The 2 most important things to remember when selecting a diet to follow is whether or not it fits your lifestyle and if you like it enough to be able to maintain it. Once you get on the right track with what you should be eating, there will be nothing standing in the way of you reaching your goals! To help you figure out which course of action is right for you, here are 4 of the best diets to lose weight. Continue reading

Whether you have pulled a muscle while doing some heavy lifting or have been dealing with a condition such as arthritis, lower back pain can be difficult to alleviate. Nearly everyone will experience back pain at some point in their life, and it sometimes can be a very serious issue. If you were injured or feel weakness in your legs, you should immediately contact a doctor. However, if you have routine and mild low back pain, here are 4 lower back remedies that you can try at home: Continue reading

As anyone who has ever experienced insomnia might tell you, it is extremely frustrating to lie awake at night while desperately trying to get to sleep. Whether you live on your own or in a household with other family members, insomnia can make you feel as if you are the only one still awake while the rest of the world sleeps. To make matters even worse, you may have difficulty functioning the next day as you feel the effects of insufficient sleep. Rather than relying on sleeping pills or other medication, try out these 4 natural ways to beat insomnia so that you can have a restful night: Continue reading

If you have a stuffy nose, sore throat or fever along with an earache, there is a good chance that you may have an ear infection. While this affliction is more common in children, adults can also be susceptible to these infections. A middle ear infection is caused by fluid trapped behind your eardrum, which causes your eardrum to bulge so that it feels painful and stuffed. An outer ear infection usually starts as an itchy rash and leads to your ear feeling painful, tender and swollen. Once you or your doctor have identified your symptoms, you can move forward with these top 3 ways to get treatment for ear infections in adults: Continue reading

If you are planning to take a cruise this winter, you may be worried about the media reports of Norovirus on cruise ships. This virus causes a condition called gastroenteritis that irritates your stomach and intestines, often leading to diarrhea and vomiting. While you can be exposed to Noroviruses virtually anywhere, they thrive in close quarters like cruise ships because they are hardy and highly contagious. Since you certainly don’t want to spend your vacation feeling sick, here are 3 tips on how to avoid Norovirus on a cruise ship: Continue reading

Whether you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it’s important to educate yourself about what steps to take to keep yourself and your baby healthy. From maintaining a healthy diet to creating a birth plan there are plenty of things to consider. To help you along the way, here are 5 tips for a healthy pregnancy. Continue reading

While a good night’s sleep makes you feel more energetic and alert, there are also some major health benefits associated with getting some shut-eye! Most adults need at least 7 to 8 hours of quality sleep each night! Teens and younger children require even more sleep than that for a healthy lifestyle. While this amount of sleep can sometimes be difficult to achieve with raising children, busy work schedules and other factors of daily life, it is incredibly important for your health! Here are the top 4 things you should know about the health benefits of sleep: Continue reading

When you experience the symptoms of a sore throat, this is often the first sign that a cold is on its way! The most common cause of a sore throat is a viral infection that resolves itself on its own, while a strep throat is a less common type of sore throat that is caused by bacteria and requires treatment with antibiotics. While you should always contact your doctor if your sore throat symptoms are severe or long-lasting, here are the top 5 ways you can soothe a sore throat with home remedies: Continue reading

When you think about New Year’s resolutions, losing weight and eating less junk food are almost always at the top of the list! While these are certainly good intentions, it’s not always easy to keep those goals throughout the New Year. The key is to have realistic expectations and to make a few simple changes to your lifestyle so that you can enjoy healthy living! Here are 4 great ways to maintain your healthy resolutions for the New Year: Continue reading

If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you might be considering medication to keep your numbers down. While there are medications that can help, your lifestyle plays a major role in treating your high blood pressure. If you can successfully control your blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle, you may not need medicine at all! Here are the top 5 ways to lower your blood pressure without using medication: Continue reading

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