Health Help

Get educated across a wide range of wellness categories with tips and techniques that support our mission to help you cultivate a healthy lifestyle. Topics include everything from weight training and budget creation to embracing and fostering creativity in your daily life.

The State of Childhood Obesity


The first step to fixing a problem is admitting we have one. Take a look at the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) for a better understanding of the national problem of childhood obesity.

Your Travel Vaccine Checklist, Continent by Continent


Getting ready for a big trip? You might need more than a passport. Depending on the country you visit, you could be exposed to diseases you’re not vaccinated for. Check out this article to make sure you’re prepared.

What to Expect When your Child is Vaccinated


Needles can be scary for kids… and adults, too. Learn what to expect before, during and after a trip to the doc’s office for your child’s vaccination.

Seven Myths and Facts About Vaccines


The facts and fiction about vaccinations can be hard to sort through. Learn about a few of the most common myths being told about vaccinations.

Public Opinion on Vaccinations


Having a productive conversation about the benefits of vaccinations starts with knowing your audience. The Pew Research Center helps us understand some of the varying opinions that exist today.

A Look at Osteoarthritis


Osteoarthritis is the most commonly diagnosed form of arthritis. Read up on how it begins and what you can do to manage it.

Sources of Arthritis Pain


About one out of five adults in America have arthritis. If you have it, it could be causing you pain and affecting your life negatively. Alleviating your pain starts with knowing the source. This article can help you understand the different types of arthritis.

This Is Your Heart on Alcohol


Moderate alcohol consumption – is it good for your health, or bad? Check out this medically reviewed article by Everyday Health to learn more about the pros and cons of drinking.

Finding Good Fats


Fats in your diet – mmm or ew? Here are some quick tips on how to incorporate healthy fats into your meals.

Understanding Nutrition Facts Labels


You may want to eat healthier, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Luckily, many of the foods we purchase in grocery stores come with helpful information on the nutrition facts labels. In this article, the FDA will help you understand what all of the numbers mean so that you can make better decisions when it’s time to shop and eat.

10-Week Training Program for Hikers


Summer weather is upon us – that means it’s time to break out the hiking boots. If you’ve got ambitions of peaking some mountains this summer, you’ll need to be in shape. Check out this handy training program for hikers if you’re looking for advice on where to start.

Six Ways Quitting Smoking Is Good for Your Heart


When you stop smoking, you protect your heart immediately and long-term, too. Learn more about the benefits of smoking cessation in this article, then check out the Breathe with Quitline program for the help you need to make the change.

Eating for Heart Health


Our diets become habits, and sometimes habits are hard to break. The Mayo Clinic arms you with the information you need to start making heart-healthy choices with your diet.

Food


To eat or not to eat? Check out the effects of food availability on reward system activity during food picture viewing in this article.

Prescription Drugs


Know when to consider antibiotic use or to look for an alternative!

Healthy Eating


Looking for simple ways to eat healthier without spending too much brain power? Here are 10 helpful tricks to eat healthier without thinking about it!

Mental Health and Social Media


Dependencies on social media are growing, but have you thought about the correlation between those dependencies and mental health issues like depression, narcissistic personality disorder and insomnia?

Mental Health


Have you ever thought about the connection between fitness and mental health? Find out how exercise affects your thought process and how your mental health affects your daily life.

Weight Loss


Why isn't exercise alone enough to lose weight? Find out what's happening inside your body as it adapts to higher activity levels.

Walking


Put your best foot forward: why walking is good for you. The many benefits of walking and how to do it the right way to get the most out of it! If you haven't already enrolled in Move, check it out after reading the article.

Mindfulness


Mindfulness isn’t much harder than mindlessness. Mindfulness is a powerful factor with respect to our health, happiness, and effectiveness. People misunderstand it and how to achieve it. It’s simply the process of noticing new things and people are either mindful or mindless at all times.

Mindful Eating


You’ve heard of Mindfulness – typically a meditative act to live in the present, and take a few minutes to appreciate your thoughts and feelings in this moment. But, have you heard about mindful eating? Huffpost published an article that may help you think about not only what you are eating but how you are eating it, and shift your eating habits in a healthier direction.

Napping


When we are young we hate them – as we get older, we wish we could nap all day! But, what makes up “The Perfect Nap”?

Stress Management


With a few exceptions, in general everyone has the same take on stress: It sucks! Here are 20 helpful tips to try to help lower your levels. To make de-stressing even easier, there are also a ton of great apps out there to help you relax!

Healthy Eating on a Budget


One of the most important things to healthy eating is being prepared. “Meal Prep” involves preparing several meals in advance so you always have healthy options easily available, and this article does it well with a $75 budget!

Healthy Relationships


What’s the deal with all these dating apps, anyway? This article will give you a “heads up” to what you should expect if you’re planning on giving them a shot!

Muscle Building for Men


Is every ounce of muscle you put on a hard-won battle in the gym and in the kitchen? These tips from Men’s Health will help the leaner folks kill it in the kitchen and the gym to help you get those gains faster, (hint: one of them includes a post-workout ice cream indulgence!)

Muscle Building for Women


There is a lot of bad information out there regarding muscle building for women, and the fear of “getting bulky” is rampant. Learn the truth about how to build muscle and reach your fitness goals!

Prescription Drugs


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 3 antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary.

Food


Eating with our eyes--this article discusses visual hunger versus digital satisfaction.

Food Choices


Do you put avocados on your hamburger? Try it--it may improve your health!

Eating Healthy On a Budget


Are veggies your go-to snack? If not, here's a few tips to help you enjoy the wide world of vegetables!

Weight Loss


Spice it up and lose the fat! Did you know you can swap spices for fats? Here are some tips for making healthy food taste good.

Workforce For Repetitive Strain Injury


We are all pretty well-aware that exercise can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure. However, more research has been popping up these days about the benefits physical exercise can have on depression. Is it as effective as medication?