Exercise not only helps you live longer - it helps you live better. In addition to making your heart and muscles stronger and fending off a host of diseases, it can also improve your mental and emotional functioning and even bolster your productivity and close relation...

With summer approaching, more insects will find their way into our homes. How can we get rid of them without using harmful chemicals? Here are some great suggestions:

 

  • A mixture of unsweetened lemon juice and water can deter spiders. Spray the solution near doorways...

You have probably heard of people who drink wine (particularly red) because they believe it is healthy for the heart. The source of this belief comes from a study done 25 years ago where it was found that people in France and Spain were healthier than Americans, and th...

There have been many studies in the news lately touting the various benefits of chocolate - dark chocolate in particular. These benefits range from lowering blood pressure to reducing the risk of diabetes. Excellent benefits indeed! And just by eating chocolate, the on...

We don't tend to equal cereal with junk food, but if we take a closer look at the sugar content of many cereals, we will likely change our minds. According to a new report from the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG), on average children's cereals contain 10.4...

 

 

There are a lot of candles on that cake! Today, the average U.S. newborn can be expected to reach 80 years, and more and more people are living to 100 and beyond.  Only 115 years ago, the average life expentancy in the United States was below 50. Why has there been s...

 

New research is showing what dog owners already know - having a dog is good for your heart! But it's more than just those warm and fuzzy feelings; having a dog might actually improve heart health.

 

In 2013, the American Heart Association (AHA) issued a scientific state...

With the holiday season upon us, the most important gift we can give to our family, friends and loved ones is the chance to connect on a deep and meaningful level. This means turning off our devices and giving others our full attention, empathy, love and support. Meani...

 

 

Stressed about the holidays? You may want to exercise. Virtually any form of exercise, from aerobics to yoga, can act as a stress reliever. You don’t have to be an athlete; even a little exercise can go a long way in helping you manage stress. Here are some more bene...

What is cyberchondria? As the cyber denotes, it is related to the Internet. Cyberchondria is characterized as “excessive health anxiety generated by online searches.” It is a new form of hypochondria, which is defined as worry over an imagined illness with exaggeration...

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