If you’re feeling the stress of living in 2020, you’re not alone. Now more than ever, we’re facing challenges which put us on edge. But stress doesn’t have to cause distress. I often recommend yoga when someone is struggling day-to-day because this mind-body practice releases tension, brings balance back to your life and improves your overall health. It’s important to remember that stress isn’t just in your mind - it’s also in your muscles and joints.
When you do the math, it’s easy to see how holidays can take a toll on our waistlines. An average of 4,500 calories can be consumed at the holiday meal, according to some research estimates. Those favorite dishes and treats are often loaded with calories, especially in the jolly portions we tend to enjoy while celebrating.
Consider these tallies:
As the pandemic stretches into winter, home is increasingly where work and school are happening – often at the same time. The new normal can be challenging for parents. To smooth the days ahead, take a page from lessons learned in the trenches:
Loving your family and protecting them go together like turkey and gravy. In fact there’s probably nothing you wouldn’t do to save a loved one’s life.
This holiday season, with COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations spiking at concerning levels, families are being asked to make hard decisions about get-togethers which are known to spread coronavirus. In fact, gathering can put the very people whose company you cherish at risk.
Health officials are sounding the alarm about the coming flu season because they’re concerned about the potential of having both COVID-19 and influenza - each with serious and sometimes deadly complications - circulating at the same time. This is especially concerning as hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are on the rise.
Every Midwesterner has a memory of a Halloween that wasn’t. An early snow storm, subzero wind chill or a driving rain can occasionally upend trick-or-treating in this part of the country. This year, with COVID-19 cases rising as we also go into flu season, the public is being asked to act responsibly to prevent further spread of the Coronavirus. The good news is you can plan ahead for a safer Halloween season and still treat the kids to fun.
Every two minutes, a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with breast cancer. An estimated one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime and it’s the leading cause of cancer death in women around the world. If it’s someone close to you, just one is too many. That’s why we can’t let our guard down against this disease, even as we fight COVID-19.
Early detection is essential because most women have no symptoms and 85% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history. Delaying screenings can allow a cancer to grow undetected and become more difficult to treat.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, isolating at home and social distancing is encouraged to protect our communities. Unfortunately, home may not be a safe place for many families experiencing domestic violence. Domestic violence is also known as intimate partner violence. Recognizing violence as a social determinant of health CHI is honoring Domestic Violence Awareness Month during October 2020.