Lung Health Awareness Month  

​Heat Prevention

Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States. Summers in the United States are hot, and many times consist of week long heat waves. During the summer it is important to remember to stay Hydrated and Cool during the summer.

Beat the Heat- Heat kills by pushing the body beyond its limits. Before the heat hits take these preparations into consideration,

Know when it's too hot- When the temperature rises, humidity increases and the sun gets stronger, are all signs of extreme heat.

How to avoid a Heat Illness- Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat cramps are all common heat illnesses. To help avoid these illnesses be sure to drink fluids to prevent dehydration, replenish salt and minerals, and limit time in the heat. 
Heart Health 

Heart Health At Any Age - Over the years and as we get older, lack of exercise and poor nutrition can affect your heart health in serious ways. Regardless of age, you can take measures to keep your heart healthy throughout life. Click here to learn more.

Heart Disease - Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable. Preventive measures include, but are not limited to, eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise and monitoring your blood pressure - all of which are conveniently available at King through our healthy food program, our gym facility, our trainer hours and through your King Medical plan. But it also has to happen at home too. Learn more about heart disease here.

Heart Healthy Foods - Want a grocery list of heart healthy foods? Click here for 10 great ideas.

Physicals - One of the best ways to gauge your health is to get a physical exam. King Industries makes this easy. If you are on the King Industries, Inc. Medical plan, one routine physical as well as one well woman gynecological exam per year is covered providing you are using an in network provider. By being informed about your own personal health, tracking it annually and living a healthy lifestyle, you are engaging in Preventive Care and this is one of the most effective ways to prevent or manage chronic disease, including heart disease.  

Depression - Stay Away from the Blues
Feeling depressed is a normal reaction to life's struggles, but when these feelings become overwhelming they can affect your health, and keep you from leading a normal life. Click here for Depression definition.

The Many Faces of Depression- There are different types of depression, including major depressive disorder, dysthymia, and seasonal affective disorder.

Syptoms of Depression- Include difficulty concentrating, remebering details, fatigue, and decreased energy.

Health Risks & Depression- Depression takes a toll on the body, putting your health at risk for diseases like heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and cancer.

Eating Healthy Can Ease Depression - 10 tips for eating healthy when recovering from depression. Eat "smart" carbs, eat protein rich foods, and get plenty of Vitamin D. 

Diabetes Basics 
Breast Cancer Awareness Month 
Breast Cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in women in the
United States. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to honor 
those who have suffered, who are suffering, and for those who right now 
do not know their own fate.

What is Breast Cancer? Breast cancer develops from breast cells, starting 
off in the innner lining of milk ducts.

Symptoms and Types- Breast lumps are not the only sign of breast cancer.  
Other signs include swelling in the armpit, tenderness in the breast, and change in 

Breast Cancer in Men- Breast cancer is not just common in women, but in men also. Male breast cancer is most common in older men, forming in the male breast tissue. 

Self Exams- Check yourself once a month, while in the shower or laying down.
Self exams are the most efficient way to catch the cancer early.

Save the Ta-tas- Save the Ta-tas Foundation was introduced to the world with the sole purpose of finding a cure for breast cancer.

Stay up to date on a variety of health issues with these important health topics. This page is an outlet to provide you with proper information and resources on health issues that are most common today. 

​​This information is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to be exhaustive, nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as professional advice. Readers should contact a health professional for appropriate advice. 

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Important Health Topics for You
Hypertension commonly known as High Blood Pressure (HBP) affects millions including children and teens. It is a common condition that will catch up with you as your life progresses, if not treated properly. Click here for more information

Two or One- Learn about the two types of High Blood Pressure, Primary Hypertension, and Secondary Hypertension, and what causes them to occur. 

Learn the Myths about the Symptoms- High blood pressure is a largely symptomless condition. Ignoring your blood pressure because you think that symptoms will alert you can put your health in grave danger. 

Risk Factors- Certain conditions and genetic factors can put you at risk for high blood pressure. 

10 Ways to Control HBP without Medication- Sometimes a change in lifestyle is key, instead of medication. To help keep your blood pressure down, remember to exercise regularly, eat healthy, cut back on caffeine, and reduce your stress. 


