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.
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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.
Every child has a right to a safe childhood and a life free from violence. The experience of child abuse and neglect infringe upon that right.
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.
Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths in the US for men and women. But colon and rectal cancers can be prevented if caught early, when they might be easier to treat. That’s why getting screened is so important.
It can be hard to sort through everything you need to know when eating heart-healthy. Here are some of the things you should look for when choosing a recipe and purchasing ingredients:
Fats, Sodium & Whole Grains
Monounsaturated Fats: Liquid at room temperature, these plant-based fats can lower cholesterol when used in place of saturated fat in the diet.
Sources: olive oil, avocados and nuts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.