The Benefits of Routine and Healthy Habits



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December 25, 2019

woman pulling child on a sled in the snow

Healthy Holidays!

Healthy holidays to you and yours from MedlinePlus! There are many things you can do to make a positive impact on your health and quality of life. By making healthy lifestyle choices, you can reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and other serious diseases.

The Benefits of Routine and Healthy Habits

Are you looking forward to returning to your routine after the holidays or forming a new healthy habit for the coming year? Routines and habits can help provide structure and reduce stress. Learn more about how making even just one of these changes can improve your health:

How Cold Affects Your Body

Whether you’re shoveling the driveway, building a snowman, or trying out that new sled, if you’re planning to be active outside this winter learn to recognize the signs of frostbite and hypothermia.

Treating and Preventing High Blood Pressure

When you have high blood pressure that is not treated, over time it causes your heart to pump harder and work overtime. This can lead to serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and kidney failure. Remember that treating and preventing high blood pressure doesn’t take a holiday, and nor should you!

Wrapping Up 2019

The year is wrapping up and we’re looking ahead to a happy, healthy 2020. We’d like to offer our sincere thanks to you, our readers, for following along this year. We hope you’ve read something that was helpful to you. If you missed a newsletter you can read them here.

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Apple Bars

These kid-approved Apple Bars are a healthy alternative to apple pie. Try serving warm topped with vanilla yogurt.