Health & Wellness
Preventing the spread of germs when away from home
(BPT) - Eighty percent of infections are spread by dirty hands, and when you’re at home, limiting your exposure to germs with an active hand cleaning schedule can become a familiar endeavor. But it becomes a different matter when you’re out in public, where hand-washing isn’t as routine and germs are more prevalent due ...
Travelers take precautions: cold and flu prevention and treatment tips
Few things can derail a trip like coming down with a cold or the flu. Yet with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting 91 different strains of flu virus in circulation during the 2012-2013 flu season, avoiding illness while on the road can be especially challenging. It’s possible to infect others wit...
Four steps to help you stick to your fitness resolution this new year
It’s a recurring theme for many of us: We make a New Year’s resolution to get fit with every intention of keeping that resolution throughout the coming year – only to have our efforts fall by the wayside before Valentine’s Day arrives. In fact, nearly two thirds of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions have set fi...
Eating a nutritious breakfast is as easy as 1-2-3
(BPT) - Despite good intentions to prepare a nutritious breakfast, it’s often tempting to grab something on the run, only to fall flat when it comes to nutrition and energy. Yet making a nutritious breakfast is as easy as 1-2-3, according to Chef Devin Alexander, a health and wellness expert and best-selling author. “W...
Expert tips for a healthier and happier you this year
(BPT) - Whether you’re resolving to eat healthy, begin an exercise routine, save money or update your wardrobe, many of these resolutions are easier said than done, as people aren’t sure where to start or how to get motivated to make these important life changes. Nearly one third of people who made resolutions in 2012 failed to sick with them, according to a recent survey by MSN and Impulse. Nationally recognized nutrition expert and published author Keri Glassman offers these tips for jump...
Use the new year as an opportunity for a fresh start
(BPT) - The flip of the calendar year is the perfect opportunity to make personal and lifestyle changes. One of the most popular resolutions that people make is to improve their health and exercise routine so they can make a fresh start and get into better shape. Now is the time to develop fitness goals for a new you th...
Three simple steps to a more satisfying shower
(BPT) - The routine you follow in the shower is a personal one and studies show it can serve a number of different purposes. From getting clean to warming up, from relieving pain to simply relaxing, we shower for many reasons. Research from Delta Faucet indicates that even the order in which we bathe ourselves – shampoo...
Veterans with hearing loss experience renewed hope
(BPT) - As our nation’s heroes continue to return home from the fronts of two major wars, it is a great time to recognize the tremendous toll service to our country can have on the brave men and women who selflessly choose to protect our freedoms throughout the world. While there are many devastating effects of war, th...
Your bedroom: the key to a restful night's sleep
(BPT) - Whether snuggling in for the night or just trying to catch a quick few winks, your environment plays an important role in determining if you’re counting sheep or counting Zzzs. From noise reduction to lighting, there are a few easy ways you can turn your bedroom into a tranquil oasis. “A third of the adult popu...
RSV - Three letters every new parent should know
(BPT) - Like many parents, Heidi Staats had never heard of respiratory syncytial virus, commonly known as RSV, until she almost lost her son to the common, yet potentially severe disease it can cause. Heidi’s son, Brett, was born only a month preterm. Despite his early arrival, Brett weighed a hearty seven pounds and was deemed ready for discharge after a few short days. Because of his healthy appearance, doctors didn’t think of Brett as a typical “preemie” and didn’t inform Heidi of the in...
New campaign targets vitamin A deficiency in children worldwide
(BPT) - Vitamin A deficiency is a health concern affecting millions of children worldwide, and it is a major underlying cause of child mortality and blindness. Because of this, Flintstones Vitamins is embarking on a new mission: 10 Million Stronger. Aligning with the brand’s storied heritage of providing children with...
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