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3 Health Markers that Can Predict Your Risk for Heart Disease & Arthritis

This article was written by Brad Chase and published in Hive Health Media.  Most chronic diseases that set in later in life are caused by the cumulative effects of unhealthy living over the years. The good news is that by watching what we eat, how we sleep and what we do, we can avoid diseases such … Continue reading

Working Out Doesn’t Just Make You Stronger, It Makes You Smarter

This article was written by Morgan Clendaniel and published in Co.Exist.com. We already know the facts: Our country is in the midst of an obesity epidemic. Few American adults exercise enough, and that poor lifestyle choice is getting handed down to our children, who are getting fat at record levels. And all that obesity is … Continue reading

7 Work Habits That Are Making You Sick

This article was written by Jada A. Graves and was published in the Business Insider. You’re a great employee. You whiz through tough work projects and shine during performance reviews. Too bad your shoulders are slouchy (from sitting at your desk too long), your skin is splotchy (lunch, smunch—the break room’s greasy potato chips will kill hunger), and your sleep is … Continue reading

How Insomnia Damages Your Health (INFOGRAPHIC)

This post was written by Peter Zafirides, M.D. for The Healthy Mind.  All of us know the importance of a good night’s sleep. But for too many of tonight, sleep will not come easy, nor will it be restful. And for some of this evening, sleep will not come at all. According to The National Sleep Foundation, … Continue reading

Is Obesity a Disease? Doctors Debate

Obesity puts people at risk for a whole host of conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep problems. But is obesity itself a disease? Doctors are divided on the issue. Some say obesity is indeed a disease, with causes beyond eating too much and exercising too little, and consequences that harm the body like … Continue reading

The Real Reasons You’re Tired All the Time and What To Do About It

Feeling sluggish, overwhelmed and constantly in need of a caffeine fix? Find out how to fix what’s burning you out Energy stealer: a low-grade sinus infection Sinus infections that just won’t quit are the most common chronic health problem in the U.S. — and struggling with one triples your risk of fatigue, say researchers at … Continue reading

20 Ways to Get Healthier at Work

Here are 20 simple tactics to lower your stress, boost your fitness and get healthier at your job: take a break Workplace stress is hitting Americans hard. A recent survey shows that two-thirds of U.S. workers reported extremely high stress levels in the past year. Thirty percent said they were too stressed to be effective … Continue reading

Sugar’s Sour Story – Yes, You Can Master Those Cravings – Part 2

By Irene Ross, CHHC AADP Certified Nutrition and Wellness Coach Nope, it’s not in our heads when we say, “I’m addicted to sugar”  When I first moved to New York I had a roommate who would actually keep Hershey candy bars in her purse, because she said she was addicted to sugar. At the time, I … Continue reading

Sugar’s Sour Story – Yes, You Can Master Those Cravings – Part 1

By Irene Ross, CHHC, AADP Certified Nutrition and Wellness Coach Here’s a sobering fact: According to the USDA, Americans now consume over 156 pounds of sugar per year on a per capita basis; in comparison, we eat about 8 pounds of broccoli a year. That’s 31 5-pound bags of sugar for each of us, and … Continue reading

Why It’s So Important to Keep Moving

Scientists are coming to learn how staying active helps stave off illness. Hoping to learn more about how inactivity affects disease risk, researchers at the University of Missouri recently persuaded a group of healthy, active young adults to stop moving around so much. Scientists have known for some time that sedentary people are at increased … Continue reading