If spending time with the grandchildren is part of your holiday plan, then give yourself a high-five for longevity. According to the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, the benefits of hugs, cuddles and giggles with grandchildren go further than just putting a smile on your face.
The December crunch is on, and if you’re like most people, you might still need a holiday gift idea, or five. Don’t stress (because, newsflash, stress is NOT healthy!) – we’ve got you covered. Here are some suggestions that won’t wreck your budget and even better, will benefit your gift recipient’s health.
Yes, it’s definitely that time again. Flu season. And after last year’s hard hit—one of the deadliest influenza epidemics in recent memory, with 49 million cases among all age groups—the Centers for Disease Control is hitting the prevention message hard. The short and sweet of it: GET YOUR FLU SHOT!
The fall and winter holidays will soon be here, taunting you with all the festive foods and drinks that trigger painful acid reflux symptoms like heartburn, chest pressure and burning sensations in the throat. When you suffer from GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) it can be hard to get into the spirit of the season.
Ahh, yes…finally! The temperatures are dropping, the air is crisp and refreshing (not muggy and overbearing), and the golden light of autumn calls your name, beckons you to be outside. The fall is the dream season for Lowcountry runners—including our CEO Lorraine Lutton, who is thankful for refreshing coolness after summer’s humidity.
In the wake of this past summer’s high profile suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, there was a flurry of media attention on mental illness and depression. Then the news cycle changed and attention shifted elsewhere, while those dealing with depression continue to suffer, often silently. Given the prevalence and severity of this illness, …
Twisting, turning, standing, sitting, jumping, dancing, bending, walking….We can be hard on our joints, especially pivotal weight-bearing ones like knees and hips.