Health Blog

Everyone can use a little healthy advice from time to time. That’s why we created Health Tips—blogs packed with great information to help you and your family stay well. Here you’ll find our doctors and healthy living experts sharing advice in areas like nutrition, exercise, heart health, cancer prevention and more.
 

Helping Our Elderly

Did you know one of the best ways to combat loneliness is to help others? Even during this time of quarantine, when it’s hard to feel like we are connecting with other people, you can deepen your sense of community simply by helping.

If you’ve been thinking about the elderly members of our community, but aren’t sure how to help them during this time, read on:

Working From Home

Sometimes working from home just doesn't work! There's no doubt that most of us are working from situations that are less than ideal right now. We are homeschooling, earning paychecks, cooking dinner and refereeing our kids. Talk about a juggling act!

We have some advice to help you increase productivity, improve focus and maybe even enjoy quarantine a bit.

Clean Regularly Used Surfaces

Did you sanitize the bottle of disinfectant but miss a major germ carrier? If you haven’t cleaned your cell phone during the Covid-19 crisis, you’re likely carrying a petri dish of germs in your pocket.

Ewwww.

Even in the best of times, phones carry a lot of bacteria. Now with Covid-19 transmitting through hard surfaces, it’s more important than ever to clean your phone.

E-learning Isn't Easy

If you’re learning to multiply fractions for the first time in decades, you’re in good company. E-learning has parents everywhere stressed out, as we try to navigate our own jobs while also becoming substitute teachers of sorts for children in multiple grades.

How to Cope

It’s ok to be overwhelmed. There’s no question it’s a challenging time for everyone. Here are some helpful tips to take care of yourself and your family:

What you can do for YOU:

  • take breaks from all the news stories
  • eat healthy, well-balanced meals
  • exercise regularly
  • get plenty of sleep
  • try to still do some activities you enjoy
  • talk with people you trust about your concerns

What you can do for YOUR KIDS: