Wellness

LiveSmart: Wintertime Can Wreak Havoc on Your Voice

February 1, 2018

Between the whipping winds outside, plus the heat in your home, at work, and in your car, winter can have a pronounced drying effect on your vocal cords. Dry vocal cords can become raspy, strained and take extra effort to vibrate when you speak. [...]

LiveSmart: Oh, Snow! Exercise Caution When Shoveling

January 18, 2018

15 minutes of snow shoveling qualifies as moderate physical activity - that’s half of your recommended daily amount of 30 minutes! But, if you’ve been sedentary for several years, you should be as cautious about snow shoveling as you have been about exercise. [...]

January is Thyroid Awareness Month

January 9, 2018

January is Thyroid Awareness Month, and a great time to raise awareness about one of the smallest – but one of the most interesting – organs in the human body. [...]

LiveSmart: Make 2018 the Year You Handle Your Hunger

January 3, 2018

One of the biggest stumbling blocks everyone faces when trying to control calories is dealing with hunger. Jamie Epting, MS, RD, Clinical Nutrition Manager for St. Peter’s Health Partners, offers some tips on how to handle your hunger. [...]
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