Spring is the season of new beginnings. Flowers begin to bloom as we all do our best to rejuvenate our homes with a little spring cleaning. As the environment around us begins anew, how do we ensure our bodies get a fresh start as well? An annual physical exam is often the simplest solution. Your annual physical, or yearly check-up, is the most essential part of any doctorâ€™s visit. Itâ€™s so important that most insurance companies cover 100 percent of it.
Was your New Year resolution to get more active this year?
A whopping 60 percent of these resolutions fall by the wayside after only six months, according to research from the University of Pennsylvania.
You might have already cancelled your gym membership, but warmer weather and enjoyable time outside is ideal for revamping a fitness routine.
Improving your fitness level can mean a variety of things depending on your goals and abilities - beginning marathon training, trying out a new physical activity or simply taking longer walks around the neighbourhood.
Getting all the nutrients you need each day to function or even thrive can be a challenge. After all, there are only so many meals in a day.
Here are some creative ways to pack the necessary nutrients into your day, without going over your tight calorie budget:
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says Sesame Street Muppets Elmo and Raya are taking on the Zika virus by helping to raise awareness and share critical information to reduce the spread of the disease. On Mar. 23, PAHO said the virus had been reported in 33 countries and territories of the Americas, including the Caribbean.