Tips for Staying Healthy During the Summer

June 9th, 2017


Summer is almost here. Children will soon be out of school. We will have longer days of fun-filled activities, giving families a chance to relax and take a breather from the hustle and bustle of the academic year.

The weather is warm enough now to enjoy the sun. But soon it will be hot and you will need to take precautions against too much sun and high temperatures.

Stay Hydrated by Drinking Healthy Liquids

Here are a few tips to stay properly hydrated during the hottest time of the year:

  • Stay cool and hydrated. It is important to drink plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty.
  • Steer clear of sugary drinks. Choose healthier options such as water or iced tea for hydration.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to prevent heat-related illnesses. The more active you are, the more liquids you need to replenish your body. According to a Mayo Clinic article, “Water: How much should you drink every day?”, the Institute of Medicine has determined that an adequate daily fluid intake is roughly three liters for men and about two liters for women.

You’ll also need to be careful to avoid sickness caused by exposure to the heat. To prevent heat-related illnesses, take these steps:

  • Keep your environment cool and dress in lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Take cool showers and baths.
  • Schedule outdoor activities during the morning or evening if possible to avoid the hottest times of the day.
  • Keep your home and car ventilated and air-conditioned.
  • Seek medical care immediately if you or someone else shows any signs of heat exhaustion – heavy sweating, nausea or vomiting, muscle weakness or fainting. Also, seek immediate treatment for heat stroke – body temperature above 103 degrees Fahrenheit, skin that is red and hot to touch, rapid and strong pulse, and fainting.

Protect Your Children When They Are Swimming

Kids love the summer because school is out and they get to enjoy outdoor activities. Since the weather is often hot, water-related activities are popular during this time of the year.

It is important for kids to stay safe while they’re having fun in the water. Drowning is the leading cause of death of children ages 1-4; three children die every day due to drowning.

Closely supervise your children when they’re in or around water. Teach your children to swim or have them take swimming lessons. Learn CPR and how to prevent recreational water illnesses as well.

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Spring Ahead!!

March 10th, 2017

Daylight Saving Time 2017:

When Is It Time to Spring Forward?

You’ll lose an hour of sleep, but gain an extra hour of daylight. Also, did you know the risk of heart attack goes up after the time switch?

Don’t forget the first half of the “spring forward, fall back” maxim this weekend. Daylight Savings Time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 12.

You’ll lose an hour of sleep Saturday night and Sunday morning with the switch to Daylight Saving Time and it will mostly likely be dark outside when you get up. But you’ll also get an extra hour of daylight

Difficulty adjusting isn’t just psychological. A study two years ago by the University of Michigan showed that the short-term risk of a heart attack goes up about 25 percent after the switch to Daylight Saving Time.

U-M cardiologist Dr. Hitinder Gurm, the study’s author, said that though it’s tough to pinpoint an exact reason, data showed a 25 percent surge in heart attacks on the first full work day after the time switch.

Researchers have long known that most heart attacks occur on Mondays, but the study suggests that the stress Americans go through as they to adjust their internal clocks to the time change plays a role in the spike in heart attacks, Gurm said.

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NIHCArewards.org introduces Club Finder

February 1st, 2017


With the new year comes many options within the NIHCArewards system.  Your members will now have the ability to enroll online!  Check out the live Club Finder site.

The First Time Enrollment button is where you can direct your brand new members to go and enroll online! The “Already Enrolled” button will be live at some point in Feb or March; this “Already Enrolled” button will be a site that current members can log back into to change, edit and view their reimbursement history.  However, it is not ready yet and will hopefully be ready in Feb/March.

Also please note:  Member reimbursement history from 2016 might not be posted for each member.  It will be important for you, the facility, to log back into Vanco to check past reimbursement history on a member in question.
Thank you for your patience with this. 

“We wish you all a Safe & Happy New Year”

December 30th, 2016

 

Happy New Year 2017 Resolutions to Get Fitness Routine

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Happy New Year 2017 Resolutions to Get Fitness Routine: New Year is the occasion of greeting the newness and is also the time to learn from the past to make the future a lot better. To be in shape and to be in perfect health in the coming year is the dream of everyone.

To get into a fitness routine which is the regular exercising and planned dieting further, aids one to shed those extra pounds and to greet the New Year with the glow of health and spirit.

 

Fitness is jus not the plan one ventures on but is the harmonious blend of knowing and getting into a fitness routine along with a diet to lose weight and to feel healthy and young. The rhymed movement of the body teamed with the exercises helps one to gain that destiny shape. So let us usher out the decayed year with all its worries and welcome the New Year with a healthy body by getting into a fitness routine. We have come up with some health and Exercising schedule to offer the glow of health in the easiest way.

It is the very mental strength that is primarily important to get into a fitness routine. Start with those warm ups like jogging, cycling, and treadmill to tone up the body muscles. If you feel uncomfortable going to a gym, take a brief 10-minute walk, every day to warm up the body while getting into a fitness routine. It is not only the regular exercise which is needed to be in proper shape.

However, the charismatic pleasure of karate or bowling or the vibrant form of dancing can also help one to get rid of those extra calories while assisting him to feel the importance of getting into a fitness routine.

Health is indeed one of the most important aspects, and if the health is fine then the rest of things like the emotional, philosophical or economic can be sorted out. So let us plan to have a better health for an enhanced tomorrow by taking the Happy New Year 2017 Resolutions to Get Fitness Routine to feel the difference of a healthy start.

 

“Happy Thanksgiving From NIHCA”

November 24th, 2016

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