Healthy Living

Tips to Stay Fit at Thanksgiving

 October 1, 2022

For many centuries, Thanksgiving has been considered a national holiday in the U.S. and Canada to celebrate the harvest and other blessings of the preceding year. The traditions behind it have evolved from mythologized harvest feast in 1621 to a post-civil-war era patriotic and religious gathering. Now, every fourth Thursday of November, Americans gather around […]

What (Too Much) Cholesterol Is Doing to Your Body

 August 15, 2021

Cholesterol is a wax-like substance found in your cells and blood. Your liver creates most of the cholesterol in your body. As for the rest? It comes from the different foods you eat. Cholesterol travels in the blood bundled up in packets referred to as lipoproteins. Cholesterol has two forms: High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is the […]

A Reminder to Use Sunscreen As We Go Outside Again

 June 30, 2021

Following several months spent mostly indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the weather is heating up again and the great outdoors is calling our names, asking us to enjoy some sunshine.  However, experts warn that after spending so much time indoors, our skin may burn easier. Dangers of Excessive Sun Exposure After Lockdown In general, […]

How Ditching Breakfast Cereals Can Help Reduce Cancer Risk

 May 15, 2021

Breakfast is still the most important meal of the day, and what you choose to eat this morning matters just as much. Morning cereals have been an American household staple. It is the most convenient choice for people who live busy lives and only have a few minutes to prepare food.  The big cereal companies […]

How Your Clothing Fabric Can Affect Your Health

 April 1, 2021

The clothes you wear are more than just a fashion statement. They keep you warm and protect your skin from external elements. But what your clothes are made of can actually have long-lasting effects on your body. No matter what style you have, you need to be conscious about what they’re made of and what […]

5 Major Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

 March 20, 2021

Fasting is not a new concept. Historically, religions such as Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism have practiced fasts for long periods of time. Researchers have discovered that there are benefits to fasting, which then stem from the practice of intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting or IF is an unconventional diet plan that monitors when you eat rather […]

10 “Healthy” Foods That May Actually Harm Your Health

 June 15, 2020

Don’t fall for these ten “healthy foods” that are junk foods in disguise.   Commercial salad dressings As many of us already know, vegetables are an abundant source of vitamins and minerals. The problem is that even though kale, spinach, and other leafy greens are nutritious, they often don’t taste good on their own. Helping […]

Nature Provides Many Health Benefits

 November 2, 2019

The time we choose to spend in nature, can provide us with a host of health benefits.  It not only feels great to be outdoors, but is great for us.  They conducted a huge study involving data from more than 140 studies and 290 million people that revealed exposure to greenspace, or open and undeveloped […]

Inflammatory Diet & Cancer

 October 30, 2019

Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer of Live Science recently explored the higher risk of cancer when indulging in an inflammatory diet.  This type of diet may increase a person’s risk of colorectal cancer, according to a new study. The men and women having a diet high in foods that are thought to increase levels of inflammation […]

Quieting Your Mind

 October 20, 2019

Have you ever wondered during a stressed moment how to quiet your mind?  I found an article that gave several ways to try to do just that.  Use your breathing to find stillness, but be more careful and conscious about it.  You need to pay special attention to the rhythm and move toward slower, deeper […]