Halloween time is a season of costumes, corn mazes, pumpkin carving, and delicious candy. With food often being the foundation of our holiday celebrations, Halloween is a time that can often create more fear that fun with some of the top food allergens being in high circulation.
7-year old Alissa is an outgoing, active, and loving child. “She’s always been my little dare devil, never showing fear of anything. From the time she could walk, Alissa was getting into everything, curious and always on the move,” says Alissa’s mother Cathy.
Although she’s an independent and adventurous little girl; Alissa had a severe incident when she was just 2 years old that made her forever terrified of peanut butter.
As the winter months continue, so do the cold and flu virus. For those living with asthma, the colder months can be an especially taxing time of year since catching the common cold or simply breathing in the colder air can trigger an asthma attack.
Have you heard someone living with arthritis say they can feel it in their bones when it’s about to rain? Well, often times those living with asthma also have a sense for when the weather is changing because they feel it in their lungs.
Are you beginning to reevaluate your outdoor fitness regime as the days grow colder? With the temperatures dropping and the days becoming shorter, it can be easy to hibernate and make excuses to abandon your workouts and healthy eating habits.
Don’t let the dreary sky keep you trapped indoors, confined to the warmth of your couch. With many delicious holiday treats just around the corner, it’s time to get creative in order to keep the winter blues and extra pounds away.
Each year, flu season spans from fall to early spring. Because the virus is so widespread and ever-changing, avoiding infection can be nearly immpossible without your annual flu vaccination.
Who Needs a Flu Shot?
If you are one who habitually avoids getting your flu vaccine, consider vaccination to also help prevent exposing others. Many infected individuals may be contagious even if they don’t show physical signs and symptoms of the flu.
Year after year as the cooler weather sets in, our overall health tends to be put on the back burner.
With the combination of seasonal weather changes, the demands of a new school year, fall sports kicking off, and of course the stress that the upcoming holidays can bring; it is no wonder our health is put to the test.