Why to consider medical ID if you have an eating disorder

Posted on February 23, 2017 by kerri

February is National Eating Disorders Awareness Month. Eating disorders affect people of all ages, gender identities, ethnicities and socioeconomic statuses. While eating disorders are more commonly associated with being a women’s health issue, in the United States, a quarter of anorexia and bulimia diagnoses are men living with the conditions—binge eating disorder affects men even … Continue reading “Why to consider medical ID if you have an eating disorder”

  Not only is Thanksgiving coming up in the United States, but November 24 is Family Health History Day. If you are getting together with your family this Thanksgiving, this can be a great time to learn some answers to those questions that you’ve encountered on medical forms in the past but maybe were uncertain … Continue reading “Healthy Thanksgiving Traditions: Learning Family Health History, and Other Fun Things.”

5 Tips for Conquering Stress

Posted on November 2, 2016 by Gerry

Stress has always been a part of our lives. In this hectic time we live in, people lead increasingly stressful lives. Experts state that a little stress can be good; it keeps you sharp and ready to move forward, and is sometimes vital for achieving optimum performance. However, medical research has determined that prolonged stress … Continue reading “5 Tips for Conquering Stress”

How to Help Someone with PTSD

Posted on June 23, 2016 by Gerry

When someone you care about suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it can leave you  feeling overwhelmed. The changes in your loved one can be worrying or even terrifying. You may feel  angry about what’s happening to your family and relationship, or hurt by your loved one’s distance  and moodiness. But it’s important to know … Continue reading “How to Help Someone with PTSD”

It sounds funny to start a post about Global Employee Health and Fitness Month talking about kids… but here it is: Kids get recess. Not only do kids get recess, they are expected to engage in active play outdoors regularly, and they often have snack time built into their days. They get to climb stuff, … Continue reading “Want more productive employees? Do what the Healthiest Companies in America do!”

Usually, the words “mental health” bring to mind “mental illness” instead. Mental health, however, is a legitimate thing, and it is more than simply the absence of illness—just like “wellness” is. For people without a mental health condition, there re steps that can be taken every day to improve your mental wellbeing—but, even if you … Continue reading “Mental Health Month: Five Tips for a More Balanced Mind”