Horizons Health

Horizons Health will help you achieve & maintain good health in a welcoming atmosphere. We offer primary health care services and wellness coaching.

Horizons Health will help you achieve and maintain good health with regular screenings, and by staying on top of your health concerns. Our services are available to those with Medicaid, Carolina Access Medicaid, Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other insurance carriers. We also have an affordable self-pay option.

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04/21/2021

Wellness Wednesday with Monica and Janet....make healthy smart choices with fruit and veggies

Horizons Health updated their business hours. 04/20/2021

Horizons Health updated their business hours.

Horizons Health updated their business hours.

04/16/2021

Fit Friday with Monica and Janet...exercise at your level 💪🏼

04/14/2021

Healthy eating and making smart choices

Wellness Wednesday with Monica and Janet...

03/31/2021

Join Monica and Janet for Wellness Wednesdays and Fit Fridays...starting soon!

03/17/2020

Horizons Health

Handwashing can help prevent illness. It involves five simple and effective steps...wet, lather, scrub ,rinse, dry. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Learn more about when and how to wash your hands, the importance of using soap and water, and what you can do if soap and clean, running water are not available. Click the link for more information... https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html

cdc.gov 03/17/2020

When and How to Wash Your Hands | Handwashing | CDC

Handwashing can help prevent illness. It involves five simple and effective steps...wet, lather, scrub ,rinse, dry. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Learn more about when and how to wash your hands, the importance of using soap and water, and what you can do if soap and clean, running water are not available. Click the link for more information... https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html

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[01/29/20]   Preventive health care can help you and your loved ones stay healthier throughout your lives. “Preventive care includes health services like screenings, check-ups, and patient counseling that are used to prevent illnesses, diseases, and other health problems, or to detect illness at an early stage when treatment is likely to work best” (CDC). Call Horizons Health at 910-202-3860 to start your journey to a healthier you!

cdc.gov 12/23/2019

Holiday Health and Safety Tips - Family Health - CDC

Holiday Health and Safety Tips
The holidays are a time to celebrate, give thanks and reflect. They are also a time to pay special attention to your health, as well as the health of your loved ones. Give the gift of health and safety to yourself and others by following these tips. To learn more, click on the link below for holiday tips, including the holiday song The 12 Ways to Health.
http://www.cdc.gov/family/holiday/
Please be advised that Horizons Health will be closed for the holidays on December 24th, 25th and 26th.
We wish you a happy, healthy and safe holiday!

cdc.gov Family health information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

[12/04/19]   Tis the Season…did you get your flu shot yet?
December 1st through December 7th is National Influenza Vaccination Week, a national awareness event that focuses on the importance of getting a flu vaccine each year.
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. People of every age, including people in good health, are at risk of flu. Flu causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands or tens of thousands of deaths each year in the United States. Getting vaccinated yourself also protects people around you, including those who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness, like babies and young children, older people, and people with certain chronic health conditions.
Stay healthy this holiday season and call your Primary Care provider or Horizons Health for your flu shot today!

[11/27/19]   Happy Thanksgiving!! You can enjoy all your favorite foods, without a growing waistline. Here are a few tips to keep your portions in check: Try using a smaller plate; it can trick your brain into thinking you are eating more food. It takes 20 minutes for your body to tell you you’re full; so try waiting 20 minutes before having seconds. Leftovers taste great the next day too! Eat slowly and savor the food you’ve been dreaming of all year long! (webmd)
If you would like more information, contact the Horizons Health Wellness Coach, 910-202-3860.

cookinglight.com 11/20/2019

In Season: Fall

Fall is full of delicious foods you can work into your diet in a variety of ways. Why not take a trip to your local farmer’s market and check out what’s in season? Here are some flavorful fall recipes to try:
http://www.cookinglight.com/food/in-season/fall-produce

cookinglight.com From apples to sweet potatoes, autumn's bumper crop of fruits and vegetables offer a range of intense flavors and substantial textures.

