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Why strong relationships are important for your health

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 25th, 2018

Studies show that having high-quality relationships benefit your mental health and impact your overall health.  This can mean having supportive family and friends, or having a healthy connection with others through community activities.  People who have strong social ties have a lower risk of dying from all causes.  Those with social social support have a lower risk of certain health problems than those who lack strong social relationships. According to an article in the Journal …

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Improve your health by walking an extra 1,000 steps per day

In Fitness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

A simple, regular walking routine can be one of the best ways to improve your health. Fitness and health experts typically recommend getting at least 10,000 steps every day to experience real benefits. And with the increasing popularity of fitness trackers, many of us are mindful of how many steps we’re getting every day and challenging ourselves to hit our goals. If you find getting 10,000 steps to be a challenge, look at ways you …

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From the doc: The importance of getting enough sleep

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Health and Wellness by Jay J. Garcia M.D. September 1st, 2018

Getting enough sleep has great importance to our life, sleep is as essential to the human body as food and water. When we’re busy, sleep is often one of the first things we sacrifice. We tend to think that we can stay up late and get up early to accomplish more without suffering too many consequences. But a lack of quality sleep has detrimental effects beyond just feeling groggy and needing more coffee to get …

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8 health benefits of red wine

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

Do you enjoy an occasional glass of red wine? You’ve probably heard red wine offers health benefits.  Red wine is packed with antioxidants and other compounds that are good for your heart, improve cholesterol levels, and may even help you live longer. So go ahead, pour yourself a glass at the end of the day — just make sure to keep your wine consumption to no more than two glasses per day to avoid the …