Healthy Living


How to Exercise Safely In the Winter

January 27th, 2012

It's easy to convince yourself that it's too cold or slippery to exercise outside when winter rolls around, but believe it or not, the cold weather can actually be good for your routine. What's the secret? It's all in how you dress. The right clothing can make the difference between a miserable jog full of shivering and a brisk rump trek through your neighborhood. Make sure...


The Common Cold and How to Deal With It

January 25th, 2012

We've all been there before - the runny nose, itchy throat and constant sneezing - what else could it be but the ever pervasive common cold? According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 62 million cases occur in the United States each year. If it seems strange to you that we can't beat this illness in this age of modern medicine, consider the fact that more...


The Importance of Social Interactions

January 23rd, 2012

It's important to maintain healthy and fulfilling relationships with your friends and family throughout your life - of course, it's nice to have someone to talk to during good and bad times, but did you know that a rich social life can be very healthy as well? According to the Yale Medical Group, people who don't go to an office every day or frequently make an effort to spend...


How to Handle Excessive Snoring

January 23rd, 2012

There's nothing worse than being woken up in the middle of the night by a partner who snores loudly. If you or your partner has a problem with snoring, you may want to remedy the situation so both of you can get better sleep. Here are some of the causes of snoring and what you can do to address the problem, according to WebMD and the Mayo Clinic. What causes snoring Snoring...


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...