June Is Men’s Health Month

5 Common Men’s Health Issues and How to Help Them Every June, we celebrate National Men’s Health Month to raise awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases in men. Founded in 1994, Men’s Health Month encourages the men in our lives to evaluate their health risk factors, get regular…

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

Back To Basics: How to Support Your Mental Health In Stressful Times Mental health has been a hot topic over the last few years. That’s for good reason—1 in 5 Americans is affected by mental health conditions each year, and half of all U.S. adults will have one in their lifetimes. Right now, mental health…

How to Relieve Seasonal Allergies Safely and Naturally

Each spring, as cold weather gives way, we’re drawn outside to enjoy warmer temperatures. The trees and flower blossoms are a welcome reprieve from gray, dreary winter days. For people who suffer from seasonal allergies, though, the beauty of spring foliage comes at a price—allergic reactions to trees, grasses and weeds. What Causes Seasonal Allergies?…

What Causes Lower Back Pain?

How to Relieve Back Pain Safely and Naturally Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints heard by doctors. The pain can range from a minor ache, dull constant throbbing or shooting pain. There are two types of back pain, acute and chronic. Acute low back pain (short term) is the most common,…

February Is American Heart Month

Month-long Focus on Heart Health Aims to Save Lives February is a month of celebrating Valentine’s Day and candy hearts. It’s also the perfect month to focus on your heart health! Each February, the U.S. shines the spotlight on heart disease. While it’s the leading cause of death among American men and women, cardiovascular disease…

January Is National CBD Month!

Celebrating Hemp Products To Support Your Health Each January, we celebrate National CBD Month! This month-long recognition was founded to raise awareness and dispel myths about the natural hemp product, cannabidiol (CBD). What is hemp? Hemp, a non-psychoactive variety of the cannabis sativa plant, has been grown for thousands of years for use in oils,…

October Is Emotional Wellness Month

How to Make Sure Your Mental Well-Being Is Top of Mind Did you know there is a whole month devoted to emotional well-being? Emotional Wellness Month has been observed each October since 2004 to raise awareness about this important topic. This October, perhaps more than any other year, we need to assess our mental health….

Healthy Back to School Stress-Busters

How to Calm Your Child’s Back to School Stress and Anxiety Back to school time can be overwhelming for parents and students, even in a typical year. And this year has been anything but typical. Some kids may be extra worried about returning this school year with the lingering uncertainty of how the COVID-19 pandemic…

Help Back to School Anxiety and Stress, Fall 2021

How to Manage Kids’ Anxiety About Going Back to School After COVID Even in a typical school year, there’s a buzz of nervous energy at back to school time. New teachers, unfamiliar classrooms and fresh faces are exciting but also daunting. With the collective trauma of COVID-19 fresh in everyone’s minds, no one is quite…

How to Live a More Active Outdoor Lifestyle

Easy Tips for Getting More Outside Activity “Go outside and play!” As kids, most of us heard this line often from grown-ups who wanted us to be healthy and active. Now that we’re the ones calling our health shots, it’s still great advice. Whether you’ve loved the outdoors since childhood or are just getting started,…

What Will Life Be Like After the COVID-19 Pandemic Ends?

What may change, what stays the same—and how to protect your health in a post-pandemic world Ah, pre-COVID days. When the word “mask” meant Halloween, “social distancing” sounded like an introvert’s party strategy, and “corona” was a cold beer (or Hemingway’s famous typewriter). That was then. This is now. It’s been a long road, and…

New Year’s Resolution Reboot

It’s not too late to get back on track with your broken resolution—or start a new one Think back to December 31. Remember all those big promises you made yourself? Less vodka, more veggies. Fewer carbs, more cardio. Less Facebook, more face-to-face. Oh, the guilt. If you’ve had trouble sticking to your New Year’s Resolution,…