niddk.nih.gov 11/14/2019

4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life | NIDDK

November is National Diabetes Month! Living with diabetes can be challenging to manage every day. You are the most important member of your diabetes care team, and you don’t have to manage your diabetes alone. Seek support from health professionals, your family, friends, and community to help you manage your diabetes. For more information on managing your diabetes, go to:
https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/managing-diabetes/4-steps

niddk.nih.gov Four steps to help people with diabetes understand, monitor, and manage diabetes. Explains diabetes ABCs and ways to stay healthy and control the disease. ​

[10/30/19]   Trick or Treat?
With Halloween fast approaching, it’s easy to be overwhelmed and overindulge with candy and chocolate. Think about the SCARY calories in your favorite treat and what it takes to burn off:
1 Fun-sized Snickers…takes about 50 burpees
1 Reese’s Cup….takes about 200 squat jumps
1 Fun-sized Starburst…takes about 10 flights of stairs

Have a Happy, Healthy Halloween!

psychologytoday.com 10/23/2019

Healthy Gut, Healthy Mind: 5 Foods to Improve Mental Health

Healthy Gut, Healthy Mind!
A few simple changes to your diet can boost cognitive function and reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and other mental disorders. One of the easiest ways to improve mental health is through your stomach. Click on this link to learn about five foods that can keep your mind, and body, working at its best:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/real-healing/201301/healthy-gut-healthy-mind-5-foods-improve-mental-health

psychologytoday.com Five foods for better mental health

09/26/2019

Horizons Health

Do you have a primary care doctor? If not, call Horizons Health!
Studies show that having a primary care doctor will keep you healthier as you age. The International Journal of Health Services revealed that states with more primary care physicians per capita have better health outcomes, including fewer deaths from cancer, heart disease, and stroke, as well as have longer life spans.
So, call Horizons Health at 910-202-3860 and make your appointment today! Stay Healthy, Stay Happy!

[09/26/19]   Do you have a primary care doctor? If not, call Horizons Health!
Studies show that having a primary care doctor will keep you healthier as you age. The International Journal of Health Services revealed that states with more primary care physicians per capita have better health outcomes, including fewer deaths from cancer, heart disease, and stroke, as well as have longer life spans.
So, call Horizons Health at 910-202-3860 and make your appointment today! Stay Healthy, Stay Happy!

eatingwell.com 09/20/2019

Healthy Apple Recipes

An apple a day keeps the doctor away…Well, maybe not, but it can make us healthier. Why should you eat them? Three words…fiber, fiber, fiber! Fiber helps with digestion, blood sugar control and heart health. And, although we can buy them all year round, they are even sweeter, and cheaper, in the fall. Here are some heart healthy apple recipes…try them out!
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19190/ingredients/fruits/apples?quicktabs_1=1

eatingwell.com

cdc.gov 08/14/2019

Rethink Your Drink | Healthy Weight | CDC

Rethink your drink…

When it comes to weight loss, it’s not just about cutting calories from the foods we eat. Think about what you’re drinking! A great way to cut calories is to rethink your drink and make a change. Here are some ideas:

1. Choose water, diet or low-calorie beverages. 2. Carry a water bottle and refill it throughout the day.
3. Serve water with meals. 4. Add slices of lemon, cucumber, or watermelon to water. 5. Opt for smaller size coffee or latte. 6. Choose skim or low-fat instead of whole-milk or cream in your coffee drinks.

