Posts Tagged ‘prevention and wellness’

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every October, we remind everyone to remind the women that they love, especially themselves, to lower their risk for breast cancer.  Breast cancer is second only to skin cancer as the most common cancer in women.  Methods of reducing the risk of breast cancer are widely known, agreed on by the medical community, and covered by most insurance.

So, this October, join the community and help lower risks of breast cancer by doing the following, or encouraging someone you love to:

1)    Getting screened for breast cancer regularly.  Screenings for breast cancer are mammograms, clinical breast exams (those performed by a doctor or nurse), and breast self exams.

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:

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