Spring is the season for heading outdoors. Whether you want to avoid allergies, garden safely or get in swimsuit shape for summer, we can help you get the most out of your spring!
Seasonal allergies, such as hay fever, are often caused by exposure to pollen. Find tips for reducing your exposure to pollen and how you can treat seasonal allergies.
Allergic rhinitis causes symptoms of sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose. But you can control these symptoms with medicine and by avoiding the things that cause them (allergens). If you are allergic to outdoor allergens, such as pollen and mold, you don’t have to give up an outdoor life. You just need to know when and how to take precautions.
Everyone is enjoying spring, including the bees. Learn about preventing stings including the importance of watching for nests in trees, shrubs and flower beds when you are gardening or working in your yard.
Most of the time tennis elbow is caused by overuse. You probably got it from doing activities where you twist your arm over and over. This can stress the tendon, causing tiny tears that in time lead to pain. A direct blow to the outer elbow can also cause tendon damage. Tennis elbow is common in tennis players, but most people get it from other activities that work the same muscles, such as gardening. Anyone can get tennis elbow, but it usually occurs in people in their 40s.
You may use sunscreen all summer long, but it’s important to start thinking about sun safety this spring. Simple tips like wearing a hat when you’re working in the yard or garden can help protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun.
Spring is a great time to get outdoors with your children. Many parents who ride bikes like to include their young children. Riding tricycles is also a fun outdoor activity for preschoolers age 3 and older. To avoid injury from these activities, explore these important safety measures to protect your children.
Exercise is essential for maintaining your health and improving your overall sense of well-being. Springtime is a great time to get moving! Even low-to-moderate intensity activities, for as little as 30 minutes a day, can be beneficial. Fitness helps you feel better and have more energy for work and leisure time. You’ll feel more able to do things like playing with your kids, gardening, dancing, or biking. When you stay active and fit, you burn more calories, even when you’re at rest.
If you have decided to start a healthy eating plan, congratulations! Making that decision is an important step in becoming a healthier person. When you’re trying to develop new habits—whether it’s healthy eating, getting more exercise, or quitting smoking—you have a better chance of success if you make a plan ahead of time. Learn about goal setting, progress tracking and getting the support you need to succeed!
Fruits and vegetables should be the foundation of a healthy diet. Most people need to double the amount of fruits and vegetables they eat every day. Any fruit or vegetable—frozen, fresh, canned, dried fruit, or juice—counts toward a serving. Learn how you can incorporate more fruits and vegetables in your diet.