Sleep: it’s one of life’s necessities, but few people get enough of it. In fact, one in three Americans do not get adequate sleep nightly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
There’s a bright orange, natural food making lots of headlines lately. In fact, some experts say it’s as strong as any medicine you might find in a pill, bottle, or even injection – especially when it comes to helping relieve inflammatory health issues.
It might even be one of the great secrets to promoting better health all around. But, what is it?
If your teen consumes energy drinks as a way to stay ahead or gain some extra energy, they may be causing more harm than good.
Recently, a study looked into the effects of caffeinated energy drinks on Korean adolescents. Researchers investigated the association of an intake of energy drinks with mental health problems in teenagers, along with the effects of the drinks in combination with junk food consumption.
It’s a new year, and there is absolutely no reason why this year can’t be YOUR year! We all struggle to uphold resolutions and make lasting healthy changes in our lives. Why? Because it’s darn hard to do! But, that doesn’t mean healthy living can’t be enjoyable…and actually taste good.
Lemons have been used in homes all over the world for centuries as a household cleanser. Able to clean surfaces and kill bacteria, lemons aren’t just great for cleaning up a dirty house! They are also good for many different areas of your health. Here are just 6 of the most amazing health benefits of lemons.
Sleep is one of the most important components of overall health, but most Americans don’t even know it. In fact, it’s estimated that over one third of all American adults do not get enough sleep.
Adults need a full 7-9 hours of sleep every night for optimal health; teens need 8-10 hours.1 A hectic schedule and a fast-paced lifestyle doesn’t exactly lend itself to optimal sleep. This is where we often cut corners. What’s an extra hour of sleep when you have XYZ to do today!?
If you want to succeed at work, you need to be both efficient and happy, among other things. But simply walking in with a general idea of what’s on your calendar won’t cut it. Check out our not-so-obvious tips that will help you boost work productivity and your job contentment:
Life’s tough. You spend most of it figuring out what it is you need to do just to get through it. And, by the time you’re nearing retirement, your habits are pretty much set in stone. You’ve earned them, right?
But, does it always pay to be stubborn? To stick to your regular patterns? It might not … especially when it comes to heart health. The truth of the matter is, your body is changing – so adjusting your habits to accommodate these changes is a must.
When it comes to caring for your heart, you really want to do everything you can to keep the flow of blood to it constant, to make sure it doesn’t decrease. Diminished blood flow can cause several health issues.
And frankly, nobody wants to have their life interrupted if they can prevent it. By now, you must be wondering if there is anything you can do to up your chances of avoiding heart trouble?
Of course there is.
It’s simple, when you take good care of your car, it runs better, right? You check the fluids, stick to a maintenance schedule, stay on top of tire pressure — and you’ll have a set of wheels that’ll runs for a long time. The same principle can be applied to your body.
There’s a secret motor churning inside you right now. And it’s responsible for how quickly you break down food, how easily you process waste, and how deep your stores of energy run.
It’s your metabolism.
What if this year, your New Year’s resolution isn’t to lose as much weight as you can, as fast as you can? What if, instead, it’s to shed unwanted fat as smartly as you can, as safely as you can?
If you’re working on losing excess weight, the safe rate of weight loss (according to the UK’s National Health Service) is approximately 1 to 2 pounds a week.1 Of course, creating a calorie deficit is the benchmark of successful (and consistent) weight loss.
But, if you add these six weight loss hacks to your new routine, you’ll not only be able to lose weight and keep it off, you’ll be investing in your overall health. And as you get older, that really is the ultimate goal.