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Saint Alphonsus (SAMG) August Mammogram Bus Schedule!
Check out the Saint Alphonsus (SAMG) August Mammogram Bus Schedule!
Call 208-367-8787 to get scheduled for any of the locations below:
What do surfing, fishing, water skiing, and swimming have in common? They are all lots of fun…and they all take place in, on, or around the water! Water activities are a great way to stay cool and have a good time with your friends or your family. Take along these tips — and your common sense — to get wet, make waves, and have a blast!
Top Ten Tips
- DO learn to swim. If you like to have a good time doing water activities, being a strong swimmer is a must.
- DO take a friend along. Even though you may be a good swimmer, you never know when you may need help. Having friends around is safer and just more fun!
- DO know your limits. Watch out for the “too’s” — too tired, too cold, too far from safety, too much sun, too much hard activity.
- DO swim in supervised (watched) areas only, and follow all signs and warnings.
- DO wear a life jacket when boating , jet skiing, water skiing, rafting, or fishing.
- DO stay alert to currents. They can change quickly! If you get caught in a strong current, don’t fight it. Swim parallel to the shore until you have passed through it. Near piers, jetties (lines of big rocks), small dams, and docks, the current gets unpredictable and could knock you around. If you find it hard to move around, head to shore. Learn to recognize and watch for dangerous waves and signs of rip currents — water that is a weird color, really choppy, foamy, or filled with pieces of stuff.
- DO keep an eye on the weather. If you spot bad weather (dark clouds, lighting), pack up and take the fun inside.
- DON’T mess around in the water. Pushing or dunking your friends can get easily out of hand.
- DON’T dive into shallow water. If you don’t know how deep the water is, don’t dive.
- DON’T float where you can’t swim. Keep checking to see if the water is too deep, or if you are too far away from the shore or the poolside.
Tips for a Healthy Summer
Get at least 150 minutes of aerobic physical activity every week.
Use shade, wide-brimmed hats, clothing that covers, and broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15 for sun protection.
Use insect repellent and wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants to prevent mosquito bites and ticks.
Keep Cool in Extreme Heat
Extreme heat can be dangerous for everyone, but it may be especially dangerous for people with chronic medical conditions.
Delicious fruits and veggies make any summer meal healthier.
Drink water (fluoridated tap or unsweetened
bottled or sparkling) instead of sugary or alcoholic drinks to reduce calories and stay safe.
How To Succeed at Weight Loss After Age 50
Tactics for mastering your metabolism and shaving off those extra pounds
It’s not your imagination. Losing weight after age 50 really is more challenging. The reasons are a mix of lifestyle and physiological factors that combine to make dropping a few pounds more onerous than it was at 35 or 40 (not that it was easy then). William Yancy Jr., M.D., director of the Duke Lifestyle and Weight Management Center in Durham, North Carolina, explains that adults in their 50s face a number of roadblocks to maintaining a healthy weight — from arthritis and other health conditions that can affect stamina, mobility and balance, to sleep and stress issues that can derail any well-intentioned diet.
But that doesn’t mean you have to accept weight gain as an inevitable part of the aging process. Read on for some expert tips on how to clear the five most common hurdles for losing weight in your 50s.
Sports physicals are often required for students wishing to participate in school sports. A sports physical is not the same as a standard physical. During a sports physical, the focus is on athletic concerns. This may include a medical history review, checking height, weight, blood pressure, vision, heart, lungs, and more. Get ahead of the game and schedule your child’s sports physical today!
Welcome to Boise Health Haus! We opened our doors in October of 2021, though Dr. Armijo has been treating patients in the Treasure Valley for over 16 years. We are local, independent, and ready to bring back some of the small town, community service that is missing in the busy schedules of today.