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6 Tips to Lower Your Chance of Developing Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. While these statistics may be startling, the good news is that 75 percent of all colon cancers can be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices. Learn six ways you can lower your risk for developing colorectal cancer.

5 Easy Ways to Add 2,000 Extra Steps to Your Day

Many fitness apps and articles discuss a goal of taking 10,000 steps in a day, which is roughly equivalent to the Surgeon General’s recommendation to accumulate 30 minutes of activity most days of the week to reduce your risk for major diseases. But with many spending their days working at desks and spending more time indoors, it is increasingly hard for people to reach the 10,000 step goal – so much so, according to the CDC less than half of American meet the 10,000 step goal. But, there are plenty of easy ways to boost your step count with a few changes in habit!

Healthy Meal Prep

Coming home after a long day at work can make cooking a healthy meal a real chore. Before you opt for a frozen meal, try preparing meals for the week on the weekend! We’re all guilty of throwing away the bag of soggy salad mix forgotten in the back of the refrigerator, but preparing your meat and produce early can save time, money, and your favorite foods!

9 Tips for Developing Better Habits

A healthy lifestyle is a long-term project and it takes effort to turn goals into habits. Here are nine tips to help keep you on track this year.

A Flu Update

As the CDC reports a recent increase in flu cases in the mid-Atlantic, it seems we are experiencing a late flu season. Now that flu season is here, it is important to remember what symptoms to look for, the practices that can help prevent contracting flu, and what to do is you suspect you have the flu.