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
It's hard to ignore all the pink going on in October. Even without the tribute, as women, we're all aware of breast cancer. Either we've had it ourselves, have had a scare, have a friend or relative with it or have had reason to worry (like having a genetic mutation, dense breasts or a strong family history). One of the other risk factors for breast cancer - one we can't control - is getting … [Read more...] about 5 Things Every Woman Must Know About Lowering Her Breast Cancer Risk
With its longer days and warmer weather, summer gives you the perfect opportunity to develop good habits that will carry you into the colder months. 1. Eat a Healthy Diet Summer gifts us with a bountiful selection of fresh fruits and veggies. When they’re grown and eaten in season, fruits and veggies are richer in flavor and nutrients and less expensive to purchase. Take advantage of … [Read more...] about Five Easy Ways to Get Healthier This Summer – and All Year Long
With the hotter weather upon us, I thought it would be a good time to dive into the sometimes-confusing topic of water consumption. Drinking eight glasses of water a day is so ingrained in our minds, and so many of us use it as one of our golden rules of health. But it is one rule you can pour down the drain. Fact: Individual needs for hydration vary. The eight-glasses-of-water-a-day … [Read more...] about Myth or Fact: Is Eight Glasses of Water a Day Really Necessary?
It’s been called both dangerous and harmful, and we’re told we are, as a society, doing way too much of it. And that it can hurt our health in a big way. When you hear these descriptions of sitting – something we all do from infancy all the way through to old age – it’s hard to believe something that seems so, well, harmless is instead so harmful. Since physical inactivity … [Read more...] about 6 Scary Side Effects of Sitting
I’ve been reading a lot lately about how harmful our phones can be to our health. And these articles aren’t referring to the long-debated concerns about radiofrequency radiation and cancer risk - though if you want to read more about those, Click Here. No, this time they’re suggesting a different animal. There’s an increasing body of evidence that suggests the time spent on our smartphones … [Read more...] about So This is Why We Can’t Let Go of Our Cell Phones