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.
Lists of must-have superfoods have been popping up all over the health and wellness world—and for good reason. Each year, experts learn more
about the specific benefits a variety of foods offer the body. Supplementing your weekly menu with these powerhouses helps take your health to the
next level! We've gathered some easy-to-access, well-known superfoods that greatly impact heart health, as well as some other common conditions. While
all the foods below are excellent choices for either gender, these foods are particularly great for men (don't forget to check out our superfoods menu
at the bottom!):
We've discussed the curve in the neck, the four types of curves typically seen and why a healthy curve is important. In today's post, Dr. Sylvia Kim, D.C., longtime chiropractor, takes a look at some of the issues a
less than ideal or problematic curve can cause and Dr. Sylvia shares some of her top
recommendations for keeping up your spinal health.
Some of us love it and some of us hate it—but snow is a part of many of our lives. In
the United States alone, it’s estimated that back and
shoulder injuries caused by shoveling are in the tens of thousands each year. Researchers
at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide
Children’s Hospital mined through almost two decades worth of data and concluded that
an average of 11,500 visits to the emergency room per year are
snow-shoveling related. The vast majority of those injuries were low-back injuries;
the most serious incidents were cardiac-related injuries, totaling
7 percent of the cases.
Whether you’re in a snowy state or just experience a drop in temperatures, parents sometimes struggle to find ways to keep children active during less
than desirable weather. There’s a well-known saying in Norway that many Norwegian kids grow up with, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only
bad clothing.” What a great way to view unfavorable weather!
Through the months of September and March, American families suffer a much higher rate of sickness and disease—especially
kids. In fact, it’s estimated that between the ages of 0-6, little ones can get colds anywhere from
8 to 12 times a year (and adolescents about 2 times
a year). But we think that’s still WAY too much. Here are some helpful things you can do to help
your children fight off those sick days with the healthiest
immune systems possible.
For many folks, a hot (or cold!) cup of coffee is the perfect way to jump start their morning.
In fact, 80 percent of American adults drink caffeine daily, but it’s not only adults these days.
Caffeine has found its way into the candy, snacks and desserts favored by kids and young adults, too.
What are the ramifications of this stimulant on growing bodies? Should parents be concerned? We have the answers!
Yesterday, we shared some of our best summer safety tips, and included in this was a look at gardening safety!
Now it's time to go into more detail,
because whether you love it, hate it or feel impartial to it, yard work is a part of most adults' lives. It's important to take the proper precautions against muscle strain.
If you live in the United States, you’ve most likely taken a dip in a chlorinated pool
at some point or another—if not every summer of your life. Not only that, if you
had a glass of tap water today, you probably drank some chlorine. The general population
seems to have accepted that chlorine is safe, but newer studies are indicating that harmful
effects may result from this common chemical.
With so many days spent outside in the summer months, it’s pretty much prime bug-biting time.
And these bites aren’t just itchy and irritating—they also run the risk of contracting some pretty serious
diseases and illnesses. Protection is a must! Here’s the buzz on bug sprays, both traditional and