Health & Wellness Magazine, launched in 2004, has one of the highest circulations of any free publication in Kentucky. Found in over 2,500 locations with a readership exceeding 75,000 a month, Health & Wellness was created to raise awareness of health-
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More and more people are becoming aware not only of the aesthetics but the health benefits associated with a beautiful smile. This has motivated many individuals to seek orthodontic treatment, otherwise known as braces.
“After lung cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer there is for women, and it is on the increase,” said Dr. Art McLaughlin, oncology radiologist at Baptist Health Women’s Diagnostic Center in Louisville.
When you’re choosing shoes for a particular activity – be it running, tennis or aerobics – being practical and comfortable are the two most important things to consider. We recommend a gym shoe that is close toed and has a non-
Celebrities aren’t the only ones who can utilize the expertise of personal trainers. Whether you are a beginner or advanced when it comes to fitness, there are definite advantages of seeking guidance from a personal trainer. It is even more affordable than you probably believe.
Making lifestyle changes is not a task you should complete alone. This is especially true when you change to a healthier diet. “The best success occurs when the entire family is working on it together and supporting each other,” said Dr. Stephen Daniels, pediatrician and spokesman for the American Heart Association.
Some people love the great outdoors and are willing to pitch a tent in the nearest glade and set up a rustic campsite. Other people prefer to camp with all the comforts of home in an RV or trailer. (This is often called “glamping.”) Whatever your preference, being prepared is essential for a safe and successful camping trip.
When you are educated about what to expect and have a plan in place, you can look and feel better after extreme weight loss. The American Heart Association (AHA) reports about 70 percent of Americans are overweight, and more than one-
If you’re looking for a safe, effective program that will help you get toned, become more flexible or lose weight, personal training could be for you. A personal trainer will teach you proper form and technique to keep you safe and injury free. But first, he or she needs to know what your goals are – whether you want to lose weight,….
If you suffer from migraines, you’re not alone. “Migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world, affecting about a billion people, which is about 18 percent of American women,” said Cathy Glaser, president of the Migraine Research Foundation. Since migraine is a complicated disease, all women are affected differently.
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Both opticians and ophthalmologists play a pivotal role in helping you keep your eyes healthy. If you’re not sure how the specialties differ, you’re not alone. The National Consumers’ League conducted a survey that revealed about 30 percent of consumers nationwide don’t know the difference between the two professions.
As we kick off 2018, you may be thinking about resolutions pertaining to your health and fitness. It’s easy to determine some ways to improve your physical, mental and emotional well-
When it comes to planning for a new and improved you in the New Year, it is important to take one step at a time. “You need to transform your brain before you transform your body, so we need to get people to think right,” said Joe Olliges, owner/operator at Trainer Joe’s.
January – the beginning of a new year – is a good time to consider your mental wellness. “We all have mental health,” said Marcie Timmerman, executive director of Mental Health America of Kentucky. “It is a spectrum between how bad it might be, such as one bad day, or something clinically relevant.”
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) strongly urges people to get a mental health screening – the earlier the better. The alliance reports approximately 50 percent of chronic mental health conditions begin by age 14 years and 75 percent begin by age 24 years. NAMI wants to bridge the gap between the time….
Getting preventive screenings is one of the best measures you can take to promote good general health. If you are concerned you have a certain condition because it runs in your family or age group, there may be a test for it. It’s a good idea to have a bone density test if you are a woman approaching senior age.
You probably know someone who is affected by arthritis. It may even be you. “There are almost 56 million people, or more than one in five, who have arthritis,” said Marcy O’Koon, senior director in consumer health at the Arthritis Foundation.