Browsing: Health & Wellness

Mississippi summers will always be accompanied with heat nearly as hot as fire itself, and this is no exaggeration. Walking hand-in-hand with the heat is its best friend called humidity, making the air muggy and almost viscous enough to reach up into the atmosphere and grab. Year after year, each summer in Mississippi seems to surpass its previous heat index. With many of our citizens working outside or spending more time in the sun, finding ways to beat the heat (and not letting it beat us) is top priority. Here are five tips that’ll help you stay safe while being in the heat this summer. 

With the arrival of summer, the grilling season is in full swing. People celebrate summer nights by lighting the grill for flames, food, and fun. But the grill isn’t just for steaks and burgers. It’s perfect for seafood, too! Incorporating more seafood into your summer diet can be good for your health, too! 

Tacos are always a good idea. They are a hit with kids and adults (even the picky ones). Tuesdays are routinely Taco Tuesday at my house and the whole family looks forward to it each week. A taco bar is also a great way to feed a crowd and allows for each person’s taco to be customized to their taste. Many people will flock to their favorite restaurant for Cinco de Mayo festivities this month, but a quick, nutritious, and cheap home based celebration is within your reach.

Spring has sprung, and so have allergy sufferers’ seasonal woes. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released its 2024 Spring Allergy Capitals report on the worst cities in the US for allergies. They found that people in the South, Southeast, and parts of the Midwest tend to have the most issues. Everyone is battling watery or itchy eyes, a runny nose, and constant sneezing.

Did you know that February 14th is National Donor Day? While this day may be overlooked by the Valentine’s Day celebrations and festivities, National Donor Day is an important day for us all, especially for those whose lives have been impacted by organ donors. 

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. To bring awareness, February is  Heart Health Month, emphasizing educating the public on stopping preventable, premature deaths due to cardiovascular diseases.

While the weather is heating up slightly, it is still winter, and there are still many chilly days to come. Many people in north Mississippi are still snowed in. Southern Mississippians are not snowed in, but many are staying inside to stay warm. 

While staying inside is fun for some, for others it can be difficult. Here are five ways to beat the winter blues! 

Is it too late to still commit to New Year fitness goals and resolutions? I don’t think so! Getting healthy is a goal that millions of people make every year; however, so many of us are guilty of not sticking with it (let’s raise our hands together for this one). If you live in the Hub City, you have a plethora of options to go to start your fitness journey.