2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Month 
Diabetes Awareness Month 
25.8 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that keep the body from producing and using insulin. Diabetes Basics.

What to Look For? Type 2 Diabetes symptoms may develop slowly, symptoms include increased hunger, weight loss, and fatigue. 

Eating Healthy with Diabetes- Take control of your diabetes by eating healthy. Try brown rice instead of white, sweet potatoes instead of white, and whole wheat pasta instead of regular. 

Managing Diabetes- 10 Tips for Managing Diabetes, monitor your blood-glucose levels, take medication as directed, and exercise.

Preventing Diabetes- Keep your weight in check, eat healthy and exercise regularly. Instead of television for 30 minutes, try walking for the same amount of time.  Focus on plant foods instead of processed, and cut back on refined carbs. 
Eating Healthy during the Holidays

It's About Eating Right - With the Holidays approaching, do not forget to stay wise about nutrition. Keep on top of the food you consume and how often you do so. Don't get carried away during the holidays to only regret it after.

Don't Believe Everything You Hear - Myths about nutrition during the holidays that you thought were true. 

4 Ways to Not to Stray - Keep these tips in mind as you head out to your holiday parties.

Old Favorites, New Twist - Use the same family recipes just make it a few pounds lighter. Enjoy roasted turkey without the skin, instead of regular milk in mash potatoes try skim, and try crust-less pumpkin pie for dessert!

What to Avoid - Here are 50 foods to avoid during the holidays. Though they may be the best foods at the party, try to stay way from eggnog, stuffed potatoes, and fruit cake. 

It's About Eating Right 
Start the New Year Right

Get Healthy for the New Year and find ways to get and stay healthy throughout the year. Start small by changing your diet and exercising at least 3 times a week. Need inspiration to get started? Meet three people who changed their health habits - Click here to read their stories!

Top 10 Healthiest New Year’s Resolution 
Looking for a Healthy Resolution? Pick one of these. Resolutions include loosing weight, quitting smoking, and cutting out stress.

10 Tips to Achieve Your Goal
Here are some simple tips to help you - Find motivation, have a concrete plan, and make achievable goals.

Healthy New Year’s Treats - Serve up these healthy treats all year long.

Get Healthy for the New Year 

Heart Health

Heat Prevention 
Chronic Disease Prevention 
Chronic disease prevention and maintenance is perhaps the most effective tool in achieving a high quality of life, regardless of any predispositions or current condition. At King we continue to focus on the many aspects of chronic disease prevention through education, awareness, healthy eating, exercise, sleep management, screenings, etc. Chronic disease and conditions like hypertension and heart disease, diabetes, obesity and arthritis are among the most common, costly and preventable. What is a Chronic disease? 

Symptoms- Signs and symptoms of a chronic disease vary depending on the disease and the person. Eighty eight percent of Americans over the age of 65 have at least one chronic health condition.

Chronic Disease and exercise- People with chronic conditions can improve quality of life by exercising daily. Regular exercise can help manage symptoms and improve health. 

Chronic Disease prevention through Healthy eating- Maintaining health and controlling already existent diseases are just some key ways to help prevent chronic diseases. Keeping your diet in check and living a healthy lifestyle, also contribute to chronic disease prevention. 

Chronic Disease Prevention

Men's Health
Male Screenings - Screenings provide early detection for a variety of ailments including but not limited to prostate cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and glaucoma. Screening is one of the most important ways that men can stay on top of and monitor their health. Through early detection, many compromising and debilitating diseases can be found—and often treated—before symptoms begin to occur. Click to learn more about the most essential screening tests for males. 

Prostate - The prostate is an extremely important part of the male reproductive system and is the site of the second most common form of cancer in men. The prostate naturally enlarges as men age and even if not cancerous, swelling often causes discomfort and difficulty with normal daily activities. To stay ahead of such problems, it is important to get screened regularly and pay attention to your body. Click here for more information regarding the prostate and prostate examinations.

Colonoscopy - Colorectal cancer is another type of common cancer found in both men and women. Unfortunately, there are no early warning signs and when symptoms do appear it can often be too late. Therefore early detection and treatment (via a colonoscopy) is the key to avoiding unwanted difficulties and staying healthy. Click here to learn more.
To learn more about what screenings are covered under your King benefits, go to company intranet or contact Nick Kady or Beth Luddy.

