Making strong choices every day
They say “you are what you eat,” but you’re actually the result of many things. The exercise and rest you get. What you drink and what you breathe. Even your genes and the company you keep. It all contributes to your physical, mental, social, and spiritual wellbeing.
You may also be managing the health of your family-a big and potentially rewarding responsibility. Read on and discover ways for living a good life together. Enjoy the best “you” you all can be.
Endometriosis Symptoms: When Is Period Pain More Than It Seems?
Periods are no picnic. From aches and pains to mood swings and bloating, the experience is uncomfortable, to say the least. Some women have it worse than others, with pain and bleeding so far beyond the norm that it grinds their daily lives to a halt.
An Active Winter: 6 Cold-Weather Ideas to Keep You Moving This Season
The warm weather and blue skies of summer are gone, replaced by winter's shorter days, frequent clouds, cold temps, and snowy conditions. But a little cold shouldn't stop you from being active. Exercise is essential for both physical and mental health -- particularly when sunshine gets hard to come by. You don't need to dive headfirst into risky winter sports that require huge upfront investments in gear and equipment, either. Let's look at some approachable cold-weather exercise options you can use to maintain an active winter.
Assessing the Benefits of CrossFit: Is It Right for You?
Almost all of us have one: that friend, family member, or coworker who just can't stop expounding on the benefits of CrossFit after taking up the workout routine. Founded by former gymnast coach Greg Glassman, CrossFit incorporates high-intensity, explosive movements to increase aerobic fitness and build muscle. CrossFitters can train at home or a CrossFit gym (often called a "box") and typically focus on the Workout of the Day -- or WOD, for short -- that's posted on the CrossFit website. The basic concept is to complete the WOD as many times as possible in a certain amount of time or to go through a specific routine as quickly as possible.
8 Smart Swaps for Healthier Game Day Snacks
Sunday football get-togethers are a treasured American tradition -- but between the chicken wings, pizza, beer, and other high-calorie classics, it can be easy to overdo it.
5 Health Reasons to Make Family Dinner a Nightly Habit
In an age full of technology and distraction, bringing your family together for a shared meal -- rather than hunkering down to eat in front of a TV, computer, or tablet -- can be a tough sell. But the health benefits of having a regular family dinner can be pretty amazing.