Our Children Are Not Drinking Enough Water. This is Not Okay

Water is probably the most important of the six essential nutrients our bodies need to remain healthy. (The other five nutrients are protein, fat, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins). We need water to digest our food, absorb the other nutrients from the food we eat and get rid of waste so that we can increase our chances of maintaining a healthy weight.

Let’s Whoop Whooping Cough!

"It’s the kind of disease that once it gets rolling you really have to jump on it," said Missoula City County Health Department Director Ellen Leahy, in this report discussing a whooping cough outbreak in western Montana.

Red Meat Consumption Linked to Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer. How Much is Too Much?

George Bernard Shaw, a famous Irish playwright, author and political activist born in 1856 once said, "The average age of a meat-eater is 63. I am on the verge of 85 and still at work as hard as ever. I have lived quite long enough and am trying to die; but I simply cannot do it. A single beef-steak; would finish me; but I cannot bring myself to swallow it. I am oppressed with a dread of living forever. That is the only disadvantage of vegetarianism."

If You Have a Milk Allergy, Steer Clear of This Toothpaste

Did you know that allergies are one of the most common chronic diseases? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the United States with an annual cost in excess of $18 billion. The CDC reports that more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year.

Making Sense Of Target Heart Rates, Training Zones & Maximum Heart Rates

Be honest. Do you really understand those heart rate charts attached to the treadmills, elliptical trainers and stair climbers at the gym, or the cardio workouts these machines automatically program for you when you enter your age and weight? What about all the different heart rate zones and targets that you can program into your smartwatch or smartphone apps? More importantly, do you know how to use this information to get and keep your heart as healthy as you can? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably a resounding “no.”

Don’t Just Feel Good, Look Good Too!

Cryoskin facials are said to widen blood vessels and improve blood flow. Additional benefits of this facial may include increasing oxygen supply, boosting collagen production, reducing the look of wrinkles and pores and improving the skin’s elasticity (which we naturally lose with age).

There’s a Sex Drought in America. Learn How You Can Be Proactive

Apparently, Americans aren’t having much sex! One report even refers to the lack of sex in the U.S. as the “Great American Sex Drought.”

Keep Active In Your 60s To Stay A Step Ahead Of Diabetes (And Don’t Forget Nutrition Too!)

I recently read a sobering statistic. Nearly 50 percent of boomers are prediabetic. This means that we have blood sugar levels that are above normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with full-blown type 2 diabetes.

Hitting the Gym After Work? You Might Want to Consider Having a Cup of Coffee First

The Portland Trail Blazers have a game day ritual that may be similar to what you do when you need a pick-me-up -- they have a cup of coffee.

If You’re Pregnant, You’re Not “Eating for Two.” But You Should Be Eating to Avoid a Low Birth Weight Baby

Everyone seems to be on royal baby watch. And one of the things people appear to be particularly interested in is what Meghan Markle is eating during her pregnancy.

Don’t Ignore Your Cough. It May Be Trying to Tell You Something!

Having a cough is so commonplace that most of us view one as more of an annoyance than anything. After all, its causes – such as having a cold or being in a smoky room – are usually pretty obvious, and a cough almost always goes away on its own within a few days. As such, we usually treat it similar to the way we would treat a sneeze or a headache. So basically other than some hot tea, cold medicine (if we know we have a cold) or throat lozenges, we really don’t do much to care for a cough. And, for most coughs, this is really about all the attention they deserve.

We Need Universal Health Education - Not Universal Health Care!

It is that time of year when politicians are touting some form of universal health care plan (such as “Medicare for All”) in order to solve our country’s healthcare crisis. But what most don’t seem to understand is that universal health care does not necessarily lead to healthier lives or a healthier country.

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