5 HEALTH TIPS FOR THE TIRED MILLENNIAL

Start looking after your mental health from the comfort of your own home with these five tips. The notion of millennials being exhausted to the point of burnout isn’t anything new. Between the stress of social media, the gig economy, and living in a world that feels increasingly more uncertain, it’s little surprise that we’re exhausted. Not…

6 HABITS THAT PROMOTES LONGEVITY

Many people think that life expectancy is largely determined by genetics. However, genes play a much smaller role than originally believed. It turns out that environmental factors like diet and lifestyle are key. Here are 6 habits linked to a long life; Avoid overeating The link between calorie intake and longevity currently generates a lot of interest….

HOW STRESS HARMS YOUR BODY

You’re sitting in traffic, late for an important meeting, watching the minutes tick away. Your hypothalamus, a tiny control tower in your brain, decides to send out the order: Send in the stress hormones! These stress hormones are the same ones that trigger your body’s “fight or flight” response. Your heart races, your breath quickens,…

3 SURPRISING BENEFITS OF VITAMIN D

Sunshine vitamin Vitamin D is sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced in your skin in response to sunlight. It’s a fat-soluble vitamin in a family of compounds that includes vitamins D-1, D-2, and D-3. Your body produces vitamin D naturally when it’s directly exposed to sunlight. You can also get it through certain foods and…

HERE’S HOW SUGAR IMPACT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Sugar is harmful to your mental health, but there are ways to still satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s no secret that sugar can wreak havoc on your body if you’re indulging in a little too much of the sweet stuff. Still, 75 percent of Americans are eating too much of it. The harmful effects it can have on your…

HOW MUCH WATER IS THE BEST? 7 SIGNS YOU ARE NOT DRINKING ENOUGH WATER

The body is about 60% water, give or take. You are constantly losing water from your body, primarily via urine and sweat. To prevent dehydration, you need to drink adequate amounts of water. There are many different opinions on how much water you should be drinking every day. Health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses,…

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SKIN TURGOR

Skin turgor refers to the elasticity of your skin. When you pinch the skin on your arm, for example, it should spring back into place with a second or two. Having poor skin turgor means it takes longer for your skin to return to its usual position. It’s often used as a way to check…

WANT TO BURN CALORIES? 6 WAYS TO BURN CALORIES

Burning more calories can help you lose and maintain a healthy weight. Exercising and eating the right foods are two effective ways to do this — but you can also boost the number of calories you burn in more unusual ways. Here are some unconventional ways to burn calories: Cold exposure Exposure to cold temperatures…

6 DIY INGREDIENTS THAT HARM YOUR SKIN OVER TIME

Leave it to the internet to give us wild ideas on what to slather on our skin as the latest pore minimizer or pimple destroyer. Unfortunately not everything we see from beauty bloggers and Instagram influencers is sage advice. You have likely seen some of these ingredients in store-bought products — but when used alone or without proper…

5 HERBAL TEAS TO HELP REDUCE BLOATING

If your abdomen sometimes feels swollen and uncomfortable, you’re not alone. Bloating affects 20–30% of people. Many factors may trigger bloating, including food intolerances, a buildup of gas in your gut, imbalanced intestinal bacteria, ulcers, constipation, and parasitic infections. Traditionally, people have used natural remedies, including herbal teas, to relieve bloating. Preliminary studies suggest that…

WANT A WHITER TEETH? THESE DO-IT-YOURSELF REMEDIES CAN HELP

Have your pearly whites lost their luster because of dingy gray or yellow stains? Stained teeth can occur as we age, but some common foods, drinks, and even mouthwashes can stain teeth. Do-it-yourself remedies can help whiten teeth, and avoiding substances that stain teeth can stop further discoloration. Use these secrets to whiter teeth to…

WHAT TO DO BEFORE YOU HAVE A BABY

Before you start picking a name and painting the nursery, think about how to prepare your body and your life for your little bundle of joy. Get in shape ahead of time (even though your waist will disappear for a while) to make your pregnancy and delivery easier. Aim for 30 minutes of exercise that gets…