Author: LifeWork Strategies

Water Safety

When the weather gets warm, many of us take a trip to the beach or jump in the pool to cool off. Swimming is a fun and active way for people of all ages to stay cool in the summer, but it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and make water safety a priority for you and your family. When you’re at the pool, make sure to swim in areas supervised by lifeguards at all times. Never leave a young child unattended and enforce the buddy system so that nobody is swimming alone. Designate an adult to supervise...

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Wear Blue for Men’s Health Month

With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to talk about men’s health. Did you know that men live about five years less than women on average? Men are also more likely to be uninsured than their women counterparts. This month, as we celebrate the men in our lives, let’s raise awareness for preventable health issues. The two leading causes of death among adult males are heart disease and cancer. Other top causes of death include stroke and diabetes. The good news is that each of these leading causes of death have risk factors that are...

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Pet Summer Safety

Most of us take time to stay hydrated, apply sunscreen, and stay out of the sun during the hot summer months, but we may not be taking enough precaution to protect our furry friends. Pets, like people, enjoy getting outdoors when the weather gets nicer, but heat, water, insects, and traveling can create potentially dangerous scenarios for our pets. Make sure to have fresh water available for your pet at locations like the park, beach, and anytime your animals will be outdoors. If you allow your pet to swim in a pool, make sure they know how to safely...

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Healthy Grilling

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial summer kick off. The weather is warm, the school year is winding down, and many of us are firing up the grills for the summer. Barbecues are a great chance for us to spend time with family and friends and to enjoy the outdoors. This summer, make your barbecues fun and healthy for all ages. Typical barbecue foods often include hotdogs, hamburgers, and ribs. While these choices are tasty, they tend to be high in stuarated fat and calories. When choosing a protein to grill, try to reduce the amount of red meat...

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Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, killing over 130,000 people each year. According to the American Stroke Association, 80% of strokes are preventable. Learn the risk factors, signs, and symptoms so that you can recognize a stroke and take necessary steps to reduce your risk. It is a common myth that strokes affect the heart, but strokes actually occur in the brain. During a stroke, blood flow to certain parts of the brain is cut off, brain cells begin to die, and functions controlled by that part of the brain are lost. There...

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