1. Sun protection is number one
1. Sun protection is number one
Maintaining a strong, healthy back is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.
Back injuries and back pain can not only be a major inconvenience, but can interfere with your ability to stay healthy and active. Consider these simple measures to help maintain the health of your spine and back muscles:
Heart disease is one of the most pressing public health issues of our time, killing nearly one million people a year in the United States alone. Fortunately, it is preventable. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, being overweight or obese, smoking, excessive alcohol intake, poor diet, and physical inactivity are all risk factors that may contribute to heart disease. Luckily, they are all factors that we have some control over.
Here are three simple tips that can dramatically reduce your risk for heart disease:
Sometimes it’s hard to eat healthfully when there is so much confusion around what is the healthiest way to eat.
Headaches are a leading cause of loss of productivity for people in their late teens to 50s. Headaches can range from troublesome to debilitating, but fortunately there are simple steps you can take to reduce both their frequency and severity.
Struggling to lose weight, or looking for healthier ways to maintain your ideal weight? The science of yoga offers simple, natural solutions that help balance your body and reignite your metabolism—making it much easier to shed excess pounds in a healthy way.
Earlier this year, the American Medical Association officially designated obesity as a disease. Researchers estimate that in 2022, 113 million Americans will be obese and another 81 million will be overweight. How did we come to this point, and what can we do to stem the tide of obesity-related diseases?
The ancient science of yoga, corroborated by modern medical science, provides important insights into how we can both treat and prevent obesity. While the prevalence of obesity has rapidly escalated in modern times, it’s a problem that has existed for thousands of years.
It doesn’t take scientific studies to prove that obesity has become a serious health problem in our society. Too many people are overfed yet undernourished, and sadly, this also includes children. Diet-related diseases that were once solely found in older populations, such as type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, and even coronary artery disease, are now showing up in children. Children who are obese are more likely to be obese as adults and face an increased risk for many diseases, including cancer.
Taste and time—the two most important factors in consistently eating well. If it tastes good, we’ll eat it, and if it doesn’t, we may not. If it’s quick and easy to make, we’re much more likely to prepare it, but if it takes too long, we may not have the time. Here are some ideas for quick and healthy meals and snacks.
If you stock your kitchen well, eating healthfully can be as simple and easy as reaching for what’s at your fingertips. As we discussed in last week’s article, 4 Essential Tips for Cooking Healthy on a Budget, keeping plenty of healthy items in your pantry not only improves your diet—it can also go a long way in stretching your food budget. Keeping your kitchen well stocked also saves you lots of time, which is often in short supply in today’s busy world.