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,…

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…

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…

HERE’S WHY KIDS NEED VITAMINS

As children grow, it’s important for them to get enough vitamins and minerals to ensure optimal health. Most kids get adequate amounts of nutrients from a balanced diet, but under certain circumstances, children may need to supplement with vitamins or minerals. This article tells you everything you need to know about vitamins for kids and…

BRIEF FACTS ABOUT DIVERTICULITIS

Sometimes tiny, bulging pouches (called diverticula) form in the colon. This condition is called diverticulosis. If the pouches become inflamed or infected, this is diverticulitis. What Causes Diverticula to Form? The reason diverticula form in the colon is not completely understood. Doctors think diverticula form when high-pressure areas inside the colon push against weak spots…

6 WAYS TO PREVENT MIGRAINES

Doubling down on good health habits helps prevent some migraines. Don’t skip meals. Drink plenty of water. Be consistent about coffee, and you may not have to give it up. Sleep for 7 to 8 hours every night; you’re more likely to have a migraine with less than 6 hours or more than 9. Regular…

HOW WORRY AFFECTS YOUR BODY

We all worry from time to time, but if you can’t shake it after a few weeks or it starts to get in the way of your normal work or home life, talk to your doctor. It can take a toll on your health and might be linked to an anxiety disorder. Therapy, drugs, and…

WHAT YOUR NAILS SAY ABOUT YOUR HEALTH

Take a look at your hands and see where you stand. Did you know your nails can reveal clues to your overall health? A touch of white here, a rosy tinge there, or some rippling or bumps may be a sign of disease in the body. Problems in the liver, lungs, and heart can show…

HOW ALCOHOL AFFECTS YOUR BODY

There are studies that supported the moderate alcohol consumption is actually good for your health but regular and high intake of it can lead to problems to many vital organs of the body. Alcohol gets diluted in your blood and passes throughout the body and one can sense the presence of it in their urine…

HOW MANY MEALS SHOULD YOU EAT PER DAY?

There is a lot of confusing advice about the “optimal” meal frequency. According to many experts, eating breakfast jump starts fat burning and 5–6 small meals per day prevent your metabolism from slowing down. But studies actually show mixed results and it is not clear that more frequent meals help you lose weight. This article…