Health & Fitness

A Kids Summer Safety Guide for Parents and Grandparents

June 23, 2020 | Chris Hughes

Due to the closure and cancellations of many summer programs in response to the coronavirus pandemic, more children are expected to be home or in the care of grandparents this summer. And parents might be working at the same time, so lapses in supervision are a concern. With that said, now is a great time […]


Ten Household Items That Store Germs to Keep on Your Cleaning List

April 3, 2020 | Chris Hughes

A byproduct of all the concerns and precautions regarding COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, is that standard precautions to keep us from catching viruses are taking hold. Things like washing your hands for 20 seconds, using hand sanitizer, and not touching your face are hopefully becoming second nature. But what about cleaning items that you […]


Five Ways to Boost Your Immune System

March 24, 2020 | Chris Hughes

A strong immune system is vital, not only during this unique time in history due to the threat of coronavirus, but all the time. Even after this crisis passes, there will always be viruses out there that a healthy immune system has a better chance of fighting off. Here are five ways to supercharge your immune […]


Six Things to Buy at the Grocery Store While Social Distancing

March 19, 2020 | Chris Hughes

These precautions we’ve taken due to the threat of coronavirus have taught us all about social distancing and working together — each individual must do their part in order for these measures to work and for life to get back to normal as soon as possible. Taking limited trips to the grocery store helps limit […]


Five Common-Sense Ways to Protect Yourself From Coronavirus (or any Virus)

February 24, 2020 | Chris Hughes

The COVID-19 disease, commonly known as coronavirus, has made its way from Asia to our shores, as the government and other public health officials mull what measures should be taken to prevent an outbreak in the United States. Unfortunately, a virus can be caught rather easily, and this one is of major concern to the […]


Three Tips to Take That Extra Weight Off for Good

August 6, 2019 | Chris Hughes

Dieting can be more difficult once we get reach 60 years of age due to the body requiring fewer calories, but research shows losing as little as five to 10 percent of your body weight can lower blood pressure, as well as decrease the risk of both heart disease and type 2 diabetes. If you […]


Five Sun Safety Tips So You Don’t Get Burned This Summer

June 14, 2019 | Chris Hughes

With the summer months here, whether it’s at a park or one of our state’s popular beaches, we will be spending more time outdoors. However, the Florida heat can be intense. With that in mind, we would like to share with you five tips to stay safe while enjoying the warm temperatures. Camp Out in […]


How to Recognize Signs of Hearing Loss in Seniors

April 19, 2019 | Chris Hughes

While hearing loss in seniors is common – nearly one in every three people over the age of 65 have some type of hearing loss – having hearing loss treated and diagnosed is another story. According to an AARP poll, 47 percent of those surveyed report having untreated hearing loss. That can be dangerous. Studies […]


Study: Sitting in Front of the TV for Prolonged Periods of Time Dangerous for Seniors

March 28, 2019 | Chris Hughes

Did your parents tell you, or did you ever tell your children, that television will rot your brain? Turns out, that may not be far from the truth – for seniors, at least. One study by George Washington University was conducted over a 10-year period, and it concludes that a sedentary lifestyle with low physical […]