Posts by Wellness Editor

Exercising can be hard to fit into a tight schedule, and with so many other demands taking up our free time, many of us feel like we need a way to burn some extra calories. We went looking for ways to burn calories without exercising. And found some great results. Get the details below on how you can burn calories without exercising, too. Take a Hot Bath People who enjoy a good, hot soak have one more...
12/7/2021 9:00:00 AM
Have you heard of revenge bedtime procrastination yet? Consider this: It’s late, really late. A reasonable bedtime has come and gone, and yet, the idea of retiring for the night feels like such a drag. After a long, frustrating day, what’s another 20 minutes on social media, online shopping or Hulu? We deserve it, right?Yeah, we might not feel so forgiving of ourselves when morning finally rolls around,...
12/7/2021 9:00:00 AM
Maybe it’s a mottled brownish spot of skin that’s changed size or color, or a mole that’s suddenly become uneven and asymmetric. And suddenly you're worried. Maybe we have skin that developed new coloration ranging from white, pink, and red to bluish-black. Skin cancer is a serious health concern, and it doesn’t discriminate. Anyone, at any age, can be affected. Let me say that again: anyone can get...
12/7/2021 9:00:00 AM
Looking at our ancestors can teach us a lot about where we’ve come from and how much we’ve changed. We modern humans might not be quite the same beings we were millennia ago, but we’ve also remained unchanged in many ways.Archeologists have worked painstakingly to piece together human history, and much of their research depends on remains left behind by our predecessors. Even ancient waste can offer...
12/6/2021 9:00:00 AM
Many of us tend to think about over-the-counter (OTC) drugs as being safer than their prescription counterparts, maybe because there are no gatekeepers holding us back from using them at our discretion. In truth, over-the-counter medication is still medication and each can have serious health risks of their own but this is especially true when we combine them with other drugs. Though this list is not...
12/4/2021 9:00:00 AM
Autoimmune conditions are some of the most complex and intricate challenges that can strike a person's health. Because these systems are incredibly complex and interwoven into every system of the body, the results of each autoimmune condition are likewise incredibly complex. And researchers have long struggled to pin them down as a result. They do know that certain issues seem to spark microscopic...
12/3/2021 9:00:00 AM
Many have started to realize that our guts are complex biological systems filled with trillions of microscopic residents. This diverse array of bacteria live in cooperation with our bodies, working to keep our systems balanced and functioning—and in return, we offer them a place to live.Experts have warned for some time now that antibiotics can have harmful impacts on our gut health, but now they’re...
12/2/2021 9:00:00 AM
Pain is a normal part of life. It lets us know when we’re in danger of harming ourselves, and it warns us when something is going wrong in our bodies. Researchers are studying a rare genetic mutation that has left one woman virtually incapable of perceiving pain, and it may hold the key to the future in pain management.Researchers in England are studying a Scottish woman who has a set of rare genetic...
11/28/2021 9:00:00 AM
Bacteria can influence our bodies in ways even experts still struggle to understand. Invaders can ravage a system, some attacking with such speed and fury that they can overwhelm and kill their hosts despite all efforts to stop them. In some cases, the damage and waste products bacteria leave behind could be equally as devastating. They might even contribute to many different autoimmune and neurodegenerative...
11/27/2021 9:00:00 AM
Researchers have seen an unsettling new trend: Colon cancer is striking people at younger ages. As a result, the American Cancer Society recently updated its guidelines for colon and rectal cancer prevention, now advising that all people begin routine screening at 45, as reported by CNN. Previous guidelines recommended that people begin screening at 50. Deadly TrendColon and rectal cancers are the...
11/22/2021 9:00:00 AM