For more information, go to: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/drinks.html

cdc.gov No matter what diet you may try, to lose weight, you must take in fewer calories than your body uses. Learn more.

naturallysavvy.com 07/17/2019

6 Tips for Healthy Skin All Summer Long

Warmer weather, sunny sky, beach days…the sun’s rays make us feel good and make us look good, but at what cost? Skin color obtained from laying out in the sun or from tanning beds actually accelerate signs of aging and increases risk of skin cancer. Check this link for ways to protect your skin against those UV rays: http://naturallysavvy.com/care/6-tips-for-healthy-summer-skin

naturallysavvy.com It is easy to neglect our skin in the summer. The warmer, more humid weather means our skin isn’t as dry and itchy as it is in the winter; and the sun-kissed look of a tan can make us feel better when we look in the mirror. But the lazy days of summer don’t mean …

[07/10/19]   STAY HYDRATED! Check out these “Five Tips to Stay Hydrated this Summer” from Good Housekeeping. (1) Enjoy a cup or two of unsweetened coffee. (2) Sip unsweetened iced tea. (3) Choose sparkling water. Be sure to look for those without added flavors or ingredients. (4) Load up on fruits and vegetables, such as strawberries, spinach, melon and peppers. (5) Set a “drink water” reminder on your phone to go off every hour.

care.com 07/03/2019

101 Fun Things To Do With Kids This Summer

Summer is a special time…warm weather, longer days, no homework, spending time with family. Enjoying the summer is about making the most of it, doing the things you enjoy and making memories. Try these 101 ideas for activities to keep kids from getting bored this summer and create memories that they'll have for a lifetime (or at least for that first day of school when the teacher asks, "What did you do this summer?").
https://www.care.com/c/stories/3331/101-fun-things-to-do-with-kids-this-summer/

care.com   Try these 101 ideas for activities to keep kids from getting bored this summer and create memories that they'll have for a lifetime (or at least for that first day of school when the teacher asks, "What did you do this summer?"). Want help making your way through this list? ...

choosemyplate.gov 06/27/2019

MyPlate, MyWins Tips: Redo your coffee shop stop

Redo Your Coffee Shop Stop
Some fancy coffee drinks have as many calories as a small meal – and a lot more sugar than you should have in a day. Check out this link for ideas on how to “redo” your coffee shop stop:
https://www.choosemyplate.gov/myplate-mywins-tips-redo-your-coffee-shop-stop

choosemyplate.gov Whether going to your local coffee shop is a daily ritual or a special weekend outing, consider these ways you can move toward better choices.

choosemyplate.gov 06/20/2019

Families

Go on a grocery field trip.

Use grocery shopping to teach kids about food and nutrition. Talk about where vegetables, fruits, protein foods, dairy, and grains come from and show them where they are in the grocery store. Help them make healthy choices.
Click on the link below for more resources and fun games:
https://www.choosemyplate.gov/families#kids

choosemyplate.gov MyPlate, MyWins is all about finding a healthy eating style that works for your family and fits with your everyday life. The MyPlate icon is a reminder to make healthy choices from each of the five food groups, and there are many small changes you can make that add up to big success over time. Here....

cookinglight.com 06/13/2019

12 Ways to Eat More Vegetables and Fruit - Cooking Light

Have you had your daily serving of fruits and vegetables? Chances are you haven’t! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), less than 18% of adults eat enough fruit and less than 14% enough veggies. USDA recommends at least 5 servings a day! Try adding a smoothie to your day, snack on veggies and hummus, or have fresh fruit for dessert. Blueberries, leafy greens, peaches and strawberries are all in season! Click on the link below for some tips on eating more vegetables and fruits…enjoy!
https://www.cookinglight.com/healthy-living/healthy-habits/eat-vegetables-fruits

cookinglight.com Join Cooking Light in our effort to change the way we approach fruits and vegetables. With our easy tips, you’ll be on your way to ...

esmmweighless.com 05/30/2019

Tools and Resources - Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less

Get pumped! Did you know that resistance training (or weight training) can boost your metabolism and burns more fat? Combining cardiovascular activity with resistance training helps to lose fat and keep it off, as muscle burns fat. Add resistance training to your routine and you’ll see the changes in your body. Check out this link to get started:
https://esmmweighless.com/tools-and-resources/

esmmweighless.com Need fresh ideas to get you started? Find resources – calculators, planning aids, guides, and charts – below to help you on your way to better health! Extra Support on Social Media Facebook Private Facebook Group for Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Participants Pinterest Twitter LinkedIn Instag...

