Many of us hear the word diet and think of the words pain, hard, and failure. Fortunately, though, weight loss doesn’t have to be associated with these words. When it comes to weight loss, just a few simple changes can make a big difference. Here are five lifestyle changes you can make to really kick the flab and show it who’s boss! - Get Enough Protein, Vegetables, and Fiber - When adjusting your...6/12/2013 4:51:09 AM
Easing Into Exercise: How to Stick With it and Reach Your Fitness Goals
Learning how to work physical activity into your already busy day can be overwhelming. Whether you are interested in losing weight or just building muscle tone, the hardest part of any exercise routine is to get off the couch. Start Small and Build From There- You might think that a few minutes of exercise per day won’t make a difference, but it will. The more you move, the more it becomes a habit...6/11/2013 11:17:59 PM
You hear a lot about organic food and personal items these days, but how do you know which products are worth spending the extra money on? It all depends on what is important to you. If you are set on buying all of your items locally, it can be difficult to find organic products that fit the bill. Is it worth it to buy strawberries that were trucked all the way across the country? - Why It’s a Good...6/11/2013 11:11:00 PM
Obtaining financial wellness means creating a healthy financial environment in which you prepare for the future and live well in the present. Financial wellness does not mean having financial wealth. Instead, it simply means evaluating your finances in a practical way and living within your means. In order to create financial wellness in your life, follow the below tips: - Track your spending - Before...5/15/2013 8:30:01 PM
It used to be that aging people would stay in their homes as long as possible. When they could no longer care for themselves, they would move in with a relative or – if there was no other option – go into a nursing home. These situations were far from ideal for many reasons, a major one being that it becomes increasingly difficult to pull up roots as we age. At the moment older adults ceased to be...5/15/2013 8:05:51 PM
Many people feel that that there just aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish everything they need to get done, and in many cases, they react by cutting down on the amount of sleep they get. As many as 70 million adults in the United States have sleep disorders or problems staying awake during the day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. - Sleep deprivation is a...5/15/2013 7:47:56 PM
At some point or another, everyone is going to experience some kind of a loss, and one of the ways we get through it is by grieving. Dealing with grief may be a new experience for you, but rest assured that people do heal and get better. - People experience grief in a number of situations, including the death of a loved one, a divorce or breakup or a miscarriage. You may also experience grief...5/15/2013 7:47:05 PM
There are few things more worrying – and even heartbreaking – than discovering your child is being bullied at school. Maybe she's been getting stomach aches every Monday morning. Maybe he starts crying as soon as he gets off the bus or is acting out with his siblings. However it begins, seeing the effects of bullying on your child's life is painful, and most parents become desperate to act and to fix...5/15/2013 7:43:13 PM
How do you fall in love with exercise and make it part of your life?!
I only know a small handful of people who really love exercise and have made it an integral part of their lives ... it's a real challenge in today's world to make time for ourselves - all of those demands! Our job, our marriages, our primary relationships, our kids, staying in touch with our friends and the list goes on. What do you do when you feel stressed or frustrated? What kind of outlet do you...4/8/2013 5:07:35 PM
Spring is here! Apricots, Haas avocado, bananas, beets, grapefruit, green beans, honeydew melon, mango and pineapple are all in season. Check out some of our favorite tips and recipes for April produce. Banana- Bananas are fat-free, but contain two to three times more carbohydrates that other fruit. Although they may not be the best choice for folks on low carb diets, they are a great choice for active...4/5/2013 7:39:32 PM
Bangkok (dpa) - Health officials in the US and Europe may soon be visiting South-East Asia for updates on the most effective means of fighting dengue fever, traditionally a poor countries' disease. A dengue outbreak was reported at the beginning of this year in Madeira, Portugal, and in 2010 there were cases of dengue recorded in Nice, France. In 2010, there were also a score of reported cases of locally...
A new poll suggests men don't mature until they reach 43 - 11 years after women finally grow up, at age 32. Eighty per cent of women surveyed by Nickelodeon UK also believed that men "never stop being childish". Women cited typical male immature behaviour, including breaking wind, burping and eating fast food in the early morning hours. Other signs of immaturity women frowned on included being passive-aggressive...
Electronic cigarettes are to be licensed as a medicine in the U.K. from 2016. Britain currently has few restrictions on the use of e-cigarettes, although some countries have moved to ban them. E-cigarettes are to be regulated as medicines when new European tobacco laws come into force. Sales of tobacco-free cigarettes have soared worldwide since bans on public smoking were introduced, but activists...
Bangkok (dpa) - Fahad Albusaidi had never heard of Bumrungrad Hospital until he arrived in Bangkok from Oman, accompanying his mother who was booked for treatment. "If you speak to anyone in Arabic and say Bumrungrad, they will not get it," said Albusaidi, while waiting for his mother to receive a check-up. "But if you say American Hospital, they will know exactly." Bumrungrad Hospital started promoting...
New research suggests that malnutrition is responsible for 45 per cent of the global deaths of children under the age of five. Poor nutrition leads to the deaths of about 3.1 million under-fives annually, according to the report in the Lancet medical journal, and the first 1,000 days of life - from conception to two years - has lasting consequences for health. Prof Robert Black, of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...