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I am a college student that is trying to stay physically fit and eat healthy. We all know how hard this is, so I am trying to post some tips, and get some discussions started so we can all learn from each other.

Watch Out for the Early Signs of Diabetes

blood sugar diabetes

  Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases, affecting millions of Americans. Countless others are at a high risk for developing diabetes, or already have pre diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes, it’s important to manage your condition properly to avoid the risk of serious com   plications, and early detection is critical. If you experience any of the potential warning signs of diabetes, see a doctor promptly Finding signs of diabetes in your appetite Do you feel hungry frequently, perhaps even after eating? This could be an early indicator of type 2 diabetes. With this disease, your ... Read More »

The Average Girl’s Guide to Running

I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was low-key and relaxing. I actually ate healthier and exercised more than I normally would, probably because all my friends are out of town. This post isn’t really a guide to running, since I’m no expert. It should be called “The Inexperienced Novice Clumsy Girl’s Guide to Stumbling and Shin Splints.” But I like to give myself more credit. On Friday, I completed an Insanity workout and ran two interval miles on the treadmill in 22:50. I did the first mile in 11:09 and pushed myself to complete one more. I ... Read More »

Wen vs Hair One vs L’Oreal: The Great No-Poo Debate

Wen Hair One

Hey everyone! I’m sure you’ve all heard by now that the sodium lauryl and laureth sulfates found in lathering shampoos are harmful to your health. Shampoos with sulfates and parabens can also leave your hair dry, damaged, and stripped of its natural oils and moisture. That’s why many savvy and health-conscious consumers have been switching to non-lathering (no-poo) and low-foaming (low-poo) hair cleansers. I’ve wanted to write about the no-poo hair care trend for a while now, and I’ve finally tried enough products to give my well-rounded opinion on the topic. I present to you: Wen vs Hair One vs ... Read More »

Fitness for Two – an introduction to exercise and pregnancy

Baby and Fitness

Pregnancy and childbirth are amazing. Bringing a new life into the world is miraculous and while every pregnancy is different, there is no doubt that it can be a hard nine months ending in a physical challenge that most Olympic athletes would think twice about! While this article is by no means meant to replace the advice of a qualified medical practitioner, such as your doctor or midwife, it’s worth knowing that exercise during pregnancy offers the following benefits… Improved circulation/fewer varicose veins Reduced oedema (swelling) Increased vitality and energy Stronger pelvic floor Eased post-partum recovery Reduced likelihood of developing ... Read More »

Healthy for Life: How Early Can it Begin?

  It may be hard to believe, but healthy living actually begins before birth. Creating a healthy lifestyle starts with what a pregnant woman eats, how much exercise she gets, and her overall health when she is pregnant. Once your baby is born, you can continue to help him develop a healthy lifestyle that includes nutritious foods and plenty of activity. Good nutrition contributes to how your baby’s brain develops, so starting from the beginning will give him a head start for a lifetime of good health. Good Health Starts Nutrition at Birth So, you’ve had a healthy pregnancy and ... Read More »

Alcohol Treatment Programs: Understanding How They Help

Developing an alcohol problem can have serious consequences for your health, career and personal life. Therefore, it is important for people to consider seeking assistance from an alcohol treatment program if they find themselves having a difficult time avoiding the urge to drink. Additionally, some states allow DUI offenders to receive reduced penalties if they agree to complete one of these programs. What are the Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse? Adults who use alcohol responsibly are able to imbibe occasionally without letting it have a negative impact on their life. Unfortunately, people who become dependent on alcohol often begin experiencing a ... Read More »

March Madness: Protecting Our Kids From Sports Injuries

Basketball season is in full swing now that the Super Bowl is passed and March Madness is just around the corner. However, much of the commentary focus on injuries is still in the sports news daily. Concussions are the primary concern, as we now know that concussions have long-term impact well beyond the few days following the injury. Football players on all levels have historically played through concussions, often having received multiple concussions during the process. The attention football is receiving is also causing parents to reconsider whether or not their children should play football, basketball, and other contact sports. ... Read More »

4 Ways to Entertain While Exercising with a Toddler

It is important for parents to have the opportunity to exercise on a regular basis, but this can become complicated by having a toddler in your home. After all, they are no longer young enough to simply put them in their crib for a nap when it is time for your daily workout, so you need to find alternative methods to keep them entertained and safe long enough for you to hit your fitness goals. Fortunately, there are many ways that you can keep a toddler safely distracted, and this should make it relatively easy for you to get in ... Read More »

How to Find the Best Chiropractor to Avoid Injury

How to Find the Best Chiropractor to Avoid Injury Over 20 million people seek chiropractic care as an alternative method for treating their pain. Whether you’ve been involved in a vehicle collision, injury at work or home, overweight or you’re an older adult, you may benefit from their hands-on approach to medicine. However, choosing the right chiropractic care is important and will help you to avoid a dangerous situation. Recommendations and Referrals Choosing the wrong chiropractor can worsen your condition and pain. If you go in for simple discomfort to the neck area and receive aggressive and forceful adjustments, the ... Read More »

4 Southern European recipes for 2014

A New Year has arrived and many of us have decided to eat healthy and follow a balanced diet. Southern Europe it’s not that far so what about a little trip around some countries such as Greece, Spain or Italy to understand the importance of the Mediterranean diet? Here you have 4 healthy and quick recipes to welcome 2014!   1.Greece: The Ultimate Greek Salad Salads are some of the most antique dishes in the world. For instance, ancient Romans and Greeks enjoyed them long time ago. Today whoever visits Greece will have the pleasure to taste a green salad ... Read More »