Posts by Wellness Editor

We do love our coffee, don't we? The average American drinks two cups per day. And most of us have our own variations on that beverage. The options are as unique as every American. Creamy sweet, black, chocolatey, with syrups, or even with butter. And hen we look at getting healthy and making better choices, this beverage tops the list of places where we need to make adjustments. And it's worth it...
1/21/2021 7:13:07 PM
Most people know that high blood pressure is a health risk and that blood pressure that drops too low can also be a problem. But what about when it bounces back and forth between the two extremes? It turns out that’s not good for you, either. And when it happens at a younger age, it may signal an increased risk of other health problems later in life. Why is Fluctuating Blood Pressure a Problem? The...
1/21/2021 6:48:43 PM
The relationship between siblings can be as complicated as it is enduring. Even the closest, most treasured relationships have some bumps in the road as each sibling goes through different life stages and they grow to figure out their own lives. But no matter what, these relationships have an undeniable impact. And, good or bad, one thing sibling relationships may affect is bullying. Our Early Sibling...
1/21/2021 6:25:20 PM
Trampolines may be a favorite childhood pastime loaded with fun memories, but, as it turns out, bouncing on one of these devices may actually be a good thing to pick back up as an adult, too. They may benefit both strength and cardiovascular fitness — and they're still fun. And more people than ever are picking them up. Here's why and how to get started. One Major Benefit to a Trampoline Workout Yeah,...
1/21/2021 5:58:59 PM
Cold, dry winter weather is inevitable, and it can bring all sorts of problems with it. We might consider cranking up a humidifier to aid congestion and make breathing easier if someone in the household gets sick, but higher humidity levels can be helpful all through the winter season. We’ve uncovered five reasons why many households could really benefit from a humidifier. 1. Humidity Improves Skin...
1/18/2021 6:54:20 PM
Before the cold weather season begins, we may promise ourselves to avoid running up the heating bill. Then comes (brrrrr!) winter, and our longing for warmth overrides that vow and our bank account pays the price. But what if we could stay warm without paying a hefty price to heat our homes? Read on to discover 10 ways to achieve that goal. 5 Free Ways to Stay Warm Winter brings many challenges, depending...
1/18/2021 6:33:52 PM
Researchers are still unsure of all the details as to what this may mean going forward, but they may have shed some new light on how we develop long-term immunity against influenza strains. More specifically, they’ve linked the strongest immune responses to the variants we were exposed to as children. Different Influenza Strains Up until 1957, H1N1 was the only known flu virus strain in humans. Since...
1/18/2021 5:32:34 PM
If you like to use a little olive oil when you cook, you might know that it can have a range of health benefits. It contains antioxidants and is even believed to help protect from stroke and heart disease. It’s no secret that olive oil can function as a healthy part of your diet, but there’s a new reason to keep it near the stove. Did you know that it may also help your body prevent brain cancer?A...
1/18/2021 8:00:00 AM
Our bodies house somewhere between 10 and 100 trillion microbes, most of which live in our guts. These microbes seem to contribute more than we ever thought our wellbeing and many of our body processes. The balance can be delicate, however; many of them are sensitive to the foods and chemicals we expose them to—and are therefore subject to imbalance. Microscopic Alliance Animals and microbes have...
1/18/2021 8:00:00 AM
We might not see much of ourselves when we come across those tiny flying annoyances, but as it turns out, we have a lot in common with fruit flies. They’re capable of developing about 75% of the diseases that afflict humans, making them the ideal models for numerous areas of study. One of the more promising developments in this area is in age-related issues —specifically, heart health. See, fruit flies...
1/18/2021 8:00:00 AM