Archive for 'Wellness / Prevention'

Take Microbreaks to Stay Sharp at Work

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Microbreaks are short timeouts from work functions that usually involve activities like getting a snack, chatting with co-workers, stretching, or doing a crossword puzzle that can help workers maintain their energy levels and stay productive throughout the day. Journal of Applied Psychology, March 2021

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Vitamin D Deficiency Too Common in Hip Fracture Patients

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Blood tests collected from 268 brittle hip fracture patients revealed that almost 90% were vitamin D deficient, and half of these individuals were severely deficient. Because vitamin D is important for healthy bones, the findings suggest that improving vitamin D status in the elderly could reduce their risk for serious hip fracture.
Orthopedic Surgery, March 2021

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How to Prevent Falls in the Winter Months

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American Bone Health offers the following tips to help you stay on your feet when presented with snowy, icy, or wet surfaces: wear shoes with good traction, dress warm, be careful getting out of your car, don’t rush, pay attention to surfaces, stay alert for black ice, and keep your driveway and walkways clear. American Bone Health, March 2021

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Health & Wellness Tips for All

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The Guadalupe Regional Medical Center offers several small tips for improving one’s health and wellness: schedule a wellness check and stick to it, get yearly eye exams, eat at least one fruit and vegetable at every meal, spend one entire day on you, schedule regular dental exams and cleanings, drink at least two glasses of water per day, give up soft drinks, and get physically active. Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, March 2021

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Risk Factors for Poor Quality Sleep

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Questionnaires completed by 1,300 middle-age adults revealed that one-in-ten regularly experience poor quality sleep. Risk factors for poor sleep quality include poor diet, excessive stress, chronic back pain, chronic respiratory disease, and depression. Preventative Medicine Reports, December 2020

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