Millions of people suffer from allergies. With countless products on the market claiming to treat virtually every allergy symptom, it can be overwhelming to choose a product. Here’s an overview of allergy relief medications.

Dine Out Guilt Free

Just because you are watching what you eat doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite restaurants and foods. Here are four basic guidelines that will put you in charge of your dining out experience.

BMI: Know Your Number, Know Your Risk

Overweight and obese people are at increased risk for disease and illness. One factor that is used in assessing health risk is Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is a number based on both your height and weight. It is a screening tool used to determine risk of disease related to obesity. The higher the BMI, the higher the risk of some diseases. 

How to Sneak Fruits & Veggies Into Your Diet

According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, fruits and vegetables are the foods that should be eaten most often. For most people, this means more than doubling the amount of fruits and vegetables they eat daily.

Flu Shot Fact or Myth?

Influenza (flu) is a serious disease that can make you sick for a week or longer with coughing, fever, aching and more. It can lead to pneumonia and make existing health problems worse -- like diabetes, asthma and heart disease.

Understanding Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious chronic disease that can be managed through lifestyle changes, medications and a close relationship with your doctor. Nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes and another 41 million are at risk for developing it. Whether you just found out you have diabetes or have been dealing with it for years, you can control your diabetes and improve your quality of life.

How to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

The Centers for Disease Control recommends a three-step approach to fighting the flu: vaccination, everyday preventive actions and the correct use of antiviral drugs if your doctor recommends them.

The Wonders of Walking

Walking is a low-impact exercise with numerous health benefits. As one of your body’s most natural forms of exercise, it’s safe, simple, doesn’t require practice and can ease you into a higher level of fitness and health. Here’s more about why walking is good for you and how to get started with a walking program. 

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