Water – the elixir of life, the fundamental fluid that makes up about 75% of our human body, and about 80% of our brain. The zero-calorie wonder that can quench your thirst and keep your body’s systems functioning smoothly. But also, that much overlooked beverage most Americans don’t drink enough of.
Anyone who has ever taken care of someone who needs heavy duty physical or emotional support—whether that’s a newborn or an elderly family member or someone dealing with a serious diagnosis or chronic illness—knows how exhausting and stressful the caregiving role can be.
Without a doubt, our feet work hard bearing the brunt of keeping us on our toes and moving around. And when we experience foot issues, the pain can impact everything from mood to mobility.
Chief executive officers tend to be “get it done” type of people. That’s true for Lorraine Lutton, CEO and president of Roper St. Francis Healthcare, and a dedicated runner. “I like getting up early and getting my run in first thing,” she says.
Mary Jane is a smiling face and helpful hand to her customers at a downtown grocery store, but behind her cheerfulness she was dealing with a serious health issue.
If you’re training for an athletic event, you probably think twice about what you eat to properly fuel a long run. And you’re likely aware of the connection between a healthy diet and heart health, but evidently fewer people make the connection between eating habits and brain health.
Finally, the days are getting warmer and longer, which means one thing: prime running season is about to hit stride. And in Charleston that, of course, means the Cooper River Bridge Run.
Mention going to get a colonoscopy to a friend or loved one and you’ll likely get either a grimace or a snicker, or maybe both. Actually, you should get a huge high five.