During the COVID pandemic, are you (somehow) managing to get in your 10,000 steps a day, eat a nutritious, well-balanced diet and get enough sleep, but you still need to lower your blood pressure or reduce stress? This year's Be Kind to Humankind Week (Aug. 25-31) is the perfect time to explore something that may be missing from your health regimen:
After months of following shelter-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, California residents now have another reason to stay inside: dangerously poor air quality from a series of wildfires that continue to burn across the state.
The lockdowns and quarantines of the last several months have been challenging for those of us who are housebound. But in the interest of staying well and sane, don't just flop on the sofa and scroll through your Netflix options. There are simple things you can do to improve your heart health from home.
Feeling frazzled? Maybe you need to relax.
And no, we don't mean plopping down on the couch to binge-watch your favorite television show. Instead, think deep breathing, meditation or yoga. Research suggests that certain relaxation techniques may help your body relax and even help you manage stress. And what better time to explore them than on National Relaxation Day (Aug. 15)?
International Friendship Day, also known as International Friendship Day of Peace, is celebrated each year on July 30. The day is meant to celebrate the vital role that friendship plays in promoting peace around the world. In addition to promoting peace, friendship is also beneficial to our health. Did you know:
Chocolate lovers unite! World Chocolate Day is here. Not that you ever need a holiday to indulge, but now that the health benefits of chocolate are even being championed by the American Heart Association, keeping chocolate in your diet is cause for guilt-free celebration.
As of March 12, 2020, COVID-19 was deemed a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Since then, people around the world have been taking measures to keep not only themselves safe, but also those around them.
Deciding to quit smoking is a big step. Following through is just as important. Quitting tobacco, vaping and nicotine addiction isn't easy, but others have done it, and you can, too. Your health matters!
Brown & Toland Physicians is committed to helping our members stay healthy during this cold and flu season. With the continuing evolution surrounding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have created a place for members to visit and be connected to the most current information from the most accurate and credible sources. Below you will find instructions and information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as links to other resources and reference materials.