Cold showers to keep a cool head

While most people (and common sense) will tell you to stay out of the cold, few are acquainted with the benefits of cold temperatures.   From biohackers to athletes, quite a number of people are choosing to immerse themselves in cold water either during showers or baths, consequently enhancing their performance and life. Below are some ways  in which dipping your feet into some frigid...

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Exercise as a natural prescription

When it comes to inpatient treatment of a range of mental health and mood disorders -- from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia, suicidality and acute psychotic episodes -- a new study suggest that physical exercise is so effective at alleviating patient symptoms that it could reduce patients' time admitted to acute facilities and reliance on psychotropic medications. "The general attitude of...

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Allergies got you down?

It’s springtime, which means your allergies may already be causing a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing and coughing. They aren’t just an annoyance, many doctors believe there is a connection between allergies and mood. For some, seasonal allergies do more than just cause crankiness. A study from The American Journal of Epidemiology showed that those who suffer from allergies are nearly 50% more...

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Allergies may make your migraines more painful

People with migraine who also battle allergies and hay fever (rhinitis) endure a more severe form of headaches than their peers who struggle with migraine, but aren't affected by the seasonal or year-round sniffles, according to researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC), Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Vedanta Research About...

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Support your blood pump and check for lumps.

Men’s health matters: This is the theme of International Men’s Health Week. During this time, men are encouraged to make the time and take the time to take practical steps to add a positive effect on their health and the health of young men they have in their lives.   Encouraging men to take care of their health is particularly important as men are statistically more likely to die from all...

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How does nicotine withdrawal feel?

The above question may seem like a simple and uninteresting one, but reflecting on it may help you stop smoking (if that’s what you want).   Today, May 31st, is World No Tobacco Day. As the name suggests, the aim of this day is to encourage smokers to give up their cigarettes and rollies for the day to promote a tobacco-free life. However, this is easier said than done.   No doubt...

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Your Cold and Flu Symptoms, Explained

Your Cold and Flu Symptoms, Explained The Symptom: Sneezing  What it means: Your body is expelling bacteria and other particles with a sudden, involuntary burst of air. Don’t suppress a sneeze, as your body is trying to evict the irritants. When to worry: Almost never, but if sneezing interferes with your life or persists after other symptoms are gone, talk to your doctor to find out if...

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9 back to school health tips: keep your kids healthy

9 back to school health tips: keep your kids healthy As summer comes to a close, there is always a lot to be done to get kids ready to go back to school. Parents, help your kids have a great school year by making sure they are healthy and ready to learn – because healthy students are better learners. Back to School Nutrition tips Ensure your kids drink plenty of water, Sending your kids to...

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