Baseball games and hot dogs. Late nights and lightning bugs. There’s really nothing quite like the simple joys of a Texas summer—and there’s also nothing that compares to summer’s unforgiving, unfiltered sun rays and brutal bouts of unbroken heat, both of which can lead to serious health conditions arising from heat illness or skin cancer.
It’s been hours since the kids piled in the car to head home from an afternoon of active play at the neighborhood swimming pool. Everyone’s safely in their routines of dinner and bedtime, and you’re miles away from the water. So drowning should be the last thing on your mind, right?
You may not know it, but June is Men’s Health Month and a good time to focus on fitness and overall well-being inside and out. Even though you may be exercising and eating right, you may be doing other things that steer your health off track. Here are the top 5 health mistakes men make.
Whittling the waistline can also trim the wallet. For more than a year, North Texans found a way around ever-increasing gym prices with a popular fitness app. For a monthly fee, they enjoyed an unlimited number of classes at trendy fitness studios, as well as gym time. But starting this week, the cost is going up.
We know that eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and having an annual checkup by your Family Physician are all part of a healthy lifestyle, but there’s one key factor missing from this: laughter. When you hear people say “laughter is the best medicine,” they are absolutely right. However, the medical benefits of laughter go beyond cheering someone up. Studies have shown time and time again that the physical effects of smiling and laughing can significantly improve our health.
Laughing each day could keep the doctor away, especially when it comes to your heart. Numerous studies have shown the health benefits to smiling and laughing frequently, with most of the information centering on the stress-reducing effect of laughter. It’s important to always discuss your concerns and overall health with your Cardiologist, but you should also discuss ways to lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other conditions.
Sleep is about more than catching a few winks. It’s about achieving good-quality sleep — the kind that lets your body go to work restoring you physically and mentally.
Since February is Heart Month, it’s an especially perfect time to take control of your heart health with a few action items designed to promote and protect your healthy heart.
No matter if you’re short on time, budget, cooking skills, or all three, you can still put together satisfying, heart-healthy meals that are perfect for kids, company, or dining on your own.
When it comes to a stroke or heart attack, seconds count. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, someone dies from a heart attack every 90 seconds; from a stroke, every four minutes. Time matters, and understanding the difference between a stroke and heart attack can save lives.