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Chesprocott Health Tips: Live Right And Drink Water


The following are the first two of the Chesprocott’s Healthy Communities Coalition Health Tips, being offered by the Health District on a weekly basis throughout 2018:

 

Chesprocott will be promoting various aspects of wellness to improve your overall lifestyle, because we want you to be well.  A healthy lifestyle means balancing many factors, not merely consuming an apple a day. When this balance is achieved, body, mind and spirit all work in harmony and function at optimum levels.

 

Healthy Hint ONE

More than 60 percent of your body is made of water, which you need to function. When you sweat, go to the bathroom, or even breathe, you lose a lot of that water. And the best way to get it back is through food and drink.

How much water does the average healthy adult need in a day? There’s no one formula that fits every person, and it depends on things like your age, health, activity level and the climate you live in. But generally, men should drink about 13 cups (3 liters) and women about nine cups (2.2 liters) of water daily.

Need ways to add more water to your life? It is easy. Keep water bottles with you in your car, at work, by your computer, or in your purse. Add fresh fruit slices to your water to give it taste. Make goals with yourself or a friend to drink a certain number of cups by noon and by nighttime each day.


Benefits of Drinking Water

 

  • Promotes weight loss.
  • Flushes out toxins.
  • Increases energy and

relieves fatigue.

  • Improves skin complexion.
  • Maintains regularity.
  • Boosts immune system.
  • Natural headache remedy.

 

Healthy Hint TWO

Health affects everything—your quality of life, your emotional and mental well-being, your relationships, work, and finances. It even affects what you do for fun.

Don’t take your health for granted. Spread a living message to everyone you know. It’s not hard to do. You can ride your bike more and motivate others to do the same. Or start a community garden that gets your neighbors moving and socializing. Good health is contagious, and little choices can make a big impact.

Try to think positively and exercise daily. Eat healthy, work hard, stay strong, build faith, worry less, read more, and be happy.

 

Article source: https://www.cheshireherald.com/articles/chesprocott-health-tips-live-right-and-drink-water/

School nurse talks flu health tips

KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) – The number of flu cases are soaring in Ohio.

This week, the state reported the first pediatric death in Montgomery County and the second pediatric death in Lucas County.

J.E. Prass Elementary School Nurse Betina Irwin said the flu is always a concern.

“Anytime you have an environment where people are close together, it does make it a challenge,” Irwin said.

But she said the school district takes a lot steps to make sure everyone – students and staff alike – stays healthy.

“We consider prevention the key and we encourage a lot of folks going into the season to get their flu shots – whether it’s students, families, and staff,” Irwin said.

Another key part of prevention: frequent hand washing and education on how germs are spread.

“We talk about avoiding contact with the mouth, the nose, the eyes. Not sharing drinks, water bottles, utensils – even cell phones,”Irwin said.

Teachers are also encouraged to wipe down their classrooms.

Although local numbers show flu cases on the rise, Irwin says in the Kettering School District, it hasn’t been too bad.

“I don’t think we’ve seen a huge increase – maybe a little bit, but not a huge increase – and maybe it’s because we’re doing a good job in teaching kids how to stay healthy,” Irwin said.

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Article source: http://wdtn.com/2018/01/12/school-nurse-talks-flu-health-tips/

Celebrity trainer Latreal Mitchell shares her top workout tips for getting children active

Celebrity trainer Latreal Mitchell shared some of her favorite workout moves you can do from home to help get the whole family in shape on “Good Morning America” today.

Mitchell, who is the personal trainer for “GMA” anchor Michael Strahan, is also the founder of the non-profit organization Fitness Bunch, which aims to fight childhood obesity.

PHOTO: Celebrity trainer Latreal Mitchell shares exercises for kids on Good Morning America, Jan. 12, 2018.ABC News
Celebrity trainer Latreal Mitchell shares exercises for kids on “Good Morning America,” Jan. 12, 2018.

Mitchell, a trainer on E!’s “Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian,” said one way she recommends making exercise fun for children is by turning it into a game, so that they may not even realize that they are working out.

