Summer Health

Get active this summer and improve your health with outdoor activities, like walking, biking, swimming, kayaking, etc. If those activities don’t sound like you can manage or are just not practical for you, you can also try planting a fruit & veggie garden or doing outdoor arts and crafts with the kids. Why Get Active? Leading an active lifestyle is…

National Mental Health Month/Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week; May 3 – 9

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and May 3-9 also happens to be Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. The Sioux Center Health family wants to spread awareness, improve understanding, and reduce the stigma associated with mental health conditions. Across the United States, over ten (10) million persons are diagnosed with and are directly affected by a mental illness. Others…

Top Health Concerns You Should Know About

It’s no secret that people are gradually becoming more health-conscious, and it makes sense because so many persons are being affected by chronic non-communicable diseases. Whether your interest in health stems from preventative or disease-management purposes, we are here to help. In this post, we aim to provide clarity on some top health concerns and why they matter. Obesity Obesity…

National Nutrition Month

How long have you been wanting to clean up your diet? Well, March is National Nutrition Month, making it the perfect time to start! We want to help you develop and maintain healthy nutritional habits. In this post, we will highlight tips from a dietician that promote realistic and sustainable nutritious practices. Let’s get started!   Increase Fruits & Vegetables…

New Heart Healthy Tips

New Heart Healthy Tips Since spring is right around the corner, we wanted to give you a few more heart-healthy tips to use throughout the rest of the year. In this post, we will look at foods that contribute to a healthy heart. Fatty Fish Studies have shown that fatty fishes like tuna, sardines, salmon, and mackerel are excellent heart-healthy…

Managing Stress During the Pandemic

What is stress? The National Institute of Health defines stress as “the brain’s response to any demand.” Stress may cause feelings of emotional strain and pressure. How harmful stress will be to an individual ultimately depends on its intensity, duration, and treatment. Pandemic refers to an epidemic that has spread over several countries or continents, usually affecting a large number…