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Conquering Brain Fog: 5 Tips For a Clearer Mind
There's nothing more frustrating than the inability to focus when faced with a long to-do list. Time continues to tick away, and you've yet to check a single item off the list. While a lack of focus happens to us all from time to time, when you're consistently struggling to think clearly, you could be experiencing a...
How To Fall In Love With Exercising All Over Again
We all know about the positive implications a great workout will provide to you. But that doesn’t make it easier to get to the gym when you are unmotivated, unenergized, and would rather just relax. If you don’t enjoy the exercises you are doing, and you need to pull yourself off the couch in...
Will Intermittent Fasting Improve Your Athletic Ability?
In the world of nutrition, there is always a new, “hot” idea that people believe will solve all of their weight, athletic, or disease issues. The ideas are often recycled from an old diet or just a new spin on an old way of thinking. By now, most of you have heard about intermittent fasting and the...

How To Manage and Reduce Stress

How To Manage and Reduce Stress
Stress is something that every single person experiences. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, it is how the brain and body respond to any demand. This means that stress can be caused by any type of challenge you face. Some of the main causes of stress include changes in your routine, sudden negative changes, or traumatic events....
Are Organic Fruits and Vegetables Worth It?
Concerned shoppers fill their carts with organic fruits and vegetables worrying that they will put their family at risk if they buy the regular produce. Other shoppers skip the produce all together because they worry about pesticides, but can’t afford the organic varieties. Unfortunately, in the hype of organic foods, many of us have lost sight of the fact...
5 Unexpected Ways Pregnancy Can Affect Your Oral Health 
Congratulations! You're expecting a little bundle of joy, and you're understandably excited. However, you might not anticipate all the ways pregnancy can change your body.  Many women expect to gain a few pounds or develop a stretch mark or two. However, few realize the ways pregnancy affects your mouth. It's crucial to take particularly good care of your oral hygiene...
10 Healthy Ways To Reduce Water Retention in the Body
You try to button your jeans, and you feel as if you swallowed a watermelon. But you’ve been eating well and exercising - what gives? You could be experiencing water retention. Water retention, or edema, stems from various causes. Many pose little reason for alarm, although some indicate a more severe health problem. What...
4 Ways Chronic Pain and Depression Feed Off Each Other
Are you one of the millions of patients with chronic pain who has a comorbid diagnosis of depression? Each condition is difficult enough to manage independently. The two together? They are a devastating combination and can feed off each other. Here's how they often interact — and how you can cope.  1) Both are isolating When you have chronic pain, your energy...

7 Hip Strengthening Exercises That Work

7 Hip Strengthening Exercises That Work
Hip pain is a medical issue for many individuals, especially those with serious fitness regimens. Even if you are exercising in the right way, there’s still a chance of injury occurring, especially in the hip region. The good news is that there are pain relief exercises that you can do for your pain. These 7 exercises, in addition to...
Here's How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps You Overcome Addiction
Sometimes it's hard to understand how people become addicted to drugs. In fact, we automatically associated these people as “addicts” who lack willpower. Addiction is considered a chronic relapsing disease caused by changes in the brain’s neurocircuitry. Similar to other chronic illnesses, addiction is a highly treatable and curable disease, especially when combining addiction treatment medication with behavioral therapies. In...