PHOTO: GMA anchor Michael Strahan and celebrity trainer Latreal Mitchell demonstrate a partner workout move, Jan. 12, 2018.ABC News
“GMA” anchor Michael Strahan and celebrity trainer Latreal Mitchell demonstrate a partner workout move, Jan. 12, 2018.

Here are her top-3 tips to help get the whole family moving and active in the new year.

‘GMA’ grab bag workout game

This fun workout game can help get children moving even while they are just watching TV.

PHOTO: Kids perform workout moves from celebrity trainer Latreal Mitchell on Good Morning America, Jan. 12, 2018.ABC News
Kids perform workout moves from celebrity trainer Latreal Mitchell on “Good Morning America,” Jan. 12, 2018.

Simply fill a bag with pieces of paper that are each labeled with a simple workout move you can do from home. During commercial breaks, ask children to draw a piece of paper out of the bag and then do the workout move listed on the slip of paper continuously until the commercial is over.

Some fun workout moves Mitchell recommends including are a simple drop kick (or semi-squat) to front kick, and twist hops (or hopping and twisting your body from side to side).

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PHOTO: Celebrity trainer Latreal Mitchell demonstrates a simple drop kick (or semi-squat) to front kick.

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PHOTO: Celebrity trainer Latreal Mitchell demonstrates twist hops.

Work out with a partner

Having a good workout partner is also one of Mitchell’s key tips for getting in shape. A workout partner can help hold you accountable for every workout, according to Mitchell.

One fun move that is great with a partner are partner planks and hop overs.

To do this move, have one person hold a plank, and then have their partner step over their body. Swap positions and repeat.

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PHOTO: Celebrity trainer Latreal Mitchell demonstrates partner planks and hop overs.

Dance party workout

The final way Mitchell recommends turning fitness into fun for the whole family is to do a dance party workout.

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PHOTO: Celebrity trainer Latreal Mitchell demonstrates a move for a dance workout.

Mitchell says this can be done anywhere, and the only rules are to not stop dancing during the entire time a song is playing.

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PHOTO: Celebrity trainer Latreal Mitchell demonstrates how to make fitness fun with a dance workout.

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PHOTO: Celebrity trainer Latreal Mitchell demonstrates how to make fitness fun with a dance move.

Some fun dance moves Mitchell recommends throwing in to work various muscle groups are the running man, the bird, the lasso and the water sprinkler.

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PHOTO: Celebrity trainer Latreal Mitchell demonstrates a move to try in a dance workout.

Mitchell’s top-10 health and fitness tips for children and adults

The celebrity trainer also broke down her top-10 tips for staying healthy in the new year, emphasizing the importance of sticking to your health goals in the long term, saying, “Living a healthy lifestyle is a marathon, not a sprint.”

1. Cut out soda and juices! Supplement those drinks with sparkling water infused with fresh fruit, water and caffeine-free teas.

2. Make better snack choices. Instead of chips and cookies, go for the veggies with guacamole or hummus and fresh fruit.

3. Be careful of “sugar free” stuff. Most of those products contain artificial sweeteners that you want to avoid. Read the labels!

4. Do something active every day! Take a walk, have a dance party or do the “GMA gym grab bag,” but move!

5. Set a weekly plan with the family and post it on the fridge with the person who should be in charge of the activity. This way kids and parents will hold each other accountable for their daily activities.

6. After dinner, instead of screen time, do something active like take a walk around the block.

7. Don’t buy junk food when you go grocery shopping — if it’s not in the house you will not be tempted to eat it. Make it an activity to go get a treat if you want it. … Work for it!

8. Avoid fast food and start cooking healthy meals at home.

9. If you have a bad day, don’t quit. You and your family are worth it!

10. Lead by example and start making one healthier choice a day. Living a healthy lifestyle is a marathon, not a sprint.

Article source: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/celebrity-trainer-latreal-mitchell-shares-top-workout-tips/story?id=52294981

MORE HEALTH Tips To Prevent Flu


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We talk about some tips to keep you healthy during the flu season.


