Posts filed under: Health

Do you ever find yourself waiting for a doctor’s appointment and feeling bored with reading the same year-or-two-old magazines? Why not try memorizing a poem? With as little as five...
Vermont is blessed with over 800 lakes and ponds, more than 284 of which are larger than 20 acres. Many are available and accessible for recreational use by swimmers, boaters,...
How about this as a conversation starter or pick up line: When was the last time you peed while swimming? We’ve all likely done it, but who will admit it?...
The benefits of exercise are vast and undeniable. Among them, an individual often experiences a rush of endorphins, stress relief, empowerment, a meditative state, advancement toward a goal and a...
There are many reasons we reach for food and not just for hunger. Feeling hungry can range from genuine hunger to intense cravings. We tend to give into our cravings...
Your Netflix account gets more viewing than the beautiful outdoors? Even though you have read all the research and know that aerobic exercise can lower your cholesterol, decrease your blood...
If a driver of a parallel-parked car suddenly opens the driver-side door just as a cyclist is passing alongside, the cyclist either has to suddenly veer into the traffic lane—and...
As we close the door on mud season and approach our state’s beautiful spring and summer months, many Vermonters are switching from indoor exercise to outdoor activities....
If there is anything I have learned in my life, it’s that diets do not work. As a teenager I watched my mother try diet after diet. Whether it was...
Did you know that you can survive almost a month without food but only a few days without water? Without sufficient water in the body physical performance can suffer. It’s...
According to the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA), approximately one million Americans are presently living with Parkinson’s disease and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. Although there is currently...
Studies show that regular exercise can reverse 20 years of aging. You don’t have to be an endurance athlete to enjoy the benefits of walking, light strength training or swimming....
Perhaps you saw the headline in the January 24 issue of The Charlotte News: “CVU responds to recent drug-related issues.” The story shed light on growing concerns among educators and...
Cabin fever have you in its grip? Welcome to the five-minute workout. Do it for 10 minutes and you can count it toward the 150 minutes per week of moderate...
Do you suffer from the winter blues? Do you feel isolated? Do you have joint pain and suffer from arthritis? Feel stressed out? Forgetting things?...
As part of the HeartSafe Community CVFRS will be offering multiple blood pressure clinics every month...
Let’s set aside for the moment the politicized hot-button talk about healthcare costs in the United States and look at the problem of controlling health care costs as perhaps your...
Vermont health officials say we may be in for a rough flu season and are advising people to get their flu shots to protect both themselves as well as...
Charlotte Vol Fire & Rescue is hosting a series of blood pressure clinics at Town Hall and the Library this month as part of their HeartSafe Community education program. Clinic...
Many people are aware that balance exercises can help reduce the risk of falling, but what might be more surprising is that these exercises can also help increase your core...