Fall Health Tips

by Premier Health

Posted in : Healthy Tips, Illness, Seasonal

People often get sick in the fall due to lower immune system performance from temperature changes and a lack of Vitamin D. Since more illnesses circulate during the fall season, it is important to take control of your health and immune system. Here are some ways you can stay healthy during the fall 2021 season….

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Virtual Mental Health Resources

by Premier Health

During this continuing pandemic, many people are feeling a strain on their mental wellbeing. It is important to know that you are not alone, and there are several resources available online that could offer help during your time of need. We’ve compiled a list of online mental health resources that are accessible during quarantine.  BetterHelp…

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Protein: Are You Getting Enough?

by Premier Health

Protein. We need it, we crave it, and we can’t function without it. It is one of our body’s basic building blocks. Protein is found in a variety of foods, from seeds to meat. But how much protein is necessary, and are you getting enough? Protein is a macronutrient. From protein, we get amino acids…

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Winter Activity and Sports Injuries

by Premier Health

 Winter Sport and Activity Injuries The cold weather marks the beginning of many seasonal activities as the weather changes and schools begin transitioning to winter sports. Students take part in team sports such as wrestling and basketball, while others, including adults, enjoy ice hockey, skiing, snowboarding and sledding.  All active recreational endeavors require participants to maintain varying levels of physical strength and flexibility to prevent…

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Cervical Cancer Awareness

by Premier Health

Your risk of developing cervical cancer can be lowered by getting regularly screened, from age 21 onward.  The 2 tests that are available to help detect and prevent cervical cancer are: the Pap smear test and the HPV (human papillomavirus)  test. The Pap smear detects precancerous cells which can turn into cancer cells if not…

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Healthy Winter Eating Habits

by Premier Health

Curb Your Carb Craving! The colder season tends to ignite our cravings for more carbs and comfort foods. To counter this, eat protein-packed breakfasts to keep your energy levels up throughout the day. Be sure to have low-fat and healthy snacks on hand as well! Add Omega 3 Fatty Acids! Omega 3 fatty acids are…

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Vitamin D Deficiency

by Premier Health

Vitamin D is necessary to keep your body functioning correctly. It can be found in various foods, and your skin creates it by using sunlight. When your body cannot absorb vitamin D through food or sunlight, deficiency occurs.  Vitamin D has many functions, including keeping your bones strong, absorbing calcium, and working with the parathyroid…

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You Are NOT Alone

by Premier Health

Millions of people worldwide quietly battle mental health issues each year. Around 1-in-5 people globally have a mental health disorder at any given time. Mental health disorders include those which are familiar to most people, such as depression and anxiety, but include others as example, ADHD, impulse disorders and PTSD.  According to the National Institute…

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Low Back Pain

by Premier Health

  Low back pain is an extremely common medical problem. It has been estimated  between 75-85% of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point during their life. Back pain is also a very common reason to see a physician, ranking the third most common reason by a recent Mayo Clinic study. Low back…

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Simple Ways To Start Moving More During Quarantine

by Premier Health

Exercise is imperative in maintaining physical and mental wellbeing during the lockdown. And while many are enjoying taking walks around the block, others may be finding the task redundant. Here are some creative ways to exercise during the pandemic that go beyond your neighborhood stroll. Biking This activity is perfect for maintaining social distancing while…

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