Eating is a fundamental pillar of life for all humans. Moreover, most of us enjoy it, especially when it’s some great tasting food! Unfortunately, we also don’t always have the best sense of when to stop, especially, in our current time when we have access to not only good-tasting foods but in immense quantities.
While we may poke fun at humorous situations such as Homer Simpson eating until he can’t physically move, in reality the consequences of eating too much can range from a simple mild stomach ache in the short term to the many health risks associated with chronic obesity such as Continue reading
Can people really choose to feel happy or not? There are conflicting studies and opinions about general happiness and choosing to be happy. Both arguments have merit, but the truth seems to be somewhere in the middle. There are certain conditions that do affect one’s ability to choose happiness such as depression and other mood disorders. Some people have difficulty controlling emotions, but it’s a skill that can be learned with practice. Choosing to be happy may seem difficult, but there are things most people can do to increase their level of happiness.
Before jumping right in and learning ways to increase happiness, you need to learn about conditions that may make it difficult to will yourself to be happy. Depression and other mood disorders, ADHD, PTSD, a disability, grief, or poverty make Continue reading
It is heading to winter in many parts of the world and that means that there is only one thing that plays on my mind at the moment. How can I avoid or ease the inevitable that happens near on every year at this time? Yes, you guessed it. Sitting in close proximity to people sneezing and coughing, gets only one thing to me. The common cold!
Well, the common cold is not a life threatening and often goes away in a few days after running its course. However, a running nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, persistent sneezes, or coughs can leave you feeling miserable. Although nothing can Continue reading
It is no secret that if you cannot sleep, you cannot function properly. So what causes this and what can you do to overcome the problem? Here are five things you can look at to help yourself.
So, if you are Itching to find out some hidden sleep traps that are possibly affecting your sleep quality? Then let’s check them out! Continue reading
How much attention do you really pay to what you put in your mouth? Deep down are you sure you know and fully understand everything you are told about a food or food group? Are you fully informed?
The brutal truth is that there are several “healthy” foods that are not as good for you as you may think – or have been led to believe. Food manufacturers advertise these products as effective for delivering lots of nutrition, helping you lose weight, keeping your mind sharp, and offering other physical and mental health advantages. Unfortunately, Continue reading
No carbohydrates are good or bad. No food is truly bad or good. Carbohydrates and food items simply cause different things to happen in your body when you eat them. It is better to think of carbohydrates as whether you should eat them or avoid them, as opposed to them being bad or good. Carbohydrates could get their feelings hurt if they heard you referring to them as bad, or evil.
That having been said, there are distinct differences between certain types of carbohydrates. You understand that not all fruits look and taste the same. The same is true with vegetables. There are any Continue reading
Many people are searching for ways to live healthier. Most know that this can easily be achieved through proper nutrition and regular exercise. However, there are also other factors that have an effect on your health, and some are maybe easily overlooked. Here are 5 risky behaviors that can Continue reading
Nothing beats the sweet smell and taste of coffee in the morning. However, should we really be drinking a cup each day?
54% of Americans drink coffee daily; in fact, coffee is the most drank beverage in the world. While some people drink coffee for energy or because they love the taste, it actually offers numerous health Continue reading
When searching for information on how to keep depression at bay, you will come across many suggestions. These may range from getting enough sleep, meditation, and exercising, to striking a healthy balance in your professional, social and personal life. Everyone is different, and it’s important to get the opinion of a medical professional if you are struggling from depression. But one thing Continue reading
Without a doubt, you’ve heard numerous health experts preach about going gluten free. Do you have the slightest clue what gluten is? If you are like most women (especially middle aged and older women), old habits are hard to change.
Gluten is found in wheat, and you likely grew up with wheat products around your home, such as bread and pastries, flour and snacks, and grew up just fine, right? Well… let’s just say things could have been even better.
The fact is, going gluten free really is beneficial to our health, and more people really should adopt to this lifestyle.
This also means Continue reading