Here is your Health Tip of the Week! Sleep Better By Avoiding Some Foods Before Bed The foods you eat before bed can affect your sleep patterns. If you’re having a hard time sleeping soundly, consider eliminating some of these foods before bed: Celery has a high water content that can lead to midnight trips […]
While it’s not news to the millions of Americans who already take advantage of acupuncture, a recent multinational study offers evidence that the ancient Chinese therapy can reduce chronic pain. Researchers studied the effects of acupuncture on a variety of chronic ailments and showed that patients receiving the test treatment were able to reduce pain […]
It’s the beginning of flu season and the CDC recommends annual flu vaccines for anyone without special health considerations. Studies show that getting the vaccine before the flu starts circulating in your area is the best way to avoid catching it. If you’re over 65, you may want to consider getting the “high octane” vaccine […]
Surveys show that more than half of people aged 65 and older nap at least twice a week. Turns out, they might have the right idea. Researchers have found that taking a daily nap improves mental recall and problem-solving skills.
Many people are always on the lookout for the best investment to make money. It may be a company stock, a mutual fund, a piece of real estate or maybe a business venture. However, there is one investment that many people overlook, and it is the best investment you can make: yourself! You are your […]
Researchers at the University of South Carolina have found that regular treadmill sessions boost the production of mitochondria in brain cells. By increasing the mitochondria in brain cells, exercise improves brain function and efficiency. Researchers found that creating an excess of mitochondria could also create a buffer against age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s. Just a 30-minute […]
Stretching throughout the day and after exercise has been shown to decrease the risk of injuries and improve blood flow to the muscles. By stretching regularly, we can increase flexibility and increase our range of motion to important joints and tendons, reducing the risk of trauma or overuse injuries. To stretch a muscle, try to […]
Want healthy bones? Don’t wash down your 500 mg calcium supplement with a tall glass of milk. Instead, drink your milk now and save the supplement for later, or vice versa. Why? Your body absorbs the mineral best in increments of 500mg or less.
New research suggests routinely wearing a pedometer encourages people to walk about an extra mile each day, lose weight, and lower their blood pressure. Aim for at least 30 minutes of brisk walking and a total of 10,000 steps per day.
Many health advocates promote the use of pressure points as a natural help with simple ailments. Feeling queasy? Calm a nervous stomach with this quick acupressure trick: Use your index and middle fingers to massage the space between the tendons that run from the base of your palm to your wrist. Wristbands that apply pressure […]