Breast Cancer Genes Don’t Impact Survival

Carrying a mutation in a breast cancer gene elevates your risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer but does it impact your likelihood of survival? For years, scientists have speculated that women who carry the breast cancer genes have poorer outcomes. A study published in the July 12, 2007 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine found similar death rates among carriers of mutations … Continue reading Breast Cancer Genes Don’t Impact Survival

Five Benefits of Drinking Through a Straw

Most sit-down restaurants provide drinking straws for their customers as a courtesy, and to prevent them from having to sip from the actual glasses. Though drinking straws are mainly offered for hygiene and convenience, there are some added benefits to using them on other occasions. Some are health related; others are linked to “safety.” The next time you take a drink, reconsider using a straw. … Continue reading Five Benefits of Drinking Through a Straw

Diseases with the Same Symptoms

Hypothyroidism and depression have some of the symptoms. So, if you are diagnosed with one, you should make sure it is definite. Being sad, tired, and weight gain can be a symptom of both. Women are more likely to have both of these diseases. If it’s missed, hypothroidism can raise your cholesterol and your risk of heart disease. So, it is something you should be … Continue reading Diseases with the Same Symptoms

5 Tips for Stopping High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is affecting more people today than ever before. The reasons for this are numerous of course. We live in a different world than we did 50 years ago. It’s a constant rush to get more done. This has led to poor eating habits, little if any exercise and a whole host of other issues that contribute to high blood pressure. It has … Continue reading 5 Tips for Stopping High Blood Pressure

FitStar: A Great Way to Get Active

Being that I’m somewhat of an addict when it comes to Fitbit, I’ve often come across notifications about FitStar but never really checked it out. Well, I’ve finally decided to give the app a try and low and behold, it turned out to be a great decision because I think I may have found my next addiction. The FitStar app gives you the option of selecting an expert trainer, … Continue reading FitStar: A Great Way to Get Active

5 Ways to Shatter a Weight Loss Plateau

If you’re on a journey to lose weight or to improve your overall health in general, then like many, you’ve probably hit a plateau along the way. Whether it’s in your workout, or the things you eat, sometimes you feel like no matter what you do the number on the scale won’t move or you just feel unmotivated. Well, here are 5 things you can … Continue reading 5 Ways to Shatter a Weight Loss Plateau

Family nutrition: Discover alkaline diet!

  Just like most of the diets, the alkaline one was developed in Hollywood. It’s vastly popular among celebrities, but this diet can also protect the health of your family. Also known as ash or alkaline acid diet, this change in nutrition can help you lose weight, protect your teeth and avoid many health problems, such as arthritis and cancer. The secret to this diet … Continue reading Family nutrition: Discover alkaline diet!

Optimizing Ki – Traditional Shiatsu Massage vs a Massage Chair

Your body’s vital energy, its Ki, flowing freely through pathways known as meridians is essential to physical and emotional health. Your Ki is a key aspect to ensuring that you stay relaxed, focused and on top of your ball game. Many massage methods have been useful in revitalising your body and increasing your Ki. Below we examine the two most popular methods of massage and explore how each … Continue reading Optimizing Ki – Traditional Shiatsu Massage vs a Massage Chair

Try Fitness Blender

Have you ever heard about Fitness Blender? Well, I’ve only discovered their channel four months ago and let me tell you, their workouts are amazing! Fitness Blender is made up of husband and wife duo, Daniel and Kelli, and together they’ve created over 500 videos to help you burn and build strength; both low and high intensity, catering to every individual. Whether you’re a beginner … Continue reading Try Fitness Blender

Release Your Bedroom from Dust Mites and Breathe Happy

Image source: europeanbedding.sg Are you aware that you’re never alone when you sleep? Each night, you share your comfy bed with 10 million of other creatures. No, I’m not thinking of dangerous bacteria and viruses only, but the dust mites – microscopic animals that inhabit your mattress, bedding and the pillow. These creatures, invisible to the naked eye, live even in the cleanest homes. They enjoy … Continue reading Release Your Bedroom from Dust Mites and Breathe Happy

Surprising Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage is Better than Drugs in Healing Sore Muscles Following a study on the health benefits of massage therapy, Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky of McMaster University, Ontario, inferred that the therapy worked better and faster than anti-inflammatory drugs in the healing of sore muscles. The study, which was conducted on some youth following a strenuous physical exercise showed that muscles that were massaged after strenuous exercise, … Continue reading Surprising Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

Healthy Living From The First Days of Life

  When bringing baby home for the first time, parents want to make sure they are bringing child home to the healthiest environment possible. This extends beyond the easy things like not smoking around the baby and making sure there is no lead in your walls’ paint. Why breastfeeding is so important Of course, breastfeeding is the preferred method of feeding a baby. There is … Continue reading Healthy Living From The First Days of Life

Simple everyday habits that will lead to a lifetime of great health

In the fast-paced world of today, it is all too easy to put our physical and mental health on the backburner while we are busy chasing our business and other goals. Fitness and wellbeing are often at the back of our minds, but that we never seem to be able to get around to them. Looking after your body and mind does not, however, have … Continue reading Simple everyday habits that will lead to a lifetime of great health

Quick Workouts for Busy People

I’m a firm believer that there’s just no excuse. If you love your body you’ll do what’s necessary to keep it healthy. Of course, there are people who are remarkably busy; between taking care of their children, working 9-5 jobs, or having some other demanding duties, it’s easy to say we can’t fit any form of exercise in our daily lives. But I’ve recently gotten into fitness … Continue reading Quick Workouts for Busy People

Massage Therapy For Your Aches, Pains And Problems

For thousands of years massages have been used all over the world to treat aches and pains in the human body. They are quite effective when done properly and are a much better solution than medication. In fact many people who have experienced the healing power of massages will always prefer massages to modern medication. There are several types of massages all geared towards solving … Continue reading Massage Therapy For Your Aches, Pains And Problems

Six Perfect Sports for a Healthier 2015

Whatever your current level of fitness or general inclination towards physical activities, there is no denying that regular sports activities are a great way to stay fit and healthy. Other than the obvious physical benefits, sports can also be beneficial to your mental wellbeing, as well as a valuable platform for networking and social interaction. If you are not sure what sport is right for … Continue reading Six Perfect Sports for a Healthier 2015

5 Ways to Beat Back Stress During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, you can have a lot on your mind and this stress can feel overwhelming. You’re worried about the health of your baby, how labor’s going to go, what it’s going to be like to balance work and family life and a myriad of other problems. According to this article by the March of Dimes stress can cause you to have trouble sleeping, … Continue reading 5 Ways to Beat Back Stress During Pregnancy

Different Ways to Fight Stress in 2015

According to recent studies, more than 90% of those who visit doctors have stress related complications and symptoms. Most of the symptoms of backache and headaches are not ailment related but stress related. There are so many ways you can relieve stress but let us explore unique and different way to help you fight stress. Improve your working environment Most people spend more than forty-day … Continue reading Different Ways to Fight Stress in 2015

Fight Stress And Come Out Victorious

We live in a world that is moving very quickly. We live rushed lives filled with deadlines, obligations and stress. Our lives became so stressful that it is affecting our bodies, our health. Stress affects your organism, prevents it from releasing toxins, makes your hair fall out, makes you put on weight and much more. I had many issues when it comes to dealing with stress on … Continue reading Fight Stress And Come Out Victorious