Blog Category: Wellness

Blog Category: Wellness

Fast Food and Heart Health

Fast food is highly processed and contains unhealthy trans fats, especially when food items are fried in oil.

Eating fried food may increase your risk for heart disease and stroke. According to new research, people who ate the most fried food per week had a 28% higher risk of major cardiovascular events, compared with those who ate the least. Those...

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Self Care and Your Mental Health

More than half of adults in the United States will experience mental illness—which refers to a variety of conditions that affect one’s mood, behavior, feelings or thinking—at some point in their life. Mental illnesses can occur occasionally, while others are chronic. Common mental illnesses include anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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Mental Health Support During the Pandemic

Rarely has there been a greater need for mental health support than now.

Before the pandemic, there were already shortages of mental health professionals. For example, there were 45 psychologists or psychiatrists for every 100,000 Americans. In some places, that ratio was just one professional per every 30,000 people. Additionally, Mental Health...

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Moving 11 Minutes per Day Can Imporve Your Health

Any movement, no matter the duration, is beneficial.

There’s no denying that the pandemic has hampered activity levels. On top of exercising less, you are likely sitting more than normal too. However, a sedentary lifestyle can be hazardous to your health. Although this type of lifestyle may be a pandemic reality, there’s good news about the benefits of...

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Alcohol Awareness Month During the Covid-19 Pandemic

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Observed every April, Alcohol Awareness Month is meant to raise awareness about alcohol use and break the stigma by discussing how alcohol-use disorders affect individuals, families and communities.

This year is especially critical as COVID-19 restrictions and stress can increase your susceptibility to substance...

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