Self-care is more than just a millennial fad—it’s a lifestyle must-have for everybody. Its well-known benefits for mental health are unparalleled, running the gamut from stress relief to increased focus and productivity. Its physical benefits are just as impressive, too. In fact, self-care has been known not just to increase overall health, but also alleviate symptoms of diseases, including heart disease.
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It’s National Nurse Practitioner Week, and Memorial Katy Cardiology Associates wants to recognize all nurse practitioners for their hard work and thank them for their dedication to patient care with a huge THANK YOU! Did you know that nurse practitioners offer 234,000 solutions to strengthening health care for America? Nurse practitioners are the health care providers of choice for millions of Americans each year, thanks to the high-quality, patient-centered primary, acute, and specialty care they provide. Nurse practitioners order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests and can prescribe medication and other treatments.
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Veterans Day, the federal holiday on November 11 of every year, affords Americans the opportunity to pay our respects to all who have served our country honorably during war and peacetime.
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Let's face it: dieting is hard, especially for people with busy lifestyles. Sometimes, we don't feel like going through all the trouble and would rather stick to our fast-food diets. However, when we factor in the dangers of an unhealthy diet (heart disease, obesity, diabetes, stroke, increased probability for certain cancers, asthma, osteoarthritis, etc.) and the many benefits of eating healthy (longer life, more energy, etc.) it becomes clear that the best time to start a diet plan is now.
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If you’re a senior with a growing interest in yoga, keep in mind that yoga can help relieve many of the mental and physical problems common among older adults, such as stress, depression, and joint pain. It also offers many benefits for caregivers, which means yoga can be an enjoyable activity for you and your caregiver to do together. Don’t be scared off by images of people twisted into complex poses. Yoga is a holistic, soothing discipline that’s highly adaptable to diverse groups with different physical needs and capabilities. However, you should know what you’re getting into first and find the right instructor and form of yoga before getting started.