As temperatures drop this winter, here are some steps people can take to stay safe during the cold weather.
Layer up! Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm. Don’t forget a pair of gloves and a hat to help prevent losing your body heat.
Calcium-packed Yogurt: Enjoy the benefits of Calcium by trying creamy, smooth, packed with flavor yogurt, which contains active cultures and vitamin D, with low sugar content. Calcium helps prevent
• High blood pressure
• Gastrointestinal conditions like inflammatory bowel disease and constipation
Know Your Heartburn Triggers: Typical triggers include foods full of sugar and fat. Instead reach for complex carbs like veggies and whole-wheat breads -- or at least share that rich dessert you crave!
Get Up: Keep your head higher than your stomach when taking a nap post-meal -- or keep right on walking, away from the dinner table and out the door. Light exercise is a great way to prevent heartburn.
Make your living room your gym – do crunches on the edge of the couch, do leg lifts and trim those triceps and biceps by grabbing a bottle of water or a can of soda and do curls. And meditation can do more than soothe away stress. Research shows it may help lower blood pressure, boost immunity, reduce PMS symptoms, even aid in fertility and the delivery of a new mom's milk.
Walking: It's suitable for young or old. Laps at the mall, or in your office compound will make a big difference to your body when you do it regularly.
See your health care provider regularly for annual physical exams, routine tests, etc. Check your health plan’s wellness programs. UHS offers various wellness screenings and preventive care services for its health plan members. Our wellness programs are easy to use and always available. Best of all, they’re part of our members’ benefits. Please check out our Wellness Services Page for more information.
Invest in your health.
It's your body -- and your future!