Health & Wellbeing

September 2018

Veritas’ monthly e-magazine on health care and wellness

Blood Pressure Guidelines Have Changed: Do You Know Your Risk?

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology redefined what is considered high blood pressure (HBP) in November 2017, based on new evidence supporting a lower threshold. HBP is a serious condition that, if left untreated, can lead to coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure and other health problems.

Is Blue Light from Electronic Devices Harming Your Health?

One of the most overlooked health risks in today’s world is chronic exposure to blue light–light given off from our electronic devices and energy efficient bulbs that differs from natural sunlight.  Too much exposure to blue light can lead to diabetes, obesity, depression, and other health issues.

Fruits and Veggies: How Much is Enough?

If you’re like the majority of Americans, you’re most likely not eating enough fruits and vegetables. MyPlate, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s symbol for healthy eating, offers recommended adult daily servings for fruits and vegetables.

Recipe: Beets, Beans, and Greens

One way to ramp up your consumption of veggies is with this delicious and healthy salad featuring beets, beans, and lettuce that packs seven grams of fiber into each serving.

Foodborne Illness is on the Rise: Protect Yourself

It’s scary, but it’s the truth. You’ve likely seen the news reports this year, announcing recall after recall of produce, eggs and other foods. Be sure to prepare your food safely and monitor the CDC’s outbreak webpage.

Organize Your Health and Wellbeing Efforts. The Live Well Planner is designed to make living a healthy lifestyle easier. It features healthy recipes and various articles on exercise, diet, and overall wellness. I also provides space for organizing daily and weekly agendas, planning meals, or logging workouts.