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Friday, July 20, 2018

3 “Chairs” For Great Health!

If you’ve been injured lately, have mobility issues, are too busy to hit the gym, or simply find yourself trapped behind a desk for far too many hours in the day, consider incorporating chair...

Take The Plunge Into Water Safety

Our wellness feature last week talked about the health benefits of drinking plenty of water.  This time, let's consider another popular use of H2O ... especially in warm weather months. While summer can be a...

Hydration Sensation

Particularly in hot weather season, we are reminded to stay hydrated, especially when we're outdoors. One common rule of thumb is what wellness professionals call “the 8-8 rule” – consuming eight 8 ounce glasses...

Wild Plants! Summer Season Poison Prevention

Our Wellness Wednesday column last week focused on the dangers and recommended treatments associated with North Carolina's poisonous snakes.  This time, we turn our attention to leafy sources of summer discomfort. Less dangerous, but often...

Snakes Alive! Summer Season Poison Prevention

If you're spending much time outdoors these days, there are 2 types of potential poison exposure you should be especially mindful of -- venomous snakes and poisonous wild plants. The activity level of the 37...

Quit Smoking? Time IS On Your Side

Our Wellness feature last Wednesday discussed how adopting healthy habits can be an effective tactic in the effort to quit smoking. If you need more incentive to quit, consider how quickly that decision can...

Healthy Habits Help To Stop Smoking

If this is the time to finally quit smoking, there are number of methods worth considering.  Some people gain comfort by replacing cigarettes with mints, gum and even lollypops -- which offer oral stimulation...

Fall-Proof Household Safety Hints

As part of our observance of National Osteoporosis Month, last week's Wellness Wednesday column provided practical suggestions on how to prevent falls, that can lead to broken bones and a declining quality of life....

These Steps Help To Prevent Falls

As we observe National Osteoporosis Month, we are often reminded that although good bone health is important at all stages of life, people aged 65 and older should be especially mindful in literally taking...

Prevent Strokes By Knowing 4 Risk Factors

In recognition of May as National Stroke Awareness Month, we want to share some information about the key categories of risk factors. According to the National Stroke Association, if you know the personal characteristics...

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