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Latest Health News-August 17

latest health articles

The latest health related news from the informative to the ridiculous! Transition from kid to teenager Having a son this age, I read this article twice. Such a tricky age I swear! http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/17/health/transition-to-middle-school/index.html Alcohol and weight gain Maybe this will sway college kids away from binge drinking! It may feel like a right of passage at the time, but what kid doesn’t know it’s bad for you! How about the fact that it makes you gain weight. That might work....

Good Posture Benefits Your Health and Self-Confidence

how good posture benefits your health and self confidence

Having good posture is not something we naturally do.  It’s easier just to slump and slouch.  We’ve always heard you need to “hold your head high”.  It actually means something to do this.  But, good posture benefits your health as well as self-confidence. How it benefits your physical health It keeps your bones and joints in alignment. Helps to prevent backache and muscular pain. It reduces tension in the lower back and neck area. Reduces stress on ligaments holding the...

Best Articles in Health this Week August 5

latest articles in health this week

The best articles in health this week ranging from the informative to the ridiculous.  I find much of it entertaining, like what the queen eats on a daily basis.  She is 91 after all. Here’s a little informative… 10 Tasty Snacks Under 200 Calories Some of these were surprising to me.  A bagel?   I remember a summer where I put on 10 pounds eating bagels so I’m a little skittish about those things.  They do give you energy, though....

Why You Should Occasionally Go Out to Eat Alone

Why You Should Occasionally Go Out to Eat Alone

Why do people view eating alone in a restaurant as sad?  I’m not sure who those people are, but I’m assuming they’ve never tried it.  It’s honestly one of my favorite things to do especially when we travel.  This is why you should occasionally go out to eat alone. Many times my husband will have a work thing and if it’s somewhere cool I’ll tag along.  While he’s doing his thing during the day, I’ll just explore the city,  shop,...

Spinning vs. Running: Which is better?

spinning vs. running: which is better

Some of us are yogis.  Some are gym gals lifting weights.  And some of us are running or spinning fans.  So, let’s talk about spinning and running:  which is better? We all know we need cardio, but here’s a reminder.  I’m quoting straight from the top:  Mayo Clinic’s reasons for cardio.  It’s a good reminder for all of us. Benefits of cardio (according to Mayo Clinic) Helps you keep a healthy weight:  Clearly. Increases stamina:  You’ll be tired at first...

How to lose weight without slowing your metabolism

how to lose weight without slowing your metabolism

Here’s some great health related articles that I’ve read this week!  From how to lose weight without slowing your metabolism to the best health and fitness podcasts out there. Can Losing Weight Slow the Metabolism? If you are overweight and looking to lose, please don’t use this as a reason not to try.  This just explains that doing it the smart way is the best way.  In my words…no crash diets! http://www.health.com/weight-loss/lose-weight-slow-down-metabolism Easy Ways to Add Fiber to Your Diet...

How to Properly Use Retinol

how to properly use retinol

I’m a frequent flyer when it comes to my dermatologist.  I started going at a young age and it’s a regular thing for me. As a teenager, I went to control mild acne.  As a young adult, it was about getting rid of sun-damage as a teenager (a.k.a. getting rid of moles and receiving lectures).  ….And as a full-grown adult it is about cancer-prevention and anti-aging. So, let’s get to the anti-aging part.  I’ve seen numerous dermatologists and there seems...

Has Wellness Become an Epidemic?

Every week I read many articles regarding health and wellness.  They range from the interesting to the intriguing to the downright ridiculous.  I would love to share with you a few I’ve read this week. Has wellness become an epidemic? As someone who has followed Goop for the last few years, I’ve read my fair share of articles that make me shake my head.  But, I am curious.  Many of these articles are an exploration into the future of wellness....

How much is too much when it comes to exercise?

how much is too much when it comes to exercise

I recently read an article that inspired me regarding exercise.  And it wasn’t a woman talking about how much she pushes herself.  Or how to get better toned arms.  It was about a woman who realized that she was exercising too much.  Her name is Erin. Erin, blogger of Queen City Sweat, did not share a picture on Instagram of how perfectly fit she was or the extreme limits she was putting her body through.  She posted a picture of...

Sunscreen | Are You Doing it Right?

sunscreen are you doing it right

For most of us, summer has arrived.  That means endless days in the sun.  But, it can also mean a few sunburns and getting some skin damage while you’re at it.  As far as sunscreen goes, are you doing it right? As I’m creeping near 40, I have been on a quest to reverse all the crazy sun tanning I did to myself as a teen.   I am a porcelain (pale) skinned gal, so tans never came easily.  Being...