Tips to Amp Up Your Workout Routine

There are many reasons why people desire to be physically fit; from living a healthier life to enjoyment of sports and activity. People make the commitment to lose weight, become stronger, or run faster every day. Their intentions are good and their enthusiasm is high, but often they run into unforeseen obstacles which stop their…read more

What is Mindfulness Meditation and How Can it Help You Live a Better Life?

More counselors are incorporating mindfulness meditation into their practice. Scientific studies have been done about the effectiveness of this meditation technique, and it is used worldwide. It is becoming a more common practice because these studies have shown it to be an effective way to increase your mental and physical well-being. What is Mindfulness Meditation?…read more

What is an Allergic Reaction and What Can You Do About it?

Spring is a time when plants come back from winter slumber and begin to bloom again.  However, with their return comes pollen. For many of us that means allergies and hay fever that result in nasal congestion and watery eyes. Using antihistamines brings some relief, although that relief is typically accompanied by a foggy brain.…read more

Various Factors Associated with Your Immune Health

Your immune system is the only thing protecting you from a variety of viruses and bacteria found everywhere in the world.  Your body has plenty of ways to help protect you. From the tiny hairs in your nose that stop germs to all the different immune system cells in your body that fight off invaders,…read more

What to Look for in a Natural Health Supplement

With all the talk about natural health supplements, and the debate surrounding whether people need supplements or not, it’s important to understand the talking points when you’re considering supplements. There are many reasons that an individual might want to opt for a natural health supplement, however, would they know what to look for in a…read more

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Why Do Our Immune Systems Struggle So Much During the Winter?

It has always seemed like an old wives tale that being out in the cold can make you sick. More often than not, doctors would chalk up individuals getting sick during the winter due to increased time indoors, or to other behavioral factors that can cause lots of individuals to not feel so hot during…read more

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The Many Benefits of Drinking Tea

If you love to drink tea, then you’re in luck. A variety of teas have been around for thousands of years, and many have thought that they have amazing health and healing benefits. While tea is not a cure-all for many health conditions, there have been many studies looking at the different types and how…read more

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What’s Up with Being Gluten-Free?

It was less than ten years ago that anyone who wanted to be or had to be gluten-free didn’t have many options. Restaurants weren’t serving gluten-free meals. Grocery stores didn’t carry gluten-free baking mixes. In fact, if you wanted to bake, the only option was rice flour that could be occasionally found at local health…read more

Tips for Improving Gut Health

You may think that your gut is your enemy, especially when it causes both uncomfortable and embarrassing side effects. Your digestive health is incredibly important to your energy levels, your immune health, and your ability to get proper nutrition. Keeping your digestive system healthy can lead to fewer problems with your bowels and even more…read more

10 Low-Impact Activities to Protect Your Joints

Your joints feel the profound effects of age more than any other part of your body. Your joints take the daily wear and tear of your body weight, and aging can cause joint discomfort. Often, doctors will say that extreme pharmaceutical medications and surgery are the answer, plus they will encourage individuals to not let…read more

How Being Active Boosts Your Immune System

Previously on the blog, we talked about diets and how weight loss has been boiled down to 80 percent diet and 20 percent exercise. By boiling down weight loss to mostly diet, you lose other aspects of a healthy lifestyle by implying that a good diet means you will be healthy. That’s not the case. The…read more