Category: Health and Fitness

Wear Red

Greetings Breezles,

  Did you know heart disease is the number one killer of women?  Heart disease and stroke causes 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, which mean it kills approximately one woman every minute.  Fortunately, most cases can be prevented with education and action, so that is why Go Red For Women asks that you wear red on National Wear Red Day (Friday, February 5th) and donate to Go Red For Women.  Your donation goes towards programs to increase women’s awareness and research to discover more about cardiovascular health.  If you don’t feel like you can donate money wear some red and educate yourself and loved ones about heart disease.  You might be the one to prevent this deadly disease from affecting someone you care about.

A few ways to prevent heart disease is below.  How are you going to educate your loved ones about heart disease?

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Get Your Numbers -Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and cholesterol


Own Your Lifestyle- Stop smoking, lose weight, exercise and eat healthy


Realize Your Risk- You may not think it could happen to you, but heart disease kills 1 in 3 women.


Educate Your Family- Talk to your family about the risks and make healthy choices for you and your family


Don’t Be Silent- Tell every woman you know that heart disease is the number one killer in women and educate them on how it can be prevented.

5 Home Cold Remedies

Greetings Breezles,

I have been feeling a cold coming on for two weeks now and was hoping I was in the clear when the Sundance Film Festival began, but because I have been burning the candle at both ends I am now officially sick.  It is only a cold, but I don’t want it to turn into something serious, so I asked my doctor what cold remedies I could do at home.  A list of 5 of my favorite home cold remedies are below and I hope they help you when you are sick.

What is your favorite at home cold remedy?

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Drink Plenty Of Fluids

Liquids keep your throat moist, help break up congestion, and keep you hydrated.  I know it can be hard to drink or eat when you are sick, but drinking plenty of fluids is an easy way to get the illness out of your body.  Water, sports drinks and warm water with lemon and honey are all great drinks to help you get better soon.

Rest and Relaxation

I am always on the move and it is hard for me to take time off work, so this one is difficult for me.  Your body needs to use its energy to fight off the illness, so the more energy you use the longer it takes for you to get better.  Rest and stay warm as much as possible, so your body can use it’s energy to help you get well.

Steam It Up

You can loosen up a stuffy nose by breathing in steam.  If you don’t have access to a steam room you can use a humidifier, hold your head over a pot of boiling water or take a hot shower.

Gargle With Warm Salt Water

When I was younger my grandmother told me to do this, so I know this remedy has been around for generations.  It doesn’t taste very good, but it definitely brings temporary relief to a sore or scratchy throat. According to the Mayo Clinic, for best results, dissolve half a teaspoon of salt in a full glass of warm water and gargle the solution for a few seconds before spitting it out.

Sip Warm Liquids

Drinking warm liquids can be soothing on the nose and throat and help ease congestion. Hot tea, apple cider or chicken broth are all great drinks to sip on when you are feeling sick.