If you have a family then you already know that it’s tough to stay healthy, especially with children that take up almost all of your time during the day. If you can plan in such a way that gives you the time to squeeze in a 30-minute workout, then you’ll be back to a healthy lifestyle very soon.
In eating a balanced diet, you need a good range of fats. You need them for nerve function, for vitamin absorption, to keep creating healthy cells and a healthy immune system. The right fats will help lower cholesterol and decrease risk of heart attacks.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a serious public health concern. It’s getting progressively worse; in fact, it actually exacts a greater death toll than AIDS and other “modern plagues”! Here are some common-sense approaches to prevent MRSA and greatly hinder the spread of infections.
Arthritis is a tough condition to live with and can cause significant chronic pain, stiffness and fatigue. Bottom line: It’s not a fun way to go through life. And yet, arthritis doesn’t have to be a life sentence of agony. On the contrary, with a little exercise, you can turn pain off, loosen up those joints and actually live a very mobile lifestyle.
High protein foods, such as meat and eggs, may not be as useful as you would like to believe because normally they are consumed in a cooked form. Raw food ‘experts’ say that raw protein is the best because uncooked protein is of a higher quality. They suggest that cooking destroys upwards of 50% of the protein contained within food by denaturing the proteins.
If your child has asthma, preventive measures must be taken. The quality of air that you breathe at home can make a huge difference because asthma can be triggered by allergens and irritants that are usually found at home. Help your child breathe easier by clearing your home of asthma triggers.
It happens every single night. You go into bed exhausted from the day’s activities, hoping for a peaceful night’s sleep – only to toss and turn until dawn. You get up the next day all cranky, irritable, and still tired. If you find yourself in this vicious cycle, you might be suffering from insomnia.
The effects of an eating disorder on an individual with diabetes are related to both high and low blood sugar levels. High glucose levels caused by missing or a reduction of insulin dosages, leading to diabetic ketoacidosis – a potentially life-threatening condition if left untreated. Low glucose levels caused by food restriction or vomiting can lead to fainting, sweating, headaches, anxiety, blurred vision and weakness.
You’re probably aware of the benefits of including fish several times per week as part of a balanced diet. This may have led you to wonder why exactly fish is so important, and what to do if you don’t particularly enjoy eating fish! So, these are five of the many benefits of fish or fish oil supplements particularly for seniors – for that matter, anyone over age 50!
One of the greatest things a parent can teach children is the importance of physical activity. The activity doesn’t have to always be regarded as a “workout,” but can be used as a healthy opportunity for family bonding. The best way to solve the problem of inactivity and lack of family bonding is to incorporate exercise into family time.