We’ve all seen pro athletes give thanks to those around them after scoring a winning goal or smashing a course record. In post-game interviews, they’ll speak humbly about how they are grateful to their coaches, team and family for supporting their lifelong dream.
For many athletes, gratitude is an important part of their athletic careers, and not just when they’ve reached their goal. In fact, elite coaches are now integrating this kind of thinking into athletes’ daily workouts and drills.
The key to get enough vitamin E is to eat foods rich in this potent antioxidant (instead of taking supplements).
The powerful antioxidant vitamin E plays an important role in many body functions.
Want to bolster your immune system for cold and flu season? Protect your skin from UV damage? Reduce your risk of certain cancers? Taking a vitamin E supplement might seem like an easy way to boost your intake, but many experts warn against it. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) notes that vitam...
This birth defect-fighting vitamin is also good for cancer prevention, brain health, and more. Here’s how to make sure you get enough of the foods high in folic acid and folate every day.
Are you getting enough folic acid and folate?
Folate is a B vitamin that helps the body make new cells. It’s especially crucial for women of childbearing age or who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, because adequate intake can prevent major birth defects.
If you told someone 10 years ago that you were going to buy a mattress without lying on it in a store first, they probably would have thought you were crazy to spend big bucks on a product like that without first "testing it out." Now, shopping online for a mattress that you'll spend approximately one-third of your life on without trying it out first is becoming the norm for mattress shopping. Nearly half of the mattresses purchased in 2018 — 45% — were bought online, according to stats from ...
Ever walk by a beautiful green space in the middle of your town and come across the idyllic scene of neighbors digging, planting and chatting with one another? This was likely your area's community garden!
If you're interested in flexing your green thumb, look into signing up and managing a plot of your own. Digging in the dirt and seeing your efforts bear fruit (or vegetables) isn't just about producing food — it's a cathartic exercise that can enhance your overall well-being.
Here are the f...
You've heard plenty of stories of women experiencing postpartum depression. After all, the condition affects about one in nine new mothers. But you may not know about paternal postnatal depression (PPND)—the one your partner may experience after your little bundle of joy arrives. This is what experts understand about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of postpartum depression in men.
Can Males Get Postpartum Depression?
A quick biology class refresher: Babies are born with a 50-50 genetic mix from each parent. And while you may think that baby’s health is pretty much out of your control until you get a positive pregnancy test or baby is actually born, think again. Since baby is set to inherit each of your genes, it can help to learn whether you’re predisposed to passing on a genetic condition that can affect their health. And that’s where genetic testing, specifically carrier screening, comes in.
Learn about the differences between following a vegan diet, vegetarian diet or plant-based diet.
You’ve probably heard that osteoporosis affects an older population and this disease could lead to bone fractures as you age. But if you wait until, say, retirement to start worrying about preventing osteoporosis, then you’re missing crucial years — or even decades — to establish habits that can protect your bones and reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis.
Ever experience a tightness in your neck and wish you had someone around to help you release the tension? Masseuses sometimes charge big bucks, but you don't have to pay a professional (or even bribe a friend) to do it for you. Knowing how to give yourself a massage at home is a valuable skill — one that can save you hundreds of dollars!
Here's what you need to know about Swedish massage (a popular form of massage therapy that has long been touted for its many health benefits).
The fall season & Halloween are some of our favorite times of the year. What could be more fun than dressing your dog up or creating several homemade dog costumes for your pup to wear to festivities and parades all month long? We thought we’d make your Halloween costume ideas search easier by providing some of the top dog costumes you can make at home, easy costume ideas you might find in the store, and couple and dog costumes that will be a hit at parties or with neighborhood trick-or-treate...
You've probably heard that as you get older, you're at an increased risk for developing osteoporosis, a disease in which the quality and density of your bones are decreased. While women over 65 and men over 70 should get a bone density screening test, if you have additional risk factors—like previous fractures, a family history of fractures, a low BMI, or are a smoker—you should ask your doctor if they recommend getting your bone density tested earlier.
Before you start blaming your fall weight gain on "bulking season "—the classic time for hiding extra pudge under bulky sweaters and hoodies—do your gut some good by using autumn's harvest to leverage your weight-loss goals (or at least bulk a little more clean).
Eating these fall foods for weight loss will help keep you feeling full and satisfied, so you can reach your physique goals before the winter foods and holiday temptations arise.
Start the day off on the right foot with these science-proven habits to help you have a happier, less stressed, and more productive day ahead. Discover the benefits of meditating, eating well and nutrition, stress reduction and more mental health tips.