Spirit of Women
Take Action This Month for Better Health
The St. Luke's Hospital Spirit of Women program wants to help you take action for your health and the health of your family. With that in mind, each month we give you the scoop on a different health topic, with quick tips and helpful resources. Because the more you know, the easier it is to take action for better health.
The Right Fit
Your life is not one-size-fits-all, so why should your workout be? It is practically impossible to escape advertising for a seemingly endless number of fitness trends, but just because a workout is popular or works for someone else does not necessarily mean it is the best fit for you. When starting a fitness routine, it is important to focus on what fits your unique lifestyle, interests, and fitness level.
The first step to starting any new exercise program is to consult your doctor. A healthcare professional can help you determine what forms of exercise are safe for you and can help you reach your personal fitness goals. Next, think about the kinds of physical activity you enjoy. The best workout is one that you can do consistently and stick with in the long run. Start with familiar activities you like. If you don't like going to the gym, try hiking, riding a bike, or playing a game of tennis. Don't be afraid to try something new! You could find an activity you love by learning to windsurf, play ultimate Frisbee, or ballroom dance and get a great workout at the same time. If you are more of a couch potato or are out of shape, start slow and work on incorporating movement into your daily routine. Walking is a great way to start. Try beginning with ten-minute walks and gradually increase your time by about three minutes per week until you can walk for 30 to 60 minutes per day. Another option is to try exercise games available on video game consoles. You can get a low-to-medium intensity workout while having a blast!
The Right Fit
Stick To Your Resolutions
Frisky Business: Maintaining a Healthy Relationship
The Dog Days of Diabetes
Super Foods Can Be Diet Superheroes
Fill 'Er Up: The Importance of Maintaining Brain Health
Over Reactive? Have no fear!
Fit Beyond the Scale
Cents & Sensibility
Dying to Be Thin
The other "Big Cs": reduce your risk of cancer
Top 5 Secrets of Centenarians
Hygiene Beyond Handwashing
Are You Covered?
Weekend Warrior Wisdom
Your Hips Don't Lie
Show Us Your Tots
Avoid a Brain Wreck
A Little DASH Will Do You
Is Your Thyroid Making You Fat?
Blessings That Really Matter: Our Relationships and Health
Guidelines for the "Girls"
Prep School: Yearly Immunizations
Smoking Is Not Hot
"Know the Score" with Men's Health
Top 7 "Hidden" Diseases in Women
Togetherness Can Be Cure for Dreaded Doctor Visits
Small Changes Can Help Protect Your Kidneys
Don't Have a Stroke!
Avoid the Risk of Cervical Cancer
Lighten Up Your Life
Healthy Sleep Crusade: The Importance of Sleep
Tune in to Prevent Diabetes
Harvest a Healthy Family
Star In Your Own Screen Test
Get Your Teen to Talk Back
Brush Up on Good Health
Thrive with the Top Five
Make Your Health a Priority Today!
Know Your Own "Ingredients" to Better Health
Protect Your Bottom Line (against colorectal cancer)
Don't Miss a Beat
See Yourself in a Whole New Light
Care for your spirit this holiday season
A grateful heart - the key to happiness & better health
Scare Breast Cancer Away
Calling the Shots – All about Immunizations
Navigating the Lunch Line & Making Good Food Choices
Sun & Your Skin
Keep the Men in Your Life Healthy
Honor Your Mother
Fitness in a Flash: Take Steps to Improve Your Health
Eat & Live Well to Prevent Diabetes
Women's Hearts Are Different
Stick to Your Resolutions