Fix Your Common Walking Mistakes Today – Health Tips


Rising to the blaring of the clock early in the morning, some of us like to follow those annoying wake-up calls with a dose of natural breeze by walking a mile or until sunrise. Walking offers great health benefits to all age groups. However, there is walking, and then there is walking with the right form. This is especially important for those walking on a daily basis. You could be doing it wrong without ever realizing it. This blog should help make you a better walker with our pointers on fixing your common walking mistakes.

1. Map Your Steps – Become An Explorer!



Walking outdoors is interesting; however, taking a different route every day could stave off the boredom and keep you interested in your daily step count. Get your map out – mark the spots that you would like to cover this week. Your curiosity to explore new places

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What is a sleep study and why is it needed?

Have trouble sleeping? Do you snore?

If so, your doctor may suggest undergoing a sleep study to help diagnose whether you have a sleep disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, parasomnias or insomnia.

How does a sleep study work?

These are tests that record specific body functions during sleep, according to John Sand, DO, an OSF HealthCare sleep specialist.

It takes place overnight in a sleep lab, although there are situations where a home test can be conducted. As you sleep, instruments measure things like heart rate, breathing rate and airflow, brain wave activity, eye movement, blood oxygen level and muscle movement.

“They wire you up like an astronaut – there are things on your fingers to measure your pulse and blood oxygen level, electrodes on your head – you think right off the bat that you’re not going to be able to sleep, but you do,” Dr.

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Launching a digital hospital | OSF HealthCare

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, OSF Innovation and OSF OnCall Digital Health rapidly set up a virtual program to treat sick people at home while also reducing stress on hospital capacity and medical providers. The idea grew out of a Trailblazer Challenge, a competition that helps Mission Partners bring their ideas to life.

In just three months, OSF HealthCare was among a few health systems in the country successfully leveraging technology to care for more than 100 patients at their own homes across Illinois. As a result, OSF became one of three health care systems in the state granted a waiver to provide hospital-level, inpatient care at peoples’ homes. The next step was to determine what this concept would look like for the Ministry.

“We needed to pause what we were doing and really think about how to design and build a program that ensures patients are offered

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You May Have 99 Problems, but Your Skin Should Not Be One! – Health Tips


With all life’s stress, the hustle-bustle, and melancholy, we often forget to honor and shower love and affection on our skin. Skin, the largest organ of our body, does need some TLC from time to time. November marks national skin health month, and you could begin your skincare journey if you still have not. How could you do so? Curious? Keep reading…

1. Do Not Wrinkle; Make SPF Your BFF!



If you are one of those who ditch their sunscreens once the summer is over, then you are up for some serious gamble. For happy skin, you must be loyal to your sunscreen. Even if you huddle up like a sushi roll under multiple layers during the winter, the sun still touches your skin all year long, so it is crucial to remain vigilant year-round. Long-term excessive sun exposure can hasten your skin’s aging process and make you susceptible to

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COVID-19, flu, RSV, cold or allergies? How to tell the difference

There are many similar symptoms of COVID-19, flu, RSV, the common cold and allergies.

Sometimes, it may be difficult to determine what ailment you or a family member may be experiencing. So how can you know what you’re dealing with?

The biggest difference is the shortness of breath associated with COVID-19. RSV also has quick onset of rapid breathing or wheezing. The flu, cold and allergies do not cause shortness of breath unless it progresses to pneumonia.

COVID-19 symptoms and prevention

Symptoms for RSV, COVID-19, Seasonal Flu, Common Cold and Seasonal Allergies


Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Dry cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

How to protect yourself from COVID-19

  • Get vaccinated or if you’re already vaccinated, get your booster.
  • Wear a face mask when you go out in public as required by CDC guidelines
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