September 12, 2020
DASH diet

The DASH Diet: Lowering Blood Pressure Using Diet

DASH diet, short for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, is one of the tools that you can use to manage your blood pressure. It is a lifelong way of eating designed to control or prevent high blood pressure. It requires you to cut back on foods that are high in cholesterol, trans-fat, and saturated fat, salt, sweets, red meats, and sugary drinks. You will eat more fruits, vegetables, whole-grain foods, nuts, poultry, legumes, and low-fat dairy.
September 12, 2020
body type

How Your Body Type Affects Your Fitness Goals

There are three different body types, and they play a huge role in determining how well and fast you reach your fitness goals. The ease with which you lose weight, burn fat or develop muscles depend heavily on your body type. It explains why you can begin a fitness journey with someone else, and notice different results even though you started at the same time, ate the same foods, did the same exercises.
September 7, 2020
nasty gym habits

5 Nasty Gym Habits You’re Probably Guilty Of

People go gyms for different reasons. Whatever those may be, it is clear that no one wants to be in a gym where annoying behaviors detract from the full experience. Let’s try to use this lockdown to sanitize and exercise our gym manners. Read through this list and find the nasty gym habits that you just might be guilty of.
September 3, 2020
boost-energy

10 Foods That Give You An Energy Boost All-day Long

These foods will give an energy boost, quite alright. However, it is not sustainable, as the energy gotten from these foods is very shortlived. The result is a crash that leaves you hungry and craving more energy-boosting foods. Here are ten healthy foods that will give you that needed energy boost, satisfy your hunger, curb cravings, and won't make you crash.
September 2, 2020
Foods to eat with stomach ulcer

Best And Worst Foods To Eat With Stomach Ulcers

Before the advancement of medicine and research on the subject, doctors thought that certain foods could cause ulcers. However, new information makes us know that other things, like infection with the bacteria H. pylori and longterm use of NSAIDs, are responsible for causing ulcers. Although food does not cause ulcers, some can either worsen your symptoms or help you heal faster. As a result, it is crucial to learn what foods to eat with stomach ulcers.
August 31, 2020
stay hydrated

How To Stay Hydrated In The Scorching Heat

The months of August and September means that most countries around the world are experiencing a sweltering heatwave. Most people are getting a first-hand experience of how easy it is to become dehydrated from the scorching heat. The human body weight consists of 60% water, which means that water drives almost all biological and biochemical processes in the body, including joint lubrication, blood pressure optimization, body temperature regulation, excretion, and digestion.  It is, therefore, essential to stay hydrated for overall well-being and good health.
August 31, 2020

7 Simple Tips To Better Manage Stomach Ulcer

Stomach ulcers are hardly ever life-threatening. However, that does not mean you should discount the severity of a painful sore in the stomach or any other symptom associated with the illness. If you don’t manage or treat stomach ulcers, they can lead to further complications. Use these tips to manage stomach ulcer, and it’s symptoms.
August 30, 2020
ulcer

Stomach Ulcer: Causes, Symptoms, and Prevention

Stomach ulcers, also known as gastric ulcers, are a type of peptic ulcer disease that causes painful sores in the lining of the stomach. They occur when the thick layer of mucus protecting your stomach from harsh digestive acids reduces. As a result, the digestive acids destroy the tissues of the stomach lining, causing ulcer sores. Without proper treatment, stomach ulcers can become a severe threat to good health and healthy living.
August 30, 2020
digestive system

Top 7 Foods That Mess Up Your Digestive System

Some foods are easier for the digestive system to breakdown than others, especially if you are intolerant to a particular food or have a digestive disorder like acid reflux, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and diarrhea. This explains why you feel bloated, gassy, constipated, or experience heartburn after eating certain foods.
August 2, 2020
different names for sugar

56 Different Names For Sugar You Should Know

Excessive consumption of sugar can lead to many harmful results. As a result, food labels indicate the presence of sugar and its daily value percentage to help consumers avoid excessive sugar consumption. However, there are so many different names for sugar, how can you make informed choices? Here are the fifty-six different names for sugar that you should note.
September 2, 2020
Foods to eat with stomach ulcer

Best And Worst Foods To Eat With Stomach Ulcers

Before the advancement of medicine and research on the subject, doctors thought that certain foods could cause ulcers. However, new information makes us know that other things, like infection with the bacteria H. pylori and longterm use of NSAIDs, are responsible for causing ulcers. Although food does not cause ulcers, some can either worsen your symptoms or help you heal faster. As a result, it is crucial to learn what foods to eat with stomach ulcers.
September 3, 2020
boost-energy

10 Foods That Give You An Energy Boost All-day Long

These foods will give an energy boost, quite alright. However, it is not sustainable, as the energy gotten from these foods is very shortlived. The result is a crash that leaves you hungry and craving more energy-boosting foods. Here are ten healthy foods that will give you that needed energy boost, satisfy your hunger, curb cravings, and won't make you crash.
September 12, 2020
DASH diet

The DASH Diet: Lowering Blood Pressure Using Diet

DASH diet, short for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, is one of the tools that you can use to manage your blood pressure. It is a lifelong way of eating designed to control or prevent high blood pressure. It requires you to cut back on foods that are high in cholesterol, trans-fat, and saturated fat, salt, sweets, red meats, and sugary drinks. You will eat more fruits, vegetables, whole-grain foods, nuts, poultry, legumes, and low-fat dairy.
September 14, 2020
cholesterol foods

7 Simple Habits To Manage Cholesterol

When you have high cholesterol levels, it becomes essential to manage those numbers better to prevent the onset of a stroke or any other heart disease. Asides the drugs that your doctor may prescribe to help you bring down the numbers, you also need a lifestyle and diet change
September 16, 2020
stroke

Stroke: Top 8 Causes And Risk Factors

A stroke happens when the blood supply to the brain stops. The brain needs oxygen in the blood to function; without it, the brain cells start dying within minutes. This causes the parts of the body controlled by the dead portion of the brain to stop working. It is a life-threatening illness, and as such, it is vital to learn the causes and the risk factors to prevent one.
October 9, 2020
lady practicing yoga for mental fitness

5 Simple Ways To Maintain Your Mental Fitness

Mental fitness involves two basic principles - one is triggering your brain's curiosity, and the other is feeding your mind with variety. You can add mental exercises to your daily routine to increase your mental fitness.
October 10, 2020
woman showing signs of stress

7 Subtle Signs Of Stress That You Have Been Missing

Being under stress now feels like a new normal. In fact, it is a badge of honor for many – to be able to heap up so many responsibilities and remain sane, somewhat. However, living under a lot of stress can be bad for your physical, mental, and emotional health. It is, therefore, essential to know all the signs of stress and how to manage them.
October 30, 2020
emotional eating

5 Easy Ways To Stop Emotional Eating

To tackle emotional eating, you need to identify situations that trigger it. Unpleasant emotions are usually the triggers for emotional eating. However, positive emotions like rewarding yourself to celebrate an event can also trigger emotional eating.
October 31, 2020

7 Bad Habits That Are Dangerous To Your Health

Many of us, if not all, are guilty of this particular bad habit. Certainly, very few have considered that such a seemingly harmless act can cause stroke or paralysis. In addition to cracking your neck, here are other bad habits with damning health implications that you probably have.