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2019 Memorial Day Facts

Memorial Day is more than just a day off from work or school, an occasion for a backyard barbecue or a chance to travel. Those things do speak to the holiday’s true spirit. But above all else, Memorial Day honors Americans who have died in service.

May 23rd, 2019
What It Can Mean If Your Urine Is Orange

Urine that is optimally diluted is usually a pale shade of yellow, sometimes even close to clear. However, it's possible for urine to turn several different colors, including orange.

May 21st, 2019
Reducing the Risk for Death: Never Too Late to Exercise?

Most healthcare professionals are used to talking with patients about increasing their levels of physical activity, but does enhancing physical activity among older adults influence important outcomes such as cardiovascular mortality?

May 20th, 2019
Replace Sedentary Time With Activity

US adults are recommended to complete a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week, or at least 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise weekly.

May 16th, 2019
Allergy Treatment

Good allergy treatment is based on your medical history, the results of your allergy tests and how severe your symptoms are. It can include three treatment types: avoiding allergens, medicine options and/or immunotherapy.

May 14th, 2019
Aeroallergens

Both outdoor and indoor aeroallergens sensitize and exacerbate allergic asthma, and more than 90% of the average person's time in developed countries is spent indoors.

May 8th, 2019
Allergy skin tests

During allergy skin tests, your skin is exposed to suspected allergy-causing substances (allergens) and is then observed for signs of an allergic reaction.

May 1st, 2019
Make the Best Use of Fiber Supplements

Fiber offers you a range of health perks. It can lower cholesterol, keep your blood sugar steady, and help you lose weight. Still, most Americans don’t come anywhere close to getting enough of this essential nutrient.

Apr 30th, 2019
Detox Diets: Cleansing the Body

Set aside a weekend, it's time for spring cleaning -- more accurately, spring cleansing --even though it is already summer. Perfect for the procrastinators among us.

Apr 29th, 2019
Keto and Paleo Diets Explained

You’ve most likely heard about Paleo and Keto diets. Maybe you’ve even dabbled in one or both to see what they’re like. But we bet you still have some questions. To help demystify the what’s, why’s and how’s, here’s a deep diet dive from our coaches.

Apr 4th, 2019
Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes: What’s the Difference?

There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Both types of diabetes are chronic diseases that affect the way your body regulates blood sugar, or glucose. Glucose is the fuel that feeds your body’s cells, but to enter your cells it needs a key.

Mar 28th, 2019
Fasting boosts metabolism and fights aging

The latest study to explore the impact of fasting on the human body concludes that it increases metabolic activity more than previously realized and may even impart anti-aging benefits.

Mar 27th, 2019
Workouts To Target Your Body Trouble Spots

Got some body trouble spots that you could do with toning up? With our targeted tips and activity suggestions, your less-than-perfect body zones could become history. Here are four workouts to target your body trouble spots.

Mar 20th, 2019
5 Most Addictive Foods

Did you know that you could become addicted to your favorite food? From withdrawal symptoms to changes in brain chemistry, our snacks have surprising ways of keeping us wanting more. Here is our guide to five of the world’s most addictive foods.

Mar 13th, 2019
Can Caffeine Really Boost Your Health?

Although enduring a bad press in recent years, a growing body of research suggests that caffeine (in moderation) could actually offer up some serious health benefits.

Mar 12th, 2019
Low Intensity Workouts

Looking for a low-intensity workout that will still burn calories? These exercise alternatives might be just what you are looking for.

Mar 4th, 2019
Glaucoma Awareness Month!

Half of people with glaucoma don’t know they have it. Get a healthy start this year by learning about glaucoma and taking steps to reduce your risk of vision loss!

Jan 9th, 2019
Bloating 101: Why You Feel Bloated

Bloating, gassiness, and abdominal discomfort aren’t limited to the occasional holiday feast. One in 10 Americans say they suffer from bloating regularly, even when they haven’t eaten a large meal.

Apr 24th, 2019
Type 2 Diabetes Diet Plan: List of Foods to Eat and Avoid

Type 2 diabetes issues: getting enough glucose into the cells. When the sugar can't get where it is supposed to be, it leads to elevated blood sugar levels in the bloodstream, which can lead to complications such as kidney, nerve, and eye damage.

Apr 23rd, 2019
Can Your Cell Phone Make You Sick?

Very little research has been done to show exactly how our cell phones may affect our health. However, the few studies that have been performed — and common sense — tell us that they are filthy.

Apr 22nd, 2019
Understanding Blood Pressure Readings

What do your blood pressure numbers mean? The only way to know if you have high blood pressure (HBP, or hypertension) is to have your blood pressure tested. Understanding your results is key to controlling high blood pressure.

Apr 15th, 2019
What is a normal blood pressure?

