“Within 24 hours from the day you stop smoking you have already begun reducing your risk of a heart attack. Even small improvements in your nutrition and physical activity can reduce your health risks and lengthen your life,” said Michael D. Johnson, MD, Sheboygan Internal Medicine, SC.
The old saying, “caught between a rock and a hard place,” could never be more apropos than now as parents try to prepare themselves and their children for the 2020/2021 School Year. “As if parents don’t have enough to think about regarding their child’s safety and health, the anxiety, guilt, worry and frustration is dramatically increasing as they try to cope with COVID-19 and making decisions on behalf of their children in such uncertain times,” said Karla Willis, Mental Health Counselor.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), children learn best when they are in school. However, before returning to school, careful steps must be in place to keep students and staff safe.
The holidays are stuffed with grand meals, decorated cookies, sweet treats, and libations. And now that the holidays are over many of us may be still be feeling stuffed. As we look forward to new beginnings with a spirit of hope and optimism many of us may be looking to leave indulgences of the holiday season in the past.
Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, simple and one of the most effective ways to stay healthy. When we wash our hands correctly, we win, and the germs lose.
Thanksgiving is a time of celebration bringing family and friends together around a banquet of traditional foods and family recipes. These and other social gatherings during the season always-present opportunities to become overindulgent and even the most disciplined struggle with the temptations the holiday offers. However, with the right strategy, there are ways you can maintain a balance and keep your diet healthy and intact.