HEATHLY LIVING BLOG

Your Body Is Sending You a Message

Text messaging, video gaming, surfing the Internet - with technology comes repetitive behaviors and body positioning that can have dramatic health consequences, not the least of which is a condition known as forward head posture. Just think about it: hours on end with...

A Poor Choice for Relieving Your Low Back Pain

Acetaminophen is the most popular pain reliever in the U.S., accounting for an estimated 27 billion annual doses as of 2009. With 100,000-plus hospital visits a year by users, it's also the most likely to be taken inappropriately. In fact, improper use, coupled with...

4 Tips to Help Raise a Healthy Child

Raising kids to be responsible, independent and yes, healthy adults is as challenging as it's ever been. A short list of complicating factors in the 21st century includes the Internet, social media and mobile technology; sugar-overloaded, processed, nutrient-deficient...

It’s Never Too Late to Exercise

Think you're destined to die before your time because you've been sedentary (physically inactive) your entire life? Not so fast. While consistent exercise is associated with a host of health and wellness benefits including significant reductions in disease risk, new...

A Deadly Way to Manage Your Pain

You're probably aware of the opioid crisis by now, notably the fact that for years, opioids have been overprescribed, overused and abused – with deadly consequences. Here's one consequence you may not be aware of: Opioid users are significantly more likely to be...

Interval Training Best for Weight Loss?

Jogging at the same pace for hours and frustrated that you're not losing the weight you hoped you'd lose? Try mixing your speed up and see what happens! Interval training – bursts of high-intensity exercise interwoven with recovery periods – appears to increase weight...

Time for a Little “Me Time”

At what point did your life become more about everyone else – work, family, etc. – and far too little about you? It's OK to be selfish when it comes to your health; after all, if you lose your health, you won't have the ability to do all the things you do for all the...

Even Toddlers Get Too Much Screen Time

We've spoken at length about the amount of time adolescents, teens and yes, adults spend consumed with "screen" activities - television, computer / laptop, tablet and mobile phone. We've also talked about some of the health risks associated with excessive use,...

Make Every Month Heart Health Month

February is American Heart Month, but heart health is really a global issue; after all, we've all got hearts and these days, we all do things that put our health in peril, in the form of heart disease, stroke, heart attacks and other life-threatening conditions. Your...

We All Need a Regular Bedtime

Most parents put their children to bed at fairly specific times, depending on age: generally sometime between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. until they reach puberty. But what about you? Parents – in fact, all adults – benefit from a consistent sleep time as well. Here's why:...

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