Headaches can be frustrating, popping up when you're tense, stressed, dehydrated or otherwise unbalanced. It's easy to blame them on the obvious culprits: a late night, a skipped meal or an insane work schedule. But some of your healthiest ha... Read more
Caffeine: Most of us can't get through the day without it. Whether brewing a fresh pot of coffee in the morning, enjoying lunch with a refreshing can of cola, or recharging in the afternoon with an energy drink, we have many routines and food rit... Read more
There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish everything you need to do. And it can feel like an added stressor when you are trying to integrate healthy habits into your already hectic schedule. But if you make time for he... Read more
Although the foods you eat cannot treat depression, your diet does have significant effects on your mood, energy levels, mental health, and your ability to cope with stress. If you suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), certain... Read more
The idea that regular exercise can improve symptoms of depression and anxiety is not new. Hippocrates was the first Western physician to prescribe this treatment 2,500 years ago, and doctors have been recommending it to their patients ever since. All... Read more
I've received a lot of "bad" news lately (a cousin with a malignant tumor in his chest, my father-in-law with A-Fib, congestive heart failure and increasing cognitive issues to name a couple). I know how I deal with these things, but I'm curious as t... Read more
No, I'm not talking physical appearance. I'm talking the sort that feel its their place to make any sort of comment on another person's weight, or any other physical aspect. Here's what sent me off the deep end today:
Our workplace has weekly... Read more
I'm currently in my last term at the first school I started work at. In September, I'm moving on to a new (smaller) school, as are four other people in my department. At the moment, I'm just keeping my head down, trying to get on with as much as poss... Read more
I realized that everyone was keeping me from doing what I needed to do for myself, or was it really me. I made a change in my life to loose weight. I got a real wake up call when I was provided a free assessment and realized that I was high risk for... Read more
If your goal is to decrease and/or eliminate the caffeine in coffee, try easing into that goal with part decaf and part regular coffee. I use high quality (bold) decaf with half mild regular coffee. That way I get some caffeine and avoid caffeine wit... Read more
Instead of using caffeine to keep yourself awake, trying doing a short (maybe 10 minute) workout. Because of my new life schedule, I' m having trouble staying awake to get everything done. Instead of buying a coffee yesterday, I did a 10 minute card... Read more
You enjoy a cup of coffee with your breakfast, a glass of tea in the afternoon, a sports drink as you recover from your workout and a few pieces of chocolate to sooth your sweet tooth after dinner. Nearly 80 percent of people around the world consume... Read more
Since I was a teenager, caffeine and I have had a tumultuous relationship. (I'm not the only one.)I started taking caffeine pills and drinking coffee (bottled Frappucinos, mostly) at 16. An overachiever, I was suffering from an eating disorder, a... Read more
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