Often we see people that run or workout, and are kind of overweight, or we ourselves can be overweight but exercise, and think that being fat and fit is good enough. Really the fitness level seems important and your weight isn't that important. Right? Well that isn't really true. You have to lower your fat level as well as get fit to be more healthy The study results are in. If you want to reduce the risk of dying before your time, being fat and fit isn't the way to go. Ditto for being … [Read more...] about Can You Be Fat and Fit?
What a timely article I was sent this week. Just in time for the American 4th of July weekend I got these barbecue safety tips to help us all to stay safe. Barbequing is one of America’s favorite pastimes, especially during Fourth of July weekend. However, it’s hard to believe that this enjoyable and easy meal option can cause food poisoning and even cancer! ChicagoHealers.com Dr. Martha Howard M.D. provides the following tips for barbecue safety during summer grilling: Barbecue Safety … [Read more...] about Barbecue Safety this Holiday Weekend
It is really hot in the Summer and as much as we all love the nice sunny warm weather I also know that some hydration tips may be needed for all of us. The heat can take a toll on us but the kids are the worst because they will avoid drinking until it is to late. Anyway don't think that just because you are not thirsty that you are still hydrated. Our bodies are very slow to alert us through thirst that we are dehydrated and when it gets really hot you can become dangerously dehydrated and … [Read more...] about Summer Hydration Tips
Pain is a feeling that all of us would want to avoid, but often end up experiencing. Be it in the form of a headache, period pain, muscle ache or joint inflammation, an ache never leaves our side for too long a time. The method that most of us follow to get rid of a pain is to pop an over-the-counter (OTC) painkiller into our mouth. While OTC medicines are effective in treating pain, they are also associated with a number of side effects, especially if used regularly or on a long-term basis. … [Read more...] about 8 Natural Pain Relievers
We have had a long long Winter here in Calgary and I have to say I am excited seeing the temperature finally start to pick up. I think I was too excited a week ago Monday as I was going down my back stairs to take the recycling out and had a bit of a fall. We have this little schedule at home. On Sunday night I take out garbage and Organic recycling to the back curb and on Monday night we get our other recycling together and I take that to the back curb to be picked up. We have done this for … [Read more...] about Break An Ankle, Take A Break
Almost every person reaches a point in their life where stress and anxiety become a problem. Some are able to get through the issues on their own, and do not need to examine it further, while others may have a difficult time shaking the feelings that have seemed to take over their lives. Narrowing down the symptoms of stress and anxiety is the first step to identifying the issue and determining if you are suffering from a mental health problem. Anxiety and stress symptoms can fall into four … [Read more...] about Symptoms of Anxiety and Stress
A new study by The George Institute for International Health has found Tai Chi to have positive health benefits for musculoskeletal pain. The results of the first comprehensive analysis of Tai Chi suggest that it produces positive effects for improving pain and disability among arthritis sufferers. The researchers are now embarking on a new trial to establish if similar benefits can be seen among people with chronic low back pain. "This is the first robust evidence to support the … [Read more...] about Tai Chi to Help Arthritis
If you are a Fibromyalgia sufferer then you should know that treating Fibromyalgia naturally can be a great way to be pain free. Aches and pains experienced for at least three months time may be an indicator of a more serious condition. Fibromyalgia is a condition facing many Americans and is defined as long term, body wide pain radiating from tender points in tissues, muscles and tendons. Fibromyalgia is linked to chronic fatigue, morning stiffness, sleep problems, headaches, numbness … [Read more...] about Treating Fibromyalgia Naturally
If you suffer from anxiety or panic attacks, more than likely you have been offered traditional treatments by your doctors. Medication, therapy, recommendations for exercise, diet changes, and relaxation techniques are all frequently discussed as methods of dealing with these emotional issues. One other method not looked into as often is acupuncture. The ancient Chinese medical treatment involving needles may not be the most obvious way to treat mental health issues, but it is one used for … [Read more...] about Acupuncture For Anxiety And Panic Attacks
Type 1 Diabetes is a life-long condition wherein a person's blood sugar is chronically at abnormally high levels. The condition affects the body's ability to use glucose in the blood for energy. Two types of diabetes are recognized: Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. In this article, you will learn about the symptoms and treatment of Diabetes 1. What is Type 1 Diabetes? Type 1 diabetes can surface at any age but it is most often diagnosed in kids, teenagers, or young adults. For this … [Read more...] about Type 1 Diabetes – Symptoms and Treatment
Many people don't realize that panic attacks happen very frequently to a lot of people so if you are a person who gets these awful attacks don't be ashamed because you're not the only one. These attacks can be extremely scary and can come on fast and strong. Most folks think that the only way they can handle panic attacks is by using medication, but thankfully, this is not always the case. There are natural ways that have been used to help a person handle these attacks and live a very … [Read more...] about Treating Panic Attacks
Sleep, rest and relaxation are a very important part of your daily ritual. I know that in the past I have gotten reved up with many projects and before long something has to be let go and it is usually the sleep that I need for a while. Don't do it! As your sleep and rest start dropping you lose focus and can be lured into bad habits, sugar, coffee, and bad food. The worst thing about a lack of rest is that your body will not have a chance to heal from your earlier workouts, this can … [Read more...] about Sleep, Rest and Relaxation and Health
If you are intent on high performance in your chosen field, you must sleep well. The impact of insufficient sleep can be enormous: lack of energy; inability to think; impatience; loss of temper; studies have even shown that your co-ordination and agility are affected to the same degree as someone who is drunk! Everyone who has suffered a sleepless night knows that your performance and enjoyment of life is compromised by a lack of sleep. If you have problems sleeping because you snore then get … [Read more...] about High Performance Sleeping
Telomeres have been compared with the plastic tips on shoelaces because they prevent chromosome ends from fraying and sticking to each other, which would scramble an organism's genetic information to cause cancer, other diseases or death. Telomeres are actually sequences of DNA. Telomeres prevent a chromosome’s DNA from being eaten away. Previous studies have shown that telomeres shorten with age and linked short telomeres with several diseases. What no one has yet been able to say is if … [Read more...] about Is Telomerase the Fountain of Youth?
Are you thinking that if you knew more about lower back pain causes then you might be able to get rid of the pain that you have and prevent it from making you suffer again? Pain in the lower back or lumbar region of the spine (also known as lumbago) is very common. In fact, it affects around 80% of people sooner or later in their lives and is believed to be the cause of more sickness absence from work than any other condition. Back pain can arise from a number of reasons, from spinal … [Read more...] about Lower Back Pain Causes