Causes of Muscle Weakness

16 Feb 2024

Understanding Muscle Weakness Is it harder to get up from your chair, climb the stairs, or open a jar than it used to be? Lots of things can make your muscles lose strength and leave you feeling weak. Sometimes it happens all of a sudden. But muscle weakness is more likely to affect you little […]

Signs It Could Be More Than a Cold

09 Feb 2024

1. Symptoms come on Fast When you have a cold, symptoms like a stuffy nose or sneezing start slowly and gradually get worse. Flu symptoms typically hit your body all of a sudden — and they’ll probably feel a lot stronger. 2. Chills This is when you shiver because your body temperature changes. Chills aren’t […]

Ten thousand steps a day. It’s the magic number that’s said to optimize health and longevity

02 Feb 2024

Did you know the 10,000-step goal is rooted more in marketing than in science? It started in 1965 in Tokyo, Japan, where a company released an early step counter, calling it manpo-kei — or “10,000 steps meter.” The marketing suggested this number of steps would reduce the risk for heart disease. Today we know that […]

What Is Autoimmune Thyroiditis?

26 Jan 2024

Your thyroid is a small gland in front of your neck that makes hormones that help control just about every organ. When your thyroid hormone levels are too high or too low, your body can’t work right. That can affect your energy level, mood, and weight.If your thyroid becomes inflamed, you have thyroiditis. Sometimes it […]

Best Times to Drink Water

19 Jan 2024

1. When You Think You’re Hungry You might really be thirsty. Most people don’t realize they’re actually thirsty when hunger seems to strike. The brain recognizes these triggers as the same. So before you hit the pantry, drink some water first. Then give it a few minutes to see if it satisfies the urge to […]

Why Sitting Too Much Is Bad for Your Health

05 Jan 2024

1 . It Hurts Your HeartScientists first noticed something was up in a study that compared two similar groups: transit drivers, who sit most of the day, and conductors or guards, who don’t. Though their diets and lifestyles were a lot alike, those that sat were about twice as likely to get heart disease as […]

Ocular Hypertension

27 Nov 2023

At your regular eye exam, one thing your eye doctor always checks is your intraocular pressure. That’s the pressure inside your eyes. It gives an important picture of your eye health and can find signs of optic nerve damage that might affect your sight. Your eyes are filled with fluid that keeps them inflated like […]

How to Improve Your Circulation

17 Nov 2023

Why You Need Good Blood FlowIt’s hard to believe, but your body holds about 60,000 miles of blood vessels. Along with your heart and other muscles, they make up your circulatory system. This network of roadways carries blood to every corner of your body. But when your circulation is poor, it slows or blocks the […]

Warning Signs of Kidney Problems

10 Nov 2023

You’re Always TiredKidneys filter waste from your blood and ship it out in your pee. When your kidneys don’t work right, toxins can build up. One common tipoff is fatigue. You may feel spent, weak, or have trouble concentrating. Kidneys make a hormone that tells your body to create red blood cells. If you have […]

Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

23 Oct 2023

Your Sleep Schedule Is OffIf you get more than 9 hours of sleep a night, you may be the envy of your friends, but too much or too little sleep — less than 5 hours a night — can be linked to weight gain. Both can throw off the way your body makes the hormones […]