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Wellness is about more than the absence of illness and injury. It’s about living the best life you can live.

The National Wellness Institute defines wellness as “an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence.

At Tomah Health, we want to help you make healthier choices by being your wellness resource. If you have suggestions on how we can better serve you, please let us know.

Three Foods That Will Give You Immediate Improvement in Your Health

Most people understand that the healthier they are the happier they will be. Living as healthy as possible should be the goal of every person. Good eating and exercise habits help people maintain the right weight and those things also contribute to better brain function and more intelligence. Although most people want to start living a healthier life, it isn't easy for some people to make big [...]

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5 Foods That Are Proven to Improve Brain Health

The role of a healthy diet in fighting serious illnesses is well understood, but research now also proves that eating the right foods is good for the brain. What you put on your plate can have an impact on your mental health as well as your physical wellbeing. Doctors and medical experts are increasingly recognizing that eating well is a realistic alternative to prescribing drugs for a wide [...]

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Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

On average, Americans gain approximately one to two pounds during the holiday season. While this weight gain isn't dramatic, research shows it tends to stick and accumulate over the years. With just a few strategies, you can avoid holiday weight gain! In preparation for a big holiday party or feast, do not skip meals throughout the day. This can result in overeating later. High-fiber foods will [...]

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Why Drinking Enough Water is Essential to Your Health

Understanding that water constitutes 65% of your overall body weight should be reason enough to keep downing those eight 8oz glasses of water daily. Having enough water on board becomes even more important when you realize that your brain is composed of 70% water, your blood is 80% water and your lungs are 90% water. An adequate amount of daily fluid intake is necessary for body systems to work [...]

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10 Instant Tips for a Healthier You Today

When it comes to being healthier, there is no time like the present. You won’t become the face of perfect health overnight, so why try to reinvent your life in a day? You won’t find radical changes in this article and you won’t be nagged to quit long term habits or to make life changing sacrifices. The tips presented in this article are very simple things you can do today to boost your physical [...]

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Dealing with Loss During the Holidays

The loss of a loved one can be painful and especially difficult and overwhelming during the Holidays. Not everyone grieves the same and as the Holidays approach emotions may be different for everyone in your circle of family and friends. As you are surrounded by people most important to you, it will be even more apparent and serve as a reminder that someone is missing. This may be a pivotal [...]

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National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. You have the power to protect yourself and your family against serious diseases through on-time vaccination. During NIAM, Tomah Health encourages you talk to your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional to ensure your family is up [...]

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Heat Stroke vs Heat Exhaustion

Heat-related illnesses are preventable. Learn the symptoms and what to do if you or a loved one shows signs of having a heat-related illness. What happens to the body as a result of exposure to extreme heat? People suffer heat-related illness when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. The body normally cools itself by sweating. But under some conditions, sweating just isn’t [...]

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The Remarkable Health Benefits of Donating Blood

It only takes about an hour out of your busy schedule and it may save a life. Donating blood may not only benefit the person who received the blood cells but may also improve the health of the donor. What are the potential health benefits of donating blood? While the most obvious health benefit of donating blood is the wonderful feeling derived from giving something vital to someone who needs [...]

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High Blood Sugar and Insulin Levels Linked to Heart Disease

While cholesterol and saturated fat are often blamed as the cause of heart disease and heart attacks, new studies indicate high blood sugar and insulin also have a considerable impact on a person’s risk for developing heart disease. Many diabetics are aware that they are at an increased risk for heart disease, but high blood sugar can have an equally significant affect on non-diabetics as well. [...]

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5 Foods That Help Fight Colds

Sometimes staying healthy is a challenge, especially during the cold and flu season. No one wants to attempt to function with symptoms like a stuffy or runny nose, chills, aches, and possibly a fever. Thankfully, you don't have to as long as you have a diet rich in immune-boosting nutrients that can help keep the common cold at bay. Add these five foods to your meal plan rotation and see if you [...]

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Top Tips to Outsmart Your Picky Eaters

Do you have picky eaters with bird-like appetites in your family? Even though there's no official definition, picky eating in children could be defined as an unwillingness to eat enough of familiar foods or to try new food choices. To encourage them to eat enough healthy food, you might have to outsmart them. Have a Strategy You will need some strategies up your sleeve to help you when the [...]

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Children and Healthy Habits

Teaching children how to have a healthy body is an essential lesson. It is a lesson they need to learn properly from an early age. It is possibly more important now than ever because of the growing rate of obesity in our nation and the world. There are many things parents can do to ensure their children know the best ways to take the best care of their bodies. One of the most important ways to [...]

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Statistics Reveal Bone Density Testing Critical for Most Women

Statistics reveal women are four times more likely to have osteoporosis, a debilitating disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. After the age of thirty-five, women lose approximately one percent of their bone density. That percentage doubles or quadruples in some women. Unfortunately, loss of bone density leads directly to osteoporosis. Because nearly 80 percent of those [...]

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Chronic Tiredness: 5 Common Causes of Fatigue

Chronic tiredness and fatigue can have a major impact on your life, making it difficult to perform daily tasks. Work, social life and family relationships can all suffer when you're feeling too tired to participate fully. Finding the cause of chronic tiredness is the key to beating fatigue. Here are five common causes of fatigue. Weight Being overweight puts a strain on your heart, limbs and [...]

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Simple Steps to a Healthier You

Healthy as an ox? We’d like you to stay that way. Conditions such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes pose serious health risks to men of all ages. Fortunately, a few key preventative measures can ensure your good health for years to come. First, and most importantly, always talk to a doctor if you’re concerned about your health. Men are far less likely than women to visit a doctor and far [...]

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5 Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

Have you ever noticed that men are diligent about taking their cars in for maintenance or repair? The slightest knock, clank, or clatter and they are off to the mechanic shop. However, men don't always have that same philosophy about personal health issues and their own bodies. In fact, because men put off seeking medical treatment more often than women, they are more likely to die from serious [...]

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4 Common Men’s Health Conditions and How to Prevent Them

A very big book could be written about all the health conditions that men become more susceptible to as they age, but there are four conditions in particular that men are at great risk to be diagnosed with as they advance in years. Here are four common men’s health conditions, risk factors for each, and tips for prevention. 1. Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is the second most common form of [...]

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