HEALTHY HOLIDAY

While holidays and family reunions are supposed to be a fun and special time, they can, unfortunately, be a stressful experience sometimes. Perhaps now is the time to change things and try something different to make the best one yet for this holiday season. The holiday season can be a particularly difficult time for those who have lost a loved one, but that is precisely why it is more important than ever to support each other and be together. Here are some helpful tips to make it something you’ll definitely look forward to spending time with family and friends. 1. Pay attention to what really counts. Though food is an important part of the holidays, emphasis on family and friends, laughing and cheering. It’s acceptable to indulge or feel full once in a while if balance and moderation are your usual guides. 2. Wisely budget. At feasts and parties, don’t […]

WHAT DOES HEALTHY MEAN TO YOU?

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines healthy as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” The perception on health, and what it means to be healthy, is changing constantly. Health has often been viewed in the past as free of illness or disease. In 1948, when the WHO described health as “a state of total physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity,” this viewpoint also modified. And more recently, health has been seen as the capacity to respond to the stressors of life. People bring a variety of different views, desires, and interests to the table when it comes to health and wellness. In effect, these beliefs affect how they approach their own wellbeing and interact with providers of healthcare. But without a clear concept of fitness, how do we know if we are […]