To Your Health Newsletter

To Your Health Newsletter

February, 2019 (Vol. 13, Issue 04)
Make Every Month Heart Health Month

February is American Heart Month, but heart health is really a global issue; after all, we've all got hearts and these days, we all do things that put our health in peril, in the form of heart disease, stroke, heart attacks and other life-threatening conditions. Let's get started during this time of awareness by highlighting the latest research on how men and women can maximize heart health and reduce their risk of heart problems.

Back Pain

Steroids for Sciatica Are More Trouble Than They’re Worth

Making Contact

The Right and Wrong Way to Use Exercise Machines

Should You Get a Flu Shot?

Understand the Potential Risks First

Eating on a Budget

How to Stay Healthy During Tough Economic Times

Death on the Road:
The Opioid Factor

You're probably aware of the opioid crisis by now, notably the fact that for years, opioids have been overprescribed, overused and abused – with deadly consequences. Here's one consequence you may not be aware of: Opioid users are significantly more likely to be involved in fatal car crashes than non-users.

Try Interval Training to
Maximize Weight Loss

Jogging at the same pace for hours and frustrated that you're not losing the weight you hoped you'd lose? Try mixing your speed up and see what happens! Interval training – bursts of high-intensity exercise interwoven with recovery periods – appears to increase weight loss compared to training at a consistent intensity.

How to Make Time
for Some "You" Time

At what point did your life become more about everyone else – work, family, etc. – and far too little about you? It's OK to be selfish when it comes to your health; after all, if you lose your health, you won't have the ability to do all the things you do for all the people in your life. Here are some tips to find some "you" time.

Nutrition Optimizes Mental Health

A new study connects the dots between sound dietary choices and psychological well-being.

Limit Your Toddler's Screen Time

Unfortunately, the negative health impact of excessive screen time can start young.