Substance abuse is often thought of as an issue affecting the young, yet statistics show that around 17 percent of seniors in the U.S. misuse alcohol and prescription drugs and that this percentage is set to double by 2020, largely because of the increase in the number of older adults. In this post, we look into the causes and signs of senior substance abuse, suggesting ways to address it.
Aside from the obvious differences in reproductive health, there are many other ways that men’s health differs from women’s health. Men often experience unique symptoms for the same medical problem and they’re sometimes at a higher risk of developing health conditions.
When you think of “work-related health problems” does your mind immediately go to a warehouse or a construction site? Think again. The overwhelming majority of American workers spend over 8 hours each day sitting at a desk. And while desks are great for attracting clutter and displaying pictures of the kids, they’re not the ideal work environment for your health or your body.
We discuss the importance of vaccines and common questions parents have about them in a Q&A with Dr. Darek Eggleston.
Like it or not, everything you say to yourself matters — good and bad. So why do we tend to remember the criticisms over the compliments? Why do we mull over our mistakes more often than we celebrate our successes? Why do we sometimes say things about ourselves that we’d never say to other people?
My name is Lisa but some people call me Veggie Lisa. I am a mom of four kids who loves to dance, cook, exercise, shop, decorate, and enjoy all the beautiful things the state of Utah has to offer. As a 30-year vegetarian, I love all things green! But I have had a very long journey to get to the place that I am now: strong and confident but most of all happy. After losing 60 pounds, I have made it my mission to help others discover their own love of veggies. As a big believer in plant based nutrition, I formulate recipes that are healthy and of course, taste good! Peaches are still in season here in Utah and there’s nothing quite like a fresh Utah peach! Because of our hot days and cool nights, peaches grow well here. Starting in August, fruit stands are lined with boxes and boxes of these sweet treats. If you currently have more than you know what to do with, I’m here to help you out! Peach pie, …
Walk down any supplement aisle and you are likely to see rows of fish oil capsules, lined up like soldiers on the war against disease. But what is fish oil and how does it impact the human body?
Peach season is in full swing! Have you had a chance to head to a fresh fruit stand and grab yourself a box? Peach season runs from the beginning of August through the end of September here in Utah. There are so many fun ways to use peaches in recipes, but my favorite way to use peaches is diced into fresh peach salsa over tilapia tacos. YUM!
“Yoga” can be an intimidating word. Most of us think that we are unable to do yoga because we see these advanced practitioners doing things that our bodies cannot. The thing about yoga is that there are many different ways to practice. One thing I like to tell people who are starting out is that yoga is for every body. Just because you can’t touch your toes, does not mean you will not be able to do yoga. You don’t go to a yoga class when you are already flexible, you go to gain flexibility.
Of the 30 million American youth athletes that participate in extracurricular sports, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that some 3.5 million kids ages 14 and under annually seek medical attention due to some sort of sports injury. There’s always a risk of injury when it comes to any sort of physical activity – that’s just a fact of playing sports – but the good news is that there’s a lot that parents can do to ensure their children stay as safe as possible. With a new school year fast arriving and kids rejoining their various fall sports teams to prepare for the upcoming season, now is as good of a time as ever to review some of these safety strategies and tips: