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Self-Care: Your Guide to Reaping the Benefits of Self-Care

When you are busy juggling the responsibilities of family and work, remembering to also pay attention to your personal well-being can feel like a luxury you can’t afford. However, the benefits of self-care are abundant and can spill over into other areas of life now and in the long term. What Is Self-Care, Anyway? When you think about self-care, bubble baths and pedicures may come to mind. That’s often how self-care is depicted in magazines and news programs. The truth about self-care is that it encompasses many different things. If you love taking long soaks in the tub or having your toes painted, those bubble baths and pedicures can definitely serve as part of your self-care routine—but spa treatments aren’t …


Feel Good and Live Better: 8 Healthy Habits to Start Today

Eating well and exercising are popular healthy habits to start at the beginning of a new year, and they are always smart choices. Incorporating healthy habits into your daily routine can prevent high blood pressure, boost your immune system, and reduce your risk of heart disease and other conditions. Don’t wait until Monday, the first of the month, or your birthday to make changes that can improve your overall health. Start today with these tips from Carson Tahoe Health. 1. Drink More Water Research shows making a new behavior a habit can take 10 weeks. So be patient with the process. The first step is to decide on a specific goal, such as drinking at least 64 ounces of water. …


Ways to Improve Heart Health: 5 Steps to Success

Your heart health is made up of many elements, including: If you are trying to figure out different ways to improve heart health during American Heart Month this February, begin with these five steps to enhance cardiac wellness and lower your risk of heart disease. 1. If You Smoke, Resolve to Quit Smoking is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and many other serious health problems. If you smoke, develop a strategy to let go of the habit. Quitting is hard, but there are plenty of online resources available to guide you. 2. Choose a Heart-Healthy Diet Many kinds of eating plans can contribute to heart health. In general, select foods that: Excess weight increases your risk for heart disease, …


6 Ways to Support Your Child’s Mental Health

When thinking about health, many people focus on physical health. However, mental health is equally essential. Mental health is a combination of emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Often, children’s mental health concerns are minor and resolve quickly. When issues are severe or interfere with everyday life, a child may have a mental disorder, sometimes called a mental illness. Here are six ways to support your child’s mental health, including when to get help. 1. Build a Foundation for Positive Mental Health Whether you have a toddler or a teen, you can help them be physically and mentally healthy. Just like crawling and standing, there are social and emotional developmental milestones for young children. To give your little one a strong …


Better Mental Health Is a Gratitude Journal Away

Maintaining a positive outlook makes life more enjoyable, but it’s not always easy. Do you wish a positive mood was part of your everyday experience? You may benefit from a gratitude journal. Having a gratitude practice puts you in a better position to handle the gloomier parts of life. Here’s how to get started. What Is a Gratitude Journal? Gratitude means appreciating things and people that are meaningful to you. You may be thankful for friends and family members, supportive cancer services, or a raise you got at work. A gratitude journal is a way to record everything you’re thankful for. Picking a journal depends on your preferences. You can choose a pre-made gratitude journal, which may include prompts to …