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A Healthier You In 2015 Series

Healthy Living Series: 7 Tips to Make Outdoor Exercise Safe and Fun

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Exercise Outdoors In Winter

7 Tips for Taking Your Exercise Outdoors this Winter

Don’t wait until spring to continue (or start) your exercise routine: If you don’t belong to a gym, remember that the cold weather can be invigorating and a refreshing change of pace! As always, exercise will reduce stress and help clear your mind. If you’re feeling unmotivated or unsure about how to start here are a few tips to help you get going on a walking program:

A Healthier You In 2015 Series: Gardening And Back Problems

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Gardening And Back ProblemsFive Ways to Avoid Common Back Problems Caused By Gardening

It’s that time of year again. Warmer weather has returned, birds are singing and our thoughts have turned to growing things outside. While exercise and fresh air are generally thought of as good things, many gardening activities can lead to significant back pain. Before you put your garden gloves on and grab that shovel, prepare yourself and your body by following these five simple practices.

A Healthier You In 2015 Series: Fall Proofing Your Home

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Fall Proofing Your Home

Protect Yourself and Your Family: 5 Places in Your Home You Can “Fall-Proof” for the New Year

According to the National Safety Council, falls occur most commonly in:

  • Doorways
  • Ramps
  • Ladders
  • Stairs
  • Crowded areas
  • Areas with uneven surfaces

​Among older adults, falls can result in serious injury and an increased risk of fatality. There are steps you can take to help prevent falls in your home or that of a friend or family member.