Healthy Living


Dealing with a Messy Roommate

October 4th, 2012

Whether you share a dorm room with a roommate or have an apartment with someone else, having your penchant for neatness thwarted by a messy counterpart can be quite frustrating. Here are a few tips that you may want to take into consideration when it comes to dealing with your disorganized roommate. Set up a cleaning schedule If you want everything to stay clean and...


Great Smartphone Apps for Getting Organized

October 3rd, 2012

Clutter and disorganization can be detrimental to your work efforts and cause stress when you're at home or in the office. If you feel the negative effects of clutter - both mentally and physically - you may want to take strides to organize your life. Fortunately, with the digital age come more resources that help solve this dilemma. Here are a few apps for your smartphone...


How to Deal With Acne as an Adult

September 28th, 2012

For the majority of the population, acne problems are long behind us - many of us had breakouts galore as teenagers, but they eventually cleared up on their own. However, according to WebMD, 20-30 percent of adults between the ages of 20 and 60 still have to deal with pimples. Adult acne is caused by an oily substance known as sebum - if the body produces too much sebum, it...


Simple Ways to Improve Your Cardiovascular Health

September 26th, 2012

Although you may not be able to eliminate your cardiovascular disease risk altogether, there's a lot you can do to help your good health last for the next several years. Among the most well-known methods of doing this are regular physical exercise and eating well. Often, the issue arises that we try to take on too many changes at once and wind up slipping back into our old...


How to Keep Your Blood Pressure at Healthy Levels

September 20th, 2012

Maintaining a healthy blood pressure is vital for your cardiovascular wellbeing. According to Hands on Health South Carolina, people who don't control their high blood pressure are three to four times more likely to develop heart disease and are up to seven times more likely to suffer from a stroke. Lowering your blood pressure doesn't have to be a difficult and daunting task,...


The Power of Music - The Cognitive Effects of Mozart & Other Music

September 17th, 2012

Music is said to be a powerful force for change. It has, after all, been at the forefront of most subculture movements, whether it was rebellious teenagers with their beloved Elvis in the 1950s shrugging the protective parental parameters or the hippies using rock 'n' roll as a cornerstone of their radical politics. While these forces are physically apparent, there has been a...


Ways to Handle Tobacco Cravings When You're Trying to Quit

September 14th, 2002

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for yourself, not only in the long-term, but even immediately. You'll find that once you quit smoking, your life will improve. However, the addictive properties of nicotine can make it difficult to stop smoking cigarettes. Luckily there are ways to beat the cravings, so keep a few of these tricks from the Mayo Clinic and...


Life Changes You Can Make to Save Money

September 12th, 2012

Even if you aren't in debt, the economic slump may prompt you to cut back your spending and try to save money. Here are a few tips you may want to consider to bolster your bank account and decrease your expenses. Set priorities Think of everything that you spend money on, and divide the list into two categories - necessity and luxury. While you may not be able to cut out the...


How To Infuse Some Health Into Your Chocolate Shake

September 12th, 2012

Chocolate shakes are delectable beverages enjoyed by everyone from toddlers to seniors. While the sweet drink is thought of as a dessert, you can still add some healthy elements to nourish your body and please your taste buds. Here are a few ingredients you may want to think about adding to your next chocolate shake. Fruit Fruits are rich with vitamins and their natural...


How to Avoid Emotional Eating

September 11th, 2012

Many people experience issues with emotional eating, also known as stress eating. This phenomenon occurs when you eat not because you're hungry, but to comfort some other source of dissatisfaction. For example, if you think you did poorly on a presentation at work, you may find yourself hitting up the vending machine afterward to satisfy your stress with a chocolate bar....