Because viruses weaken the immune system, catching the flu can make you more vulnerable to COVID-19. If you get the flu and the coronavirus at the same time, you could become even more ill. The best way to prevent the flu? An annual flu shot. Let’s take a look at the six most common questions about the flu vaccine. For more information, visit cdc.gov/flu.
The last several months have been emotionally challenging for most of us. The coronavirus has led to unemployment for many. For those who are employed, adapting to remote work – and remote schooling for kids – has been stressful. Being separated from friends, family and colleagues has often brought about feelings of loneliness, anxiety and isolation.
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? Now 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.