MORE HEALTH teaches personal hygiene to students across the Bay to help them stay healthy, safe and strong!
Here is what we all need to know during Flu Season:
Common Symptoms include fever and chills, cough, sore throat, stuffy/runny nose, muscle and body ache, headache fatigue. Experts believe that the virus spreads through talking, sneezing, coughing.  If you have these symptoms, don’t go to work, school, sports activities, shopping stay home!
Practice good hygiene, keeping nails short, washing hands and finger nails often with warm water and soap. Drying hands all the way. Wash before eating, using the restroom,
shopping.
Do not share drinks and with kids drinks, use cups that have a cover on the lid so the straw is not exposed.
Paper towel roll in the bathroom at home to not spread germs when drying hands. Or use own hand towel.
Keep a healthy diet and stay hydrated to staywell.
If you are sick, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious foods.
Rest to prevent sickness and if you are sick, sleeping and resting will help you recover
faster. Remember if you are taking fever reducers and it is not helping to reduce your fever, go to the Doctor.
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Three health care tips for tax time

Mid-January marks the start of tax season, and health care items throughout the past year can impact how you file your taxes. 

This time of year typically creates a lot of consumer confusion, and getting all the facts straight can be tricky. With the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate recently in the news, this topic is certain to cause particular issues this year. 

More: With the individual mandate repealed, three things to expect

Aside from the individual mandate, other health care expenses can also affect your tax return, including Health Savings Accounts and high-cost medical expenses. 

If you’re trying to beat the tax time rush, here are a few tips on what you should know about these items.

You must report if you had health insurance

Though Republicans did successfully repeal the individual mandate through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December, the repeal is not effective yet. Some consumers might hear that the mandate has been repealed and assume that the tax penalty for lacking health insurance is gone. However, that is not the case.  

Consumers are still required to report whether they had health insurance for both the 2017 and 2018 tax years. If you do not have qualified coverage in 2017 or 2018, you may be liable for the tax penalty. 

The IRS is very clear about this for the upcoming 2017 filing season — it will reject returns that do not report full-year coverage, claim a coverage exception or report the tax penalty. 

Do you have coverage through your workplace? If your workplace has more than 50 full-time employees, your employer is required to report to the IRS that they complied with the ACA’s employer mandate and offered health insurance. They are also required to send you a tax form, called the 1095-C, to confirm you had coverage in 2017.

However, the deadline for your employer to send you this form has been extended to March 2. This means some consumers will not have the form by the time they file their return, but you do not need the information on the 1095-C to confirm your coverage. In other words, you do not need to wait to receive the 1095-C to file your tax return.

Review your Health Savings Account

Do you have an HSA? These savings accounts allow consumers to save money tax-free to spend on qualified medical expenses. Individual consumers can contribute up to $3,400 and families can contribute $6,750 in 2017.

If you haven’t met your contribution limit, you can still add funds to your account for 2017. Consumers can contribute for the 2017 tax year all the way until April 15, 2018. If you’re expecting medical expenses this year, this can be a good way to prepare. 

In order to file your taxes with an HSA, you will need to prepare Form 8889 to report your contributions and withdrawals. You will also receive Form 1099-SA from your HSA administrator. This form will list your withdrawals to cross-verify that your HSA expenses were actually qualified medical expenses.

Medical expense deduction expanded for two years

Did you have a major medical event in 2017? Consumers with high medical bills can deduct these expenses from their taxable income. 

The new tax bill expands the threshold for this deduction for 2017 and 2018. If your out-of-pocket medical bills exceeded 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income, you can claim this deduction. 

Beginning in 2019, the threshold will revert to its current level of 10 percent of the consumer’s AGI. 

However, most consumers are not eligible for this deduction. Health insurance premiums are often consumers’ biggest healthcare expense, and these costs do not count as eligible expenses. 

In the U.S., parts of our health care system are directly linked to tax season. Be sure to verify that you are taking advantage of any health care tax benefits that you are eligible for in 2017. 

