Hypertension 101

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of American adults have hypertension. Interestingly, only about one in four of those affected have the condition under control. Blood pressure is the pressure of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries, which carry blood from the heart to other areas of … Continued

Get Heart Healthy with Life’s Essential 8

The American Heart Association recently developed Life’s Essential 8 – a set of recommendations intended to help people improve their cardiovascular health and live a longer, more productive life. Read on to learn more about how these recommendations can help you feel your best for years to come.

Why Your Child Needs a School Physical

As you pull together a list of things to do to get ready for back to school, remember to include a school physical. Don’t wait until the last minute to make an appointment – spots fill up fast in the weeks leading up to the new school year. Just like adults need to see a … Continued

Tips to Get to Know Your Body Better

One of the easiest ways to improve your health is to get to know your body better. Becoming more aware of your body’s needs can help you catch changes and identify when you need to seek medical attention. But for many people, there are barriers that prevent them from truly knowing their body. For example, … Continued

Foods For Your Heart: Simple Diet Changes You Can Make

A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best way to prevent a variety of diseases, including heart disease. It may seem daunting to change your diet, but starting with small steps and building on your success can lead to improved health and lasting lifestyle changes. Here are tips to improve your diet and help your … Continued

Why Does My Body Get Stuck At a Certain Weight?

In this video, Amanda Davenport, PA, discusses why our body can get stuck at a certain weight. As Davenport explains, our basal metabolic rate is the number of calories our body needs to complete our activities of daily living. As we start to lose weight, that number decreases. Yet, as we lose weight, our body often … Continued

How to Adopt a Workout Routine and Stick With It

Making the decision to start exercising is the first step to a healthier life and a healthier you. Yet, starting can be quite confusing sometimes. Where should you begin? What should (and shouldn’t) you do? How can you stay consistent? Enlisting the help of a certified personal trainer can help answer these questions. If hiring … Continued

What You Need to Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than six million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million. Chances are, you or a loved one will experience or care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Here are answers to some of the most common questions about the … Continued

The Sandwich Generation: Six Tips to Manage Stress

The struggle is real for the sandwich generation. This group includes people in their 30s, 40s and 50s who are caring for both children and aging parents. About 47% of adults help provide care for a parent who is 65 years or older while also raising children. In addition to providing more traditional care, one … Continued

Eight Tips to Age Well

Thanks to smarter health choices, better nutrition and more access to healthcare, people are living longer. According to the Population Reference Bureau, the number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to nearly double by 2060 with the age group’s share of the total population rising from 16 to 23 percent. All of this … Continued