(CARLSBAD, CA) – It’s late, you’re tired, and you can’t sleep. So, you write on your Facebook wall that you can’t seem to catch enough ZZZzzzs. Within seconds, a helpful friend responds with her Aunt Jenny’s surefire remedy for insomnia. Ten minutes later, your sister posts the URL to a blog jammed with tips and tricks for falling asleep in five minutes. Isn’t social networking great? You can find the answer to almost anything without ever leaving the comfort of your desk chair.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Breaking bad habits. It’s easier said than done. Whether it’s nail biting, teeth grinding, or throat clearing, most of us have an annoying habit that we’d like to ditch. And in some cases, ditching bad habits may have a remarkable affect on our overall health and well-being.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Back pain. More than three-quarters of Americans experience it at some point in their lives. Back pain can be a muscle ache, stabbing pain, limited range of motion, shooting pain down the leg, or an inability to stand straight. Regardless of how back pain manifests itself in each individual, it can be debilitating and hinder your daily life activities.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – You see your doctor for an annual physical. Your visits to your dentist, optometrist, and gynecologist are all up-to-date. You exercise, you eat healthy foods, and you don’t smoke. What more can you possibly do to protect your health?
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Do you consider yourself sun savvy? You wear a hat when gardening outdoors. You don your sunglasses when taking your kids to the park. And you never, ever leave the house without lathering on sunscreen. That’s enough, right?
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Order up! A hamburger on a buttery bun, greasy fries, and sugary soda. Chicken salad drowned in high-fat dressing. A cheesy pastrami sandwich loaded with fats and preservatives.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Ever leave your doctor’s office feeling dazed and confused about your diagnosis? Or walk out of the hair salon wishing your stylist hadn’t cut your tresses quite so short? If so, you’re one of countless women who report that they have difficulty speaking up when it comes to talking with health, wellness, and beauty professionals.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Dozing off during your mid-morning meeting at work? Rushing off to coffee house for a jolt of java during an afternoon slump? You’re not alone. According to the National Sleep Foundation, a whopping 68 percent of women report difficulty sleeping at least a few nights per week. Sleep deprivation is rampant, and according to recent research, it can wreak havoc on your health.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – Bicep curls to strengthen your arms, stomach crunches to tighten your abs, cardiovascular drills to improve your endurance, and crossword puzzles to power-up your brain.
(CARLSBAD, CA) – The results are in. The average American gains one to two pounds during the holiday season. That’s not so bad, right? Wrong!