Tag Archives : Healthy Lifestyle

Resilience: Bouncing Back from Hard Times


What is resilience? Resilience is your ability to recover quickly from problems and cope with life. You can learn resilience and how to get better at it. Developing resilience requires some work, but the rewards are great. How do I know if I’m resilient? Everyone has tough times. Ask yourself, “Do I bounce back from them?” or “Do I get stuck…

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Thinking of quitting smoking? Want some help? Join Others July 10 on Facebook!


Join 30 Smokefree Days, a 30-day quit smoking event on Facebook providing a built-in community of people like you who want a healthier life! From July 10 to August 9, you’ll get free access to mobile quit apps, tips, “quitspiration” posts, and video streams from experts to help you overcome challenges and meet your goal of becoming smokefree. RSVP at…

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Staying Healthy on a Vegetarian Diet During Pregnancy


Why Choose a Vegetarian Diet? You may choose a vegetarian diet for many reasons. You may not want to harm animals. You may have political reasons for not eating meat. You may feel that not eating meat is healthier. Or you may avoid meat for religious reasons. Is It Possible to Stay Healthy Without Eating Meat? The American Dietetic Association…

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Preventing Osteoporosis


What is osteoporosis? When the bones in your body lose calcium, they become thin and may break more easily. This is called osteoporosis. When osteoporosis is severe, bones may become so weak that they break during everyday activities such as bending over or walking. Bones are hard. How can they become weak? Calcium is stored in your bones. Your body…

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Why Does Having a Healthy Mouth Matter?


Keeping your mouth clean and healthy is an important part of having a healthy body. Over time, your teeth build up plaque and bacteria that cause irritation to the gums. These plaques can cause infection in your gums and the bones that support your teeth. This is called periodontal disease. Having periodontal disease can cause other problems in your body.…

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Getting and Staying Active


Why should I exercise? Exercise—being physically active—is very important for all women. Being active can help you: Lose or maintain weight Have more energy Sleep better Enjoy sex more Relieve stress and think better Lower the chance you will have heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes Strengthen your bones and muscles Have fewer hot flashes if you are older  …

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What is a Urinary Tract Infection?


Spanish Version What is a urinary tract infection? A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in one of the parts of your body where urine is made, stored, or passed out of your body. UTIs are very common in women. About 1 in 2 women will have a UTI in their life. Where can a UTI occur? The urinary…

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Adults Need Vaccines, Too


Your need for immunization doesn’t end when you become an adult. Get vaccinated to protect yourself and your loved ones from serious diseases. Vaccines are NOT just for kids! Regardless of age, we ALL need immunizations to protect against serious, and sometimes deadly, diseases. Protection from vaccines you received as a child can wear off over time, and you may…

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Primary Care for Teens through Menopause


As you pursue a healthy life, you should check in with a health care provider who can let you know how you’re doing, help revise your plan for healthier living, and offer advice on anything you’re wondering about. This generalized type of care – when you see someone for regular or routine care instead of a specialist for one particular…

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Health Promotion and Preventive Care


Getting and staying healthy is a lifelong journey. There are many actions you can take to live a healthier life today and help lower your chances of encountering health problems or diseases later in life. Changes that you make can also positively impact your whole family! If you are ready to commit to living a healthy life, or are just…

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