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by Wellness Editor Nearly 8 out of 10 American adults don’t get enough exercise, with only 5% of adults take part in physical activity for 30 minutes a day. It’s easy to put fitness on the back burner when busy juggling the demands of work, family and social commitments. Many people feel too exhausted or uncomfortable to muster up the motivation to work out regularly, and some simply dislike exercise in general. Regardless... 9/24/2022 4:00:00 AM
by Wellness Editor Are you one of the 10% of people who’s been diagnosed with a penicillin allergy? Or do you know someone with a penicillin allergy? Well there’s a good chance that the medication allergy was actually misdiagnosed. Even worse, the misdiagnosis could put someone at higher risk for certain infections.About 10% of the population believes they’re allergic to penicillin, but only 1% actually is. This is due... 9/23/2022 4:00:00 AM
by Brian McDermott It’s called the Tabata Sprint, named after a Japanese Researcher Dr. Izumi Tabata.- It takes a fraction of the time of the usual gym workout.- It works your body aerobically and anaerobically, meaning it increases both your endurance and strength.- It raises testosterone to help build muscle.- It requires no equipment and can be done anywhere.- Some claim it’s one of the best fat burning exercise around.Better... 9/22/2022 4:00:00 AM
by Nina Atwood, M.Ed., LPC Cindy met Bill through her tennis club. He was charming, good-looking, and he swept her off her feet in a whirlwind courtship. Pushing for a quick marriage, he proposed after only two months. Though she felt a few flutters of anxiety, Cindy accepted, hoping for true love. Six months later, she deeply regretted the haste. Bill turned out to be both alcoholic and verbally abusive, with the threat of... 9/21/2022 4:00:00 AM
by Wellness Editor Gut health relies on thriving colonies of good bacteria called probiotics. These colonies, in turn, rely on prebiotics, which are compounds that the good bacteria feed on. In essence, prebiotics are the difference between a so-so presence of friendly bacteria and a thriving one. We need them for good gut health. Not all foods are great sources of prebiotics, though.Comprised of dietary fiber, prebiotics... 9/20/2022 4:00:00 AM
by Wellness Editor Catastrophic thinking might not hit everyone all the time, but for those of us who have this tendency, it can feel like a nightmare when it does come. Our thoughts can be crushing, even when the scenarios we’ve spun are nowhere near grounded in reality.Catastrophic thoughts, or what some call intrusive thoughts, can take on a life of their own especially when we’re missing information or feeling emotionally... 9/19/2022 4:00:00 AM
by Michael Bianco-Splann Time to rise, time to act, time to get going, Bud time, bad time, best time ever, time to leave, time to move, Miller time, time to decide; time to realize that this thing we call time is not real. Can you touch it? Does it have structure? Oh, yes, our world operates from a time clock, minutes, seconds, hours, work time, rest time, time for dinner, time to make love, time to fight, time to apologize,... 9/18/2022 4:00:00 AM
by Wellness Editor With the consequences of climate change becoming more imminent, it’s time to take action. Trees can combat the consequences of climate change by reducing carbon dioxide. A recent study found that mass planting of trees, as much as 2.5 million acres worth, could reduce carbon emissions by two thirds. Here’s how we can save the world. The Future of Climate Change Climate change has already changed the... 9/17/2022 4:00:00 AM
by Darian Carrow According to the US National Library of Medicine, adverse drug events (ADEs) and medication errors are an underreported burden, affecting nearly one million people annually. Adverse drug events, which are injuries as a result of medications due to overdose, medication errors, and other drug reactions, are a leading cause of emergency room visits and hospitalizations. Among adults, the leading causes... 9/9/2022 4:00:00 AM
by Wellness Editor It seems like even the fittest people around are trying to find ways to combat belly fat. Even people who sport washboard abs are in a never-ending battle with potential flab, and if they miss a beat in the kitchen, they soon start to see how vulnerable they are to belly fat. So, take heart, mortals. Everyone needs to mind their middle.Of course, the reasons for eliminating belly fat include fitting... 9/8/2022 4:00:00 AM
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