Healthy Living


What to Eat When You're Pregnant

January 20th, 2012

Maintaining a healthy diet when you're pregnant is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and the baby. Pregnancy is a physically taxing time, and ensuring that you're receiving proper nutrition can make the process much easier. Eating well can also improve your baby's development and growth. Although dietary needs can vary from one mother to the next, the...


What Can Ginger Do for You?

January 17th, 2012

Ginger is a love-it-or-hate-it flavor - its unique spicy taste is the staple of many popular dishes. If you're a ginger fan, have you ever considered the health benefits that come with regular consumption? Although it may not be the nutritional powerhouse that garlic is, there are a few great reasons to incorporate more into your diet, according to The World's Healthiest...


What to Eat Before Bed

January 16th, 2012

Sometimes it's difficult to fall asleep and get your body into a more relaxed state. If you're stressed or worried about something, chances are you won't be able to get enough sleep at night. Instead of turning to a pharmaceutical aid, you could try promoting sleep in a more natural way by eating a healthy bedtime snack. Foods that combine tryptophan with carbohydrates are...


Tips for Arthritis Relief

January 12th, 2012

Rheumatoid arthritis frequently begins between the ages of 40 and 50, and affects women far more than it does men. Perhaps the most well-known symptom is the inflammation of the membrane that surrounds joints and tendons. This can lead to swelling and stiffness, which ultimately can greatly limit movement. Although there is no known cure for arthritis, a number of treatment...


How to Protect Yourself During Flu Season

January 11th, 2012

Now that we're in the midst of flu season, it's important to take the necessary steps to ensure that you're protected against the disease. If you come down with the flu, there is a chance it could become serious and may land you in the hospital. Luckily, keeping yourself safe isn't too difficult. The Centers for Disease Control has outlined a simple three-step process to stay...


How to Protect Yourself From Osteoporosis

January 10th, 2012

Keeping your bones healthy as you age is very important. Osteoporosis is a condition that primarily affects older individuals, weakening their bones and making them more susceptible to breaks. It's fairly common as well - according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, about half of women above the age of 50 will suffer a broken bone related to the condition, as will about...


How to Bicycle Your Way to a Healthy Heart

January 10th, 2012

Regularly riding a bicycle can be great for you - not only is it an enjoyable way of getting around, but the health benefits can't be denied. You are effectively propelling your own mode of transportation around, the process of which provides you with a fair amount of cardio. You don't have to be a triathlete to get something out of riding a bike - heck, you don't even need to...


Making a Smooth Transition Into Vegetarianism

January 9th, 2012

There are a number of reasons to consider adopting a vegetarian lifestyle. According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, the diet is naturally high in fiber, low in saturated fats and filled with chemicals that can aid in the prevention of cancer. Studies have shown that vegetarians are nearly 40 percent less likely to develop cancer in their lifetimes. Of...


Foods With Health Benefits

January 6th, 2012

If you're looking to get in shape or add more nutrients to your diet, it may be time to say goodbye to fast food and hello to nature's bounty. Some of the top dietitians and nutritionists recommend the following products, all of which are packed with endless benefits. Peanut or almond butter, two items replete with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and tons of protein, can...


The Benefits of Bike Riding

January 5th, 2012

Bicycles aren't just for kids and buff guys like Lance Armstrong. In fact, many people in the U.S. are starting to realize the benefits of biking - not only for environmental friendliness, but for their personal health. Here are some of the benefits of biking, as well as a few tips to help get you started. Benefits In addition to saving you money on gas and cutting down...