It hardly matters why you have chosen to seek a healthier lifestyle; what does matter is how you take steps to achieve it. Working out day and night will not build the body you want unless you know how to perform the proper exercises. Likewise, cutting foods left and right from your diet won’t achieve much if you are inhibiting your body from receiving the nutrients it needs.
Remember the advice our (well-meaning, but ultimately misguided) moms bestowed upon us as kids? Your hair will grow back thicker once you start shaving. And pulling out a gray hair will lead to 7 more in its place. We’ve all heard them. Now that we’re older, wiser, and have the Internet at our disposal, why not clear up some of those myths once and for all? Here are 5 favorites, busted for your enjoyment:
When it comes to having a baby, you are often told which skin care products you can and can’t use during your pregnancy. But what happens after the baby is born? Are we free to return to our highly effective Retinols? Does it really matter what we put on our skin? The short answer is: absolutely, but with certain stipulations.
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Injury is, unfortunately, a fact of life – particularly when it comes to children. The most common injuries to befall little ones tend to be bumped heads, cuts and grazes, and broken bones. While bumps, bruises, and bleeding knees are all fairly straightforward to care for, would you know what to do if your child had received a serious knock to the head, or broken a bone?
We all understand that the benefits of regular exercise are far-reaching. Along with keeping our bodies healthy and looking toned and trim, working out can boost your mood, enhance your sleep patterns, and even rev up your sex life. But if you’re a regular gym-goer, you may have noticed that a strong exercise habit can come with its own aesthetic pitfalls. Here, learn how to keep your hair, breasts, and skin looking as good as the rest of your body even after years of punishing workouts. [Read more…]
These days in American culture, sleeping well on a regular basis has become something of a fantastic myth on par with finding the Fountain of Youth and capturing Bigfoot. While most people claim they would love to get more sleep, figuring out how to do so seems nearly impossible. Whether it’s your monster commute or the work emails that never let up, the demands of contemporary life keep many of us occupied well into the night.
If you’ve heard it once you’ve heard it a thousand times: Smoking cigarettes is extremely detrimental to your health. From respiratory to circulatory to immune to reproductive, every system in your body is damaged by the harmful chemicals in tobacco.
However, the fact that cigarettes are hurting your body shouldn’t deter you from taking good care of yourself. In fact, incorporating healthy habits into your lifestyle, like good diet and exercise, can help balance out the destruction caused by smoking. [Read more…]
Are you getting enough variety in your current diet? Our bodies are designed to thrive with a supply of a number of nutrients. Superfoods are foods that contain a goodly amount of nutrients. They’re also probably foods that you don’t consume on a regular basis – if at all. Here’s how to add more superfoods to your daily diet.
Moms are at risk of losing their minds
Who could forget that intelligence-sapping side effect of having a baby – pregnancy brain?
Your once-lucid faculties turn to mush and you can’t remember your husband’s name or whether you went out shopping for milk or a new bed.
Once the baby arrives, many of us can’t wait to get our bodies back in shape. But it’s important to give your brain a workout too and recharge your razor-sharp wits. [Read more…]
Growing up I remember my mom and my grandmother always reminding me to eat breakfast. As a parent I make sure that my children eat breakfast every day. When they get up and get ready for school, they also have breakfast before class starts to make sure they get their day off to a good start. On the weekends we try to eat breakfast as a family because during the week mornings are hectic and quick breakfast options are a must.