News & Health Tips

Happy National Nutrition Month!

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The month of March is National Nutrition Month, a campaign dedicated to stressing the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating habits. A majority of us fall short on the nutritional scale, mindlessly consuming foods that are not the healthiest of choices. Try incorporating these delicious, nutrient-packed super foods into your daily diet. Your body (and mind) will thank you!

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Taking Care of the Skin You Are In

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We are always looking for easy ways to lead a healthy lifestyle and to look our best. We are so quick to try the latest diet fads or exercise programs; however, we so often forget about a critical part of our health: our skin. A good skin care routine is important to keep our skin feeling and looking healthy. With these simple skin care tips, your skin will be glowing!

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Happily Hydrated

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In today’s fast-paced world, people power through their 8-hour workdays on a caffeine over load. We start our days with venti coffees, drink energy drinks on our lunch breaks, and end our workdays with a 32 oz. soda on our drive home. While we are consuming beverage after beverage, we still remain dehydrated because we forget to consume water. Our bodies need water to function properly. In fact, our bodies are approximately 60 percent water. At Maryville Imaging, we are encouraging everyone to make a New Year’s resolution to stay hydrated this year by drinking the proper amount of water.

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Beating the Winter Blues

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While the winter season may be cold and gloomy, your outlook on life doesn’t have to be. With these simple tips, you can beat the winter blues this year and feel happier and healthier than ever!

Be active. When the temperature drops below freezing, your motivation can easily drop too causing you to not want to leave the comfort of your couch. However, remaining active and exercising daily is important to not only your health, but also your happiness. It has been proven that exercise boosts your mood. Sign up for a gym membership with your friend, and make a commitment to go to the gym together regularly. Exercising with a friend makes it easier to stick to, as well as more enjoyable. On days that the winter weather strikes and you cannot get to the gym, try yoga in your living room or do some simple exercises at home with weights.

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Stay Safe & Healthy This Coming Winter Season

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The harsh, cold winter of Illinois is coming, and in order to remain safe and healthy this winter season, it is important to take the time to prepare. With these preparations in place, you will be ready to brave the storm:

  • Make your home winter efficient. Winter’s elements can certainly take a toll on your home. This is why you should prepare your home now, so that your family will remain warm and comfortable when the temperature begins to drop. You should check all windows and doors for drafts. If you feel any cool air coming into your home, the window or door will need to be properly resealed or replaced before December arrives. Make sure that your attic is properly insulated, as well as any major water lines. Also, set aside a day to clean out all of your gutters, as well as repair any leaking pipes or leaks in your roof.

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Halloween Safety Tips

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‘Tis the season for pumpkin patches, apple orchards, scary movies, haunted houses and trick-or-treating. Make sure your child has a fun and safe Halloween by practicing these simple safety tips with him or her.

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