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Trying to resist the temptation of snacking in between meals is extremely hard. If you have skipped dinner or had an early bite, grabbing a sandwich or chips late at night is also something many of us do. But going for traditional favorite snacks like pizza, French fries, crisps, and other greasy and unhealthy foods may be very harmful to the organism. Not only will you put on a few extra pounds, but you are…

Do you know what the top ten sources of calories in the American diet are? They are, in this exact order: grain-based desserts, yeast bread, chicken dishes, soda drinks, pizza, alcoholic beverages, pasta, Mexican dishes, beef dishes, and dairy desserts. Also, hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, and potato chips are also some of the western diet favorites. The problem is not just in the choice of food, but in its amount too. The average American eats…

Yoga is a practical treatment option that is thought to have a lot of health benefits for those who practice it. Numerous studies have shown that regular yoga exercises can improve strength, balance, muscle mass, coordination, agility, and energy level. All these benefits can counter the effects of osteoporosis in older adults. Regular practice of a few simple yoga asanas can go a long way in keeping young and aging bones healthy. Certain yoga poses…

Breast cancer afflicts a significant percentage of women. This post looks at some lesser-known ways that can impact the onset of cancer and what you can do about it. Cancer that forms in the cell of the breast is called breast cancer.  After skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women is breast cancer. The average risk of a female in the USA developing breast cancer at any point in time is at 12%.…

Are you a coffee lover? Perhaps you have a thing for herbal green teas. It doesn’t matter what your go-to beverage is; chances are you probably reach for one often when you are feeling low or simply ‘out of the zone’. There’s something inherently comforting about hot beverages that can instantly put us in a good mood. We can all agree with that! With that said, take a look at these 5 mood-enhancing herbs that…

Everyone has stress in their lives, and everyone has some way of dealing with that stress. Some people choose positive activities like meditation, yoga or positive thinking while others choose to deal with it in a more negative way. Sometimes those negative avenues can include activities like drinking alcohol or abusing drugs and when people go too far down those avenues, it can turn into a full-blown addiction. With a drug epidemic raging around the…

Stress is something that everyone feels at one time or another, but for some people, it’s a daily problem. Not only is stress extremely unhealthy for your mind and body, but it also leads to many other diseases like hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes. Additional, it can lead to premature aging, and weaken your immune system. In recent decades, stress has become quite common. According to a recent survey, over 54% of Americans feel that…

The Mental Health Foundation reports that 1 in 6 people experienced a common mental health problem (such as anxiety or depression) in the last week. MIND, the UK’s leading mental health charity, says that approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. This means it’s likely that some people in your organization have been suffering from a mental health problem at some point. Sadly, unless your company has…

There has been an increase in the number of people who are advocating for health and wellness. Individuals, businesses, and organizations are all adopting practices that help to boost your overall health, mental health, financial wellness, and more. Here are the nine top wellness and health trends of 2019. 1. Diets Free From Oil Have you ever consumed an oil-free diet? If no, you would be surprised by the health benefits that come with this diet.…

If you are like many people, you only associate stress with negative things such as depression, weakened immune system, and fatal diseases such as heart attack and high blood pressure. But did you know that there is a positive side of stress? I know that this is hard to believe but trust me, it is scientifically proven. Before you disagree, though, have you ever been stressed out in an exam room because a question was…