Shedding the pounds and KEEPING the weight off helps improve cardiometabolic factors, say researchers

It’s no secret that shedding a healthy number of pounds is good for you. Keeping the weight off, however, is equally important to sustain the health benefits of weight loss, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers from Tufts University and the University of Connecticut found that cardiometabolic improvements as a result of weight loss get reverted among people who regained … Continue reading Shedding the pounds and KEEPING the weight off helps improve cardiometabolic factors, say researchers

Hygiene 101: Hand sanitizers work, but handwashing gets rid of more germs, explain scientists

While hand sanitizers work, handwashing is still the gold standard for hygiene as it kills more germs. According to Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center physician Dr. Roland Newman II, while there’s truth in the claims saying that hand sanitizers can kill 99 percent of germs, some pathogens can still sneak through. Handwashing is still the best According … Continue reading Hygiene 101: Hand sanitizers work, but handwashing gets rid of more germs, explain scientists

Are you constantly tired? Eating well and improving sleep quality will give you an energy boost

Being constantly tired is such a common condition that it spawned the acronym TATT: “Tired All The Time.” It’s normal to feel tired after a strenuous exercise or a busy day at work. But sometimes, fatigue can be persistent and begin to affect your performance throughout the day. Fortunately, there are natural ways to restore your energy levels … Continue reading Are you constantly tired? Eating well and improving sleep quality will give you an energy boost

5 Tips for a successful keto diet

Many people desire instant results when they’re trying to lose weight, but it’s called a “journey” for a reason. If you want to achieve your weight goal, you’ll have to put in the work and be consistent about it. One sustainable weight loss strategy is to follow a certain diet. Diets come with a set of … Continue reading 5 Tips for a successful keto diet

Got the sniffles? Avoid these 4 foods if you want to recover from a cold or flu faster

Having the flu or the common cold can be very distressing. It makes you nauseous and feel tired all the time. Your throat is often itchy and you keep on coughing. The flu and the common cold typically go away on their own. But due to how burdensome they can be, you want to speed up … Continue reading Got the sniffles? Avoid these 4 foods if you want to recover from a cold or flu faster

Prepping tips for the injured or those with chronic illness

Around six in ten Americans are living with at least one chronic disease. Given this statistic, it’s likely that you either have a chronic illness or have a family member with one. This reality will make prepping for a disaster a little more difficult. However, there are ways that you can manage the situation. Here’s what … Continue reading Prepping tips for the injured or those with chronic illness

Relieve sore muscles naturally with these 12 essential oils

Muscle soreness can happen for a range of reasons, from strenuous exercise to difficult menstruation. It can make the slightest motion painful and difficult, and it can stick around for longer periods if left untreated. One holistic approach to muscle soreness that has been around for millennia is the use of essential oils. Natural healers and aromatherapists had … Continue reading Relieve sore muscles naturally with these 12 essential oils

5 Ways to use tea tree oil for common skin conditions

Tea tree oil, or melaleuca oil as it is sometimes called, is an essential oil obtained from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a small tree endemic to Australia. Aboriginal Australians have used tea tree oil for centuries. These native people crush tea tree leaves to extract the oil, then inhale it to treat coughs and colds. It could … Continue reading 5 Ways to use tea tree oil for common skin conditions

Egg nutrition facts: How many calories are in an egg?

Eggs are one of the most misunderstood foods because of their cholesterol content. But according to experts, eggs are actually nutritious and can be a good source of energy to boost your day. Eggs contain important nutrients that are linked to many health benefits. They are also a versatile ingredient and a breakfast staple in many … Continue reading Egg nutrition facts: How many calories are in an egg?

Post-workout nutrition: Here’s what you should eat after exercising

What you eat after working out is as important as the actual training. When you exercise, your body uses stored glucose called glycogen, which depletes energy. Your muscles also tear especially if you’re doing resistance or strength training. As a result, you get exhausted and sore. But by eating the right foods, you can recover and feel … Continue reading Post-workout nutrition: Here’s what you should eat after exercising