After reaching the golden years, most of us really start to appreciate our health. General health is not usually a major concern in younger years, but staying healthy should always be a priority as we get older. After years of bad habits, it might be difficult breaking a lifetime of excuses. Fortunately, starting new healthy habits does not have to be a huge task. It is easy to start a fitness routine at any age, and we can always eat healthier foods. Whether downsizing a home, cutting back…Continue
Meditation is a way of training the mind to reach a more relaxed state of consciousness. Sometimes it is used to direct or manifest goals or intentions that you hope to achieve. It is also a simple and effective way to reduce stress and improve emotional and physical well-being. Meditation is used in homes, hospitals, and even Malibu drug rehab centers because of its overwhelming effectiveness. It takes time to learn…Continue
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Proper running form involves studying everything from arm swing phase, flexibility, stance, and foot strikes. Maintaining a proper form during your runs reduces the risk of injury caused by overuse, and also allows runners to increase speed. If you are looking to make your jogs a little more effective and prevent injury, check out a few ways you can look at and correct your form.
The Foot Strike
Reaching out with the foot with an over-stride creates an aggressive foot…
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Overall, a vast majority of regular exercises are safe for pregnant women. What matters more than the action itself, is the health of the mother-to-be and the state of the pregnancy. Expecting mothers should always speak with a medical professional or trained therapist with experience in the matter if they have questions. If you were physically active before pregnancy, you should be able to maintain most of your regimen. Never attempt to manage your average level of exertion, though. Do…Continue
Fortunately, age spots are usually harmless, but nobody actually wants to have them. Luckily there are ways to prevent, fade, and even remove those annoying age spots.
What are age spots and who can get them?
Age spots, also known as liver spots, are identically colored, randomly occurring dark spots, typically more common as you age. These spots are caused by…
Withdrawal is a difficult process no matter what chemicals your body is missing. Be it nicotine, alcohol, methamphetamine, or another substance, detoxifying your body is a necessary but difficult step on the path to sobriety. If you're ready to overcome your addiction, here are some tips for getting through the withdrawal period as easily and as gracefully as possible.…
Added by Brooke Chaplan on March 29, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Being 60 in the 21st century is completely different than what elders of the past may have experienced. The list of individuals living well into their 80s and even 90s continues to grow. In fact, there is even an expanding demographic of centenarians. This is a result of breakthroughs in medicine and naturopathy offering a longer lease on life. Here are six tips for keeping your health well after the age of 60 and how to feel your best well into old age.…
A medical degree can cost upwards of $170,000 and take over 10 years to complete. If you are considering a job in healthcare, you may first want to try one of these positions that does not require a degree.
A phlebotomist draws patients’ blood in hospitals and physicians’ offices. This will provide hands-on…
Added by Brooke Chaplan on February 10, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
When it comes to making friends and keeping friendships alive, our daily routines seem to have a large impact on how fruitful these relationships become. For many of us, our biggest social outings are work-related, be they drinks with co-workers, or a company event.
When we retire, often many of us find these regular social interactions start to feel like they are few and far between. Just because you're no longer a part of the workday world doesn't mean you have to give up the social…
Added by Brooke Chaplan on January 4, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments
Decorating a new home is one of the greatest pleasures of adulthood. Most of us spend our teenage and college dorm years thinking about what we would do if the freedom and resources were available for decorating our own place. However, people often feel unsure of how to proceed once the time comes to pick out their furnishings and accents. Here are some foolproof ways to make sure your home is well-coordinated, while leaving a little room for quirky personal touches. …
Added by Brooke Chaplan on December 7, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments
According to the Centers for Disase Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 20 percent of American adults smoke, which translates to over 40 million people. The CDC also states that smoking is the leading cause of preventable death. Smokers should follow these easy tricks to help beat their addiction, and get help and support if they decide to quit.…
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The winter season is around the corner and it is imperative to take extra measures to maintain the health of your heart. Storing heart-healthy snacks in your kitchen is a powerful way of making your heart happy during the colder months of the year. Let’s take a close look at six snacks that are good for your heart.
Popcorn is well-known for delivering…
Added by Brooke Chaplan on December 2, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments
With the new year just around the corner, so come the New Years Resolutions and the promise of diets changed for the better. Of course, it is never too early to get a head start on your health. An underrated aspect of a good diet is the presence of whole grains rather than refined grains. Studies agree that whole grains offer many benefits including reducing the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. So here are five great whole grain snack foods that you can place into…Continue
Added by Brooke Chaplan on November 16, 2015 at 4:41pm — No Comments
While exercise is integral to a healthy body and spirit, doing the same workout over and over again can get boring. Before you know it, you start to slack on effort or even skip entire sessions. If you're feeling unmotivated with your current exercise program and are looking for a new activity to quiet your mind, and reignite your passion for fitness, here are some ideas to entertain.…
Added by Brooke Chaplan on November 12, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments
According to Fannin Litigation Group, P.S., car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries resulting from a car accident and whether you got rear-ended or T-boned, your neck takes the brunt of a high impact accidents as you tense for the crash. If you've been diagnosed with whiplash and are still hurting, you should seriously consider massage to treat the worst symptoms.
The Effects of…
Added by Brooke Chaplan on October 27, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments
A break-in is one of the worst things that can happen for a homeowner. It is damaging to property as well as your mental state. Though any home can be a target, there are things that can be done to minimize your risk of being robbed. Here is a list, based on advice from insurance companies and officers who deal with break-ins, of ways to help keep your home from becoming a statistic.
Scope out Your Home
The place to begin, is to look at your home…