For many, summertime means sun, surf and sand, but the season can also bring asthma attacks, ear infections, spoiled foods, and whole different host of health concerns that are unique to this time of the year. Here are some primary health woes that are more likely to occur in the summer months than at other times of the year—and what you can to do prevent them.
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Nothing can throw off the start of a fun vacation faster than jet lag. Travelers who feel groggy in the afternoon or wake up well before sunrise can blame both things on the body’s biological clock falling out of sync with the time on the person’s watch. A “master clock” in the brain called the suprachiasmatic nucleus controls the body’s circadian rhythm. This clock responds to external signals — most notably, sunlight — to sync the body’s internal timing with that of the environment. How far you travel and where you go can affect how well your body responds to these disruptions. Read on to learn more about jet lag.
The official start of Summer is just around the corner, along with sizzling temperatures and record highs. As the mercury soars, it can be harder to feel comfortable. Whether it be trying to fall asleep in the persistent, humid, and sticky weather or just cooling off during a blazing afternoon, we’ve gathered together some tips and tricks to keep you cool day and night – no air conditioner required. You’ll see some food tips that will help you cool off from the inside out, some tips for your house that will keep things cooler inside, and some tips to help you keep cooler at bedtime. So if you’re looking for ways to be more comfortable and cool down during this blazing summer, check out these 25 refreshing tricks and tips to keep cool.
A stroll down the sunscreen aisle can be a stressful experience. Water-resistant? Broad spectrum? SPF 100? How do you know what’s really the best sunscreen for your skin and overall health? Indeed, not all sunscreens are created equal: Nearly three-quarters of sunscreens are either ineffective or contain chemicals that could harm your health, according to a new report. Read on for some of the best tips this year when it comes to purchasing sunscreens and proper sun protection.
It seems like it’s getting harder and harder to get a good night’s sleep, with a myriad of distractions keeping us from getting enough shut-eye. We’re supposed to get seven to nine hours of sleep, but many Americans don’t hit that target every night. Sleep can provide incredible health benefits, like helping us lose weight, improving our memories, and even making us happier. So when you’re lying in bed with one of these nine common sleep problems, here’s what the science says you should do.
Have you ever wondered what your body says about your health or what your body says about your personality? You have probably heard that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but in fact, hidden clues about who you really are can be found all over your body. From symptoms of various diseases to your chances of getting divorced, you will be surprised to find out what your body shape says about you or what your face says about you. If you want to find out what your body says about you, check out today’s post with these 25 fascinating things your body says about you and who you are.
Although scientists haven’t figured out how to reverse the aging process, they have discovered how to make you live longer and look younger—and the secret is in the foods in your kitchen. Meals high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and fat-melting nutrients can stave off any number of diseases, including obesity, and turn back your metabolic clock. To keep your metabolism young and revving, and watch the pounds melt away, incorporate these wholesome foods into your diet.
Even when you try your best to eat well, it’s difficult to know everything about nutrition. Quite often people believe they are making good and wise choices, yet they don’t realize that little oversights stand in the way of optimal health. Here’s a list of 10 common but easy-to-repair nutrition mistakes.
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We’re all familiar with them — foods that we think are healthy because we heard about them on the news or from a health-conscious friend. And no matter how much we may dislike them, we keep buying them because we think they’re good for us. Take swapping dairy milk for almond milk. Is liquid from nuts really nutritionally superior to milk from a cow? Or splurging on Himalayan sea salt. Healthy habit or a bit of nonsense? Based on the expert advice of registered dietitians, here are 15 “health foods” that are actually not worth eating.
It’s the time of year again when you have to give back that extra hour of sleep you gained last fall. Yes, Daylight Saving Time is upon us again. Starting Sunday, March 12 at 2 a.m., our days will be longer, our evenings brighter and we will be reminded that spring and warmer weather are within reach. However, Daylight Saving comes with the potential to wreak havoc on your sleep routine and overall health. But a few simple steps might help smooth the transition, and prevent one night’s bad sleep from escalating into longer lasting problem. Here are a few tips from experts on how to ease into your new schedule without wanting to break your alarm clock.
In a fast-paced world where convenience trumps healthy home cooking, the battle is on to protect your heart. The food choices you make can drastically affect your heart health, energy and appetite control. Keep your heart in tip-top shape with choices that are tasty, healthy and convenient for the entire family. From berries and nuts, to fish and leafy greens, here are 14 foods that are best for your heart.