Turning Over a New Leaf

Brisk nights, red and orange leaves scattered over the lawn, and pumpkin-flavored everything; cooler weather is definitely here. With all the seasonal changes, it only makes sense to make some changes about your health! It’s time to whip out the sweatshirts and scarfs and handle the holidays like a...

Stay Hydrated While Exercising in the Summer Heat

Submitted by Andrew Clements, PTA, CPT

With summer and increased air temperature days approaching, it is important to learn how to safely exercise and be active outdoors. Common strategies include: Better choices for what to wear, exercise intensity consciousness and timing, and having water or hydration fluids readily available...

Don’t ignore gardening pain. It could signal something serious

Most people do not head for the garden planning to finish the day with aches and pains or a serious injury. Tending flowers, trimming bushes, planting a new tree, and even mowing the lawn, can be considered a way to relax and enjoy the outdoors. For the gardener, nothing is more satisfying than...

Women and Heart Disease – Take Steps to Decrease Your Risk

Submitted by Lynn Toth, DNP, RN, MSN, NP-C

Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus , a best-selling novel many years ago, clearly convinced women that they differed emotionally from men. Unfortunately, despite the American Heart Association’s increased awareness campaign for women, 46% of women still don’t know their relationship to...

Exercise and Set SMART Goals to Get Fit

Submitted by Rita Karapurkar Williams, MA, CHES

Each year starts off the same - with goals and resolutions that we hope to achieve, but that we often fall short of completing. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidelines, individuals should get at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate aerobic activity...

Five Tips for COPD Patients

Submitted by Pam Lowe, Beebe Pulmonary Rehabilitation

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. "Progressive" means the disease gets worse over time. COPD can cause coughing that produces large amounts of mucus (a slimy substance), wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other...