Yesterday a loved one asked me about dealing with anger — he lashed out at someone he loves in a way that hurt her and filled him with shame and regret.
Yesterday a loved one asked me about dealing with anger — he lashed out at someone he loves in a way that hurt her and filled him with shame and regret.
All my life, I’ve struggled with being half-committed. Not always, but more than I’d usually like to admit. I say I’m going to stick to something, and I actually believe it, but then a week later (or sooner, sometimes longer), I falter. I justify it.
We’ve all done it: we have an important task to do, and yet we have to do a thousand other things before we can start.
You’ve got a deadline coming up, so you think to yourself, “I’ll just stay up all night to finish. What’s the worst that could happen?”
We would likely all agree that manicures, baths, and cozy movie nights on the couch all fall under the umbrella of self-care. But I believe that it’s time—actually, beyond time—to go deeper and re-claim what self-care truly means.
There’s the awkwardness. You always feel a little like an uninvited guest who arrived late and missed the first half of the conversation—a conversation that turns out to be a wrestle between another person and the deepest parts of their own soul.
Scientists found that we experience happiness through social connections. Therefore, the clusters of people around you strongly influence how you feel. In fact, a positive change in one person affects everyone in their friend cluster.
The benefits of meditation are well known. The calming practice has been shown to help with everything from stress levels to high blood pressure and seemingly just about everything in between (insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, even pain).
Tiredness can affect everything in your life. I find myself less able to do work, more overwhelmed when I’m behind on email and messages, less able to keep up with healthy habits, more likely to eat junk food, and in worse moods.
If you’re just getting started, weight loss and adopting a healthier lifestyle can seem expensive. After all, you’ll likely want to invest in new workout gear, a gym membership and a fridge full of healthy staples.
I typically rely on allergy relief remedies when seasonal allergies creep up, but some of the things that can trigger allergies can also trigger asthma.
The real story on the risks (and rewards) of eating more protein.
Yup, it's true. Offer children in-class breakfasts consisting of cereal, muffins, juice, and milk for 2.5 years and compared with children in schools not offering those in-class breakfasts, their weights end up being, "significantly higher".
For me, one such personal belief is that most sunscreen is not helpful in avoiding skin cancer and may actually increase the chances of it! This is one of the reasons I’ve been making homemade sunscreen for years (even though I rarely use it).
Mental states will usually affect whether we do our exercise, eat healthy, binge watch TV shows, drink alcohol, eat junk food, or are open-hearted (or rude) with the people we love.
What is Functional Medicine? It’s true healthcare. Functional Medicine is a distinct medical model, separate and, as you’ll come to learn, vastly different from the conventional approach.
We don't have to tell you: Summer means cookouts, and cookouts mean burgers (whether you opt for grass-fed beef, turkey, or veggie).
The golden spice offers antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that may play a role in lowering blood sugar levels.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is any form of hormone therapy where a patient receives hormones, usually as a supplement for the lack of naturally occurring hormones.
Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.” In case you aren’t aware, Hippocrates lived a really long time ago (as in was alive from 460-375 BCE) and is known as the father of medicine.
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.
Someday...when is that?
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.
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?
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.
Staphylococcus aureus may cause invasive infections, sepsis, and death and is highly prevalent in healthcare settings, as well as in the community.
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.
Exercise is encouraged among all adults, but other than breaking down moderate vs vigorous exercise, guidelines regarding physical activity are not necessarily prescriptive as to the type of exercise recommended.
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.
Chipotle, Potbelly Sandwich Shop, and more national chains are saying thanks with sweet deals.
When you have a lot on your plate, doing what you know is best for your health seems like one more to-do you don’t have time for.
Allergies and asthma: A Mayo Clinic specialist explains the connection, and what you can do to prevent attacks and manage symptoms.
During allergy skin tests, your skin is exposed to suspected allergy-causing substances (allergens) and is then observed for signs of an allergic reaction.
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.
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.
An unhealthy gut lining may have large cracks or holes, allowing partially digested food, toxins, and bugs to penetrate the tissues beneath it.
Is the keto diet bad for your heart? Despite what you might think, the keto diet has actually been associated with improvements in cardiovascular health.
Diet can play an important role in lowering your cholesterol. Here are some foods to improve your cholesterol and protect your heart.
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.
You are constantly losing water from your body, primarily via urine and sweat. To prevent dehydration, you need to drink adequate amounts of water.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wanting to develop a healthier lifestyle but unsure how? Check out this guide to get started on the road to healthy living.
Looking for a low-intensity workout that will still burn calories? These exercise alternatives might be just what you are looking for.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The soft drink industry uses a number of sweeteners in its products; sucralose and high fructose corn syrup are two sweeteners used for this purpose. Both fructose and sucralose are sweeter than ordinary sugar; however, they differ from one another
It's a normal part of life to experience occasional anxiety.
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.
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.
Could the key to losing weight boil down to four words? Track what you eat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
30 minutes a day? Four times a week? Here’s a guide to the amount of exercise you need to do to stay healthy.
As attractive as a tan can be, it’s important to stay safe whilst soaking up some rays, so here’s how.
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?
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.
Night-time nibbles tempt us all, but if you can’t stop eating when the sun goes down you need these tips.
Rather than enduring another tedious diet plan, check out these 12 simple ways to lose weight without cutting out your favorite treats.
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.
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.
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.
A solid core is far from being about just a defined abdomen. Find out all about core training and how it can help you.
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.
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.
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?
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.
One of the most common new year resolutions is to get healthier, but gym memberships, grocery store bills and other health-related expenses add up over time
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.
Maximize your chances of staying alert during the afternoon.
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.
Great ways to get into shape when you have a busy life!
Just a few small changes to your lifestyle can deliver big results.
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.
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.
We all crave ‘bad’ foods from time to time, but your cravings could mean more than just simply wanting some tasty treats.
We can’t seem to get away from the constant stream of new beauty products out there.
Struggling to solve a problem, memory feeling a little hazy or just need to feel more focused and alert?
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
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
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.
If you want to know how water retention can prevent weight loss and even make your waist look bigger (and what to do about it), you want to read this article.
Not sure what to eat after a workout? Try these snacks!
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.
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?
It can be difficult to say no to a takeaway, but what if we were to tell you that you didn't have to?
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.