Alex Tolbert is the founder of Bernard Health, a company that provides noncommissioned, expert advice on health, Medicare and COBRA insurance and medical bill consulting. To learn more about Bernard Health, visit www.bernardhealth.com.

Article source: https://www.tennessean.com/story/money/industries/health-care/2018/01/12/three-health-care-tips-tax-time/1025052001/

Want to get fit in 2018? Then follow these tips – News @ Northeastern


Students, faculty, and staff workout at the Marino Center. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Getting healthy and staying fit are traditionally among the most popular New Year’s resolutions. But statistics show that it can be pretty hard for people to stick to their diet and exercise goals for 365 consecutive days.

Joshua Lee, DPT’21, is a certified personal trainer and the president of Elite Heat, a student organization dedicated to training for obstacle races like Tough Mudder. Here he offers up five diet and exercise tips to get you started in 2018, with an eye toward helping you keep the promise to yourself to build a fitter physique in the new year.

Schedule a daily exercise break

Make it a priority to schedule a daily exercise break of 10 to 15 minutes. “Do that,” Lee said, “and you’re going to achieve way more than going to the gym once or twice a week.”

He underscored the value of getting up and moving by quoting Laozi, the ancient Chinese philosopher who authored the Tao Te Ching: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

If you can’t get to the gym, try incorporating exercise into your daily life. Do a set of pull-ups every time you get up to use the bathroom, he said, or bang out a set of push-ups during the commercial breaks of your favorite TV program.

HIIT it

According to Lee, high intensity interval training, or HIIT, is a strong alternative to steady-state cardio. If you don’t have access to equipment, like an elliptical machine, try HIIT sprints. “High intensity interval training is very useful if you can’t commit an hour or more to exercise,” he said. “If crafted and planned well, you’ll reap the same benefits as steady cardio—and possibly more.”

Eat healthy fats, avoid refined sugar

Lee is a proponent of eating healthy fats, found in foods such as avocados and salmon. “More and more studies, books, and doctors are advocating eating healthy fats to improve cognition, hormone levels, and overall health,” he said. “It’s a societal norm to think that fats are bad, but the science says otherwise.”

His diet includes lots of eggs, almonds, spinach, and ground turkey. He tries to avoid carbohydrates and processed sugar—especially in the morning. For him, snacking is a no-go. “It disrupts circadian rhythms that work to help you lose weight,” he said.

If you’re looking to bulk up, he recommends upping your intake of healthy carbs, including sweet potatoes, buckwheat noodles, and brown rice.

Find your ‘why’

Consider why you want to get fit. For Lee, working out and eating healthfully  enabled him to be the best physical therapist he could be at his recent co-op job at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. “If I don’t prioritize taking care of myself,” he said, “I sure won’t be able to take care of anybody else’s health.”

After you’ve found your “why,” find a physical activity you like and run with it. Go dancing, hiking, rock climbing—anything to get you moving. “By engaging in activities you actually enjoy,” Lee said, “you’ll have a better chance of building consistency and doing it long term as opposed to losing interest.”

App it up

One of Lee’s favorite health and wellness apps is Nike+ Run Club, because it tracks where he runs, how far he runs, and how fast he runs. “It also has weekly reminders that motivate me to keep going,” he said.

He also likes Calm, which offers free guided meditations. “I know some people are great at meditating, but I need someone to tell me what to do when I meditate.”

His “app of last resort” is the iPhone Health app, which tracks his steps. Sometimes he’ll check the app, realize he’s forgotten to do much walking that day, and then “find the nearest set of stairs to get a couple steps in.”

Article source: https://news.northeastern.edu/2018/01/want-to-get-fit-in-2018-then-follow-these-tips/

Khloe Kardashian’s Health Tips — Watch Revenge Body & Get …

Khloe’s inspiring weight loss show ‘Revenge Body’ is back, and Khloe is sharing 7 health hacks that helped her lose weight and get fit!

