Tagged as Healthy Living

Eat your veggies, move daily, avoid smoking and excess alcohol — these are considered to be the basis of a healthy lifestyle. Well, there may need to be another surprising addition to that list. A canine companion can help improve overall wellbeing and it isn’t just about the good company. The addition of a dog to the household could improve the health of their caregivers. Dog ownership has been associated...
June 10, 2020
It’s a kick of heat. It might make you sneeze. Black pepper is an American kitchen staple that just happens to have a multitude of healthy properties. Who knew? Black pepper has many surprising health properties that may provide some pretty impressive benefits. Some of these include anti-inflammatory properties, stabilizing blood sugar, fighting cancer, increasing nutrient absorption, antioxidant properties...
June 8, 2020
Coffee culture surrounds us and dominates the rituals of people around the world, one pumpkin spice latté at a time. Whether it’s from your coffee pot at home, your favorite corner coffee shop, or straight from a French press at work, caffeine is used by many trying to remain productive throughout their day. However many people take it a bit too far and become full on caffeine junkies. These are the...
May 6, 2020
Being under quarantine has been a challenge for many of us. It's hard to feel stuck. Maybe you didn't even want to go out but now that you can't it sure sounds good, doesn't it? But if your health routine was dependent on going to the gym, heading out for a run, or daily shopping trips for fresh veg, this is going to be a challenge. Staying healthy during a quarantine can feel hopeless, like you may...
April 6, 2020
Wow, this is a strange time we find ourselves in, isn' it? And it could get more serious before it gets better. The United States jumped to #1 in infection stats and at the current rate, we're unlikely to start the decline anytime soon. With more than 245,000 cases and over 6,000 reported deaths already — the exponential climb has begun and a mass quarantine, that is, strict federal orders to remain...
April 3, 2020
Mandatory quarantines are hitting the nation, forcing people to stay indoors for their own wellbeing and that of others as the US leads the world in cases of COVID-19. What will the meals in your home look like over the coming weeks? What if it extends beyond a few weeks? Will you and your family have enough of the foods you need to remain healthy and keep your immune system at its best? - It’s important...
March 30, 2020
Life is forever challenging for us all. We carry pains and life’s lessons all the way through. None of us are exempt from these sharper edges. We are here to grow. The signature purpose and intention behind life’s sharper edges is to provide us that very opportunity. What might seem like and enemy will likely turn out to be the only possible thing that could have caused us enough discomfort to finally...
March 23, 2020
Back in 2017, -more than 500- Royal Caribbean passengers became sick after two of the company’s ships were hit by a gastrointestinal illness. And this isn’t the first time. Every year, -hundreds of people- fall sick during cruises. Unfortunately, cruise-related -health concerns- aren’t surprising, as passengers are confined to a shared space for much of the trip. But cruising can be such fun. What'...
March 19, 2020
Giving up alcohol doesn't mean we have to quit enjoying our favorite flavors. In many cases, we can swap out spirited ingredients for non-alcoholic alternatives and create mocktails that taste just as great. Want to try it out? Substitute the following ideas with the suggested alternatives in those favorite beers or mixed drink recipes. Beer Alternatives - Beer -cocktails-, such as the Michelada, Summer...
February 24, 2020
Want to hear a shocking statistic? -About 38%- of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. Although treatments are continuously improving, and in many cases life expectancy is much higher than it once was, it’s always better to never get cancer in the first place. What if making a few small choices could reduce risk? It turns out, that's a great idea to bank on. Making...
February 24, 2020