When it comes to our health, we often ignore important symptoms. In discussing this tendency with friends, I've discovered that there are various reasons. We don't want to overreact or to seem "hysterical." We don't want to make "something" out of "nothing," or to be labeled a hypochondriac. We're afraid we won't be taken seriously by our doctor. And lastly, this: We're not even aware that the … [Read more...] about What You Don’t Know About Your Eyes Could Hurt You
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I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s resolutions, since I find myself making the same ones year after year. Wash, rinse and repeat. I guess that means they never really worked for me. Or perhaps instead it’s a matter of me being unrealistic: After all, setting new behaviors is not a once-and done. To achieve something truly worthwhile can take years of planning and hard work. Success is rarely … [Read more...] about Hindsight is 2020: Five New Year’s Resolutions Learned from Looking Back
You’re protecting your eyes from the sun, but do you know about these other dangers? “Although some causes of vision loss can’t be prevented, many can be avoided by taking simple precautions,” says Jeffrey Goshe, M.D., an ophthalmologist at Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute. Read about 7 ways to protect your eyes at Parade.com. … [Read more...] about 7 Common Activities That May Be Damaging Your Eyes (and How to Stop)
If you – or someone else – needs some inspiration for gift-giving or giving hints, here are some great, healthy ways to indulge in a gift that doubles as being good for you, the planet, and/or all of humanity. Check out the selections below, some of which come with an added gift of a discount. When life weighs you down... Sleep with this. Your precious sleep may suffer when the going … [Read more...] about 10 Great Gift Ideas for the Healthy Woman in All Of Us
Feeling sad lately? As the days get shorter and colder, you may feel tired and moody, depleted of energy or enthusiasm. That sad feeling is officially known as SAD, or seasonal affective disorder, and it's quite common, especially in wintertime. Although experts aren’t sure, one theory is that the seasonal changes disrupt your body’s circadian rhythm, your body’s 24-hour internal clock … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide to Surviving the Winter Blues