Health & Fitness

Beat Monsoons Woes With The Power Of Neem!

Neem has been referred to as a “wonder herb” for the many beneficial properties it possesses. It has as many as 130 different biologically-active compounds that enhance the well-being of several bodyparts such as skin, hair and blood, among others. This wonder herb is a cornerstone in preventive health remedies to achieve holistic wellness. During monsoon, there is an increased ... Read More »

Smoking Can Adversely Affect Breastfeeding Habits, Here’s How

Women, please take note. New mothers exposed to cigarette smoke in their homes may stop breastfeeding sooner as compared to those who are not exposed to second-hand smoke, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine, found that exposure to household smokers had a substantial negative effect on breastfeeding practices. “Our study showed that just being ... Read More »

5 of the best detox foods for cleansing and weight loss

If you tend to overeat or eat too much junk food, it can make you feel bloated and unhealthy. And unless you detoxify your body, even switching to a healthy diet or exercising won’t help you feel better. Detoxification can also help with weight loss, so if you have hit a plateau, it could be because you need to get rid of toxins for better weight control. Here ... Read More »

They key to improve memory recall is this simple trick

Do you often leave home with the television on? Or go shopping but return to find that you have forgotten to buy the item you went shopping for? While these examples are comparatively trivial, poor prospective memory can have serious consequences as well. A failing prospective memory can be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, according to University of Chichester psychologists. ... Read More »

Selfie filters are affecting body image, triggering dysmorphic disorder

With advancements in photo-editing technology through applications like Snapchat and Instagram, the level of physical ‘perfection’ is the obsession of social media. People’s perceptions of beauty worldwide are changing, which can take a toll on a person’s self-esteem and trigger body dysmorphic disorder. Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers in a JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery Viewpoint argued that body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) ... Read More »

Parenthood Is A Rollercoaster Ride, Prepare Yourself For It With Your Kids

Parenthood comes with countless surprises. Most involve bodily fluids. Like, for instance, the sudden lack of opportunities for Mom and Dad to sweat. “We both used to get up in the morning and just go exercise,” explains Amanda Holliday, a dance fitness teacher whose son was born in 2016. “That’s not happening anymore.” Even if it’s possible to tote the ... Read More »

Wish To Keep Your Brain Healthy? Take Care Of Your Heart First

It turns out maintaining low blood pressure does not just help prevent heart attacks — it can also keep your mind sharp. Research presented Wednesday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago found that at-risk people whose blood pressure was kept lower than the recommended level had a significant reduction in mild cognitive impairment (MCI), the precursor to dementia. ... Read More »

Another Reason To Control Your Blood Pressure Levels: Keeps Dementia Away

For the first time in history, researchers have found medicine that can reduce the risk of memory loss and dementia in your golden years. Even better, most forms of the treatment are available in safe, inexpensive generic formulations.The twist? These drugs have been around for decades, since they’re widely used to lower blood pressure and ward off heart disease. As ... Read More »

Build A Home Gym With These 8 Health & Fitness Gadgets From Walmart

Want to know a secret? Despite being an avid fitness enthusiast and a running coach with a full roster of clients, there are some days that even I can’t muster up enough motivation to go to the gym. It’s not that I don’t want to keep up a consistent workout regime, it’s just there are so many things — from realizing my favorite ... Read More »

Kidney disease, postpartum anxiety can’t stop Spring Hill woman in Ms. Health & Fitness competition

  After starting off with 500,000 women, the Ms Health & Fitness competition is down to its final 84 women. And a Nashville local is one of the last women standing. Katie Roberts, a Spring Hill resident, is the leading vote-getter at the time of publication in Group 11. Of the 12 semifinal groups, the person in first place advances to the finals. Semifinal ... Read More »