When You Should Just Stay Home


We’ve all been there—you wake up, feel miserable and instantly start the internal debate of whether you should call in sick or just suck it up and go to work. A good general rule of thumb is that if you have a fever, particularly one greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, you should stay home. A […]

Can wearable fitness trackers improve your health?


More than one in five Americans owns a wearable fitness tracker, such as a Fitbit or Apple Watch, and at least one in 10 wears the tracker every day. But do they work, and can they really help to improve your health? The short answer is yes — these devices can help you to improve […]

Falling: It’s Not Just a Concern for the Elderly


One in three adults aged 65 or older fall each year. If you are within this age category, it’s important to take this seriously, as it can happen to anyone and can cost you money, independence and even your life. Key Facts In 2013, 2.5 million people visited the emergency room due to a fall, […]

Fitness and Technology: Tools to Help You Lose Weight


Your heart is a muscle, and just like any other muscle it needs exercise to stay healthy. A sedentary lifestyle is one of the top risk factors for heart disease. People who are inactive, overweight and have a poor diet are twice as likely to develop heart disease than an active person. Excess pounds do […]

Like Father, Like Son


For some fathers, it’s about old baseball cards or the know-how to fix cars. For others, it’s the family farm or a special heirloom. But one thing all fathers inevitably pass down to their sons is a piece of their DNA. Call it family tradition or just plain science, but it’s an inheritance that must […]