Preventive Healthcare, Self-Care

Sun Protection (May 2016)

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, so it seemed appropriate to ask about sunscreen. There are a couple things to know to help us be sun smart. What is ultraviolet radiation? The Skin Cancer Foundation says that “UV radiation is part of the electromagnetic (light) spectrum that reaches the earth from the sun. It has […]

Physical Activity, Self-Care, Weekly Health & Wellness Tip

02/07 Health & Wellness Tip – Self-care

What is self-care? I know how I define it. I wanted to see what the “official” definition is though. Easier said than done. In its simplest terms, Merriam-Webster says that self-care is “care for oneself; self-treatment.” The American Holistic Nurses Association has two descriptions: Focusing on care of self and self-healing [is] essential to caring […]

Self-Care, Stress Management

September’s Technology App

Well, with September being National Yoga Month, it seems appropriate that this month’s technology app would be around stress. Stress Check by Azumio Inc. I’ve had this app for quite a while now, although I don’t use it too often. And I am sure that I do not use it to its full capacity…especially after […]

Food / Diet, Mental Outlook, Physical Activity, Preventive Healthcare, Self-Care, Stress Management

#28daysofhearthealth

February is “Heart Health”, “Heart Awareness”, “American Heart”… month. Whatever name “we” choose to call it, the focus is solely on “our” hearts; the understanding and health of our hearts while reducing our risk of heart disease. A friend of mine suggested doing a 28 day challenge in February and I loved the idea. So […]