Whether you have been curious about yoga, but have never tried it, or if you’re a seasoned yogi and are looking for something new, restorative yoga has something for everyone. This gentle yoga uses props like blocks, blankets, and straps. Stretches and poses are held for a longer period of time, which can yield many benefits. Here are a few
It’s true: America loves dogs. Besides our four-legged best friends being cute, friendly, and always glad to see us, they offer a whole host of health benefits to keep our spirits up, help to combat loneliness, and have an excuse to get outside for some fresh air and exercise. Here are a few added benefits of canine ownership: Pet
You experience chronic muscle pain, fatigue, sleep problems, and tender areas. You may have fibromyalgia. About 5 million Americans have fibromyalgia, a lifelong condition. Sufferers typically have stiff, sore muscles. The syndrome is not easily diagnosed, but doctors are able to develop treatment plans based on symptoms. Health experts say your best approach for relief is to get moving. A
The peak of flu season is expected to arrive in a few weeks. Should you get a flu vaccine? Health experts say it shouldn’t be a matter of if you get the flu vaccine, but how you should get the flu vaccine. You can get the vaccine in one of two ways: the shot and the nasal spray, FluMist. Both
Maybe all that chasing your new puppy around the house or yard will make your heart strong. And walking your dog is definitely good exercise. Your adorable cat may help soothe that savage beast within—after a tough day at the office or tending to stressful daily activities. While pet ownership may provide health benefits, you should take a few precautions
If you sometimes have difficulty swallowing, you may have dysphagia. People with dysphagia have trouble getting food to pass from their mouths to their stomachs. Nerve or muscle problems usually cause dysphagia, which is more common in older people and babies. Problems in any part of the swallowing process can indicate dysphagia. Dysphagia symptoms include: Choking while eating. Coughing or
You’re tired all the time. So, so tired. You sometimes feel you can’t even do your normal, daily activities. So, what’s wrong? You may have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). While CFS has no obvious causes and is hard to diagnose, you can treat the symptoms and find relief. Health-care professionals look for patterns of symptoms, including faulty immune systems,
Busy. Busy. Busy. And no time to work out. You know exercise is good for you, but your schedule is packed. You simply can’t find the time to do it. There’s hope. Fitting exercise into your busy schedule is a little easier than you might think. First up, exercise’s little secret: A short burst of exercise can deliver big dividends.
You’re tired, but you don’t seem to get a good night’s sleep. So, what’s a sleepless sleepyhead to do? Here are 7 tips for better snoozing: Turn off the TV, the computer, and any other blue-light devices at least an hour before you plan on sleeping. No napping. If you do, keep it short (20 minutes or less) and make
Diets. Diets. Diets. Why do you have to diet when all you want to do is lose a little weight? Isn’t there another way to lose weight? While you can’t buy a magic weight-loss pill, you can make a few lifestyle and dietary changes that may heat up your metabolism. Here are 8 tips for supercharging your metabolism: Build brawn.