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On Your Health

Check back to the INTEGRIS On Your Health blog for the latest health and wellness news for all Oklahomans.

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Sneaky Sources of Added Sugar

There’s a common misconception that sugar is only present in foods known for being sweet – sugary drinks, desserts and candy. Yes, these are the obvious culprits. But what about the ketchup you dunk your fries in, the dressing you generously drizzle on your salad or the bread you use for sandwiches?

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What is Decision Fatigue?

Decision fatigue or cognitive overload can add up over time. It might look or feel like tiredness, irritability, a feeling of being overwhelmed, poor concentration or fatigue. We explain what you need to know about decision fatigue and share tips to help manage it.

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How to Get Your Health Back on Track in the New Year

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused a disruption in the lives of many Americans. With less of a focus on certain aspects of life, simple things such as your own physical health have suffered. As a way to get your health back on track in 2022, we are highlighting the importance of preventive health and why you should prioritize your well being by visiting a primary care physician in the new year.

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The Health Benefits of Walking

We discuss how walking can improve various aspects of your mental and physical health and how many steps per day you should take to experience benefits.

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Adrenal Fatigue: Myth or Medical Condition?

Between the stress of COVID-19 and disruptions in people’s social life, many are wondering why they feel constantly tired, have zero energy and are always fatigued. The answer to these problems isn’t always as simple as you had hoped for, although patients always want concrete answers. To suffice these answers, there is a theory these symptoms of lethargy may be tied to something called adrenal fatigue.

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What Is the Lymphatic System and How to Get it Moving

The lymphatic system is part of the immune system that plays an important role in your health. We’ll explain what the lymphatic system does, which organs play a role in its function and how to get it moving.

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Flavonoids: How Certain Foods Can Improve Blood Pressure

Plant compounds called flavonoids are the latest trendy topic believed to have heart-healthy benefits. We will discuss what flavonoids are, which foods you can find them in and how they may impact blood pressure.

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How to Boost Circulation and Why it’s Important

Roadblocks in your blood vessels make it tough for blood to pass through, particularly when that blood is traveling relatively far, making its way to the parts of your body that are the greatest distance from your heart ― your hands, fingers, feet and toes. When cells don’t have the oxygen they need, they can’t function well.

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All About Electrolytes

Due to the rise in popularity of sports drinks and flavored waters, many people associate replenishing electrolytes after physical fitness and activity. But electrolytes are more than that. Yes, they’re important for optimal hydration, but they also play a key role in body function.

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Low-Carb Alternatives to Your Favorite Foods

Between processed foods, snacks, pasta, potatoes and heavy side dishes, carbohydrates make up nearly half of American diets. These foods may taste good, but they aren’t as good for your health and waistline. Instead of outright removing these snacks and treats from your diets, there are many low-carb alternatives on the market to help appease your cravings without feeling guilty.

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Is an Air Purifier Worth It?

With Americans spending 90 percent of their time indoors, coupled with an increased focus on respiratory health due to COVID-19, air purifiers and air purification systems have become increasingly popular. These filtration systems have many names and use various technologies. But, are they worth the price and can they alleviate any health risks?

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Why Infection Prevention Is Important for More Than Just COVID-19

You may not be able to see them, but germs are everywhere. They can be in the air you breathe, the dirt you walk on, the water you drink and the surfaces you touch. We highlight the importance of infection prevention and how to help eliminate the spread of harmful germs.

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What Are the 5 Stages of Burnout?

Burnout plays out in stages as demands and work stressors pile on. Knowing about each stage can help you recognize signs of burnout before it becomes problematic. We’ll help you identify these symptoms and provide tips for how to recover and learn to love your job again.

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