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February is American Heart Month

5 Medication-Free Strategies to Help Prevent Heart Disease

The entire month of February seems to revolve around matters of the heart including health, the color red and romance with the following “special observance” days:
  • 2/6 National Wear Red Day
  • 2/14 Valentine’s Day
  • 2/20 National Women’s Heart Health Day
Since it is American Heart Month, I give you 5 medication-free strategies to help prevent heart disease provided by the Mayo Clinic.
  1. Don't smoke or use tobacco
  2. Exercise for 30 minutes on most days of the week READ MORE >


Hot Tub Health Benefits

Hot Tub Health Benefits for the New Year

**Happy New Year blog readers! Welcome 2011!** Have you made a New Year’s resolution? Typically, it seems the resolutions I hear most revolve around weight loss, tighter finances, less work and more family fun. In a recent study, results found that the top 2011 New Year’s resolutions reveal a focus on quality of life as opposed to a focus on money. Here are the survey results in order of popularity (conducted by TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation): 2011 Top New Year’s Resolutions:
  • Relax/Reduce stress
  • Have more fun
  • Save more money
Interestingly enough, two years prior, the same study results found the opposite to be true, as “save more money” was the top resolution, followed by “relax/reduce stress.” This year, nearly two-thirds of survey respondents said they are less likely to make resolutions about their personal finances; health and well-being are simply more important as they look to the future. READ MORE >


Improve Sleep With a Hot Tub, Music and a Book


Sleep Benefits of Hot Tubs and Other Hidden Factors

According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 70 million people in the United States are affected by sleep problems. A poll released by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) found that 43% of women surveyed say that daytime sleepiness interferes with their daily activities. How much do you know about getting a good night’s rest? Take the below quiz to test your knowledge:
  1. Snoring is a common problem, especially among men, but it isn’t harmful. (True / False) False. Snoring can be a symptom of a sleep apnea, especially if it is accompanied by severe daytime sleepiness. Sleep apnea is characterized by pauses in breathing that prevent air from flowing into or out of a sleeping person’s airways. People with sleep apnea awaken frequently during the night gasping for breath. READ MORE >

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