I love leggings. I’ll admit it. In fact, I’m currently wearing one of my favorite pairs. But like most things, leggings are best enjoyed in moderation. While they aren’t “ruining” your health, they could be putting you at risk of several different conditions that you definitely need to know about, but it’s not all bad news. [Read more…]
There’s not much that’s more frustrating than interrupted sleep at night. For some, sleep is a challenge, but if you regularly have to get up to pee every few hours, then it’s especially difficult. Having to make a trip to the toilet in the middle of the night is referred to as “nocturia,” and it affects more women than men. [Read more…]
These days, you may have spared a thought to your immune system and whether it is strong enough to keep you healthy. Although many people are practicing more vigilant hand washing and social etiquette to stop the spread of germs, it’s also wise to work on building up your own internal defenses. That way, if a bug does come your way, you’re more equipped to fight it off, or at least reduce the length and intensity of symptoms.
Contrary to what your mom told you when you were a kid, cracking your joints doesn’t cause arthritis, nor is it an early sign of arthritis But what exactly causes this sound? Is it dangerous at all, and how can you look after your joints to keep them as healthy as possible? Read on to find out.
Glutathione is an intriguing antioxidant that has gained a lot of attention for its anti-aging properties, ability to increase fat metabolism, and treat everything from autism to Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, without it, you become vulnerable to age-related diseases like dementia, heart disease, and cancer. Unfortunately, as you age, your body stops producing enough of it. The good news is, there are things you can do to boost levels naturally. But what exactly is glutathione? How does it affect the body, and how can you make more of it?
If you’re like many people, you may believe that longevity is largely determined by genetics. But here’s the thing…While genes do play somewhat of a role, lifestyle factors and diet are more important. Therefore, a few changes to your daily habits could add years to your life. Here’s how changing your ways could help you live longer.
By now, you probably realize that a healthy diet, adequate sleep, proper water intake, and regular exercise are the foundational building blocks of a healthy diet. Usually, simple solutions are always the best, and this statement is certainly true when it comes to boosting your immune system. If you have been worried about the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, there are a few things you can do to help boost your defenses against viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens…naturally.
Spending Christmas with family can be wonderful and gives you a great chance to create new memories, reminisce on old ones, and catch up on the craziness of the previous year. Unless you live in the same area as your family, you are likely going to be doing some traveling this holiday season. We all know how hard traveling can be on your routine. You don’t have time for exercise, you’re eating unhealthy food that you didn’t cook yourself, and you’re doing a lot of sitting. But believe it or not, it is possible to take care of your body while you’re away from home. Here is our survival guide for how to stay healthy as you travel this Christmas.
If you’re over 50, you may have given up trying to figure out how to balance your health due to the serious hormonal and physical fluctuations that come with this stage of life. Perimenopause, menopause, hot flashes, an expanding waistline, aches, and pains in your joints, wrinkles, and grey hairs may all be coming out to play as you head into this decade. But now isn’t the time to sit back and let the ravages of time destroy your health and beauty. You still deserve to look and feel your absolute best, and here are some easy ways to do just that.
Taking 30 minutes out of every day of your busy schedule to exercise can often seem impossible. However, break down your day and consider what else absorbs 30 minutes of your time. Do you browse social media, watch an episode of your favorite TV show, or spend time aimlessly scrolling through the internet? Which one of these activities could be traded for a simple, brisk walk around the neighboorhood?