5 health stories you may have missed | April 23, 2016

Pale is the new tan, making the decision to breastfeed, should you worry about Zika and more

At Norton Healthcare, we believe that health should keep up with life. Give us 5 minutes and we’ll give you the top 5 pieces of health and wellness news you may have missed this week.

The Kentucky Derby Festival’s Thunder Over Louisville is this Saturday, April 23. The weather is forecasted to be beautiful — but with sun comes sunburn. Don’t forget to save your skin with SPF 30 and protect your ears!

Pale is the new tan

It’s prom season! Don’t let your teen fall into the beauty trap of tanning beds: thinking she needs a “healthy glow” or “base tan.” Even those who know the dangers of tanning can be enticed by discounted tanning packages, promises and peer pressure. The truth of the matter is, pale is the new tan.

Nutrition guide for race training

Gearing up for next week’s marathon? Here’s a step-by-step guide to when and what to eat and drink, including a sample meal plan. Have a favorite power snack or meal? Share it on social media using #NortonTrainingTips.

It won’t be easy, but it’ll be worth it

Many things influence the choice to breastfeed. It’s a decision that can change your life — as it did for this mom. Read her story.

5 ways to stay active as you age

No pain, no gain is a myth when it comes to aging gracefully. Exercise can minimize the “bad” part of getting older and help seniors enjoy a more active, independent life. Here’s a week’s worth of exercises just for you.

Zika virus likely to spread in U.S.

Two of the nation’s leading health organizations came together on April 11 to warn of the dangers associated with the pending mosquito season and the impact Zika could have on our nation.

“Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.


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