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Fizzy Facts: How Soda Affects Your Health

In this article, a BJC Medical Group physician quenches your thirst for more information about the health implications of drinking soda.

Am I Too Sick To Work Out?

The new year is a time for new beginnings. Many people take this time to start a new workout plan to lose weight, get fit and be healthier. While this is a great time to focus on exercise and fitness, cold and flu season may derail these plans. You may be tempted to push through the runny nose, sore throat and congestion to stick to your workout plan, but this may cause your body more harm than good.

Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy

Numerous treatments are available through your physician to drastically reduce or perhaps eliminate many of the problem symptoms of menopause. 

How Many Calories Do You Need?

Your BMR (basal metabolic rate) is the number of calories your body needs each day to perform basic functions. From the time you go to sleep at night until you go to sleep the next night, your body is using calories to fuel the body. Nearly 75 percent of the calories you eat each day are used by the body for this purpose.

Talking to Kids About Nutrition

Good nutrition for children is challenging because it needs to look appetizing, smell pleasant and taste good. Putting together a meal that meets all those criteria seems near impossible if you are a busy parent on the go. However, there are some startling statistics that might help get you motivated.

Cold Stress: Working Safely in Winter Weather

Winter adds its own hazards to your regular safety concerns, so help your employees work safely in winter weather by training them to recognize and protect against its hazards.

Ready to Quit Smoking? The Best Time is Now!

Know your triggers and avoid them with these tips.

Exercising on a Budget

Saving money is always a priority when financial times get tough. But eating sensibly, exercising and being healthy can go hand-in-hand with being frugal. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults achieve a minimum of 150 minutes of combined aerobic activity, stretching and strength training each week. 

Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

Sleep is essential for good health, safety and optimum performance. So why are Americans getting less sleep than we need?

The Truth About Weight Loss Plans

While losing weight is theoretically simple -- burn off more calories than you consume -- the emotional battle and need for a quick fix often sets us up for failure. Dieters sometimes turn to fad diets to jump-start their weight loss program. While some can achieve moderate results, the weight loss is most often temporary. Fad dieters will usually gain back the weight they lost and sometimes even more in a very short period of time. 

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