wellness+ Articles

At Rite Aid, we want you to have the information you need to better manage your health and well-being . That’s why we provide wellness+ members with exclusive articles on a variety of topics, from how to prevent seasonal illnesses to what the latest medical news means to you. Check back each month to read the latest updates and learn to take control of your health.

Fire Up the BBQ: Diabetes-Friendly Recipes to Feed a Crowd

Post Date: May 2018  |  Category: Diabetes Health Tips Recipes

If you often find that watching your blood sugar while navigating backyard barbecues and potlucks can be tough, then you're in luck. These quick, delicious, diabetes-friendly recipes can serve you well all summer long. They're low in carbs, big on flavor, and perfect for sharing with friends and family.

Understanding the Increased Risk of Infection with Diabetes and How to Manage It

Post Date: May 2018  |  Category: Diabetes Health

Anyone with diabetes knows that managing the condition means watching your blood sugar, your weight, and your diet. It also means being on the lookout for signs of infections. People with diabetes have 21 percent more infections than the general public, and while there are several reasons for increased risk of infection with diabetes, there are also many ways to help prevent them.

How To Combat Age-Related Muscle Loss

Post Date: April 2018  |  Category: Diet & Fitness Exercise Senior Health

You gain a lot of things with age—wisdom, experience, perspective—but physical strength isn't one of them. Age-related muscle loss begins around age 40 and most people lose an average of one to two percent of muscle mass every year after age 50. Loss of strength may decline at an even greater rate of 12 to 15 percent during each decade that follows.

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