Browsing: Health & Wellness

In the summer, your skin is exposed to a variety of conditions, with the change in temperature, humidity, amount of sunlight and length of UV rays. Having healthy skin not only makes you look like your most beautiful self, but it also makes the rest of your body healthier. Follow the skin care tips below to keep your skin healthy and beautiful all summer long. Wear Sunscreen It’s important to protect your skin when you go outside, especially during the summer. Protecting your skin from harmful rays will not only keep you looking younger for longer, but it will also…

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Spending a day in the sun is one of the most enjoyable parts of summer. You feel good when you bask yourself in the sun to get the essential skin care benefits such as Vitamin D. However, exposing yourself to the sun for a long period of time can cause skin damage. Some of the effects include wrinkles, brown spots, and premature aging. To prevent your skin from developing skin damage, follow the skin care routine below after spending a day in the sun. Cleanse Your Skin Every time you go outdoors, you’re exposed to allergens and pollutants that can…

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Summer has its perks, including beach season! Don’t cut back on your workout just because it’s hot out. Keep consistent with your workouts without letting the heat get the best of you with the helpful tips below. Get beach-ready body while staying calm and cool under the hot summer sun! 1. Stay Hydrated While there are different guidelines on how much water to consume daily, the general fallback is still the “8 by 8” rule, which says to drink eight glasses of eight ounces each of water per day. Be careful not to overdo your hydration either, water intoxication can…

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As much fun as the warm weather can be, it’s important to know heart-healthy tips on how to thrive in the heat. Many people don’t think they need to modify their lifestyle to safely manage the heat, but paying attention to when you exercise and what you eat can make a significant difference in how well your body copes with the heat. Heart Health Challenges in the Summer Your heart has to pump harder to cool you down and make you sweat. For people with a compromised heart, this extra stress from the additional pumping can overwhelm the cardiovascular system.…

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Now that the summer months are upon us, it’s time to have as much fun as possible, but, we need to stay safe while doing it. With changes in the weather come risks of sun damage, allergies, and much more. Follow the tip below for a safe and satisfying summer. Practice Sun Safety Even when the sun doesn’t seem to be particularly strong, apply sunscreen before going outdoors. It needs to be reapplied throughout the day, especially after strenuous activity, excessive sweating, or swimming. It is best to choose a sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher to provide the…

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Did you know that original forms of yoga were meant to be practiced in nature? Yoga is connects you with your higher self and the universal mind of the cosmos. Find a peaceful place outdoors; it might be next to your favorite tree, lake, or forest. The poses below are great if you’re an experienced yogi, an intermediate student, or a novice. Standing Mountain Pose This pose is a great exercise to start your outdoor yoga session. It keeps your mind and body connected to nature. Start out by standing tall like a mountain. Feel your feet press firmly into…

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Cancer takes a toll on you both physically and emotionally. Here are some ways that you can regain feeling secure and healthy during National Cancer Survivors Day. See a Therapist Therapists can deal with the aftermath of cancer and cancer treatment. They understand the security that you lose and have ways that you can begin to regain it. A therapist can also help you deal with any depression and issues with motivation that you may have. Connect with Others Many people who have cancer feel isolated from everyone else when they are sick. You may feel that other people cannot…

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Biking to work is a great way to change up your everyday routine and to enjoy your commute. Here are ten compelling reasons why you should consider strapping your helmet on and riding your bike to work. 1. Cycling to work is a great way to incorporate exercise into your routine Everyone knows exercise is crucial for good health, but most people have trouble finding time to exercise as much as they’d like to. Who has time to spend an hour at the gym in between work and making dinner every day? If you struggle to fit workouts into your…

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Staying fit isn’t easy, but if you want to take charge of your body with a new fitness routine, take advantage of resources you have at your disposal. The next time you take the kids outside to play, give yourself the full-body playground workout while you’re there, your body will thank you. Try some of the moves listed below to help you get in shape while you’re out having fun. Put that Swing to Work on Your Abs Sitting on a swing and feeling that rush of the wind whipping by has always been fun on the playground. Now it…

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Being proactive with your health and seeing a doctor regularly are important to preventing serious medical conditions. Well-woman visits (also known as annual exams, pelvic exams, or gynecological exams) are an important part of your preventative care routine. What is a Well-Woman Visit? A well-woman visit is an exam performed by any doctor, nurse practitioner, or other provider. You often can see your regular primary care physician if you prefer, or you can schedule your well-woman visit with an ob/gyn. At a well-woman visit, the goal is prevention. Your provider will examine you physically and ask you questions about your…

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