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  • Health Topics - 2012

  • Wellness embraces a lifestyle that promotes better health and improved quality of life through the integration of the body, mind, and spirit. When health and well-being become our number one priorities, we begin to upgrade the quality of life we lead and we embark on a journey that relays that same quality of life to the ones we love most. Take action today to improve your health and the health of those you love.

    August2012topic:Hygiene Beyond Handwashing

    Babies, so sweet and innocent and new. There's something about the scent of a newborn that makes you want to hold them extra close. As your child's younger years slowly turn into pubescence, however, that sweet smell is inevitably replaced by less-thanpleasant body odor...

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    July2012topic:Are you covered?

    When it comes to our health, we try to cover all the bases: we eat our fruits and veggies, lather on the SPF, even exercise—but are you covered when it comes to your health insurance? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 46 million Americans are currently uninsured....

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    June2012topic:Weekend Warrior Wisdom

    It's Friday and the weekend warrior is ready; projects to build, gadgets to try out and repairs to be made. Some home improvement tasks are riskier than others; keep accidents to a minimum by remembering the basics and taking an extra step of caution. Read on to learn how.....

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    May2012topic:Your Hips Don't Lie

    The phrase "hips don't lie" says it all. Hips not only provide shape and support, but also enable movement, making them among the most important parts in the body. Ready to shake your hips healthy? Read on to learn how.....

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    April2012topic:Show Us Your Tots

    As a parent, your child's well-being is your top priority. While your little ones may not yet know the importance of good health, building a positive relationship with a physician is a great first step and can give your child the tools....

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    March2012topic:Avoid A Brainwreck

    The brain is a key part of our bodies; it serves as the interpreter of our senses, the initiator of our movement and the controller of our behavior. When healthy, the brain functions....

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    February2012topic:A little dash will do you.

    The American Heart Association estimates that more than 81,100,000 people in the United States have at least one form of cardiovascular disease —and this number is still on the rise. It's time to take control of your health. Your first step? Put a little DASH in your life....

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    January2012topic:Happy Pappy New Year

    It's been said that the groundwork of all happiness is health. In an honest evaluation of your lifestyle, are you:

    • Eating well?
    • Exercising daily?
    • Sleeping 7-8 hours each night?
    • Visiting your local Spirit of Women physician for routine check-ups?

    If you answered yes to most of these questions but still find yourself gaining weight, your thyroid may be to blame....

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