Four Foods to Keep You Young

You’re never too old to start eating right and taking care of your body from the inside out. Try to incorporate these four foods to help keep your mind and body on the upside of life. • Apples — they help keep your digestive system going strong. • Ginger — for aches...

The Brain-boosting Benefits of Exercise

Sure, exercise gets the heart pumping, but did you know that just as exercise boosts cardiovascular health, it also promotes cerebral and mental health? When you exercise, there’s an increase in blood flow to the brain. The result is a boost in cognitive capabilities....

How Stress Contributes to Back Pain

Did you know that stress is a leading cause of illness? While stress can cause anxiety, depression and sleep difficulties, it can also trigger physical pain, particularly in the back. How? Certain emotional and psychological factors can contribute to muscle tension,...

Backpack Safety Checklist

Each year hospitals treat thousands of children suffering from backpack-related injuries. Many of these result from carrying too much weight. Is your child using a backpack that is incorrectly sized? Is it configured properly? When it comes to picking out the right...

Do You Have Sitting Disease?

Every day people everywhere engage in an unhealthy practice that has harmful effects comparable to smoking. We’re talking about sitting. From watching TV to sitting at our desk to driving, many spend a lot of time in this sedentary position. How much time? Research...

The Unplugged Challenge

Calls, alerts, texts and social media … it’s all right there on your phone and computer. We can all be guilty of relying on technology, but when face time is replaced with screen time, it may be too much. Do you check social media too much throughout the day? Are you...