Stress can be a positive experience to help us get through tough situations, deadlines at school or work, health problems, or challenging situations with family or friends. Unfortunately, stress can turn negative when difficult experiences linger over a long period of time.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that more than 20 percent of Americans smoke. On average, smokers spend $1,600 a year for cigarettes.
One out of every five American teenagers has a high level of unhealthy cholesterol that may increase their risk for heart disease.
Medical professionals have identified a link between coronary heart disease and periodontal disease. In fact, they believe that individuals with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to experience coronary heart disease and strokes.
How do you show your thankfulness on Thanksgiving Day and throughout the year?
National Women’s Health & Fitness Day – September 29, 2010 – provides an opportunity for women to take a few minutes to evaluate their personal health and fitness and develop a plan to improve, such as making time for regular physical activity or eating more nutritious meals.
Heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes are preventable at least 80 percent of the time. The prescription for a healthy heart is to eat nutritious meals and exercise for 30 minutes five days a week.
Many people cut back on sleep hours, believing that losing an hour or two of sleep won’t make much difference. But, sleep is important for our minds and bodies to work properly. It affects our ability to think clearly and to recall ideas and experiences from the past, and to deal with challenges and stressors encountered throughout the day.