• Prevent Mosquito and Tick Bites

    Prevent Mosquito and Tick Bites

    Spending time together outdoors is good for the whole family. Don’t let bug bites ruin your fun. Most bug bites are harmless, but some mosquitoes and ticks spread viruses and bacteria that can make you sick. Some of these viruses and bacteria are very serious – and may be deadly. Mosquitoes spread viruses like Zika, West

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  • Stress and Junk Food: A Bad Combination

    Stress and Junk Food: A Bad Combination

    Up there with high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other major risk factors for heart disease, is stress. Studies have shown that anxiety, depression and other negative emotional states may help pave the way for heart disease by disturbing normal blood flow through the heart, causing arrhythmias (heart beats that are too fast, too slow

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  • Eating for good health

    Eating for good health

    Eating healthy food can lower your risk of developing health problems, help manage health problems like heart disease and diabetes, and also make you feel good. Your food choices can make a really big difference to your health and well being. Choosing healthy and nutritious foods is one way you can lower your risk of

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  • Good Fat vs. Bad Fat

    Good Fat vs. Bad Fat

    The FDA regulations allow manufacturers of any food product with less than 0.5g of trans fat to list “0g” on the nutrition label. With that much leeway, it’s hard to know exactly how much trans fat you’re eating. For example, just two tablespoon servings of a margarine containing partially hydrogenated oils, but labeled 0g trans

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  • Sleep & fatigue

    Insomnia and not getting a good night’s sleep can be frustrating and impact on your day to day living and quality of life. Sleep problems can be caused by changes in your daily routine, times of worry, a new baby, shift work or sleep apnoea, but the good news is there are many things you can

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  • High Blood Pressure—Not Just For Older People

    High Blood Pressure—Not Just For Older People

    High Blood Pressure—Not Just For Older People You’re in your 20s/30s and seem healthy. You might have to worry about getting a job in this shaky economy, but not about high blood pressure, right? Isn’t that something just older people get? While it’s true that risk goes up with age, a new study indicates that

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  • Ways to Help Protect Your Heart

    Ways to Help Protect Your Heart

    Taking care of your heart is not just about exercise and losing weight. While additional studies are needed, new and emerging research suggests that each of the following may be pleasurable ways to help boost heart health. (Moderation is key, though, with every one!) Protect your ticker with these heart-right moves.   Drink coffee Coffee

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  • Easy Ways to ‘Trick’ Yourself Into Eating Less

    Easy Ways to ‘Trick’ Yourself Into Eating Less

    One of the most straightforward ways to lose weight is to reduce your caloric intake. As long as you’re consuming fewer calories than you’re burning off, you will be maintaining a deficit and you will lose weight. The problem with this plan though is that counting calories is inaccurate, overly simplistic and incredibly dull. Keeping

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  • Muscle Cramp (Charley Horse) Treatment and Symptoms

    Facts on muscle cramps Anyone who has experienced a muscle cramp (charley horse) can attest to the fact that it can be quite painful. Muscle cramps or spasms occur when muscles involuntarily contract and cannot relax. The term charley horse has been used to refer to painful muscle cramps, particularly when they occur in the

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  • How to be Less Forgetful and Disorganized

    How to be Less Forgetful and Disorganized

    Being the forgetful and disorganized person in your group can be something of an endearing quality and might be something that people poke lighthearted fun at. ‘Oh, they’re a bit eccentric’ they say, or ‘typical Ashley to get lost on the way to work again!’ All this is great fun and games, until you leave

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  • How To Keep Yourself Young and Healthy

    How To Keep Yourself Young and Healthy

    The aging process is for the greater part no mystery anymore. It consists for a great part of daily damages done on the macroscopic, tissue, cellular and genetic levels. These add up as the years are passing. These damages have specific causes like oxidating agents, sun beams, mechanical wear and tear, psychological stress, lack of

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  • Proven Ways To Lower Cholesterol In Our Body

    Proven Ways To Lower Cholesterol In Our Body

    There are, in fact, many ways of lowering cholesterol which can also lower the risks of stroke and heart attacks. The most effective and proven way is by maintaining a healthy diet. This has been done by most people who have experienced cholesterol level problems. Following a healthy diet is very effective in lowering cholesterol

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