January is National Blood Donor Month, and there are reasons donations drop at this time of year, like:
Do you know how important your blood donation is? Save a life today.
Many people who diet the first week of January binge the second, and are ready for better choices by the third week of the month. That’s why this week is Healthy Weight Week!
Stop restricting calories! Losing weight with low-calorie diets can screw up your system. Instead, eat balanced and filling meals.
Cooking at home, where you can control what is in your food and how much you eat, can be better than using expensive dieting products.
Making healthy choices while remembering that not everyone can look the same can help you focus on a healthy weight.
Not getting enough sleep can make your hormones imbalanced, actually making you hungry! So don’t skimp and you’ll fight your hunger and up your energy.
Stay active and accountable. You are the only one who can keep yourself from going back to bad habits. Find things that motivate you like a cookbook that inspires you or a friend to workout with.
Reward yourself when you reach milestones. Finally hit a new dress size? Buy that outfit you’ve been wanting. Did you go to all the workouts you committed to? Sign-up for the fun fitness class you’ve been eyeing!
January is Birth Defects Prevention Month, and we gave you info and resources each day this week to protect your baby and help the cause.
What do you actually know about birth defects? This brochure can help.
If you’re pregnant or thinking about pregnancy, March of Dimes can help you protect your baby at each step.
Making these healthy choices while pregnant can help prevent birth defects.
Birth defects aren’t a rare occurrence. Take steps to protect your family.
Folic acid has been shown to protect your baby. Learn more about getting enough.
The cost and toll of birth defects on parents and kids affect us all.
January is National Blood Donor Month, and we gave you more info about blood and how you can help save lives each day this week.
Are you interested in hosting a blood drive in your community? The American Red Cross can help you save lives.
Did you know that donating 1 pint of blood can save up to 3 lives? Do you know your blood type and who you can donate to? Learn more with the American Red Cross.
Not sure if you’re allowed to donate blood, or how much you can give? The American Red Cross can tell you!
If you’re new to donating blood, The American Red Cross can help you get ready to save lives.
If you can’t donate, you can still kick off your new year right by volunteering at a blood drive near you. Find opportunities.
This Red Cross video can walk you through the blood donation process step-by-step, so you know exactly what to expect.
Now that you’ve given blood, what happens to it? Find out what’s next.