A CrestPoint Health blog where we will be posting lots of useful information about living a healthy, active lifestyle.
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Valentine’s Day is usually a card and candy holiday–throw in a candlelit dinner out on the town and you’re bound to over-indulge in calories. While a romantic night is a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, there are other ways to be romantic with your significant other. And, if you’re solo, don’t pout on the couch alone with a spoon and a container of ice cream. Whether you’re a single Sally, single Steve, or sharing the day with someone special; try these activities to burn calories. Continue reading
When presented with all of the beloved family recipes and tasty dishes expected at any holiday get-together, it can become difficult to say “no.” Good news: you don’t have to! Here are a few simple tips to make the holiday season more healthful and less guilt ridden.
Warm weather (and even cold weather, for some hardy souls) inspires us to cook on the grill. Anything grilled has a unique, smoky flavor, and grilling is a super-quick cooking method. The grill’s flames can develop rich, complex flavors in standard fare like burgers and chicken and in nontraditional dishes, such as pizza and desserts.
National Running Day is a national initiative of the major organizations within the running industry to join forces in an unprecedented unified effort to nationally promote running as a healthy, easy, and accessible form of exercise. The third annual National Running Day will be Wednesday, June 1.
From New York to San Diego, the day will celebrate the benefits of running as part of a healthy and active lifestyle aimed at combating some of today’s most pressing health issues. Continue reading
Protection from sun exposure is important all year round, not just during the summer or at the beach. Ultraviolet (UV) rays can reach you on cloudy and hazy days, as well as bright and sunny days. UV rays also reflect off of surfaces like water, cement, sand, and snow. Continue reading
Cycling is a low-impact, aerobic workout that provides a myriad of health benefits and can be continued for life without a major time commitment.
Numerous studies have found that cycling provides a variety of health benefits. Some of the benefits address specific health concerns, and others result in more general or indirect health benefits. Continue reading
You probably already know that it’s important to drink enough water. A minimum of eight glasses of water a day is recommended. You should aim for more if it is really hot, or you are working out and sweating a lot.
Getting enough water in your body will prevent you from getting dehydrated.
According to WEBMD the early signs of dehydration are increased thirst, dry mouth, sticky saliva and reduced urine output with dark yellow urine. You may also experience a lack of energy and a headache.
None of these sound very fun. I know it is hard sometimes to drink that much water; especially when sodas and coffee tempt us. However, to stay healthy and feel great, we should strive to drink those eight glasses of water a day. Continue reading