Spring is in the air, which means it’s peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, of which there are many. In fact, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – which has designated May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month – asthma affects more than 25-million Americans, and over 50-million Americans contend with a variety of allergies. Continue reading
Is your plate piled high with deadlines and obligations? Are you trying to cram too many activities into too little time? If so, stress relief can be as straightforward as just saying no. Continue reading
Job burnout is a special type of job stress — a state of physical, emotional or mental exhaustion combined with doubts about your competence and the value of your work. If you think you might be experiencing job burnout, take a closer look at the phenomenon. What you learn may help you face the problem and take action before job burnout affects your health. Continue reading
With summer making its official debut on June 21, now is a good time to spread the word that the sun – a fundamental, life-fueling force – also poses a serious threat to the health of your eyes. While skin-cancer awareness has increased significantly in recent years, the average person is largely unaware that the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can permanently damage one’s eyes. Continue reading
Arthritis often is associated with aging, and – although it’s true that the incidence of arthritis increases as people get older – individuals across the age spectrum contend with this condition. In fact, nearly 53-million adults – as well as 300,000 children – have some type of arthritis. Given its prevalence, it’s not surprising to learn that arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America.
In addition to many other health-related observances, May is Arthritis Awareness Month, and there’s much to learn about this disease that impacts so many. Continue reading
May is Mental Health Month. Sponsored by Mental Health America (MHA), the theme for this year’s observance is “B4Stage4.” According to MHA, mental-health concerns are no different from any other physical health concerns. They should be thought about and treated the same way – long before they reach Stage 4. Continue reading
In the United States, four-million children and teens suffer from a serious mental-health disorder. However, in any given year, only 20 percent are identified and receive mental-health services. Early intervention is key to curbing these disturbing statistics, and May 7 – which is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day – is an ideal time to increase awareness about these crucial issues. Continue reading
If you’re a business owner, giving thought to how your employees make their way to and from work likely ranks low on your priority list. Business owners are equally likely, however, to become quite interested in the subject of smart commuting when they learn that such practices will:
- boost their bottom line;
- increase employee productivity and improve their health.
In your 40s
If you’re age 40 or above, chances are good that you’ve experienced this phenomenon firsthand. That’s because – on average – most people start noticing changes in their vision in their early to mid-40s. Continue reading
They can be thought of as a business’s human hard drive – the keepers of a company’s most crucial information – the go-to search engine for organizational answers. And – like a computer’s hard drive – if these individuals aren’t functioning at full capacity, it’s bad for business. Continue reading