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The Hazards of Ankle Sprains

The Hazards of Ankle Sprains

Many fashion-conscious women wear high heels to show off their legs. But in truth, given the extraordinarily high incidence of ankle sprains, we’d probably all be better off if we had thick stumps like an elephant’s to connect our feet to our legs. Every day in the United States, about 28,000 people sprain an ankle. […]

The 10 Biggest Sleep Myths Keeping You Awake At Night

The 10 Biggest Sleep Myths Keeping You Awake At Night

Go to bed early. No, stay up late. Wake up early. No, sleep in. Turn off your phone, but watch TV. Get more than 6 hours, but not 10. Don’t take sleeping pills, but use Melatonin. When you barely have enough time to sleep as it is, the last thing you want to do is spend […]

Is Your Computer Making You Sick?

Is Your Computer Making You Sick?

Have you ever heard the term, “wired and tired?” Even if you’re not familiar with the phrase, odds are you’ve experienced it. The dry, weary eyes after staring at your desktop for too long. The brain melt that comes after watching too much television. The head and neck aches and even the nausea that comes […]

Under The Shadow Of ‘Dirty’ HIV, South African Children Offered A Refuge

Under The Shadow Of ‘Dirty’ HIV, South African Children Offered A Refuge

In Edendale in KwaZulu Natal, which has the highest HIV rate of any province in South Africa, there are children who had believed, from when they were very young, that they were on daily pills for chronic tuberculosis. It comes as a shocking revelation to discover that they were born with HIV in a town […]

7 Ways Your Height Affects Your Health

7 Ways Your Height Affects Your Health

At 6 feet, 8 inches, Dr. Eeric Truumees literally stands out. “People remember who I am,” says the orthopedic surgeon in Austin, Texas. But despite height’s association with social and professional benefits, such as appearing more attractive and earning more money, towering over others has downfalls, too. “The bane of my height has been hitting my […]

4 Simple Ways to Work in a Workout

4 Simple Ways to Work in a Workout

You know how busy life can be. The mornings are a rush, lunch time is a rush, and the night time is a rush to get housework done and dinner made. Layer in kids if you have them and the desire to spend time with them, and it’s easy to convince yourself that you don’t […]

5 Midlife Fitness Mistakes You May Be Making

5 Midlife Fitness Mistakes You May Be Making

I developed a regular fitness habit when my daughter turned one. So, for the past 17 years, I’ve kept a pretty steady schedule at the gym. When I’m there I operate with one primary goal…make the most of my time to get all the benefit I can. At the gym, this girl don’t play! I’m all […]

The 5 Most Frustrating Things About Trying to Lose Weight

The 5 Most Frustrating Things About Trying to Lose Weight

Real talk: At some point, every woman working to lose weight gets seriously annoyed. Between the diet soda cravings and recipe fatigue, it’s enough to make you want to flip a table. But since your reaction to those setbacks is crucial to reaching your goal, you’ve got to check yourself before you wreck yourself. Here’s […]

5 Ways To Drink More Water + Lemon Cucumber Infused Water Recipe

5 Ways To Drink More Water + Lemon Cucumber Infused Water Recipe

Do you indulge a little too much over the weekend? Well if so you’re in luck because today we’re talking all about water and why it’s so important… especially when your desperately craving a full body detox. Let’s get right into it! We’ve all been told that drinking water is good for us, but never […]

Diabetes: Are You At Risk?

Diabetes: Are You At Risk?

Diabetes is plaguing the country. According to a recent study published in JAMA, half of adults across the U.S. have diabetes or blood sugar so high they’re almost diabetic. People with diabetes either have an inability to produce insulin to lower blood sugar (type 1 diabetes) or they have too little insulin or cannot use […]