Category Archives: Health Tip

Health Tip: Exercise Isn’t Always Expensive

Here are less costly options (HealthDay News) — Exercise doesn’t have to amount to a monthly pass to the neighborhood gym. The U.S. Weight-Control Information Network offers these inexpensive exercise suggestions: Take a walk or run around a local park, or the track at a nearby school. Go for a brisk walk around the nearest…

Food Allergies Can Make Kids Targets for Bullies

Some children reported that other kids intentionally contaminated their food with allergens By Jenifer GoodwinHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) — As the mother of a child with a severe peanut allergy, Nicole Smith was vigilant about reading labels and making sure teachers and school administrators understood that ingesting even a trace amount of…

Health Tip: Enlist a Dietician

For a customized eating plan (HealthDay News) — If you’re having trouble making healthy food choices or getting to your ideal weight, a registered dietitian can help. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says a dietician can: Create a tailored eating plan and offer advice that fits your needs. Assist in managing a chronic condition,…

Health Tip: Handling Food During Pregnancy

Wash your hands before and after (HealthDay News) — Women are more susceptible during pregnancy to foodborne illness, which also can harm the unborn baby, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says. The academy offers these food safety suggestions for pregnant women: Wash your hands frequently. Make sure you keep raw meat separate from ready-to-eat…

Health Tip: Exercising With Diabetes

First, get a doctor’s ok (HealthDay News) — Becoming active and exercising daily benefits almost anyone — even those with a chronic health condition. But you should always get your doctor’s approval. The American Diabetes Association offers these suggestions for diabetics who want to start an exercise program: Choose favorite activities, making sure they’re easy…