Organ Donation: What are the facts?

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by Health_and_Fitness

Heart donation Organ Donation: What are the facts? Organ transplants have become an accepted medical treatment for end-stage organ failure. There are currently over 100,000 people in the U.S. who are waiting for organ donations. Another name is added to the waiting list every 10 minutes. Each day an average of 79 people receive organ transplants. But there is a shortage of organs. Every day 18 people . . . more »

Knowing acupuncture

Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by Health_and_Fitness

More and more people are seeking alternative medicine in order to alleviate chronic pain and reduce the discomfort associated with various health conditions. Alternative medicine includes acupuncture, massage therapy, meditation, breathing exercises, tai chi, qi gong and yoga and so on. Among these various alternative treatment options, acupuncture is the most popular one. The theory behind acupuncture involves the use of thin needles to stimulate . . . more »

Eat Your Way to Lower Blood Pressure

Posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 by Health_and_Fitness

heart health High blood pressure is a killer, and a sneaky one. Long before any real symptoms appear, hypertension can wreak havoc in the body, damaging blood vessels, heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes. High blood pressure is the most common cardiovascular disease worldwide, affecting 20% of the adult population. Since the risk of developing hypertension increases as we age, there will be even more people with this . . . more »

Get in Touch with Massage

Posted on Sunday, January 19, 2014 by Health_and_Fitness

massage Get in touch with massage... A soothing massage can help you unwind, but there are additional benefits. Massage may also be helpful for: Anxiety Digestive disorders Headaches Insommia related stress Soft tissue strains or injuries Sports injuries Despite its benefits, massage isn't meant to be a replacement for regular medical care. Let you doctor know you're trying massage and be sure to follow any standard . . . more »

Why we can’t seem to get enough

Posted on Thursday, January 2, 2014 by Health_and_Fitness

Everyone has experienced various degrees of craving for different things. These cravings might range from a strong desire for promotion, success, attention, love, to the uncontrolled thirst for unhealthy foods such as sweets, chips, fries, to even the substance abuse of alcohol, drug, pornography and so forth. When the intensity of cravings becomes uncontrollable, it will bring about addictive behaviors and result in harmful consequences . . . more »

An Apple a Day....

Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

In a recent clinical study conducted by the BMJ(British Medical Journal), it was determined that it is more beneficial for people to get their vitamin intake from eating whole fruits, rather than just by drinking fruit juice alone. Fans of drinking fruit juice were determined to be at a higher risk of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Be sure to check out some of . . . more »

Finding Happy - It's Time to Make Those Resolutions!

Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

happy hands Finding Happy - It's time to make those resolutions! The calendar is almost ready to turn over to 2014 -- which is a great time to start thinking about resolving to live a healthier lifestyle. We all know the formula: exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet and get an appropriate amount of restorative sleep. Feeling healthy can mean finding some happiness! Are you ready to . . . more »

Calling All Seniors! – Get Fit in 2014

Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

Anatomy of Exercise for 50+ It’s almost New Year’s resolution time which makes now the perfect opportunity for seniors (and anybody!) to get started on the road to getting fit! Physical fitness isn’t just something they made you do in grade school, it is crucial in maintaining overall health. An article published by the AARP even likens regular exercise to a fountain of youth, helping to slow and even reverse . . . more »

Here Come the Holidays!

Posted on Friday, November 15, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

Thanksgiving greatings Here come the holidays! Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Then a few weeks later Christmas, and Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, and New Year’s. All great excuses to eat – a lot! For those of us who need to watch what we eat, this can be a challenging time of the year. Here are a few tips to help us get through this time of great . . . more »

Low FODMAP diet for digestive disorder

Posted on Thursday, November 14, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

Have you ever experienced gastrointestinal discomfort such as stomach pain, acid reflux, digestive difficulty with dairy products and even heartburn? You are not alone. According to statistics from the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC), there are 60 to 70 million Americans who are affected by digestive disorders. Digestion is a complex process which involves many gastrointestinal organs working in harmony. When they are out . . . more »

Lose That Baby Weight!

Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

Body after Baby Perhaps one of the trickiest times physically in the life of a mother is the first year after baby is born. Even if mom was healthy throughout pregnancy, the body doesn’t exactly bounce back at lightning speed like many Hollywood stars would lead us to believe. The urge to do crash diets and exercise programs might be strong with all the extra layers mom packed . . . more »

Stress management

Posted on Monday, October 21, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

Stress is a common phenomenon that we constantly face in our life. It can be caused by various triggers such as a challenging project at work, difficult customers, colleagues with strong personalities, a broken relationship, a traumatic loss, or other situations. Different kinds of stress impact our lives in different ways. Sometimes stress is helpful to give us a little bit push to get things . . . more »

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