Physical inactivity is now considered the leading cause of death in the United States. Research has shown that exercise is medicine and as little as 150 minutes per week can improve your health through treatment and prevention of conditions such as: Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Stroke, and more. Just … Continue reading “The Only Prescription with Unlimited Refills”

  My family has them, and yours does too—delicious treats that show up only for the holidays.  Part of the temptation to overeat is wrapped up in knowing they are here for a short time.  Thankfully, that works to our benefit.  Sometime in early January, the frenzy of cooking stops, and we return to more … Continue reading “Holiday Traditions That Outlast Food”

  There are some extras that go along with the holidays—parties, gift-buying, travel and pulling off family traditions.  When you add these to the rush of normal daily life, it can leave a major case of stress.  Did you know that stress can be aggravated by your diet?  Did you also know that many holiday … Continue reading “Eating to Reduce Holiday Stress”

Navigate to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, and in heavy bold letters at perfect eye level are these words, “The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year.” Flu shots are one of the most effective and least expensive preventative health measures available.  They are recommended … Continue reading “Got Your Flu Shot?”

Everyone loves a great tip—especially if it helps make a hard job a little easier. Today’s blog is a list of 50 tips anyone can use for practicing a healthier lifestyle. These tips reinforce a foundational truth: a healthy lifestyle is not one big thing. Like almost any other worthy pursuit, it is multiple layers … Continue reading “100 Tips for Healthy Living (Part 1)”

Get ready! It’s almost time for the St. Bernards Medical Group Health and Fitness Expo and it includes something for everyone. From cooking demonstrations in our Healthy Cooking Kitchen to physician panel discussions, from booths related to health and fitness and free health screenings, from a certified 5K, half-marathon to a kids 1 mile fun … Continue reading “Be Healthy at the Health & Fitness Expo”

By Karan Summitt, B.A. The diet commercials are in full force, and gym memberships are at their yearly high.  In hopes that this year will be different, Americans renew their determination to eat healthier, exercise more and lose those unwanted pounds. Trying again is not a bad thing.  Multiple studies support the fact that our … Continue reading “Resolutions that Really Work”