How many times have you been told to sit up straight? It turns out Mom was right; sitting up straight is good advice indeed. Hunching your shoulders
and keeping your head down while working, studying, reading or texting isn’t just bad for posture, it can actually reduce the healthy curve in your
cervical spine. Get in the loop about why the body has—and needs—this important curve.
Experts agree, getting enough sleep is critical
when it comes to kids’ body and brain development.
Kids need consistent rest to ensure they stay alert,
cope with the demands of the classroom and get the most out of their learning experiences.
Here are a few healthy sleep habits to help your kids get enough quality ZZZs each night.Read More
Anyone with leg or foot pain knows the toll it can take on daily life. Without the ability to get around painlessly, everyday tasks can be impossible and things you used to love become a struggle. If you’re suffering from constant pain in your lower extremities, just know that you’re not alone. Check out these patient stories about leg and foot pain and relief—found without medication or surgery.
You’ve probably heard the term “clean eating” but what does that really mean? No sauces or gravies? No pesticides or preservatives?
The definitions and ideas about this healthy lifestyle can vary, but here’s what we think you need to know:
Think you’re doing the right thing by drinking diet soda instead of regular? The bad news is diet
soda boasts some serious downsides. Sugar-free substitutes, like aspartame, Splenda and Stevia can
actually harm you and your diet more than you realize.Read More
Ever been scrubbing down the tub or kitchen floor when a headache suddenly strikes? Or have your eyes started burning and watering while using bleach
to clean the toilet? There are reasons the back of common cleaning products are covered with warnings, cautions and alarming statements like “harmful
or fatal” or “hazardous to humans and domestic animals”—but yet we still use them in our homes and around our children,
pets and selves.
If you’re a parent of a teen—or even pre-teen—getting them to go to bed on time at night or waking them up in the morning may be your least
favorite routine. Whether they’ve become a night owl or you have to tell them, “It’s time to get up!” 42 times in the morning—there’s a reason
why and biology plays a big role.
Heart disease tops the list for leading causes of death in the United States.
Without a doubt, this stat is alarming, but there are a lot of things you
can do improve your heart health and decrease your chances of disease—starting today.