Category Archives: Health & Wellness

A Closer Look at Cancer

Cancer is a terrifying word because of what it signifies. Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells that do not function correctly and can spread throughout your body. What are the different kinds of cancer, and how can we prevent or lower the risk of being diagnosed with them? The Types There are many different […]

Looking closer at Whooping Cough

Whooping cough (also known as pertussis) is a respiratory tract infection that affects mostly children, but can affect adults as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 48,277 cases of whooping cough in the United States in 2012. Each year, there are 16 million cases worldwide, and the number of […]

Metabolism and the Thyroid

You’ve heard about that part of your body called the thyroid, right? Well, if you haven’t then it’s time you did. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped organ that is below your Adam’s apple. The thyroid helps regulate your metabolism, helps your body grow and develop, and also helps your body’s temperature stay consistent. Your thyroid […]

About PTSD

When people usually think of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), they might think of soldiers having mental problems when they return from war. While there is truth in that idea, PTSD affects more than just soldiers. Here is some information about it. PTSD can happen to anyone that has a traumatic experience, such as rape, […]

Dancing to your Health: 7 Benefits of Zumba

Zumba, a dancing-style workout, started as a mistake. According to Reader’s Digest, Beto Perez was an aerobics instructor in Colombia and one day he forgot the music for his class. The music he had was Latin music that he played for his class and improvised a routine for it. In 2001, Perez started his Zumba […]

A Guide to Eating Disorders

You see the messages all the time about weighing the right amount, and looking the way society demands. “Use our product to look beautiful!” “Look fabulous by eating this one ingredient!” We are constantly bombarded with images and messages that tell us that we need to change our weight, even if we already are a […]

Down with the Blues: 5 Things You May Not Have Known About Depression

Depression is a mental illness that affects millions of people each year. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, depression is “a condition in which a person feels discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated, or disinterested in life in general.” These symptoms can last from two weeks to two years. Here are 5 facts about […]

Switch or Stabilize: 4 Benefits of Working Out Using Cross Training

According to acefitness.org, cross training is “an exercise regimen that uses several modes of training to develop a specific component of fitness.” Exercising the same way all of the time doesn’t work out for everyone. Sometimes you have to change things up, and cross training is a good way to do it. Here are 4 […]

Metabolic Syndrome: The Silent Killer

Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors that increase the probability of heart problems, such as stroke or heart disease. It is also known as Syndrome X, insulin-resistant syndrome, obesity syndrome, and the silent killer. Knowing about this particular group of risk factors can help you prevent problems later on in life. Although researchers […]

Zapping the Zits

It’s the night of your big date or the day of your wedding. You’re excited, you’re nervous, and you’re a little stressed. As you give yourself that last look over, you see it sprouting from your forehead like Mount Vesuvius: a pimple. Where did it come from? Why is it here? Can it feel pain? […]