Mental Illness Awareness Week

The first full week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Although mental health problems are gaining steadier awareness every year, they are often neglected. A majority of mental illnesses are invisible and because we cannot see anything physically broken we can more easily ignore the problem. Millions of people worldwide struggle with mental illness yet it continues to be stigmatized in the workplace and glamorized in the media.

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The Habits You Need to Break to Lose Weight 

If you want to get serious about your intention to lose weight, then you need to change the way you eat, exercise, and live your life daily.

Here are some of the top habits you need to break if you want to lose weight for good.

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Take Holiday Stress Seriously & Fight it With These Tips!

Neverending shopping lists. Wrapping. Cookie baking. Cleaning houses for guests. Sending out the cards. Pulling out the tree.

Somehow, around the holidays, chores compile and overwhelm, dimming the merriest of spirits.

Holiday stress shouldn’t be taken lightly, as your mental health can take a serious toll around this time of year. Here are our tips for keeping holiday stress in check!

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Top Ways to Protect Yourself From UV Exposure on Vacation

As we head deeper into July and further into vacation season, are you armed with all of the information you need about how to stay healthy when you travel?

A summer sunburn is almost a rite of passage for many vacationers. Lounging on the beach in a bathing suit drinking margaritas is, for many people, what a vacation is all about.

While spending all day on the beach may be fun, it dramatically increases your risk for UV exposure and the dangers associated with it, including skin aging and, worse, skin cancer.

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Healthy Tips for a New You in the New Year

With 2013 behind us, chances are you’ve made a number of new year’s resolutions — and more likely than not, a few of them involve your personal health in some way. From sticking to a healthy diet and increasing exercise to reducing your stress and sleeping more, there are so many health-related goals you should want to achieve — and just as many healthy tips to help you do so!

At ARCpoint Labs, we are committed to your personal wellness, so we have compiled some easy-to-implement healthy tips to help you turn your 2014 resolutions into long-lasting habits.

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Do you Know the Truth About Your Health? The Risk Factor Many Americans Don’t Know

If I were to ask you to describe your health right now, what would you say?

Would you explain that you’re feeling quite well or maybe that you have been under the weather for the past few days? Many of us think of our health in terms of the here and now. However, there are bigger issues at hand. Continue reading “Do you Know the Truth About Your Health? The Risk Factor Many Americans Don’t Know” »

This or That: Holiday Meal Edition

Welcome to the holiday themed edition of “This or That,” where we help you make the tough calls this holiday season!

We’ll take a look at the traditional dishes that might be set on your table this year, describing how to make healthy choices.

Holiday Meals: This or That?holiday meal

Wine or Wine Spritzer

Opt for the wine spritzer this year. Replace just 2 ounces of your white wine with club soda. The zero-calorie soda makes your drink that much lighter, but you still get to enjoy a drink with friends and family.

Dark Meat or White Meat

If you’re carving a turkey this year for the family meal, choose the white meat for yourself. Dark meat has about 40% more calories than white meat.

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Holiday Heart Syndrome: Reduce Your Risk

Hearts are full this time of year as families gather together for celebrations. We might say our hearts are at peace or overflowing with delight. It’s a special time of year — but it also proves to be a dangerous season for our hearts.

Holiday heart syndrome is a pattern of irregular heartbeat that shows up in otherwise healthy people. The trend is not imaginary. Research shows a rise in heart attacks during the holiday season. Continue reading “Holiday Heart Syndrome: Reduce Your Risk” »

Cut Health and Fitness Costs

We all know that taking care of our health can put a dent in the budget pretty quickly. There are health care costs, gym fees and costs for supplements, health food and vitamins. That’s just a start — fitness and health costs add up fast.

You don’t have to sacrifice an arm and a leg to stay healthy. There are so many options to help you reach your goals while spending less money. Continue reading “Cut Health and Fitness Costs” »

Check your Cholesterol: Major Heart Disease Risk Factor

There are several risk factors for heart disease. Some can be controlled by the individual, while others are uncontrollable.

High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease. Since high cholesterol does not have symptoms, it is impossible to know your cholesterol levels without a cholesterol screening. Completing regular cholesterol screenings can have a major impact on your health. Identifying your levels early can help you make changes and lower your risk of heart disease or heart attack.

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