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Strength Training & Exercising

Strength training and its benefits are all about balancing stress and recovery. Every time you perform a strength exercise, you create microscopic tears in the muscles you’ve worked. So when you take some time off from working that muscle, the fibers begin to repair themselves and come back stronger than they were before. On the flip side, if you tax the same muscles every day, you aren’t supplying them with the time they need to actually become stronger. Instead, you’ll risk overtraining and lackluster results.

Stroke Awareness, Don't Be the Next Victim

May is Stroke Awareness Month!

Stroke Awareness Month helps promote the significance of strokes and how we can effectively identify the symptoms of one. Hutchinson Regional Medical Center wants to  aid in this effort not only to raise awareness but to educate the public on what to do when a stroke occurs. By spreading the word about strokes we could potentially lessen the amount of casualties that result each year.

National Poison Prevention Week March 20-26, 2016

What is preventable and sends 60,000 kids to the ER each year?

About 60,000 young children end up in the ER each year due to accidental poisoning from medications — that’s more than poisoning from all household products combined. As part of the Poison Prevention Week Council (PPWC), CDC urges parents and caregivers to prevent medication poisoning by keeping medicines up, away, and out of sight of children.

Colon Cancer

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Colon cancer is a cancer of the colon or rectum, located at the digestive track's lower end. It is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the Untied States, with more than 140,000 U.S. cases each year and 50,000 deaths.

 

What You Can Do

Eating Heart-Healthy

It can be hard to sort through everything you need to know when eating heart-healthy. Here is some of the things you should look for when choosing a recipe and purchasing ingredients:

Weight Control

Controlling your weight is key to the prevention and treatment of heart disease. Shedding excess weight can decrease the risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol and much more.

Fats, Sodium & Whole Grains

Here’s what you need to know about fitting fats into your diet.

Love Chemistry

What is love? It is a question William Shakespeare had been working on in the 1600’s and recording artist Haddaway has been asking since 1993. Now, scientists are trying to find an answer.

It’s Chemical

Studies have shown that romantic feelings are triggered by an increase in oxytocin, a chemical that promotes intimacy, which leads to an increase of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine produces feelings of euphoria, energy, sleeplessness, and focused attention.

Winter Blues

Do you dread the winter months? Other than those beautiful moments of quiet snowfall, there isn’t much to like about it. It’s dark, plants are dormant and dead looking, you feel tired more, and you have to start your car in the morning so maybe it will be warm by the time you get to work… The list can go on and on.  But there are some people who are affected by these winter months more than others.

Call 911

You wake from sleep.  It’s dark outside, your wife is sleeping peaceful, and you don’t feel well.  Your chest aches, you can’t catch your breath, and you feel a little nauseated.  Maybe you shouldn’t have eaten those spicy enchiladas for supper, or … maybe it’s your heart.  You take antacids, but you start to feel worse.  What do you do?  Do you wake your wife and drive yourself to the ER?  No, call 911.

EXERCISE PROGRAM COULD PRODUCE POSITIVE BENEFITS THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME

A message from Ken Johnson, President & CEO of HRHS

The holiday season has passed and for many, the aftereffects may include a few extra pounds gained because of a larger-than-normal intake of calories is consumed at family gatherings and parties.  

To further complicate matters, January is traditionally the coldest month of the year producing below freezing temperatures, which are less than conducive for outdoor physical activity.

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