Making strong choices every day
They say “you are what you eat,” but you’re actually the result of many things. The exercise and rest you get. What you drink and what you breathe. Even your genes and the company you keep. It all contributes to your physical, mental, social, and spiritual wellbeing.
You may also be managing the health of your family-a big and potentially rewarding responsibility. Read on and discover ways for living a good life together. Enjoy the best “you” you all can be.
Visiting a Diabetic Specialist: 5 Questions You Should Ask
Whether you have a new diabetes diagnosis or notice changes to your symptoms, you may consider visiting or revisiting an endocrinologist or diabetic specialist. These health care providers are experts on your condition who can guide you through any lifestyle changes needed to optimize your quality of life with diabetes.
How to Prevent Mastitis: Understanding This Common Breast Health Issue
Mastitis — the word itself can strike fear into the heart of any breastfeeding parent. This breast infection is fairly common among breastfeeding women (it affects about 20 percent at some point during the breastfeeding relationship), but it's often difficult and painful. Some mothers may even consider ceasing breastfeeding if they have recurrent mastitis infections. Here's how to prevent mastitis so you can continue to nurse your baby in health and happiness — and how to treat it, if you do happen to get it.
Why Do I Sweat So Much? The Truth About Excess Perspiration
It's natural to sweat. Sweating is the body's personal cooling system. Everyone sweats when it's hot outside, during exercise, and in response to certain emotional situations. However, if you sweat more than others, you may be asking yourself, "Why do I sweat so much?" Learn more about the factors contributing to excessive sweating and ways to make it better.
Medication Safety: 5 Prescriptions You Should be Extra Careful With
Almost 50 percent of Americans have taken at least one prescription medication in the past month. Medications help us eliminate deadly diseases, relieve pain and suffering, and increase quality of life — but with so many drugs on the market, medication safety is more important than ever. To help keep yourself as safe as possible, here are five types of prescription medications you should be extra careful with.
6 Facts About Dreams and Sleep Phenomena
Researchers are uncovering many surprising facts about dreams that could change the way you think about sleep. In fact, sleeping and dreaming are absolutely vital for our health and longevity. The better your sleep, the better your wakeful hours will be. Here are some surprising facts about the fascinatingly strange world of sleep and what happens to your brain while you're sleeping.