There's no doubt that sugar is delicious. Especially if you have a sweet tooth, you know how much flavor a little sugar can bring to drinks, desserts, and everyday dishes. But you also likely know that while enjoying sugar in moderation is A-OK, overindulging in the sweet stuff can be damaging.
Foam rolling is a popular strategy for reducing muscle soreness and improving mobility. But many people make the mistake of rolling directly on connective tissue or bone, an expert said. To avoid injury and maximize benefits, focus on large muscle groups and don't forget to stretch. Foam rolling is often...
Establishing a consistent workout routine is one of the best things that we can do for our bodies. Exercising helps to give you more energy, reduces the risk of disease, improves cardiovascular health, and of course, strengthens your bones and muscles. While just getting to the gym can sometimes be...
I think we can all agree that split ends are the worst. Nothing kills a good hair day more than realizing your tips are split in two, three, four, or more ways. And unfortunately, unless you're consistently getting your hair cut or trimmed, split ends are inevitable. However, you could be doing things that make split ends pop up more frequently and not even know it.
Like yoga and gymming, Zumba also has its own set of benefits. Specifically, if you are looking for effective yet healthy weight loss programs, this is one of the best fitness regimes you can try. This form of aerobic exercise is fun, entertaining and it targets different sets of muscle groups in the body, all at once.But is it good for your health?
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: sleep is essential. It’s when our bodies do important things, like experience a regeneration of neurohormones, consolidate memories, and establish some nervous system balance (increase parasympathetic balance), explains Dr. Kuljeet (Kelly) Gill, a sleep medicine specialist at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. These things are important for our overall health, and affect our memory, heart health, brain health, hormonal balance and mood for the better.
If you’re an overthinker, you know how hard it is to stop the negative thought cycle. Overthinking can occur for many reasons, even about things that aren’t important in your life. If it’s a problem for you, repeating inspiring mantras can help you shift your mindset and end the cycle.
Catching coronavirus is bad enough, but what if the symptoms never stop? Long COVID can affect anyone, and those it has are often called Long Haulers. "There's a variety of presentations that people can have. And this is ranging from those that were hospitalized to those that were even not hospitalized at all," says Dr. Natalia Covarrubias-Eckardt in a Providence presentation. Why? "We have no clue, so everybody's different and everyone's presentation is different, which is why this is a really interesting syndrome. Some people have that just for a couple of days. Some don't get it at all, whereas others are still fighting with it when they were first diagnosed back when the COVID first hit us. And we're still learning about why this happens. There are some theories that it's an immune response and inflammatory response, and some people have higher inflammatory responses to the virus than other patients, but we still don't know a hundred percent." What we do know are the symptoms. Read on to hear about some of the most common—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.
While COVID-19 affects people differently, there are symptoms to watch out for in a certain order that help identify if you have the virus. Signs of COVID range from shortness of breath, coughing, sneezing, vomiting, headache and more and Eat This, Not That! Health talked to Dr. J. Wes Ulm, MD, Ph.D., who explains COVID symptoms and patterns to be aware of. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.
When nature calls, we must be quick to answer. Whether you get the call after a two-hour road trip or during your 10-minute train ride home, you know the feeling of relief that comes with arriving at the bathroom. But however you're relieving yourself, you're probably not putting a lot of thought into how long you spend doing so. According to doctors, if you're spending an unusual amount of time on the toilet, you might want to reevaluate your habits. Read on to learn more about the toilet time limit you need to keep in mind.
Most of us learn pretty early—whether it's via an ice cream headache or pizza-party hangover—that it is indeed possible to get too much of a good thing. Unfortunately, as health-conscious adults, many of us are slow to realize the same lesson still applies. When it comes to vitamins and supplements, more doesn't mean better. Taking too many vitamins can have unpleasant or serious side effects, and some vitamins shouldn't be taken in supplement form at all. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You May Have Already Had COVID.
With nearly 5,000 new cases of COVID per day, Ohio and the rest of the world are still dealing with a pandemic that started nearly two years ago. What we’ve barely begun to deal with, two experts said last week, is the long hangover many experience as “long COVID.” That expression refers to a set […]
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My family wasn't wealthy growing up, but we always had a backyard pool; it was cheaper than a vacation. When my husband and I were shopping for a home after selling our first, we awarded points for pools. But after losing many bidding wars, we decided to buy a pool-less...
New research from UC San Francisco that tested possible triggers of a common heart condition, including caffeine, sleep deprivation and sleeping on the left side, found that only alcohol use was consistently associated with more episodes of the heart arrhythmia. The authors conclude that people might be able to reduce...
If you contract COVID-19 now, you're may have slightly different symptoms that people did at the beginning of the pandemic, particularly if you're vaccinated. That's according to the ZOE COVID Symptom Study, whose multinational researchers have been tracking symptoms of new COVID cases via an app. In a video update posted last week, Dr. Tim Spector, a professor of epidemiology at King's College London and a leader of the study, revealed the most common symptoms reported by people with new positive COVID tests these days. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had COVID.
Children who don't fit in are prone to harmful outcomes in emotional and behavioral health, academic performance, socialization, and self-esteem. Many of the challenges you face, first with neighborhood kids and school peers, then with fellow adults, relate to your perceived deficits. If your parents didn't seem to like you...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Think vigorous exercise is just for the young? Think again. Although it’s a common belief that older adults should slow down in their later years, a new study finds seniors should be doing the exact opposite! Researchers from Harvard University say evolution actually explains why staying physically active during old age keeps people alive longer.