Sleep and How It Ties to Your Health

Did you know that one in three Americans is sleep-deprived? Sleep deprivation can have a huge impact on your mental and physical health, but most people do not know the importance of sleep. Learn more about how it can affect your life and what getting too little of it can mean for your health. Impact of Sleep…

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5 Things to Do to Prevent Getting Sick This New Year

Each year, cold and flu season hits earlier and harder than the previous year, leaving up to 41 million Americans with runny noses, sore throats, coughing fits, and fatigue. We do our best to keep up with hygiene practices, like washing our hands regularly, but that’s not always enough. Many of us must take more preventative measures…

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How Do I Know If I Have a Vitamin Deficiency?

According to recent statistics, 117 million Americans have one or more chronic diseases due to improper nutrition. While most people do their best to eat right, it’s not always easy, especially when living busy lives. Unfortunately, your health can suffer from not getting these essential nutrients, leading to developing a vitamin deficiency. Because there are many types…

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Why Winter Is the Perfect Time to Get Into Shape

With the winter upon us and the warm weather a thing of the past, consider skipping this year’s hibernation. Instead, winter is the perfect time of year to get into shape, accomplish your fitness goals, or introduce exercise into your life. With the cold weather limiting outdoor activities, you will have ample time to plan…

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How to Prevent and Manage Holiday Stress

Between fighting traffic, finding the perfect gifts, and trying not to blow the budget, the holiday season can be particularly stressful. This stress, if left unchecked, can really take a toll on your physical, mental, and emotional health. On your body On your mood On your behavior Headache Anxiety Overeating or undereating Muscle tension or…

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5 Ways To Keep Your Family Active During Winter

The most active of us can find our motivation taking a hit when winter comes around. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to stay in shape and get some family time in at the same time. Read on to find out some ways for your whole family to stay active and healthy even during the…

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Going Viral: How to Avoid Viruses in the Winter

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Colds and the flu are both quite common. However, there are many different ways you can avoid becoming infected. These viruses are present during the entire year, even though most flu and cold infections often happen during the fall and winter. Even with modern medicine and all the tools available to fight a cold or…

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How to Create a Healthy Meal Plan

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Tired of waiting until you’re hungry to decide what to eat? Avoiding the urge to grab a meal at a fast food drive-thru? Wanting to improve your overall health and quality of life? Meal planning is a strategy for eating well whether you eat at home, work, in a restaurant or on the go. By…

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Healthy Fall Vegetables You Should Try

This fall is the perfect time to make changes to your diet for a healthier future. Not only does eating more vegetables increase the variety of your diet, but some of these healthy veggies can also help with blood pressure, circulation and even boost your immunity. At Gardendale Primary Care, we are passionate about healthy…

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