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?
Pain, in addition to causing physical distress, can cause significant emotional distress, making you mighty cranky, depressed, stressed and anxious. It can turn an ordinary day into a minute-by-minute challenge and shadow you into a sleepless night. While pain sufferers may not concur on just one type of treatment, there is one thing they all agree on: Chronic pain impacts their quality of … [Read more...] about Five Out-of-the-Box Ideas for Pain Relief
In a perfect world, every day of the year would be wellness day and we'd be well every day of the year. But as you know, the world is not perfect...and sometimes it takes being unwell to realize that wellness deserves a special celebration and day of its very own. Can just one day change your life? That's the idea. It all started with an illness, a vision and a commitment from a special … [Read more...] about Meet the Brains and Passion Behind Global Wellness Day
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
I recently found out that a friend of my husband’s had a stroke a few weeks ago. That jolted me, big time. Although we are in this so-called midlife, after all - and I'm fully aware that health risks increase with age - I suppose I don't feel that we're "old enough" for something like this to happen. But that way of thinking is faulty, and this is proof. My husband is hoping to speak … [Read more...] about Ten Things Everyone Over 50 Needs to Know About Strokes