Healthy Lifestyle Archives

Eight bad sleep habits that cause weight gain

March 4, 2021

If you’ve been losing sleep at night worrying about why you can’t seem to lose weight, you may very well be sleeping with the enemy: bad bedtime habits. Research shows that sleep plays an important role in weight management. People who get adequate sleep have lower BMI indexes than people who don’t. Findings also suggest… [Read More]

Self care—handling mental health, stress and trauma

February 11, 2021

By Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD FAAN Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing It’s well-documented that stress and trauma can affect our mental state, even in the best of times. But months of anxiety, fear, grief, and social isolation can take their toll on our mental health, particularly during this pandemic. Parents are coping with ensuring… [Read More]

Living your best life: Let’s get active

December 24, 2020

By: Sandra Millon-Underwood, FAAN, Professor, UW-Milwaukee School of Nursing More than 36 years ago, Valley Hollins received a wake up call that changed her life forever, and she hasn’t looked back since. An annual physical showed that she had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and was borderline diabetic. After reviewing her tests, Hollins’ doctor gave… [Read More]

How to be healthier in a tough economy

July 30, 2020

You’ve probably figured out by now that times these days are a little less kind to your wallet. Many people find themselves considering scaling back on things like health insurance and prescriptions in order to better balance their budget. But this is a mistake – no matter how tight money is, you need to take… [Read More]

Ten tips that will improve your life, now!

May 28, 2020

When we think about our life, we must think about our body. Keeping our mind and body in good health is essential for a long and active life. We must incorporate exercise into our weekly routine to keep our physical frame strong and reduce our stress. We must also be mindful of what goes inside… [Read More]

Spring into a healthy physical lifestyle

March 5, 2020

On March 20, 2020, the season of Spring arrives. In baseball, Spring signals a time for preparation. Spring is also the season when the flower buds bloom, leaf buds appear on trees, animals who have been hibernating, awake, and gardeners begin planting their seeds as the temperature slowly warms. During Spring, everything is fresh and… [Read More]

Twelve tips for staying healthy during the holidays

November 27, 2019

With the holiday season in full swing, managing your health might be the last thing on your mind. To help stay healthy and safe this holiday season, the CDC has released tips for enjoying the holidays while being mindful of your health. 1. Holiday gatherings provide opportunities to come in contact with pathogens, and the… [Read More]

Five key ways to spring into a healthy lifestyle

May 16, 2019

By: Priscilla Q. Williams, RN Spring is my favorite season of the year! It’s a time when the flowers bloom, the weather is warmer, and the grass is green and beautiful. Spring is also a time to focus on our health and wellness. This spring I want to share with you five keys ways to… [Read More]