How to Exercise When You Have Arthritis

People with arthritis should always discuss their exercise plans with a doctor. The amount and form of exercise recommended for each individual will vary depending on:   which joints are involved the amount of inflammation how stable the joints are whether a joint replacement procedure has been done   A skilled physician who is knowledgeable[…]

A Simple Routine to Quiet Your Mind and Become More Resilient

Make time every week to reflect and get centered on your commitment to lead.    Ever feel stretched to your limits at work?   Maybe you feel the strain from managing difficult workplace politics or co-worker relationships. Maybe you become stressed-out when second-guessed or criticized by a business partner. Sometimes just the mere fact that you[…]

Grilling Safety Tips for Summer Barbecues

It happens every year. The weather gets warmer, more people use outdoor grills – and incidents of grill-caused fires go up. Each year, outdoor grilling causes an average of 8,900 home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association.   Gas grills cause more home fires than charcoal grills, the association adds. According to the Hearth, Patio[…]

Keep People and Pets Safe in the Heat

Safety in the Summer Heat Never leave a living thing unattended in a motor vehicle!  Heat related motor vehicle emergencies are entirely preventable, see below for ways to keep your loved ones safe.  For other ways to help keep your family, friends, and pets safe this summer download our Hyperthermia brochure (English version or Spanish version) for lifesaving[…]

Fun Fact Friday | The Seasons, the Equinox, and the Solstices

The Equinox (Vernal & Autumnal) There are only two times of the year when the Earth’s axis is tilted neither toward nor away from the sun, resulting in a “nearly” equal amount of daylight and darkness at all latitudes. These events are referred to as Equinoxes.The word equinox is derived from two Latin words – aequus (equal) and nox (night). At the[…]

Use Walking Meditation for Stress Relief

Turn a Simple Walk Into an Effective Stress Relief Activity   Meditation is one of the great stress management techniques because it carries many varied benefits. It can help people create mental and emotional space between them and their stressors, allowing them to gain perspective and get their bearings before tackling the stressful situations at hand. It can[…]

Healthy and Safe Swimming

Pools, hot tubs/spas, and water playgrounds are great places to have fun, be active, or just relax. Learn how to stay healthy and safe when in the water this summer!   Swimming is one of the most popular sports activities in the United States. Just 2.5 hours of physical activity per week, including water-based activity, has health benefits, no[…]