Testosterone - Testosterone is a hormone which is heavily responsible for the development and health of the adult male body. Although testosterone levels naturally decline in older men, if levels are too far below normal, there can be mental and physical repercussions. It is important to maintain an open dialogue with your physician about any bodily changes as it may be related to testosterone. Click to find out more relating to testosterone health and current testing methods. 

Weight Loss & Maintenance - Obesity and being overweight are issues that can lead to a multitude of other health complications ranging from diabetes to arthritis. The simplest and most surefire way to lose the excess weight is through consistent diet and exercise. At King, we believe in healthy living and helping employees pursue a healthy lifestyle. Eating healthy is made easy and convenient with a healthy food program that adheres to a strict set of nutritional guidelines. Exercise is made convenient, fun and safe with our very own wellness center and personal trainers. Nutritional Guidelines. Trainer HoursClick to learn more about how to shed weight safely and live healthy. 

Injury Reduction - As people age, they become more susceptible to injuries which only magnifies the importance of focusing on health and wellness. One of the best ways to counteract these problems is through personalized ergonomics (applied science for worker safety). Not only will this help overall heath but it will improve awareness, increase worker productivity and help prevent workplace injuries. Click here to learn more about maximizing safety and efficiency at work.

Heart Health - The number one cause of death in men is heart disease which accounts for almost 25% of male deaths in the United States annually. It is imperative to keep your heart healthy as it is the most effective way to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Here are 100 tips to help protect your heart.

Lifestyle Choices - Living a healthy lifestyle is one of the most effective ways to boost bodily functions and ward off disease. A healthy lifestyle is more than just diet and exercise. A healthy lifestyle also encompasses social and internal factors that influence wellbeing. To learn more click here

Men's Health

2016 Breast Cancer Awareness Month 
Breast Cancer Awareness- October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to make take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help!

Early Detection Plan- When breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 100%.

Beyond The Shock- Learn about breast cancer through educational videos, ask and answer questions abut breast cnacer, hear inspirational stories from breast cancer survivors.

Why Are The Symptoms?- Different people have different warning igns for breast cancer. Some people do not have any signs or symptoms at all. A person may find out they have breast cancer after a routine mammogram.

What Are the Risk Factors?- Studies have shown that your risk for breact cancer is due to a combination of factors. The main factors that influence your risk include being a woman and getting older. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older.

Be sure to check out the Healthy Tips this month around the plant! Early Detection is the key to Prevention...Reming your loved ones to get checked out today!
​Lung Health Awareness Month- Many know November as "No Shave, November", but the month also has another campaign, Lung Health Awareness Month. Lungs, along with our hearts, are the most important organs in the human body. Lung Health Awareness has come a long way over the years, but there is still more to be done! Check out the information below for some healthy ways to keep your lungs healthy!

Eliminating Lung Cancer- The American Lung Association is committed to decreasing the amount of people affected by lung cancer and its associated diseases. Like breast cancer, early detection is key for lung cancer. Preventative steps include exercising daily and quitting bad habits such as smoking.  

8 tips to get your lungs in tip-  Follow these easy steps to improve your Lung Health.

Preventing Lung Disease-  There is no sure way to prevent lung disease or lung cancer. Like most health issues we face, preventative care is the best care, especially when it comes to essential organs like your lungs. 

14 Foods for Healthy Lungs- Everything we put in our bodies, can either have a positive or negative affect on our health. Remember to include more of these foods in your diet to increase your lung health. 

Diabetes Awareness
Diabetes has become one of the most common diseases amongst Americans in the past 20 years. Though there has been a lot done to help with prevention of this disease, there is still a lot more that cant be done. Checkout the information below to see how you can help prevent Diabetes or help those who you know have it, manage it better!

What it means to be a diabetic- It all starts with understanding what your body does to food when you eat, and understanding how/what the body uses insulin for.

Type 1, 2, and 3? There are two common types of Diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 which has been referred to as juvinelle diabetes affects children in their adolescent years. While Tye 2 affects adults. Though those are the most common types, there are other types as well.

Stop Diabetes- As Diabetes becomes a more prominent disease within US households, its time for the workplace to help implement prevention plans!