by Diane Barnet, R.N. Blood pressure (B/P) is a measure of the volume of blood the heart pumps and the amount of resistance in the arteries. High blood pressure can lead to narrowing and thickening of the arteries, stroke, heart attack and kidney disease. There are no symptoms except in long untreated cases, which may [...]
Surf the Internet Pick a topic and be amazed at how much you can learn. Read Books, Magazines and Newspapers Newspapers and periodicals provide stimulating in-depth information that you can gather at your own pace. Crossword Puzzles Pick up a crossword puzzle book or visit Thinks.com/daily_crossword.htm, and boatloadpuzzles.com/playcrossword. Like Numbers? Try Sudoku If you’re a number person, [...]
Eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables helps provide essential nutrients and maintain a healthy weight Unless you enjoy year-round tropical sunshine, during the winter your stored serotonin, the brain’s “feel good” chemical, may decline. You may crave carbohydrates as comfort food and exercise less. Though cold, gloomy weather alone doesn’t increase calorie need, [...]
Good health is important to all Good Sam members. But with age, many must adapt to chronic health issues such as arthritis, diabetes and high blood pressure that can affect the quality of your life and travel. Adding a few healthy habits to your daily routine can go a long way toward minimizing the impact [...]
As a Good Sam member, you receive travel medical coverage for an unlimited number of two-day trips a year for traveling between the U.S. and Canada. Your coverage includes assistance with replacing prescription medication you’ve lost or forgotten and, in the event of a medical emergency, arranging billing with the hospital on your behalf. You can [...]
Tips for Beating the Record-Breaking Heat Every day, it seems that a new set of temperature records is toppled by the summer’s sweltering heat. At the same time, news broadcasts are filled with reports of heat-related ailments suffered by folks who didn’t have access to enough water or adequate ventilation. Don’t let the dog days [...]
Kansas City-Style Pork Back Ribs 3 slabs pork back ribs 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup paprika 3 tablespoons seasoned salt 2 tablespoons chili powder 2 tablespoons ground black pepper 1 tablespoon celery salt 1 tablespoon garlic powder 2 teaspoons dry mustard 1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce 1/2 cup honey In pint jar with [...]
It’s easy to grill the perfect steak. Here are some tips on how to grill the perfect steak at your next outdoor BBQ.
Carolyn of Surrey, BC wrote in to share her frightening real-life experience where Good Sam was standing by: “My husband and I have a pretty good understanding of what our Good Sam travel medical insurance could do for us but the benefits really hit home when our camping trip suddenly took an unexpected turn. Everything [...]
It’s a new year—a fresh start—and people everywhere are resolving to have a healthier, happier lifestyle. Good Sam members are no exception, but it can be tough to maintain a routine of healthy eating and exercise when you’re traveling. Whether you’re heading out for a long weekend in your RV or going on a cross-country journey, you can enjoy yourself without taking a vacation from your health. Here are nine easy-to-follow tips to help you stay on track.