Showing posts from February, 2017

March Classes & Support Groups

All of these classes and more will be offered by Gwinnett Medical Center. If a registration number is not listed, please call 678-312-5000 to register, or register online at Scroll to the bottom of the list to see some of our support groups. A full list of support groups is available here.
Monthly Pre-Diabetes Classes If you’ve been told you have pre-diabetes, or are at high risk of developing diabetes, take charge of your health! Learn effective lifestyle strategies that can dramatically improve your overall health and reduce your chances of developing Type 2 diabetes. Topics include healthy eating, reading food labels, importance of exercise, and weight management. Presented by a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, this class is for ages 18 years and older. All classes will be held 5 – 7:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

For more information or to register, please call 678-312-6048.

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Here's Why You'll Never Want To Skip Stretching Again

Stretching is often overlooked. Perhaps because it doesn’t boast the visible results that other forms of exercise do. But one thing is certain, no matter your fitness level, stretching is important for everyone. With its many benefits, stretching can reduce your risk for injury and help you become more limber, regardless of your age or physical condition.
The Head-to-Toe Benefits of Stretching
Stretching provides numerous benefits for your body; it can improve your circulation and posture because it helps increase your range of motion, strength, coordination and flexibility. It also helps to activate muscles that may otherwise be left idle throughout the day, like your glutes.
Of course stretching is especially important before and after any work out. Beforehand it can help to warm up your muscles and prevent injury. Post work out, it can help relax tense muscles and prevent soreness.
Stretching Essentials
Believe it or not, there is a wrong way to stretch. But not to worry, these simple…

Heel Your Foot Problems With These Simple Steps

Sore soles. Tender toes. Achy arches. As one of the most complex parts of your body, your feet are susceptible to many different stresses and injuries. In fact, each foot is made up of 26 bones that are connected by many joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
It’s likely that at some point you’ve endured some form of foot pain, whether it was caused by an underlying foot problem, inflammation or injury. Often times this pain is compounded by ill-fitted shoes that don’t provide the proper support.
Because the feet are so complex and there are a wide range of conditions that can impact anything from your tiniest toe to your largest tendon, let’s look at some of the most common areas of pain in the foot and their possible causes.
Pain in the toes.
Corns are yellowish, callus growths that develop on top of the toes. Corns develop because of abuse or stress. Often, a corn develops where a toe rubs against a shoe or another toe. Corns can cause extreme discomfort and pain. Treatment may inc…

Food & Your Heart: Is When You Eat As Important As What You Eat?

People who want a healthy heart should be mindful of not only what they eat, but when they eat, according to recent research. Because the various organs of the body have their own clocks, that may affect how we handle food at different times of the day and night.
When it comes to eating, though, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. While we each have unique nutritional needs, there are those common recommendations we all know, like it’s important to eat breakfast and you shouldn’t eat dinner after 8 p.m., but do you know the reason behind these guidelines? It’s time to take a closer look at these recommendations and how the timing of your meals may be essential for heart health.
Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day?
Well, maybe. A number of studies have found that breakfast eaters are generally healthier than breakfast skippers: They tend to weigh less, have better blood pressure and cholesterol numbers, and have lower risks of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, ac…

This Can't Be Perimenopause, Can It?

Rollercoaster emotions—migraines—forgetfulness. But you’re too young for perimenopause, right? Maybe. Maybe not.
“Every woman’s body is different,” says Sheila Warren, RN, women’s health navigator at Gwinnett Medical Center. “Not just in the signs of perimenopause, but also in the fertility-to-menopause timeline. For some women, these signs may begin as early as their late 30s.”
What is Perimenopause?
Perimenopause is the transition as your body prepares to stop being able to bear children. While most women experience natural menopause between 40 and 58, with an average age of 51, signs can start years before.
“Know your family history,” advises Warren. “There may be a genetic component to the age at which you reach menopause, and to any signs you may experience.” But genetics doesn’t have to be destiny when it comes to easing this transition. “Today we have a wide array of mon-medical and medical ways to help ease uncomfortable symptoms.”
Is It Perimenopause, or . . .
am I having a bad day…