Urgent Need for Blood Donations

give bloodThe sun is out, the weather is great, the pools and beaches are open, and the ice cream trucks are out in full force. But while air conditioners crank on all across the country, most people aren’t thinking about the importance of blood donation — a simple action with huge benefits.

5 Ways Your Dog Makes You Healthier

Dog on the beachWe all know dogs offer love and companionship. Why else would they be called “man’s best friend?” But did you know they also provide their owner with powerful mental and physical health benefits.

You’re more active

Okay, maybe your bulldog wants to lie on the couch all day snoring, but most dogs love to go for walks, hikes and are always up for a game of tug. Several studies have shown that dog owners get more daily exercise than non-dog owners.

Remember, some dogs need more exercise than others, for bigger dogs try rollerblading, running, biking or skateboarding to get the blood flowing.  10 Dog breeds that will keep you fit.

Garlic Green Salad

Garlic Green Salad

The secret to this salad is in the dressing. Enjoy. This Simply Salad contest winning dish was submitted by Dominika Schmid, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA.

5 Easy Ways to Exercise as You Age

older couple walking with weightsFinding ways to get exercise as you get older is a smart and easy way to stay fit and improve your health. Exercise is just as important in your older years as when you were younger.

It’s also well known that regular exercise can help to boost heart health, maintain a healthy body weight, keep joints flexible and healthy, and improve balance to reduce falls.

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