Distracted walking incidents are on the rise, and everyone with a cell phone is at risk. “We are losing focus on our surroundings and putting our safety – and the safety of others – at risk.
Stroke Awareness – Knowing how to tell if someone is having a stroke could be the key to saving their life. And knowing the risk factors and what we can do to prevent them is a good way to protect ourselves.
“Every 11 seconds in the U.S., an older adult ends up in the emergency room due to a fall. ‘It’s the leading cause of accidental death in the elderly,’ says Catherine Colon-Emeric, M.D., chief of geriatrics at the Duke University School of Medicine. Here are 8 tips for avoiding fall.
There is a website for NationalToday.com that actually invites people to submit days/weeks/months to celebrate…. A few are serious, focusing awareness on diseases or other issues, such as World Wildlife Day (March 3) and International Women’s Day (March 8, which many nations honor, but not the USA). World Water Day (22nd) is worthy of attention…but it shares the date with National Goof Off Day. This month also has National Let’s Laugh Day (19th), followed by the International Day of Happiness (20th – What?! Only one day of happiness per year?)have no idea what makes such a designation “official,” but lots of them show imagination and humor…
Those who worked out once or twice a week had a 30 percent lower mortality rate (during the study period, from 1994 to 2012) than those who didn’t exercise at all. Despite their infrequent workouts, these individuals exceeded the 150 minutes a week of moderate to vigorous exercise advocated by U.S. and world health organizations.