Health Tips Blog

Medcor hosts “Wellness Wednesdays” with the assistance of the Medcor Health app and Health Tips blog. Join in by downloading the free Medcor Health app (be sure to say “yes” to receiving notifications). Every Wednesday, you will receive an evidence-based article related to four guiding health principles that can help us be healthy and happy.

Watch That Backpack Load

Aug 29, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Most children rely on backpacks to carry books and supplies to and from school and activities. But a backpack that’s too heavy or doesn’t fit right can cause harm. Children can hurt themselves by using poor posture to carry a heavy bag. They may arch…

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Add Variety to Your Vegetables

Aug 22, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

As a child, you may have been scolded for not eating your veggies. As an adult, you may have never truly outgrown that finicky eating. If you’re like most Americans, you don’t eat enough vegetables on a daily basis. Your diet may also be lacking…

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Work Out on the Water

Aug 15, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Instead of getting in the water this summer, try getting on it. With a sailboat, canoe, kayak, windsurfing outfit, or pair of water skis, you can explore a whole new world of activities. Once you’ve embraced proper training and safety, you’ll get a fine, fun…

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Dehydration and Heat Stroke

Aug 8, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

The danger of dehydration and heat stroke Dehydration and heat stroke are two very common heat-related diseases that can be life-threatening if left untreated.  What is dehydration? Dehydration can be a serious heat-related disease. It is also a dangerous side effect of diarrhea, vomiting, and…

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How to Map Out a Safe Vacation

Aug 1, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

If you’re going on vacation—whether to cruise the Greek islands or visit your grandchildren in Maine—a little planning goes a long way. Although we all enjoy a bit of excitement on vacation, most of us don’t like unexpected surprises. By thinking ahead and planning for…

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Treat Yourself: The Health Benefits

Jul 25, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

By: Brad Krause You see them on Peloton ads, Netflix specials, magazine covers – men with abdomens muscled like tortoiseshells, 16-year-old girls with 23” Barbie-waists. These models are our society’s ideal of fitness and beauty. The truth, though, is that roughly two-thirds of adults and…

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Tortilla Pizzas

Jul 18, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Did you know that your kids are more likely to gain weight during the summer than while they’re in school? Help your kids maintain a healthy weight this summer by keeping them active and trying some new low-calorie, kid-friendly recipes. This one provides 1 cup…

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Avoid Injury Around Barbecue Grills

Jul 11, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

The act of flipping a row of sizzling burgers on a barbecue grill is one of summer’s simple pleasures. But there is danger lurking in those glowing embers, and the potential damage is far worse than a few charred cheeseburgers. Because barbecue grills are operated…

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For Adults: To Nap or Not to Nap?

Jun 27, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Setting aside enough time for sleep probably isn’t on your daily to-do list. Like many people, you may struggle for shut-eye. In fact, 3 out of 10 adults in the U.S. get an average of 6 or fewer hours of sleep a night. Daytime napping…

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Broccoli and Walnut Salad

Jun 20, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Nuts provide a host of health benefits, including lowering cholesterol levels, reducing risk for heart disease and stroke, better weight control, and lower insulin needs for people with diabetes. This nutty salad is chock full of vegetables and complementary flavors. Ingredients 3 cups roughly chopped…

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Help Your Back Work for You

Jun 13, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Your back is important to almost every move you make, but you probably won’t realize that until you hurt it. Then you may wish you could return to the days when you took your back for granted and didn’t have any pain. Even though you…

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Staying Fit the Old-fashioned Way

Jun 6, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Stroll down the aisles of any department store these days, and your eye will be drawn to an appealing collection of labor-saving gadgets. These can include everything from snow blowers and electric hedge trimmers to remote controls for the TV and DVD player. It’s enough…

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Setting Yourself Up For Weight-loss Success 3

May 23, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Better Me is dedicating December to dishing out weight-loss success patterns and tips. Get a head start and shift your focus from resolutions to reevaluations. Get off the hamster wheel of dieting and let this year be the year you run with your weight-loss goals. Success Tip #1:…

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Setting Yourself Up For Weight-loss Success

May 9, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Better Me is dedicating December to dishing out weight-loss success patterns and tips. Get a head start and shift your focus from resolutions to reevaluations. Get off the hamster wheel of dieting and let this year be the year you run with your weight-loss goals. Success Tip #1: Visualize…

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May the Mental Health Be With You

May 2, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The World Health Organization refers to mental health as  “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able…

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Avoiding Spring Allergies

Apr 25, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

Allergy season is already upon us in certain parts of the United States, and unseasonably warm weather is partially at fault. Weather patterns related to El Niño have caused plants to bloom earlier than normal, and the combination of blooming flowers, pollen in the air…

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Four Health Habits You Should Be Practicing

Apr 18, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

The CDC reports that poor nutrition, excessive alcohol consumption, tobacco use and living a sedentary life can be responsible for much of the illness and death related to chronic disease. Each year, chronic diseases are responsible for seven out of 10 deaths in Americans. The…

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Sleep Health is a Component of Good Health!

Apr 4, 2018 | Health Tips Blog

The Bottom Line: Sleep should be thought of as just as important as diet and physical activity when considering your well-being. Research has found that insufficient sleep is linked to the development of a number of chronic diseases and conditions along with impacting your waistline….

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