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My Legs Hurt

I recently started a new strength training program, and my legs are SORE!  It hurts to walk and my hips ache.  My discomfort will only last a couple of days and I know why I’m hurting.  What about you?  Do you have pain when you walk?  How far can you walk?  A block, half a block?  Do you ever get cramps in your buttocks, thighs, or calves?  Does it get better when you rest?  Do you have sores on your shins or feet, that don’t seem to get any better?  You might have peripheral artery disease, or PAD.

Heat Illness

Heat illness is a major threat to those of us who are spending much of our time outdoors. Heat illness can occur when your body cannot produce enough sweat to lower your body temperature. This can happen when you are exercising or working for too long in the heat and are not drinking enough water to keep your body hydrated. Thousands of workers experience a form of heat illness every year. Many of these could have been prevented by seeking shade and drinking water regularly.

Protect Your Skin From the Sun

Your skin is the largest organ in your body, why not protect it? Summer is the time to be outside in the sun but it is also a time to be cautious of your skin. Fun in the sun can also lead to serious skin damage, age spots, wrinkles and potential risk of skin cancer. To protect and preserve your skin there are a variety of different methods. Here are a few:

Blending up summer fun!

Little ones find it extremely fascinating to blend things up. They like to watch the way the colors change and try new things. Smoothies are a great way to cool down after a penny hike.

Let them help pick out their own fruits and vegatables so they can make their own smoothie. This blog has some great smootie recipes from around the web. Summer is all about fun and it's always fun to see all of the different fruits and vegetables that taste good together.

Farmer's Market

Schools out for the summer! It won't be long before you are hearing those three dreaded words " I am bored". There is no need to fear, we will keep you and your family busy all summer long with the ultimate list of family fun and healthy activities you can do with your kids this summer.

All of the ideas we will post the summer are designed to encourage your kids to learn what you arty know being active is healthy and eating well can taste great and make you feel even better.

A penny for your hike?

Twenty-first century children growing up in the United States spend an enormous amount of time with digital media. According a Kaiser Foundation study conducted in 2010, children between the ages of eight and 18 spend an average of 7 hours 38 minutes a day with digital media. That is a lot of time to spend on anything that is not heart healthy. Playing outside helps promote a healthy lifestyle and combats child obesity.

Abundance of Resources

Hutchinson Regional Medical Center provides an abundance of resources available not only to employees but also to the public. These resources are meant to be used to fulfill any needs our community may have. One of those resources would be the education department. The education department is the center to many of the resources provided by Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Education helps sponsor and inform the public about upcoming events and additional information or questions the public may have about an event.

The Unquiet Mind

Most people have the typical “unquiet mind” that never seems to relax. Even when those of us are occupied with long bike rides, a light jog, or cooking a new healthy recipe from Hutchinson Regional’s careful selection, my brain is distracted by anxiety. “Am I prepared for that meeting?” “What did it mean when that person said X to me?” or even “Will there be any cauliflower rice at the store tomorrow? What do I do if there isn’t any?”

Pilates Can Ease the Mind & Improve Circulation

How often do you end up lying wide awake in your bed? With plenty of thoughts rushing through your mind about what time you have to get up, and exactly how many minutes of sleep you’ll be able to get if you fall asleep right that second, which we all know usually doesn’t happen, but how do we solve that? Pilates is one of the most recommended home remedies to help you calm down, ease your mind and even improve your circulation.

Here are a few positions you can try at home to help relieve your worries and get a good night’s rest:

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