#TipTuesday: Even if you aren’t a germaphobe, it’s important to wash your hands after working out since gyms are a notorious breeding ground for germs. Be sure to also keep your hands off your face during your workout, and bring a towel with which to wipe off sweat. Spending 30 minutes on the stairmaster and then hitting the weights means a whole lot of exposure to other people's germs - so wash those hands as soon as you finish your workout!
If you’re headed to Rio for the Olympics or you’re planning an exotic vacation, here’s what you should know about travel health advisories before taking off.
As they say, you are what you eat. How you choose to fuel your body can help determine whether you go for the gold… or end up sitting on the sidelines.
It’s hard not to feel inspired to kick-up your workout when Olympic coverage overtakes your TV. Refresh your gym routine with these Olympic fitness tips…
#TipTuesday: Pump up the protein in your meals. It’s easy to opt for less healthy options when hunger strikes and vending machine goods are the only thing in sight. But even decadent snacks, like cookies and potato chips, won’t keep you full for long. To avoid snack urges load up on high-protein meals, which will fill you up and keep you satisfied for a few hours.
Have a hard time staying hydrated? Here are five ways to make drinking water more enticing:
Feeling faint, woozy, or weak? Here are seven reasons why you might be feeling dizzy:
#TipTuesday: Reduce your chances of getting a tickborne disease by using repellents, checking for ticks, and showering after being outdoors. Ticks are most active in late June and early July - so stay vigilant. If you have a tick bite followed by a fever or rash, seek medical attention.
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Tips for Handling Extreme High Temperatures - MeMD
#TipTuesday: Floss every single day. You know you should be, so why not start today? Do it in your car, while getting ready for bed, or when watching TV -- and the task will fly by. Flossing reduces oral bacteria, which improves overall body health. (When oral bacteria is low, your body has more resources to fight bacteria elsewhere.) And, for those with a competitive spirit, you can pat yourself on the back knowing you're doing better than ~85% of people who don't floss daily.
#TipTuesday: Drink coffee to have a better nap! In a study that examined how to make the most of a nap, people who took a "coffee nap"—drinking about 200 milligrams of caffeine and then immediately taking a 20-minute rest—felt more alert and performed better on tests than those who only took a nap. So what makes this work? In short, your nap will end just as the caffeine kicks in and clears the brain of a molecule called adenosine (known for causing drowsiness), thus maximized alertness!
As things heat up outside, it's important to remember to cool down. Here are several benefits that make cooling down a worthwhile component of your workout.
Shopping at a farmers' market is not always kind on your wallet, so it's helpful to know which foods to buy and what questions to ask when you talk to vendors.
A funny tingle. That little voice in your head. These are your gut feelings talking. Here are four situations in which you should listen to what your body is trying to tell you.
#TipTuesday: Wipe down your plane seat with antibacterial wipes to prevent illness when traveling. You won't care too much about looking OCD when you realize that everything from fecal matter to Methicillan-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria has been found hiding in the passenger cabins of planes. Antibacterial wipes are TSA friendly since they’re not a liquid, and you can use them to clean your hands, as well as wipe down your seat, arm rests, tray table, and especially your ...
#FastFactFriday: According to a new study, only about 55 percent of antidepressant prescriptions are written to alleviate symptoms of depression, while the rest were written for a wide variety of other conditions that aren’t related to depression. The most common alternate uses were for: anxiety, insomnia, pain, panic disorders, fibromyalgia, migraine, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and menopause symptoms.
#TipTuesday: This summer avoid sunscreen with vitamin A. Eating vitamin A-laden vegetables is great for you, but spreading vitamin A on your skin may not be. Data shows that tumors and lesions develop sooner on skin coated with creams laced with vitamin A -- also called retinyl palmitate or retinol. Also avoid any skin or lip product whose label includes retinyl palmitate, retinol or vitamin A.
In the digital age, working out from home just got easier with these classes you can video stream!
Start the Summer with a Sunny, Body-Positive Outlook!!
#TipTuesday: As the weather starts to warm up, it becomes even more important to stay hydrated. Getting plenty of H2O can help keep you full, energized, and extra focused. To help remind yourself to drink up, keep a water bottle or reusable glass at your desk, or set reminders on your phone.
From honey to neti pots - can you separate fact from fiction when it comes to natural remedies for seasonal allergies?
#TipTuesday: Shower after spending time outdoors to minimize seasonal allergy symptoms. Pollen tends to collect in your hair and skin and ends up on your pillow which may worsen symptoms long after your exposure.
Ever wondered what's behind that "hit-by-a-truck" feeling you often wake up with the day after an intense workout?