Normal blood pressure is vital to life. Without the pressure that forces our blood to flow around the circulatory system, no oxygen or nutrients would be delivered through our arteries to the tissues and organs.

Mar 25th, 2019
Fitting Exercise Into Your Daily Routine

Fitting a daily exercise routine into a packed modern lifestyle can be a tricky proposition. However, exercise needn't mean taking time out to plan a gym session. Instead, exercise can be worked into your life, through commuting, household task and sports.

Mar 19th, 2019
Surprisingly Toxic Foods

While most people know that certain foods aren’t great for your health, there are other seemingly healthy foods whose dangerous properties slip under the radar. It is unlikely moderate amounts of these foods will harm you, in large quantities they can.

Mar 11th, 2019
How Exercise Can Help You Beat Cellulite

While exercise will not eradicate the appearance of cellulite it can go some way to reducing it. Find out how to exercise in order to target unsightly cellulite.

Mar 6th, 2019
How To Feel Confident In The Gym

If you’ve previously shied away from gym because of 'gym jitters', then check out our gym guide to making the gym less scary so that you feel more confident about becoming a regular gym goer.

Feb 28th, 2019
Reverse Your Health Mistakes

Erasing past health blunders isn’t a simple overnight task, but it is fair to say that making changes now can start to make a difference to your health. Find out how to try and reverse some of those health mistakes you’ve made over the years.

Feb 27th, 2019
Tone Your Arms

If you are looking to tone your arms so you can go sleeveless with confidence, then our arm exercise and upper body workout could be just what you need. Here's all you need to know on toning up those arms.

Feb 26th, 2019
Motivational Tips For Fitness

It can be a really fine line that divides motivational success or failure when it comes to exercise. Having the initial desire to get into shape is one thing, but keeping it going can be quite another.

Feb 25th, 2019
Coping With Food Cravings

Need help coping with food cravings? Some researchers think we crave certain foods because the body lacks nutrients. Whatever the case, here are some tips to help you out.

Feb 21st, 2019
Ways To Beat Bloating

Bloating affects everyone now and again, but if it’s a major problem for you these useful tips can help you look and feel better.

Feb 18th, 2019
A Heart-Healthy Valentine’s Day

The food of focus for Valentine’s always seems to be chocolate, but why not change it up by indulging in other foods with added health benefits?

Feb 14th, 2019
How To Stay Safe In The Sun

As attractive as a tan can be, it’s important to stay safe whilst soaking up some rays, so here’s how.

Feb 12th, 2019
The Japanese Diet And Why It Is Good For Health

The Japanese diet is considered to be one of the healthiest in the world, and for that reason the Japanese have an average life expectancy far greater than the western world. But why is this so?

Feb 11th, 2019
The Health Benefits Of Drinking Tea

Tea is a popular hot beverage all across the world, and it isn’t consumed purely for the taste. Here’s why tea can be beneficial for you.

Feb 7th, 2019
Dealing With The Symptoms Of Stress

Stress can manifest in many ways and negatively affect our lives. Here is a list of symptoms and solutions to help you cope with stress and its effects.

Jan 30th, 2019
Treadmill Training Tips

The treadmill offers a fantastic solution to maintaining your cardiovascular training throughout the year whatever the weather. Here's your guide to training successfully on a treadmill.

Jan 28th, 2019
Watch Your Back When Exercising

Injuring your back while exercising is a common, but usually avoidable. Whatever sport you pursue, by taking a few precautionary measures, you can do your best to ensure that your back stays injury-free.

Jan 24th, 2019
Belly Workouts Q&A

A solid core is far from being about just a defined abdomen. Find out all about core training and how it can help you.

Jan 23rd, 2019
Detox Class

Getting your body clean and healthy can have a wide range of positive effects. When a detox is done correctly in a healthy and controlled environment you will see a number of health benefits including: weight loss, metabolism boost, and removal of toxins.

Jan 21st, 2019
Ways To Restart Exercising

It may be daunting to go back to physical exercise after you've been away from it for some time. Rejoining the gym or getting back out onto the road for a run can seem a painful experience if your body hasn't been used to it for a while.

Jan 17th, 2019
Ways To Improve Your Diet This Year

The end of one year and the start of another can be a time when we reflect on our lives and feel motivated to make changes. How about making this year a year in which you change and improve your diet?

Jan 16th, 2019
Health And Fitness Trends For 2019

With so many new trends emerging on the health and fitness scene, it can be hard to keep up with them all. But here are some of the trends that we think will be worth taking note of in 2019.

Jan 15th, 2019
Health Lies We Tell Ourselves

Trying to be healthy has its challenges, and as a result, it’s not uncommon for us to soften the blow with a few white lies. We set out with the best intentions - to eat healthier, exercise or quit a bad habit.

