Medical Fitness 

by Shirley Brown, MiCafe Community Partner Engagement Specialist No matter your age, if you are considering adding exercise to your daily routine, recognize the safe ways of be more active. First, speak with your doctor about the exercises and physical activities that you are planning. Even if you do or do not have a health condition, your doctor can help you choose exercises that are right … Continue reading Medical Fitness 

Outdoor winter scene with trees in the snow.

The Importance of Physical Activity

by Karen Flores, Hotline Attorney We all know that a sedentary lifestyle is detrimental to both physical and mental health, however, during the winter months, maintaining consistent physical activity can be challenging. And although being exposed to natural sunlight is good for our health, the outdoors is not very inviting when days are cold and gloomy. There are various ways to stay active indoors.  Of course … Continue reading The Importance of Physical Activity

National Women’s Health Week: Take Care of Yourself

by Char Brooks, J.D. Celebrating its sixteenth year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health kicks off another year of National Women’s Health Week, which runs May 10th through 16th. The purpose of National Women’s Health Week is to encourage women of all ages to see their healthcare provider for routine screenings as well as take the steps needed to … Continue reading National Women’s Health Week: Take Care of Yourself

May is National Bike Month

by Skye Felsing, Project Administrator, PREVNT Initiative May is National Bike Month! This event was created and is sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and is celebrated in communities across the country. National Bike Month began in 1956 and is a way to promote the numerous benefits of cycling and hopefully encourage people to get out there and ride! Nationwide, bicycling is growing as … Continue reading May is National Bike Month

Seniors & Staying Fit

by Christopher Jackson, JD Staying active throughout life is important, but it becomes even more so as a senior. By continuing to remain active, seniors can help make themselves less susceptible to accidents and preventable injuries, while also increasing their overall wellness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have thoroughly documented the benefits of exercising including a reduced risk for diabetes and cardiovascular … Continue reading Seniors & Staying Fit

3 Tips for A Healthier and More Active Lifestyle

by Char Brooks, JD We all know that exercise really helps when it comes to weight loss and fighting disease.  It’s an excellent stress reliever, helps you sleep better, and can really boost your self esteem.  If you’re exercising regularly, congratulations on doing a good thing for yourself. If you’re not exercising or haven’t been exercising in a while, it’s never too late to start. … Continue reading 3 Tips for A Healthier and More Active Lifestyle