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by "Failure is not an option," is a common empowerment theme these days. We push ourselves in fitness or to excel at work. Yet in our day-to-day life, we also tend to hedge our bets… only moving forward when we have a rationally solid understanding of the journey AND the outcome. In the rush of life, it becomes easy to underestimate our own abilities. We tend not to push ourselves toward bigger opportunities...
by Honey is the world's perfect food. Containing all of the nutritional elements necessary to sustain life, it is also naturally antibacterial, and delicious. Its use even predates history, with the world's oldest honey sample being found in Egyptian pyramids dating back 3000 years ago. Surprisingly, it was still edible. In addition to it being a sweet treat since ancient times, honey's natural properties...
by Functional Fitness is one of the latest workout buzzwords, but what is it and how can it help you meet your health goals?Designed to target the muscle groups that you need for your daily tasks, the functional fitness trend grew, in part, from a troubling phenomenon. People who had impressively “gym fit” bodies were still reporting discomfort and even injury after performing routine daily tasks. Normal...
by SAD (seasonal affective disorder), also known as winter depression, winter blues or seasonal depression, is a mood disorder subset provoked by reduced daylight hours during fall and winter. People who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms at the same time each year.SAD is characterized by irritability, oversleeping, increased tiredness, changes in appetite,...
by If you are like most people, you pop vitamins in the morning with breakfast. On the surface, swallowing a multivitamin every day makes sense. We all want to stay healthy and we're concerned that our meals do not provide enough nutrition. Unfortunately, the more you learn about multivitamins, the less likely you are to swear by them. The truth is, you may be wasting both your time and your money.Multivitamin...
by Are you dealing with a particularly dismissive doctor? Although most patients believe that their nurse practitioner listens, almost half of them report that their doctors aren’t as focused or interested in listening. Why is this so common? Nowadays, as soon as we develop symptoms that we can't explain we get on the internet to see what we can learn. It is tempting to stress over your symptoms after...
by Everyone knows exercise is essential for good health. Unfortunately, some people don’t like to get active and it can be hard to get motivated to get moving. If you are one of these people then you need to consider activities that are fun and get you moving all at the same time. You need to be able to have fun while at the same time giving your body a workout. Consider the following activities and maybe...
by I have often lain in my husband’s arms and made him promise to never leave me. Though I know they are only words, I still want to be assured again and again. Lady Mary Pierrepont understood this. In a letter to her future husband, Edward Montagu, on the eve of their marriage in 1712, she wrote: “Are you sure you shall love me forever? Shall we never repent? I fear and I hope.”“I fear and hope.” Does...
by Every parent has a little catch in their throat when their child leaves for the first day of a new school year. No matter the age, this event has a lot of hopes attached to it. To get your child off to the best start, cast aside the issues over what kinds of sneakers to wear, backpacks to carry or school supplies everyone else has purchased. Focus on what really has the potential to place your child...
by Where are we to turn in this most turbulent world? Everyday it seems we are made aware that anger and violence toward others is increasing. Where is our ability to remain healthy in such troubling times? We are saddened by the recent tragedies and deaths in our country. We unfortunately, are not alone, as Nice, France has also suffered severe loss of life. In France, as the citizens and visitors were...
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