Foundations for Life is the staff blog of the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation. Follow along as members of our team discuss all things health and wellness as it relates to their day-to-day lives! They’ll talk healthy living, personal experiences, family life, exercise, nutrition and so much more, providing fresh perspectives and a wide array of topics for your reading pleasure each week. Share, comment and join the conversation!
The Latest Tips on Preventing Dementia
Some believe dementia is a normal part of the aging process – it’s not. Dementia is a syndrome that is typically progressive, deteriorating cognitive function beyond what is expected from healthy aging. Many people live their whole lives without exhibiting signs or symptoms of dementia.
National HIV Testing Day: What to Know
June 27 is National HIV Testing Day each year, when people ages 13 to 64 are encouraged to get tested for HIV and seek care and treatment if needed...
3 Myths About Soy Foods: What You Need to Know
Soy is a hot grocery item, with various forms ranging from tofu, milk, edamame and cheese to soy sauce and textured soy protein products (burgers, hot dogs, chicken wings, etc.). But despite this increase in popularity, there are still some widespread misconceptions about soy bean products and their effects on the body.
An estimated 10-100 trillion symbiotic microbial cells reside in every person's body. This collection of beneficial bacteria, fungi and other microbes is called the microbiome. Although it makes up a fraction of the human body, the microbiome helps with digestion and the immune system and produces vitamins.
Using Technology to Track and Improve Your Health
It might seem like everyone is glued to their screens these days—but what if you could use the screen to help you get healthier? There are many ways to utilize technology to help boost your fitness, nutrition or other healthy habits.
Cozy Up with this Healthy Tomato Soup Recipe
Tomato soup for two? Not only do tomatoes contain tons of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, but this tomato soup is a fairly simple recipe—great for a cozy night in during the cold February chill.
Soda IS a four-letter word
Did you know that sugar-sweetened beverages account for 46 percent of Americans’ sugar consumption and are the leading driver of obesity and overweight in the US?
"99 percent of the world's problems can be solved by communicating."
Health is not just a six letter word
What does the word health mean to you? For many of us, it brings up images of physical health. Disease avoidance, good cholesterol and blood pressure levels, watching our weights, getting good medical care, etc.