While we all want to see instant results, overwhelming ourselves with tons of ideas and choices will not keep us motivated. However, there are a few small habits that can equal immense changes.
Having a cold or flu during the winter can leave people feeling down and out, and off track nutritionally and physically. Here are my top tips to help minimize your risk of catching colds and flu.
It can happen almost instantly. First there’s a fever, accompanied by what appears to be pimples or an insect bite, then pain, and shortly after— you’re being whisked from an emergency room to intensive care— and the treatments can seem endless. Sometimes there’s surgery involved and the recovery can last months!
Scientists from Finland recently published a study in the Journal of Human Hypertension that confirmed sauna bathing provides many health benefits. The new research comes as no surprise to me! I take a sauna every day after my cardio and resistance-training workout. I have been a big proponent of sauna for many years. I personally have experienced its health benefits.
The opioid epidemic is one of the greatest crises that this country has ever faced. Every day, countless numbers of men and women die at a young age because of overdoses. This epidemic knows no age bracket, as people of all ages have fallen victim to this addiction. It is thought that 25 million United States residents have daily chronic pain and of that number, 2 million are addicted to opioids.
Our eyes take a beating daily. More so now than ever, we subject our eyes to blue light that is emitted from smartphones, tablets and laptops. Many of us don’t use sunglasses when we’re outside. Sometimes, we’re in front of our computers all day, or under fluorescent lights in our offices with little or no natural light exposure.
The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued new guidelines for blood pressure. With these new guidelines, it is estimated that the amount of people now having elevated, or high blood pressure (hypertension stage 1) will increase from 73 million to 103 million.