05/23/2019

www.move.va.gov

A good habit of physical activity will last a lifetime, says Adelphi University professor Stephen Virgilio, author of Active Start for Healthy Kids (Human Kinetics Publishers). "And it's never too early to start," he says.

A workout is not just lifting weights or doing cardio. Playing games, riding a bike and just walking the dog can provide health benefits. All you need is a little creativity and a commitment to daily physical activity. The link below will help you get started...now get moving!

https://www.move.va.gov/docs/NewHandouts/PhysicalActivity/P26_PhysicalActivityPyramid.pdf

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more.com 05/15/2019

22 Yoga Poses to Tone Your Whole Body

Ohmmmm…Yoga…for strength and flexibility, for balance and energy, for stress reduction…for everyone. Mind, body and spirit, it can benefit anyone, from babies to seniors, and can be adapted for any one. Take a class and see why yoga is often called the “Fountain of Life.”

Click on this link and try these yoga poses at home. Namaste!
http://www.more.com/lifestyle/exercise-health/22-yoga-poses-tone-your-whole-body/childs-pose

more.com Try these easy yoga exercises, perfect for beginners. Do them in order for an amazing total body workout.

healthfinder.gov 05/08/2019

Get Active - healthfinder.gov

Regular physical activity is good for everyone’s health and people of all ages and body types can be physically active. May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active. Not only is physical activity good for muscular fitness and heart health, but it can also improve cognitive functioning. Click on the link below for information and resources on being more active.

https://healthfinder.gov/HealthTopics/Category/health-conditions-and-diseases/diabetes/get-active

healthfinder.gov Regular physical activity can help people stay healthy and live longer. Share this guide to help people learn about the benefits of physical activity.

eatthis.com 04/26/2019

Weight Loss Tips, Diet Guides, & More | Eat This, Not That!

Are you snacking today?

Did you know that snacking is our new national past-time? According to National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) data, 39 percent of Americans report snacking three or more times a day! All this snacking affects our weight and health. After all, we’re not munching on kale or tuna but reaching for salty chips and sugar-laden cookies. Instead, try some healthy snack pairings that will provide you with a mix of fiber, fat, protein and good-for-you carbs, exactly what you need to fuel your brain and maximize your metabolism. Check out the Snack-Builder Matrix at this website for some creative snack combinations. Snack on!

http://www.eatthis.com/atkins-guide

eatthis.com Struggling with weight loss? You're not alone! Eat This, Not That! has comprehensive weight loss plans, diet guides, restaurant menu swaps, videos and more!

[04/03/19]   Do you have a primary care doctor? If not, call Horizons Health!
Studies show that having a primary care doctor will keep you healthier as you age. The International Journal of Health Services shared that states with more primary care physicians have better health outcomes, including fewer deaths from cancer, heart disease, or stroke, and longer life-spans. It is important to have “continuity of care”, a relationship that you and your healthcare provider build year after year, the provider gets to know you and your health goals, can help you get care more quickly, and can possibly prevent future illnesses.

So, call Horizons Health at 910-202-3860 and make your appointment today! Stay Healthy, Stay Happy!

[03/27/19]   Small changes count!

Every small change you make can make a difference to get you on the path to a healthier you. Think of each change as a “win” and celebrate these little victories. Start with a few small changes and go from there!

Try these ideas:
 Make half your plate fruits and vegetables – eat fresh fruit and vary your vegetables.
 Eat more whole grains – mix brown and white rice, try whole wheat bread.
 Vary your protein – try turkey burgers, tofu, or scrambled egg whites.
 Substitute sugary drinks with water – add lemon or berries to your water.
ď‚© Move more! Even walking twenty minutes a day will make a difference.

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