10 Tips for Healthy Aging

HEALTHY_AGINGSeptember is Healthy Aging® Month.  Healthy Aging® Month is an annual observance designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. Today, due to numerous medical and scientific advances, people are living longer than ever before. But it doesn’t happen automatically—you have to be good to your body, mind, and soul. The following 10 tips are a good start for getting you on your way to living a long and healthy life. 

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Back to School — Time to Re-Think Your Weight Loss Goals

SCHOOL_GOALSIt’s that time again. The summer is winding down and you’re getting the kids ready to go back to school again. A new school year is a great time to re-visit your weight loss goals. Back-to-school time signifies a time of new experiences, fresh starts, and organization. It’s a second chance at that New Years resolution you made to get in shape and lose the last 5 pounds. With a few simple changes and additions to your daily routine, you can still achieve your goal before the ball drops and marks a new year.  Continue reading

HYDRATE Drinking Enough Water is a Top Priority for Good Health

DRINK_WATERWater is a major life source of the human body. Second only to oxygen, water is among the body’s primary needs, required more than food since you can survive weeks without eating but only a few days without water. 

Every system in your body relies on water to run smoothly. Water transports nutrients and oxygen to cells, aids in food digestion, regulates your body temperature, and removes wastes and toxins from your body. Water prevents constipation, cushions your joints, protects organs and tissues and cools down the body. Continue reading

Sun Safety: Skin Smarts for Summer Months

Sun safetyOkay, it’s summer time.  We get it.  It’s hot, you are wearing less clothing and thus showing more SKIN.  During the summer months, almost everyone wants their skin to look good…as in a deep, golden tan. Unfortunately, that golden tan is not so smart. The long-term effects of the sun can damage and even cause skin cancer.

Yes, we all need a certain amount of sunlight to support our general health, but experts agree:  There is no such thing as a healthy suntan! Continue reading

Tips to Avoid Dehydration When Exercising in Hot Weather

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Summertime exercise enthusiasts who enjoy burning calories during workouts in the heat need to be careful they don’t lose vital nutrients as well, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Mayo Clinic.

Did you know that a pickup game of basketball or an afternoon jog during hot, humid weather on a sultry summer day could put your health at risk? Under normal circumstances, your body is able to adjust to the heat. However, prolonged exposure to rising temperatures makes it harder for your body to keep cool, which puts you at risk for heat cramps, dehydration, heat exhaustion or heat stroke. When you are sweating heavily during exercise and your body loses large amounts of water, it’s easy to become overheated and unable to perform to your full potential. Continue reading

The Hidden Causes of Late Night Snacking

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HI THERE. THIS IS YOUR CONSCIENCE SPEAKING. I HAPPEN TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE STILL DIGESTING THE DINNER YOU ATE AN HOUR AGO, SO I’M CURIOUS ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING THERE WITH THAT KING-SIZE BOWL OF CHIPS…

It’S 9:27 P.M., AND YOU’RE WATCHING TV. A fast-food commercial comes on and — WHAM!  It hits you: An insidious, appalling and almost irresistible craving for a cheeseburger. This is not your average hunger pang. It is a command from an unseen force to rise from your chair, get in the car and find the nearest drive-through, or maybe just rummage through your pantry. What gives here? Continue reading

Hooray, It’s May! Hayes Clinic New Website Launches!

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Despite the recent plunge in the temperature, spring is finally here.  Leaf buds and flowers are beginning to adorn the Lamar County countryside.  Starting the garden, cleaning out the gutters, weeding out the coat closet – change is in the air and spring is about taking action after winter’s hibernation. 

Making changes is what we are all about at Hayes Clinic.  We’ve given our website a facelift and are launching it this month.  The new site includes our same online store with diet, nutritional and skin products, but the store will offer special interactive feature for our patients, like a Wish List and Price Watch feature.  Another new feature of the site is this weekly blog for our patients and followers.  Check it out!  We’re mighty proud! We hope you enjoy it! Continue reading