Almost half of the American population has hypertension, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and having high blood pressure puts you at risk for things like a stroke, heart disease, or even death. Not only are the numbers high, the CDC says only 1 in 4 of those people who have hypertension, have their condition under control.
There is no ‘magic bullet diet’ for losing weight quickly that is healthy and can be maintained. In fact, diets in general don’t work; however, having healthy behaviors (diet and physical activity) can promote weight loss, and are easier to maintain than restrictive diets.
For some people who live close enough to their workplace, cycling is a quick and physically active way to commute to work. It can be a great way to build physical activity into a daily routine. But, for people who can’t bike to work, there are still reasons to start cycling!
Monday, June 28, 2021 is National Insurance Awareness Day. Insurance tends to be one of those things that we don't think about until we need it, but knowing what your insurance covers and being aware of when and how you can use it is important.
As COVID-19 vaccinations are rolled out across the country, we are encouraging Marylanders to take action.
It’s time to start thinking about how to spend your time with the warm days and late evenings, especially after being stuck inside for the past year -- getting outside for your physical and mental health is important.
Visit our new website to find more programs, educational opportunities, and information from the UME Family and Consumer Sciences team.
Thanksgiving is the start of the most wonderful time of the year - but this year it looks a bit different.
Have you thought about health care in your retirement years? Health insurance in your senior years is something you need to plan for when you stop working a full-time job with benefits.
Maintaining your home and appliances helps them last longer, perform better, and keep their value. However, did you know following maintenance practices is also good for your family’s health?