Almost any pet owner will tell you that owning a pet is usually beneficial for your mood, that they make you smile and laugh and generally are just plain good for the “soul”. Interestingly, science may have a little something to add to that. As it turns out there are some real and measurable physical, emotional and mental benefits to pet ownership. Take a look at some of these: (more…)
When it comes to healthy weight and looking good, we can’t stress enough that body fat is the real issue, not the number on the scale. With that in mind, we have asked a guest blogger to share her experiences having her body fat calculated using a few different methods. (more…)
Psoriasis is a non-contagious skin condition that typically presents itself as raised red area, sometimes covered in cracked or scaly skin. It’s easy to feel alone in this uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing situation, but millions of people in the U.S. alone suffer from it. With the condition being so common, you would think more people would have a clearer idea of what the truth of psoriasis is. Unfortunately, like with many other things, there is a plethora of misinformation available and it can make the reality difficult to see what is true about the condition. For that reason, we have put together a list of facts you may need to know, or find interesting, about psoriasis: (more…)
It happens to everyone. There is not a single person alive who could honestly say they have never had bad breath or a bad taste in their mouths that they just couldn’t get rid of. For most people it passes within a few hours and they go about the rest of their day not really giving it much thought. For others, though, the issue may be repetitive or last longer. In those cases, there are several reasons that may contribute to the problem of halitosis, or bad breath. Let’s take a look at some of those reasons now. (more…)
When watching your weight, it’s easy to fall into patterns of eating the same things over and over again. You have no idea how many times we see people fail because they get bored with overly strict eating restrictions they place on themselves and end up giving up entirely. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring. Whether you’re managing your weight to help ease a pain condition, reduce stress on joints, have a healthy pregnancy, or just for your overall health and well-being – there is a wide variety of foods you can eat that will help keep your diet healthy and anything but boring. Here are some of our favorites: (more…)
Sometimes, we get so focused on diseases, defects or what to do when your body starts doing things wrong that it’s easy to forget just how interesting – and downright amazing – our bodies can be when they’re working correctly. Today we’re going to take some time and explore some facts that make you, and your body, incredible. (more…)
June is Scoliosis Awareness Month. Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that affects millions of people in the US alone. For some patients, scoliosis is a very mild condition causing almost no noticeable symptoms – people with mild scoliosis may not even know they have it. For others, moderate to severe scoliosis can cause physical deformities, pain along the neck back and hips, nerve conduction issues and more. (more…)
Regular physical activity is good for pretty much everyone’s health, we all know that. What we may not all know is that May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and is a great time to find valuable resources for getting yourself started on a path to a more active lifestyle. During National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, many health professionals, community leaders and families work together to create and promote events and opportunities for people of all ages and fitness levels to get moving. In keeping with that spirit, we have put together a list of fun activities for a variety of age ranges and fitness levels to help them get active without feeling like “exercise” (more…)
Maintaining a healthy level of activity isn’t always as easy as we might think it is. Our technologically-dependent lifestyles can often keep us parked in front of a computer for hours at a time. This lack of movement can lead to a host of different health issues. Keeping to a healthy level of activity is about more than just keeping your weight down. Problems like blood clots, high blood pressure, poor circulation and edema (swelling) can also be caused or exacerbated by low activity levels. (more…)
Are you tired?
Are you unable to sleep?
Low sex drive?
Gaining weight? (more…)