When to Call in Sick

It can be hard in the morning deciding if your congestion will clear up after a dose of over-the-counter medicine or last the whole day, making you miserable at work. It is officially flu season, and with the number of people we come in contact with every day, staying healthy is not only important for you but also for the other people you’re around. So if you’re debating whether or not to call in sick, here are some general guidelines to follow!


Healthy Heart Tips

February is American Heart Month! Your heart is arguably the most important organ in your body, but some aspects of your lifestyle may be hurting your heart and taking years off your life. Below are some tips from the American Heart Association on how to live a heart healthy life.


Winter Sports Safety

The cold of winter is no excuse to stay indoors. Many people look forward all year to the first signs of snow to dust off skis, skates, or their favorite sleds while others take the opportunity to learn a new skill such as snowboarding. All of these wintery sports are a great way to get out of the house and stay active during the winter, but as with all sports and activities, there is potential for injuries when taking part in winter sports. Broken bones and concussions are the most common winter injuries but luckily, they are preventable with the right precautions.


A Fresh Start in the New Year

To many people, the first of January represents a clean slate and an opportunity to make a resolution to improve some aspect of their lives in the coming months. That’s a great attitude to have moving into another calendar year, but making a commitment to change habits and lifestyles for the better is a big undertaking that can easily be forgotten once February rolls around.


Healthy Eating for the Holidays

During the holiday season, it sometimes seems like parties, dinners, and baked goods are around every corner. This time of year is for celebration (and a little bit of indulgence), but being worried about weight can take away from the enjoyment. It also doesn’t help that the season is kicked off with a national holiday dedicated to a dinner. Not gaining weight over the holidays does take some will power, but there is also plenty of wiggle room to enjoy your favorite seasonal treats without feeling guilty.

Here are a few tips on ways to maintain a healthy waistline during the holiday season:


National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 8-14, 2013

Have you gotten your flu vaccine yet? National Influenza Vaccination Week was established to raise awareness about the benefits of being vaccinated for the flu each year and encourage people to get their flu shots!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) peak flu season is usually in February each year, so getting vaccinated now will help protect you later when many around you may be sick. Consider this designation week a friendly reminder to get vaccinated now and encourage your family and friends to do the same.

Along with getting vaccinated, it is also important to know all the facts about the flu to be sure you and your family know the best ways to stay healthy.