Living Well Blog

It doesn’t look like COVID-19 is going away any time soon, which means it’s important to keep your immune system strong. This means getting good quality sleep, exercising regularly, managing stress and eating vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats.  It also is a good idea… See more
For decades, coconut oil was shunned as a cooking oil because it was considered unhealthy. It’s really high in saturated fat, after all. But over the last 10 to 12 years, it has gained popularity and has even been touted as heart healthy.   Coconut oil’s rise can be contributed to a couple of… See more
If you’re one of those people who gets their flu shot occasionally — or who never gets it — here’s a reason to sign up early: Public health officials are warning of an impending crisis during the upcoming flu season. Why? The coronavirus is still spreading, putting a strain on healthcare systems.… See more
Most of us are stressed every day (in fact 55 percent in one Gallup poll reported feeling stressed for a good portion of the previous day). Unfortunately, that stress isn’t healthy. Uncontrolled stress is tied to heart disease, asthma, obesity, diabetes, headaches, depression … it’s a long list.… See more
What's your risk for dementia and how can you lower it? Find answers in our brain health center. During the COVID shutdown, most people focused on following local guidelines, maintaining a strong immune system, controlling chronic conditions… See more
For most avid gardeners, weeds and pests are plenty challenging. If you’re a gardener with allergies or asthma, however, the sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose and breathing problems are enough to make you want to hang up your spade. But there are steps you can take to minimize allergies while… See more
You can reduce your risk for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease by exercising, eating a healthy diet, getting adequate sleep, controlling blood pressure and inflammation and managing stress.

And to help maintain brain health, try to:… See more
As of early 2020, 33 states legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes and another 11 states plus Washington, D.C. legalized it for recreational use. That’s a lot of people who can legally use Mary Jane. Of course, people use it for different reasons.  Recreational users want to experience the… See more
Experts have spent decades warning Americans to limit their intake of whole-fat dairy products. However, over the last few years, a few studies have turned the tables on this advice, suggesting full-fat dairy products are heart healthy. And now, a new study has found that eating at least two… See more
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