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How to Protect Yourself Against Those Dreaded Spring Colds

Spring is in full swing, and while most of us are itching to get outside as the temperatures climb and the sun is out for more hours of the day, cold and flu season is still lingering, ready to put a halt in your fun. Getting sick during spring is awful, so you’ll want to […]

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7 Ways to Naturally Soothe Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual cramps, one painful side effect of nature’s “monthly gift” to women, can range from non-existent to mild to absolutely debilitating for some. Cramps are a perfectly normal part of menstruation, but they can make managing day-to-day activities difficult, especially if you are someone who experiences cramps on the more extreme side. Menstrual cramps are […]

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Healthy Gut, Healthy Body: What You Need to Know About Probiotics

We often consider bacteria to be a bad thing and aim to get rid of them at all costs. However, the reality is that we have millions of bacteria outside and inside our bodies that actually help us. The most prevalent groups of bacteria live in our gut—hundreds of different types of microorganisms create a […]

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Desk-Side Exercises That Can Have a Lasting Effect on Your Health

Office jobs are extremely prevalent in today’s world, and if you have one, you likely spend eight or more hours each day sitting at a desk. Even if you love your job, the long-term effects of sedentary lifestyles cannot be ignored. Studies show that limited movement throughout the day can lead to dangerous health conditions […]

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Shut Up Fitbit! Why It’s Important to Move Every Hour

Fitbits and similar fitness trackers are all the rage today, and they’re helping people more closely monitor their health and fitness goals. One interesting feature found on most Fitbit devices is a “Reminder to Move,” which alerts users every hour if they haven’t walked at least 250 steps. For some people, this hourly notification is […]

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8 Self-Care Ingredients to Put in Your Bath for a Sublime Experience

There’s nothing quite like coming home after a long day at work, running an ultra-steamy bath and settling in for a relaxing soak. Baths are known to relieve stress, reduce inflammation, soothe aching muscles, reduce congestion, improve your mood and much more. While a plain water bath can provide many benefits for your health and […]

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Making Appointments in the New Year: What to Discuss and Why

When you consider what makes a good New Year’s resolution for improving your health, what often comes to mind is a better diet and more exercise. In the rush to keep up with the newest nutrition fads and flashiest workout trends, we may fall behind in staying up to date on regular check-ups and routine […]

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Why It Pays to Have Live Plants in Your Home

You may have noticed recently that some of the healthiest and happiest individuals in the world are ones who surround themselves with nature. Not only do these people head outside to relax and exercise regularly, but they also bring plants indoors to decorate their homes. Scattering live plants around the house certainly makes it look […]

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Always, Always, Always Consult with a Physician Before Trying New Supplements

Nowadays, vitamin and mineral supplements are everywhere. Bottles line the shelves at the supermarket, online blogs promote the latest formulas and health advocates push them as a crucial part of a well-rounded health and fitness routine. While it can be tempting to just do a little research on your own and run out to grab […]

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Here’s Why You Need to Start Doing Yoga in 2019

Yoga has been around for thousands of years, originating in India as part of a spiritual and meditative practice. Today, the Western world has thoroughly embraced yoga as a popular form of meditation and exercise. You can do yoga at home alone, with a group outside or in a studio led by an instructor. There […]

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