Summer Fun- Stay Safe

As summer approaches and consumers fire up grills, visit the beach or swim in pools, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging everyone to be vigilant about safety. Prevent injuries before they happen, Read More

Food safety tips for summer gatherings

Kimberly Baker, Ph.D., RD, LD, director of the Clemson Extension Food Systems and Safety Program Team, shared a few tips below for food safety during outdoor dining. She can also serve as a resource for Read More

Tips for enjoying the great outdoors

(Family Features) A bright, sunny day offers opportunities for warm-weather fun outdoors. To make the most of your summer, you’ll need to take a few steps to enhance the experience and ensure you’re ready for Read More

Health is Top Priority for Majority of U.S. Adults

Medifast (NYSE: MED), the global company behind one of the fastest-growing health and wellness communities, OPTAVIA®, today announced findings from a company-sponsored survey* exploring U.S. adults’ dieting patterns and perspectives on health. According to the survey, 70% Read More

Take Your Diet on Vacation

When you take a trip, do you take your diet on vacation, too? Many people use vacations as an excuse to live it up by eating rich foods they don’t normally eat, or eating supersize Read More

Prevent Panic During Tick Season

 Tick season is an issue all year long but reaches its peak from April to October. Once considered a regional issue for the northeast, ticks have become a national issue due to tick migration and Read More

5 Steps for Harmony, Balance

With pandemic-induced anxiety and depression levels increasing by 25 percent globally in 2021 and countries scrambling to support citizens’ mental health and improve mental balance, one CEO is citing five steps for improved outcomes during Read More

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From social media influencers to great aunt Bess, everyone has an opinions about the best habits for a healthy lifestyle. But whether you’ve gone all-in on apple cider vinegar or think the latest health fads are all hype, the choices you make can have long-term health consequences.

Healthy lifestyle habits can slow or even reverse the damage from high cholesterol or high blood sugar. You can reverse diabetes, obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol and heart disease by making simple everyday changes.

Making healthy change can take time. It can take anywhere from 18 to 254 days for a person to form a new habit and an average of 66 days for a new behavior to become automatic. But if you are making the change to reverse a chronic health issue timing is not so long.

Our goal is to help you live a healthy lifestyle that works for you, not a fad that can be discouraging when we fail.

Healthy living strategies you can apply include:

  • Regular exercise
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Getting quality sleep
  • Eating well
  • Stress reduction
  • And more

To make healthy habits take small steps and set realistic expectations.