Jan 10th, 2019
PERSONAL CHALLENGES

Each day is a great opportunity to try something new and push yourself into areas that test your capabilities as well as widen your horizons.

Jan 2nd, 2019
WAYS TO HAVE A HEALTHIER CHRISTMAS

Christmas is notoriously a time to indulge, but don’t let this be the green light to overindulge! You can still enjoy all the festivities of the season and get through the Christmas period without too much impact on your health and waistline.

Dec 20th, 2018
HOW TO MAKE BETTER DECISIONS

From choosing what to wear each day to ascertaining next steps in your career and relationships, barely an hour goes by without us having to use our head – and our heart – to decide on a course of action.

Dec 13th, 2018
How to conquer food cravings

We all crave ‘bad’ foods from time to time, but your cravings could mean more than just simply wanting some tasty treats.

Dec 12th, 2018
FLAT-BELLY SNACKS

Doing a lot of crunches, sit ups, planks and rotations is one thing, but helping your six pack along by eating your way to a flatter stomach is another. And the key here is to eat. Don’t skimp on anything. Just make sure what you eat helps burn that belly

Nov 29th, 2018
National Kindness Day!

On November 13 as part of World Kindness Day, we are encouraged to spread kindness like an infectious cold. We want to share it more than usual because studies show when others observe kindness in action they are more likely to carry out an act of kindness

Nov 13th, 2018
Hunger Busting Foods

Always feeling hungry but wanting to resist the need for snacking? These foods will help keep you feeling full for longer so you can resist that urge to eat. 

Nov 8th, 2018
USING YOUR BODY WEIGHT TO EXERCISE

One of the cheapest and most convenient ways of strength training involves just you, a space in your own home or garden and a routine of exercises that require only your body weight.

Oct 17th, 2018
TIPS FOR CUTTING DOWN SUGAR

The rise of fast food and quick snacking has led to a dramatic increase in the volume of sugar we consume. So how can we stop this rise and cut sugar intake?

Oct 16th, 2018
FACE-FRIENDLY FOODS

Want to know the secret of a clear, healthy complexion? You might think it’s down to finding the right face cream, but the secret to good skin health is making sure you eat the right foods.

Oct 8th, 2018
DIET TIPS FOR SLACKERS

When it comes to dieting it’s often the slackers out there who fall flat on their face, But healthy eating doesn’t have to be hard work.

Sep 27th, 2018
LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF

Loving yourself should always be a top priority, and it doesn’t need to be as selfish as you think.

Sep 26th, 2018
EXERCISING WITH ASTHMA

If you’ve got asthma, exercise is not always fun, but it can help your breathing in the long term.

Sep 24th, 2018
SHOCKING THINGS WE EAT EVERYDAY

You might think you know exactly what you eat every day by looking at food packaging and ingredient lists, but it turns out that we’re not always aware of everything that passes through our lips.

Sep 20th, 2018
ARE HOME TRAINING WORKOUTS EFFECTIVE?

Finding time for fitness is never easy, but home training could provide the answer. From assembling a few pieces of basic training equipment, to setting up a complete gym in a room in your house, at-home workouts could be the key to your fitness.

Sep 19th, 2018
HEALTH FACTS YOU DON’T WANT TO HEAR BUT NEED TO HEAR

Healthy living is tough, especially with the amount of misleading myths and products that surround the industry. These facts might not be encouraging, but you need to know them if you are serious about living healthily.

Sep 18th, 2018
HEALTHY EATING ON A BUDGET

Eating healthily can be expensive. Here are some ideas to help you eat and shop better without spending your entire weekly food budget in one go.

Sep 17th, 2018
EXERCISES YOU SHOULD AVOID

There are exercises in your workout routine that are inefficient, needlessly complicated, and potentially dangerous.

Sep 13th, 2018
HOW TO FEEL FULL, NOT BLOATED

Do you find that you never feel satisfied after a meal or just an hour or so later you are reaching for a snack to pick you up? Well, we're here to help with some fullness techniques.

Sep 12th, 2018
HEALTH STATISTICS THAT ARE HARD TO BELIEVE

It seems like every week there’s a new headline about what’s good and bad for us, along with advice about how to change our lifestyles to be healthier and happier.

Sep 6th, 2018
WHAT IS STRESS?

While we have all suffered from stress to varying degrees, defining what constitutes ‘stress’ is not easy task. Here is a guide to help you understand the nightmare that is ‘stress’.

Sep 5th, 2018
YOUR HEALTH BY NUMBERS

While you know your weight, height and shoe size, do you know the numbers that really count?

Aug 23rd, 2018
Medicinal Benefits of Hydrotherapy

New studies show that hydrotherapy benefits patients rehabilitating from strokes, traumas, and other injuries as well as connective tissue diseases and asthma.

Aug 21st, 2018