Archive for 'Lifestyle'
With all the advertising for mouth-watering dishes joined with time-crunched schedules, resisting quick, unhealthy food can be extremely difficult. Combine our societal influences with a new research study funded by the National Institutes of Health on dieters who struggle with emotional eating, and resolution commitment becomes harder and harder and may explain why so many people who lose weight gain it all back.Full Story
Spring cleaning is good for the home, but cold and flu season calls for more drastic measures. Have you ever thought of the ways you set yourself up for contracting diseases that could easily be avoided with simple hygiene?Full Story
It really isn’t that surprising that heartburn is one of the most common ailments among us, based on our modern diet and lifestyle. With that being said, it is important to know what triggers heartburn, such as spicy foods and late night snacking; however, there are some other things you may be doing on a daily basis that can generate heartburn. Though some triggers may not seem like they should be the normal culprits for heartburn, thankfully there are natural remedies to help you that may even find in your own kitchen cabinet.Full Story
I have friends that have recently become new parents, while having a baby can be one of the most joyous experiences in a couple’s life, many times I have heard, “I forgot to read about what happens after the baby comes.”Full Story
One of the key factors in determining levels of personal happiness and success stems from healthy self-esteem. With support structures within the family often crumbling due to hectic lifestyles and busy schedules, it can become hard to instill strong personal values in our children. In addition, pressures from the media – which promote ideals of beauty and status symbols –are hard (if not impossible) to live up to and attain.Full Story
With summer officially over, successfully re-adjusting to tight schedules, traffic jams and hectic routines once again becomes paramount. We can look at attitudes highly developed in top athletes that enable them to actually thrive under pressure. Similar to the attitudes researchers have observed in survivors, athletes can teach us a thing or two about facing the challenges in life head-on and keeping a winning attitude while at it.Full Story
If you’re one of many people who has difficulty sleeping, do you find that you sleep even worse with a partner beside you? From snoring to annoying habits, find out how to work through some of the most common problems that may be interfering with you and restful slumber!Full Story
Many of us take friendship for granted as a part of life or something that automatically comes along with existence. But did you know that people who actively seek out spending time with friends are also healthier and live longer?
What many of us fail to realize is that friendships form an integral and crucial part of our development and help mold who we are. The security and acceptance we find in friendships also gives us strength and courage during trying times.Full Story
Just how hungry are you? This is a question many people have a problem with. Many of us feel like hunger is something that needs to be cured; however, there are multiple variations of hunger. Sometimes we feel as if we are hungrier than we really are, so rating your hunger can help you to see how much food you really want.Full Story
It seems that every week, especially during the summer months, the latest celebrity weight loss ‘secrets’ or fast-track diets are promoted. However, the consequences and long-term results of these often risky weight loss methods are rarely mentioned. While it may seem tempting to try these fads to slim down for swimsuit season, it certainly isn’t worth compromising your health!Full Story