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Effectively Communicating with Your Doctor with Your Health in Mind
When it comes to your health, you and your doctor are a team, but, whether you’re nervous, shy or uncomfortable, it isn’t always easy talking to your doctor. Speaking up about your health is vital for a solid partnership with your doctor and for the right personal care. With your health in mind, make the most of your time in the exam room with these six tips for effectively communicating with your doctor.
Write it down
Come prepared with a list of questions and concerns abo
Know your ALS Risk Factors & Symptoms
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease (in reference to its most famous victim), Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that damages nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord—affecting our ability to initiate and control muscle movement. While researchers are working on a cure, it’s important to know your risk factors and keep an eye out for symptoms now. Here’s a quick overview of risk factors, common symptoms and how you may be able to reduce your risk.
Fun Family Fitness Activities & Healthy Habits
Want to lose weight and spend some quality time with your family? Having a family support system centered around staying healthy and active is a great way to keep your family in shape— and it can help foster a strong family bond.
Unfortunately, many parents struggle with meeting work deadlines and managing their busy schedules. This can prevent them from making the time to be active with their children. Just remember — it all starts with you! Modeling healthy exercise behaviors for y
Inspiring Mind Hacks to Stay Motivated & Reach Your Goals
Looking and feeling your best is an attainable goal, especially when fueled by a positive attitude. We've all been there - the scale hasn't budged even after a week of healthy eating and exercise. Don't let a small setback, set you back on your weight loss goals. The important thing is to use motivation tips regularly to steer you toward your final destination and to re-motivate yourself on the days when you need it most. Train your brain to power through and creatively spark your will to reach
7 Healthy Alternatives to Coffee
You may hear a typical morning routine begin with waking up, getting dressed for the day and then heading out for a big cup of coffee. Many times, coffee drinkers opt for the larger cups with added flavors, like vanilla, hazelnut or chocolate, which can hinder weight loss due to the added sugar and calories. Sometimes, the coffee may seem so filling on its own, people may skip eating breakfast to focus on other things!
While we don't encourage drinking coffee with sugar, Jenny Craig
Tips to Get More Sleep
Can a good night's sleep help you lose weight? Most likely, YES! When you get enough sleep, your body is better able to regulate the hormones that make you feel hungry and full. People who get irregular sleep, like shift workers, tend to have their metabolism thrown off due to the irregular hours, which can lead to an increased risk for diabetes and weight gain.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics also noted that one reason sleep could be linked to weight is that fatigue leads to
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