As temperatures drop and sunlight diminishes, it is tempting to reach for those foods that provide little nutrition yet offer warmth and relief. CNN Health shares that those who turn to comfort foods, which may take the form of sweet, calorie-dense, rich flavors or hearty, salty, and savory dishes, often report improved mood and reduced stress upon consumption.
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While the Farmer’s Almanac offers qualitative forecast predictions, we have advanced scientific technology to thank for the opportunity to anticipate imminent winter weather, allowing us time to prepare and preserve for the safety of our family, loved ones, and close neighbors. SCPT encourages you to prepare a Winter Storm Kit before the next storm strikes, and take precautions against potentially dangerous winter conditions.
It’s November and a time when we often reflect and give thanks for life’s blessings. During this time, we often “give thanks” in celebration and by giving back to those less fortunate. We hope you have lived a healthier lifestyle this year. Did you know that the power of regularly exercising feelings of gratitude has been scientifically proven to generate positive health benefits, which may be experienced the whole year through?
For over 20 years, Bladder Health Awareness Month has been recognized each November. Its primary objective is to spread awareness by encouraging you to actively think about how your bladder works and to learn about potential bladder concerns before they arise.
Join SCPT for its annual October celebration of National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM). Recognized every October by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to show appreciation for all physical therapists who have helped millions of people get back on their feet, it is a great time to discover the many rewarding ways that you can take an active role in supporting National Physical Therapy Month, this October and every day.
October 1st is World Vegetarian Day, an annual celebration to raise awareness and to educate people about the health and social benefits of eliminating meat from their diets. Established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978, the motto of the day is “to promote the joy, compassion, and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism.” As advocates for a well-balanced and holistic lifestyle, SCPT is sharing some interesting information to consider on World Vegetarian Day.
National Women’s Health and Fitness Day, which takes place on September 27, 2017, is the nation’s largest health and wellness day of the year dedicated to women of all ages. This day promotes awareness for women on the importance of regular physical activity, self-care, and healthy living. South County Physical Therapy agrees this is the perfect time to stop and reflect on your well-being by making a few simple changes towards a healthier life filled with wellness strategies and a focus on better nutrition.
Preparing meals at home can be the key to maintaining a healthy diet and weight. SCPT believes it’s important to follow some basic rules of food safety to ensure your nutritious meals don’t end up making you ill. September is National Food Safety Month and a perfect time to learn about sanitation and proper food safety practices.
In a busy world where hectic schedules are the norm, it can be truly beneficial to take a mental timeout. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), 44% of individuals have reported their stress levels have increased within the past five years. Money, work, and the economy were at the top of the list for stress-related worry, with family obligations, relationships, and personal health close behind.
As mercury continues to rise in backyard thermometers, the summer sun invites us to go outside for a run in the park, sit by the ocean on the beach, or bring our kids to visit a local playground or pool. While the sun’s rays allow us to absorb much needed Vitamin D, it’s important to do so with moderation and precaution on the hottest days of August.