If you prefer exercising in the great outdoors, cold, wintery weather can prove challenging for even the most motivated fitness afficianados. While it is often less motivating to work out in frigid temps, safety concerns such as hypothermia, frostbite and an increased risk of falls also come into play. However, with the proper preparation, your winter workout can be safe and enjoyable.
Snow is expected this weekend and many of us will be shoveling our driveways and sidewalks—a commonplace activity in winter. The reality is that shoveling snow is a vigorous activity and can be dangerous for those who take on more than they can handle. In fact, studies have proven that heart attack rates increase during periods immediately following snowfall.
With the holiday season quickly approaching, we can look forward to holiday parties, spending time with loved ones and enjoying our favorite foods. But for those of us trying to maintain or lose weight, the holiday season can be a challenging time filled with many temptations. Thanksgiving, in particular, is a popular holiday for overindulging.
The holidays are a wonderful time to enjoy the company of family and friends. The kitchen is a popular place for people to mingle, whether they are helping to prepare the food or munching on holiday goodies. With the extra help in the kitchen, you also need to be mindful of the increased risk of […]
Quitting smoking is no easy task, especially if you’ve been a smoker for many years. However, quitting is indeed possible with the right mindset, information and support. To celebrate the Great American Smokeout, a day encouraging smokers to make a plan to quit, Dr. Ashby Jordan, Medical Director of the Respiratory Care Clinic at Advocate Sherman Hospital, provides useful advice to kick the habit permanently.