Spring is officially here which means that you are likely getting outdoors any chance you get. While springtime comes with some major perks, warmer weather being one of them; it also comes along with one bigtime downside…spring allergies. If you’ve been sniffling up a storm ever since the season started, then it could be due to some environmental allergies. Here are a few things to know about springtime allergies…
In our previous post, we discussed the different types of strokes prevalent in men and women of all ages. While not all risk factors are preventable, it will help to be aware of the ones that you can and can’t control.
Due to Luke Perry’s sudden death, middle-age Americans have been burdened with both grief and confusion. The Beverly Hills 90210 star was just 52-years-old when he died of a massive stroke, a diagnosis that typically occurs in adults who are much older. Strokes are caused by a blockage of blood flow in the brain or by something that triggers bleeding in the brain. Typically, only one in seven million Americans under the age of 50 die from strokes every year, and nine per million die from a brain hemorrhage. This sudden tragedy has left people of all ages questioning their own health, which is why we researched the most common causes of a fatal stroke in both men and women.
The clocks have been officially changed and you are likely reveling in the extra hour of sunshine at the end of the day. For most people, there are pros and cons to the clocks “springing ahead” an hour. While you will likely get a naturally burst of energy knowing that spring is right around the corner, it also may take a while for your body to adjust and catch up on that lost hour of sleep. When the clocks actually spring ahead, you are most likely sound asleep, however; don’t underestimate this precious lost hour, as it can take weeks to play catch up. Some may feel it right away and for others it may take a few good days before the slump sets in. Whatever the case may be for you, here are a few tips for coping with that abandoned hour.
Unfortunately, we have yet to discover the famous fountain of youth, which means that it is up to us to embrace our age and accept where we are on the timeline of life. It’s time to succumb to the fact that you realistically cannot turn back the hand of time, but you most certainly can accept your age and allow your body and mind to change with dignity. Here are a few tips for aging gracefully.
When we think of sugar, things like chocolate and Twizzlers typically come to mind, however; there are some very unexpected foods that have added sugar, which lead to the same negative side effects. You may have already experienced the downside of a sugar hangover which causes mood swings, headaches and the shakes after a bout of too much sugar. If you have, then there is a good chance that you’ve sworn off sugar, however; if you are like most people, that urge to imbibe in more sugar at the same time the next day will likely leave you in a revolving door of sugar binges. According to dietary guidelines, it is recommended that we consume less than 10% of our calories from added sugar per day. With this said, it’s key that you become well-educated on reading nutrition labels if you want to prevent yourself from falling victim to some of the many negatives caused by excess sugar intake.
While we often think of high blood pressure as being genetic, there are actually several contributing factors that you may be doing in your everyday life that have nothing to do with your heredity. Here are some daily habits to consider….