New Year’s Resolution Advice

December 29, 2010

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1. Don’t try to jump into your goals cold turkey – make changes slowly but surely

2. Have some goals that are strictly just to make you happy

3. Get rid of negative influences that are counter productive to your goal

4. Find accountability partners who have the same goal in mind

5. Step outside your comfort zone

 


Happy Holidays

December 21, 2010

Happy Holidays!


Boosting your immunity

December 13, 2010

 

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Our immune systems help us fight disease causing micro organisms. But occasionally, germs can successfully enter our bodies and make us sick. In order for our immune systems to function well, they require balance and harmony. In the winter months it is important to boost immunity to keep illness at bay.

Boost your immunity to combat illness during the harsh winter months with these tips!

1. Get a full night of sleep

2. Add some zest to your food! Lemons help your body maintain it’s pH balance

3. Fill up on water

4. Add some honey to your diet! It has anti bacterial factors

5. Eat your fruits and vegetables


Seasonal affective disorder

December 8, 2010

The holidays are a time for joy, love, peace and fellowship. But they also are a period of stress and depression for some. Many things cause the stress including: financial hardships, loss of loved ones and memories of the past. When we are stressed during the holidays this can often lead to seasonal affective disorder. While winter is one of the most common seasons for seasonal affective disorder, the onset of the holidays definitely impacts the disorder.

Do the holidays make you get stressed out?


Get Smart About Antibiotics Week

December 1, 2010

Did you know that antibiotics do not help fight viruses? It’s true. Plus, taking antibiotics when you have a virus may do more harm than good. Taking antibiotics when they are not needed increases your risk of getting an infection later that resists antibiotic treatment.

Antibiotics cure bacterial infections, not viral infections such as:

  • Colds or flu;
  • Most coughs and bronchitis;
  • Sore throats not caused by strep; or
  • Runny noses.

Taking antibiotics for viral infections, such as a cold, cough, the flu, or most bronchitis, will not: