U.S. Healthworks Health Tip of the Month


ARPIL
Spring rains are certainly good for the garden and it reminds me of the fact that water is good for our bodies too. Today’s health tip is brought to you by U.S. HealthWorks.

Drinking water is essential to good health. Water is a nutrient our bodies need to help maintain the balance of body fluids. Our bodies are continuously losing fluid via skin evaporation, breathing, sweating and other natural body functions. Drinking plenty of water helps energize muscles, keeps skin looking good, helps kidneys rid our bodies of toxins and maintains normal bodily functions. These benefits and more make drinking water an essential part of a healthy diet.

You’ll find more information in the Healthy Tips section at USHealthWorks.com.

And remember, should you need to see a doctor, U.S. HealthWorks has 4 convenient Urgent Care Centers in the Nashville area to serve you, with extended hours and no appointment is necessary.

To find the location nearest you, visit USHealthWorks.com.

MARCH
While springtime brings beautiful weather, it can also bring misery to allergy sufferers. Here is a helpful health tip from U.S. HealthWorks.

Allergies bring sneezing, itching, water eyes, runny nose and sore throats to millions of people. The first step in helping to alleviate these symptoms is to consult with a healthcare provider to identify just what it is you’re allergic to.

Then you may be able to reduce your allergy risk by understanding the timing of pollen levels in your area. You may also want to minimize the growth of allergenic plants in your yard as well as maintain your house in ways that reduce growth of molds or dust mites.

If you need allergy relief, go to any of the 4 U.S. HealthWorks Urgent Care Centers in the Nashville area (They used to be called “Tennessee Urgent Care”).  All of the centers have extended hours and no appointment is necessary. They accept most insurance plans too.

To find the U.S. HealthWorks location nearest you, visit USHealthWorks.com.

FEBRUARY
High blood pressure can lead to heart disease but there is something you can do about it. Today’s health tip is brought to you by U.S. HealthWorks.

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects millions of Americans and can be a forbearer of serious medical problems. But high blood pressure can also be addressed through proper diet, exercise and, in some cases, with prescribed drugs. It is important to have your blood pressure checked on an annual basis and work with your doctor to keep it within the healthy range. It is also important to remember that the most effective hypertension therapy is based on the patient’s motivation. While therapy often involves a lifestyle change – it can also be a life saver.

You’ll find much more information at USHealthWorks.com. And should you need to schedule a physical, remember there are 4 U.S. HealthWorks Urgent Care Centers in the Nashville area to serve you. (You might remember them as Tennessee Urgent Care.)

To find the location nearest you, visit USHealthWorks.com.

JANUARY
Back pain is one of the most common and debilitating problems suffered by Americans today. U.S. HealthWorks has a health tip that could help you avoid some painful back injuries.

• First, do back stretches every morning –there are some simple exercises in the Healthy Tips section of the U.S. HealthWorks website:
• Next, never lift anything heavy right out of bed – wait until your back warms up.
• When lifting, the back should remain straight and upright while keeping the load balanced and near your chest.

It is also important to know your limits and not over-lift and be sure to give your back time to rest before lifting again.

Should you have a back injury or other medical need, go to one of the four U.S. HealthWorks Urgent Care Centers , they used to be  known as “Tennessee Urgent Care”.  No appointment is necessary; they have extended hours, and accept most insurance plans.

For more back injury prevention tips or to find the US HealthWorks location nearest you, visit USHealthWorks.com.