To Your Health – Stay Active

To Your Health – Stay Active

January 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Staying Active and Involved Improves the Quality of RV Living By Phil Willen “So, would you rather give you money to a doctor?” a wise lady once replied to me in response to my complaining about money spent on a vacation, her point being the most important thing in life is your health. Everything else [...]

Have Arthritis? Still Can Travel!

Have Arthritis? Still Can Travel!

September 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

By Joy Graham If you have some type of arthritis, you are just one of the 37 million people in America who suffer with this condition. There are over 170 different types of arthritis but they all have one thing in common: arthritis causes inflammation of one or more joints. Symptoms may include: • Joint pain • Redness the [...]

Improving Your Sleep On The Road

Improving Your Sleep On The Road

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

By Diane Barnet, R.N. The amount of sleep individuals need can range from five to nine hours, but most of us require seven or eight hours a night. Problems occur when we find it hard to fall asleep, wake up often during the night or awaken too early, resulting in fatigue during the day. Stress, [...]

Dealing with High Blood Pressure on the Road

Dealing with High Blood Pressure on the Road

May 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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 [...]

Exercise Your Brain

Exercise Your Brain

March 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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 Healthy through the Winter

Eating Healthy through the Winter

January 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

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 Sam Members Receive Complimentary Travel Medical Insurance

Good Sam Members Receive Complimentary Travel Medical Insurance

December 20, 2011 by · 10 Comments 

When you hit the open road, you want to make sure you’ve planned for everything – including travel medical insurance. Your membership provides you with coverage for an unlimited amount of 2-day trips per year from TIC Travel Insurance. Here, we provide you with a few details about your coverage.

Traveling with Diabetes

Traveling with Diabetes

June 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

By Diane Barnet, R.N. Over 23 million Americans, both children and adults, have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. People with diabetes do not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas that regulates the amount of glucose (sugar) we use for energy. Diabetics either don’t make enough insulin or utilize [...]

The Camping Cure: Go RVing to recharge your mind, body and spirit

The Camping Cure: Go RVing to recharge your mind, body and spirit

May 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Good Sam members already know that RVing is a rewarding, fun-filled pastime. According to medical experts (and countless veteran RVers), camping also offers potential cures for some of the negative aspects of today’s demanding daily routines. Let’s talk about the ways that RVing can help you stay healthy and strong by promoting physical fitness, challenging [...]

Healthy Parks, Healthy People

Healthy Parks, Healthy People

April 21, 2011 by · 6 Comments 

On April 7, National Park Service (NPS) Director Jon Jarvis announced a major new service-wide Healthy Foods Strategy, to provide healthy food options to all national park visitors. Jarvis made the announcement as part of the Healthy Parks Healthy People U.S. conference, a two-day forum in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area co-hosted by NPS, [...]

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