Khloe Kardashian, 33, is the ultimate fitness inspiration, after dedicating her life to getting in shape, and now she is helping others get happier and healthier with her show Revenge Body. Revenge Body‘s second season just premiered on January 7, and it’s totally inspiring! She’s sharing her get-healthy hacks on her app. “When you’re trying to get in shape and change bad habits, small adjustments can make a big difference,” Khloe said. “Most of all, remember to keep giving yourself positive motivation and feedback!” Here are her 7 top tips!

“1. Set and hourly alarm as a reminder to drink water! This will help you “drink your height” in ounces of water per day (if you’re five feet tall, you need 60 ounces — one for every inch). Or, what I do with my friends is we kind of make it a game. Whoever drinks a gallon of water a day first wins. We’ve never really established what we win, LOL, but we send pictures of our progress throughout the day.”

“2. Trick yourself into working out. Always take the stairs. Park at the outermost edges of the parking lot. If you take the bus or train, get off a stop early.
3. Hit the grocery store with a full stomach. You’ll be more inclined to make healthy choices.
4. If you can’t live without a few cocktails, stick to vodka and sodas. Everything else is sugary AF!”

“5. Drink hot water before every meal. It increases your metabolic rate.
6. Eat mindfully. Sit at an actual table, don’t multitask — and savor the taste of the food.
7. Bring snacks on the road. I like to leave fruit or sliced apples in my purse for when I’m at games or on airplanes. It helps me from eating crappy food that I just don’t need.”

HollywoodLifers, will Khloe Kardashian’s health hacks help you lose weight in 2018?

Article source: http://hollywoodlife.com/2018/01/09/khloe-kardashian-health-tips-revenge-body-fitness-ideas/

One-size-fits-all tips to keep your family active and healthy this winter — and beyond – Omaha World

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Dr. Chris Rhyne Shares Some Health Tips







Rockford – With the increase of flu cases this winter season already, family physician, Dr. Christopher Rhyne from SwedishAmerican Valley Clinic in Rockford came on the morning show to share some tips!

Dr. Rhyne discussed the flu strain, as well as things to do to decrease your chances of getting sick and lessen the severity of the flu.

Article source: http://www.mystateline.com/news/dr-chris-rhyne-share-some-health-tips/907881472

Khloe Kardashian’s Revenge Body — 7 Tips That Helped Her Lose Major Weight & Can Work For You

Khloe’s inspiring weight loss show ‘Revenge Body’ is back, and Khloe is sharing 7 health hacks that helped her lose weight and get fit!

Khloe Kardashian, 33, is the ultimate fitness inspiration, after dedicating her life to getting in shape, and now she is helping others get happier and healthier with her show Revenge Body. Revenge Body‘s second season just premiered on January 7, and it’s totally inspiring! She’s sharing her get-healthy hacks on her app. “When you’re trying to get in shape and change bad habits, small adjustments can make a big difference,” Khloe said. “Most of all, remember to keep giving yourself positive motivation and feedback!” Here are her 7 top tips!

“1. Set and hourly alarm as a reminder to drink water! This will help you “drink your height” in ounces of water per day (if you’re five feet tall, you need 60 ounces — one for every inch). Or, what I do with my friends is we kind of make it a game. Whoever drinks a gallon of water a day first wins. We’ve never really established what we win, LOL, but we send pictures of our progress throughout the day.”

“2. Trick yourself into working out. Always take the stairs. Park at the outermost edges of the parking lot. If you take the bus or train, get off a stop early.
3. Hit the grocery store with a full stomach. You’ll be more inclined to make healthy choices.
4. If you can’t live without a few cocktails, stick to vodka and sodas. Everything else is sugary AF!”

“5. Drink hot water before every meal. It increases your metabolic rate.
6. Eat mindfully. Sit at an actual table, don’t multitask — and savor the taste of the food.
7. Bring snacks on the road. I like to leave fruit or sliced apples in my purse for when I’m at games or on airplanes. It helps me from eating crappy food that I just don’t need.”

HollywoodLifers, will Khloe Kardashian’s health hacks help you lose weight in 2018?

Article source: http://hollywoodlife.com/2018/01/09/khloe-kardashian-health-tips-revenge-body-fitness-ideas/