Dislike the Holidays? 6 Tools for a Happier Holiday Season

sad-holiday-dogHalloween is over. All the costumes and decorations have been moved off shelves to make room for, you guessed it, Christmas. The Hallmark Channel is already featuring Christmas movies, and a local radio station has a countdown on their website …

Feel Better without Antibiotics: Why No Medicine is Sometimes the Best Medicine

antibioticsWhen you feel sick with a cough, sore throat or fever, you want to feel better fast. We almost always expect the doctor to give us an antibiotic. But maybe an antibiotic is not what you need.

Each year in …

Prevent an ACL Tear with These 4 Tips

ACL TearWhen you’ve torn your anterior cruciate ligament – one of the major ligaments in the knee – you’ve torn your ACL. While some may describe the pain as excruciating and accompanied by a loud popping noise, others could tell you …

5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy (and Prevent Dementia)

Brain healthThere is no magic wand to guarantee you won’t have brain issues down the road. However, there are many lifestyle choices, like being physically active and staying social, which can help to maintain brain health and create a brain span …

Baskets of Nutrition: Why Gardening Is Your Best Friend for Health

The accessible garden at Altru’s Medical Fitness Center is now in full bloom and the first of our produce is ready for harvest. Our 14 garden group members are enjoying fresh-from-the-garden sugar snap peas, multi-colored string beans and zucchinis.

MFC Garden

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Yes, You Can Complete a 5K!

Finish LineIf you have recently made a healthy lifestyle change, you’re likely excited about the progress you’ve been making. You are likely eating more vegetables and drinking more water. You may be following a consistent walking program, and even adding strength …

Be Patriotic & Healthy with These Red, White & Blue Foods

Patriotic foodsDid you know the colors of a nation’s flag most often represent the values of that country? Take the American flag for example: red stands for hardiness and valor, white signifies purity and innocence, while blue denotes vigilance, perseverance and …

7 Ways to Use Your Lunch Break to Improve Your Health

LunchAre you stuck in a rut at work? Do you have low energy during the day? Would you like to lose some weight? Breaking up your day with some exercise will boost your metabolism and leave you re-energized for the …

Sleep: The Key to Better Performance and Overall Health

There is one simple thing that you can do every single day to perform better, stay healthy, reduce stress and enhance your life overall. This oh-so important tactic is – sleep. Proper sleep offers great health benefits far beyond reducing …