Health is a Way of Life
We live in a goal-oriented society. Most of us imagine a healthier version of ourselves and make plans to achieve it, with mixed success and satisfaction. Instead, let's look at health as a process, informed by knowledge, which we practice a little bit every day.
Try Alternative Pain Management to Treat Low Back Pain
Low back pain is one of the most common causes of doctor's visits in the United States -- about 80 percent of adults will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Treatment for low back pain typically depends on whether the pain is acute or chronic. One of the most common treatments is medication, such as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). However, alternative pain management, such as yoga and massage, may also be beneficial for people with low back pain.
4 Food Trends to Keep Watching in 2017
With 2017 closing in on the halfway mark, what food trends have been at the forefront, and what will continue throughout this year? Many of the trends stem from those of years prior, delving further into health and sustainability. Here are some of the food trends you may see popping up in your grocery stores, news feeds, and kitchens this year.
What Is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
You might have a friend with a habit of correcting your grammar, and they always apologize by jokingly saying, "I'm so OCD about that!" But what is obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)? In reality, OCD is a complex psychological disorder with varying levels of severity, and symptoms manifest in different ways. At its core, it's about obsessing over thoughts or actions in a compulsive way that impacts your ability to live life. It's far more complex than what you may see on TV.
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Improve Brain Function by Building Your Body's Strength
People tend to separate cognitive and muscular well-being. In fact, there's a fairly pervasive stereotype -- used in ads for gyms and a variety of other companies in the fitness world -- of the muscle-bound hunk. Fortunately, this whole idea is demonstrably untrue. In fact, there's plenty of research suggesting just the opposite. Regular exercise can actually improve brain function, even affecting the physical structure of your brain in beneficial ways.
The Other Signs of Aging and How to Slow Them
As you age, it's natural to obsess about the physical signs of aging -- those new wrinkles, gray hairs, and loosening skin. However, it's the changes going on beneath the surface that you should pay more attention to and that can often be delayed with a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately, your body's functions begin to get out of whack as you get older. These physical changes can put you at higher risk of injuries if not well managed, either with your doctor or through diet and exercise.