Archive for September, 2009

Fitness First: Warm Up to Injury-Free Workouts

Health and wellness tips for your work, home, and life—brought to you by the insurance and healthcare specialists at eIndividualHealth

Exercise is a great way to combat stress, lose weight, and boost energy. To get the most from your workouts, you will want to add warming up, cooling down, and stretching to your routine. These three simple steps are proven in helping to prevent painful and costly injuries later.

Warming Up

Warming up allows your body time to adjust from rest to activity. It increases blood flow to the muscles so they stretch easily, reducing the risk of torn muscles. It also lubricates joints, which reduces friction and wear, and carries oxygen to the heart. To effectively warm up:

Children’s Health: Exercise

 

Health and wellness tips for your work, home, and life—brought to you by the insurance and healthcare specialists at eIndividualHealth

Children’s Health: Exercise

Most experts agree that the childhood obesity crisis has been caused as much by children’s lack of physical activity as it has by their poor diets.

The benefits of regular exercise include: increased lean muscle and bone strength, decreased body fat, a healthy weight, and improved psychological well-being. Furthermore, as children grow into adulthood, exercise helps prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Compared to previous generations, many children have become sedentary because of increased use of electronic media, less physical education at school, declining after-school activities, and less walking or riding a bike to activities.

Guide To Individual Health Insurance

What is individual health insurance?
Individual health insurance is coverage that a person buys independently. It can be sold to a single individual, to a parent and dependent children, or to a family. The majority of Americans get their health insurance coverage through an employer or through a government program, but five percent of the population purchases private health coverage on an individual basis. Each state separately regulates how individual policies may be marketed and sold.

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