How To Combat “Maskne”

Along with perhaps some strange tan lines, you may be noticing another unwanted side effect of regularly wearing your face mask - acne! Cleverly coined “maskne,” you may be experiencing this yourself even if you don’t normally suffer from breakouts. And if you are already prone to breaking out and battling acne, well this certainly doesn’t help!

In Honor of Usain Bolt’s Birthday and Our Health, Let’s Run!

So, in honor of Bolt’s birthday, let’s run through (pun intended) how running may benefit our health. And, no, you do not have to be a world class sprinter or long distance runner.

When It Comes to Exercise, There Is No Such Thing As “Age Appropriate”

When it comes to which exercises or sports you “should” enjoy or try, the expression “age is just a number” definitely applies. The truth, as much as we have been taught otherwise, is that age has very little to do with which physical activities a person should consider for protecting their physical and emotional health.

Give Your Liver a Little Love With Protein

It is normal for the liver to have some fat, but if more than five to 10 percent of the liver’s weight is fat, then it is considered to be a fatty liver. To put it simply, NAFLD is a fatty liver usually caused by poor diet and obesity and occurs in people who drink little to no alcohol.

There’s A Whole World of Nut Butters You May Want To Get Familiar With

I myself am also a fan of peanut butter. But if you go to the “peanut butter aisle” at your grocery store, you will notice there is an entire world of nut butters: almond, cashew, macadamia, walnut, Brazil nut, hazelnut and more.

COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Ineffective...If You Are Obese

A vaccine may not be the “magic bullet” or lifesaver we are all hoping for, and this may largely depend on our current health status.

Why You May Want to Get Up Close and Personal with Contact Thermography

In a nutshell, contact thermography is a tool that allows us to see what’s going on underneath the skin by detecting differences in temperature between different types of fats. It’s non-invasive, pain-free and utilizes Encapsulated Liquid Crystal plates to locate fat precisely.

Feeling Down? Smile!

If you have been feeling down and depressed lately, and so many of us are due to the threat of COVID-19, it might not be a bad idea to try to smile more. I know this may feel like an annoying thing to be told to do, but there is actually a study which suggests that the act of smiling can trick your mind into being more positive.  

You May Want to Delay the Dentist, But You Can Still Be Proactive About Oral Health Care

Many dental offices are now open across the country and taking extra precautions such as temperature checks. And what better way to feel somewhat normal again than by taking care of your teeth (even though you may have to hide them behind a mask)? But the World Health Organization, (WHO), is recommending that people delay routine dental checkups.

What Is The Hygiene Hypothesis and Should You Believe It?

No! We are not weakening our immune system by being too clean. Proper and frequent hand washing and cleaning commonly touched surfaces such as your cell phone, door knobs, and counter tops are good preventative measures you can implement in order to help decrease your risk of contracting coronavirus and contaminating others with the virus. Do not rely on false information which suggests that you can be too clean. If you do, you may put yourself and others at risk.

The 10,000 Step Myth And What We Really Need To Do To Stay Active During The Pandemic

Since many gyms will continue to be closed for the foreseeable future, a large number of my fellow boomers are now looking for the activity trackers they either got themselves or received as holiday and birthday gifts for “when I start walking” to lose these extra pounds.

COVID-19 May Make Addiction and Mental Illness Harder To Overcome, But We Can Still Be Proactive

One might think that if bars and nightclubs are closed, people should be drinking less. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Reports show that many people are really struggling with being isolated and using drugs and alcohol to cope with this isolation and even boredom that can come with this new way of life we are all living.

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