Posts tagged with 'health'
Recognizing Nursing Assistants This Special WeekRead the rest of this entry »
This week – Nursing Assistants Week -- we at Green Key Resources want to extend a special thank you to the nation’s certified nursing assistants and recognize the vital work they do.
These are the professionals who do the day-to-day work of caring for patients too ill, too elderly or who are just in need of extra help as they recover.
Never before has so much been asked of the …
We're Going Blue for Men's Health WeekRead the rest of this entry »
We’ll be wearing blue on Friday in recognition of Men’s Health Week.
Wear Blue Day helps to raise awareness about the importance of male health and to encourage men to get preventive health checkups.
The Men’s Health Network created Wear Blue Day and, in 1994, pushed Congress to declare the week before Father’s Day as Men’s Health Week. The reason is clear. Men die at a higher rate than women …
Your Brain Will Thank You If You Stand UpRead the rest of this entry »
You already know that sitting for long stretches of time, as most of us who work in an office do, is unhealthy and can lead to premature death.
Now we hear that sitting is not only bad for the heart, it's bad for the brain.
A study published this month found, in the words of the researchers, "hours per day spent sitting, but not physical activity level, was associated …
Stop Sitting and Stand For Health and ProductivityBy now you've heard that sitting is bad for your health. Remarkably, some studies suggest an hour of sitting cuts your lifespan by twice that of a single cigarette.Read the rest of this entry »
The place where we do the most sitting is, as you might have guessed, at work. Office workers are especially at risk, since they do the most sitting, around 10 hours a day. That includes sitting at the office, sitting …
How Much Will You Gain During the Holidays?Between Thanksgiving and New Year's Americans pack on -- wait for it -- a mere 1.3 pounds.Read the rest of this entry »
The original research dates back to 2000, but it was reconfirmed as recently as 2013. The original study tested the widely held belief that most of us pick up around 5 lbs. during the holidays. Turned out, we overestimated our gain by a factor of five. That study found the average gain to …
Sitting At A Desk Is No Longer A Death SentenceSitting may be a killer, but you can ward off or reduce the risks with moderate amounts of exercise. That good news comes from a closer look at studies of the effect of exercise on a sedentary lifestyle.Read the rest of this entry »
Remember a few years ago when researchers began warning us that long stretches of sitting were bad for health? Heart problems, diabetes, high blood pressure were just a few of the ill-effects …
Is Aspirin Becoming the Next "Wonder Drug"?Just as your mother insisted, eating your vegetables, especially broccoli, beans, and whole grains, will help protect you against cancer. (Plus they're great for weight management.)Read the rest of this entry »
But what mom didn't know, and scientists have lately been discovering, is that the common aspirin is also an effective cancer preventative. Over the years, many studies have confirmed the value of low-dose aspirin in reducing the risk of stroke and heart attack. Now, …
Lose Weight the Easy WayThe holidays are upon us, and for most of us, that means we'll also have another pound or two upon us by January.Read the rest of this entry »
There's no shortage of weight loss plans out there. Would you believe, though, that there's one that costs nothing, doesn't require you to count calories, skip meals, or eschew your favorite foods? Simply by stepping on the scale each day and writing it down can help you …
Can Vitamin C Replace Exercise?It's still the stuff of science fiction, but a small study of the health effects of high dose vitamin C found it the improved cardiovascular health of overweight and obese patients at least as well as near daily brisk walking.Read the rest of this entry »
Though the study had only 35 participants, it created a stir last week when it was presented at the American Physiological Society's annual meeting in Atlanta. Researchers from the University …
Start Now to Prepare For Obamacare IRS FilingWith last month's Supreme Court ruling supporting the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, businesses that employ more than 50 full-time workers should start now -- if they haven't already -- to prepare for the reporting requirements of the law.Read the rest of this entry »
Next year these businesses must file with the Internal Revenue Service a new form 1095-C, which requires detailed health insurance coverage information on every employee including that employee’s dependents …