Physical Health

Take a Week to Get Your Sleep Back

Wouldn’t it be great if you could conquer your lousy sleep patterns by next week? Fox News has seven steps you can take over the next seven days to improve your slumber: Shut off your phone or leave it somewhere other than your bedroom. Turn off the TV and fluorescent lights, which emit sleep-disrupting blue […]

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Stop a Migraine Before It Starts

Migraine headaches can be hell, and often even medication can provide only marginal relief. To prevent a migraine from hitting in the first place, try these steps recommended by NerdWallet: keep a headache diary to learn your warning signs and potential migraine triggers, such as alcohol or certain foods maintain a healthy weight and eat […]

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Sugar Worse for Kids Than You Realize

Excessive sugar consumption can rot your kids’ teeth and contribute to childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes, but as Fox News reports, those are just the best-known of the problems caused by eating too much sugar. Kids who eat too much candy, drink too much sweet beverages, and consume too many sugar-rich carbs also may […]

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Avoid These Common Drug Errors

Seventy percent of Americans take some type of prescription medication, so it’s important that you don’t make mistakes when self-administering powerful and sometimes dangerous drugs. Health reported Oct. 21 that common medication errors include: overpaying for a brand name when there’s a cheaper generic alternative available mixing medications with food and drinks that can cause […]

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Make Sure Your Granola Bar Isn’t a Candy Bar

Some granola bars are healthy snacks, while others are simply candy bars in disguise. Greatest reports on what makes a granola bar good or bad and recommends some healthy choices. A good granola bar will have: less than 8 grams of sugar under 200 calories are high in protein and fiber contain a few, easily […]

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Is Your Food Making You Sleepy?

Some people swear by a cup of warm milk at bedtime to ease into sleep, but as Women’s Health reports, there are other foods that may be making you tired when you don’t want to be, including: banana, pumpkin seeds, and halibut: all high in magnesium, which is a muscle relaxant white bread: contains high-glycemic […]

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These Foods Will Give You Better Hair and Nails

Eating a more nutritious diet can have both health and beauty benefits. Health reported Oct. 18 that keratin is a protein that makes nails and hair strong. Other nutrients needed for good nails and hair include antioxidants, silicon, magnesium, zinc, selenium, and biotin. Foods containing these nutrients include: whey protein red meat blueberries almonds beer […]

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Lifestyle Changes Can Prevent Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are a painful result of calcium, magnesium, or uric acid in the kidneys that affect about one in 10 Americans, but you can help prevent stones from forming by making changes in your diet and water consumption, according to Fox News medical contributor David Samadi, M.D. Drinking more water on a daily basis is […]

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Health Effects of Sleep Deprivation Widespread

Not getting enough sleep? It may be affecting your health in some surprising ways. Details magazine reported Oct. 16 that the impact of chronic sleeplessness may include: increased risk of cardiovascular disease poor reflexes (24 hours without sleep is equal to having five alcoholic drinks) increased appetite higher body-mass index (BMI) high blood pressure diabetes […]

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Tips for Triathletes Can Work for You, Too

Many nutrition rules for serious triathlon competitors can actually be applied to even the most casual athlete. The tips from Triathlete.com include: keeping a food log for 3 to 5 days at least twice per year to check up on what you might be missing or overindulging in eating carbs with most meals and before and […]

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