Balance Exercises for Older Adults – Improve Stability and Strength

As we age, we undergo many changes in our bodies and our health. One component that’s hit the hardest is balance. This can pose a variety of risks, as it may lead to falls. Balance exercises for elderly adults can help restore steadiness, and reduce your risks… We all want to remain as independent as … Continue reading “Balance Exercises for Older Adults – Improve Stability and Strength”

Bruised Kidney? Try These Simple DIY Remedies for Relief

Last Updated: June 7th, 2019 Think you might have bruised a kidney? This type of injury usually happens as a result of blunt trauma – maybe you fell or were playing a sport with your grandkids and got whacked by the ball? Any injury to a major organ is potentially serious, and you should absolutely … Continue reading “Bruised Kidney? Try These Simple DIY Remedies for Relief”

Drink A Gallon of Water a Day to Lose Weight (does it work?!)

Last Updated May 31st, 2019 You might think drinking a gallon of water a day – 128 ounces – would be incredibly difficult to do. After all, that would be 16 eight-ounce glasses of water. But if you spread it throughout the day, you’ll probably find that it’s actually not that hard. And there’s a … Continue reading “Drink A Gallon of Water a Day to Lose Weight (does it work?!)”

Why You Need To Add These Fiber Rich Vegetables To Your Diet

You probably know that fiber is good for you. But are you getting enough of it every day? A high-fiber diet can enrich your health in many ways, so this should be a priority. And the best part? Increasing fiber in your diet doesn’t mean nixing other foods you already eat and love. It just … Continue reading “Why You Need To Add These Fiber Rich Vegetables To Your Diet”

Is Sleep The Most Important Thing You Can Do for Your Body?

As critical as eating healthy, minimizing stress, and exercising regularly are for your health, getting good, uninterrupted sleep is just as important – maybe even more so. If your sleep suffers, your body suffers. That’s why you should always strive to make getting good sleep a priority. Getting the sleep you need each and every … Continue reading “Is Sleep The Most Important Thing You Can Do for Your Body?”

6 Easy Home Remedies to Stop Sneezing

Whether it’s from seasonal allergies or just a bug up your nose, sneezing is a natural mechanism of the body that basically clears the nasal cavity.1 Or, as University of Pennsylvania researchers say, sneezing “reboots” the nasal cavity. In effect, sneezing is a defense mechanism of the body. The most common reason for sneezing is … Continue reading “6 Easy Home Remedies to Stop Sneezing”

How To Calculate Your Ideal Body Weight (it’s easy!)

Once upon a time, all you needed to know to determine if you were at an ideal weight was your Body Mass Index (BMI). But that was before medical science evolved – now we know there are many different factors to consider, including your gender, height, waist size and lifestyle, to figure out how healthy … Continue reading “How To Calculate Your Ideal Body Weight (it’s easy!)”

6 Bad Habits That Are Disrupting Your Sleep

If you’re having trouble getting your z’s, your everyday habits could be why. Some of the things you do every day might actually be robbing you of much-needed rest. Getting great sleep has several benefits, including an increase in productivity and decision-making. But a lack of proper sleep can make it very hard to keep … Continue reading “6 Bad Habits That Are Disrupting Your Sleep”

Thumb Joint Pain? What Causes It & Some Simple Home Remedies

Any sort of joint pain is troubling, of course, but thumb joint pain is especially bad. Most of us don’t really appreciate just how important our thumbs are until something goes wrong with one or both of them — especially when we’re constantly using them to operate a smart phone. Here’s some information on why … Continue reading “Thumb Joint Pain? What Causes It & Some Simple Home Remedies”

The Benefits of Flexibility As You Age (and how to get more)

It can be tough to stay mobile when you get older. It’s hard enough maintaining a proper work-life balance, but it becomes even more challenging as your body ages. Some people can find it extremely difficult to simply get out of bed in the morning, or perform relatively simple tasks throughout the day. Stretching may … Continue reading “The Benefits of Flexibility As You Age (and how to get more)”