Healthy Lifestyle Archives

Ten ways to protect your brain

March 2, 2023

There is no time like the present. How we treat our brain now will ultimately determine how well it ages and whether or not we are at risk for dementia or stroke. So how do protect your brain from cognitive decline, you may ask? Well, one of the best ways to cut your risk is… [Read More]

Five ways to love yourself all year long: body, mind, and soul

February 16, 2023

When you get wrapped up in the day-to-day tasks of life and taking care of others, it can be easy to forget about loving the most important person in your life -YOU! Now that we are at the beginning of the year, we can focus on loving ourselves and putting more energy into the goals… [Read More]

Six great ways to work out in winter

January 12, 2023

Winter can sometimes make working out seem less than desirable. Who wants to bother with piles of snow just to make it to the gym? Who wants to dress like a mummy or risk falling down on ice just to go for a run or a walk? Also, relaxing in a warm armchair on a… [Read More]

Five effective ways to keep school germs at a minimum

August 25, 2022

By Brittany Wright Many children have already gone back to school and there are lots of exciting transitions happening. Change is always good but the weather changing, in conjunction with being introduced to new germs can spell disaster for your child’s immune system. Most parents know that when your child is sick it’s only a… [Read More]

A New Year: Physical activity/exercise (conclusion)

February 3, 2022

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.” – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 This week, we will address the topic of exercise and physical… [Read More]

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]