Soon fresh blueberries will be cropping up everywhere from the corner grocery store to the local farmer’s market. This luscious beauty is America’s second favorite berry after strawberries. One of the few fruits native to North America, blueberries reach their peak in June and July.
Perhaps you think you’ve heard everything there is to be said about stress. Indeed, stress is so common in the U.S. that it causes three-quarters of us to experience physical and psychological issues on a regular basis. What might be surprising is that not many of us actually take measures to reduce stress. Try out these simple and quick ways to cut down on stress.
Wouldn’t it be great if you had a magic bullet that stopped your risk of cancer in its tracks? Unfortunately, there is no such thing, but researchers are learning more and more each day. The American Institute for Cancer Prevention and World Cancer Research Fund recently released a report with recommendations for cancer prevention.
You know that “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing” feeling? Perhaps you’ve been eating sensibly, but somehow you feel puffy and uncomfortable? This temporary abdominal distension is commonly known as belly bloat and it is different than the extra weight that many wrestle with.
Before you slather on sunscreen for your next family beach day, ballpark date or bicycle ride, it’s a good idea to get schooled on the basics. Skin cancer rates are on the rise and sunscreen has been proven to decrease the development of skin cancer. There are plenty of misconceptions when it comes to sun protection, so it’s important to get your facts straight.
Picnics, barbeques, outdoor concerts and celebrations of all ilk … what’s not to love about summer? True, there’s plenty to love, but don’t let your healthy eating resolve vanish with a boatload of high calorie, fatty foods that are so popular during the summer. We aren’t advocating putting your head in sand, but rather enjoy all your warm weather favorites with a healthy twist.
Did you know that the best way to manage weight might not include daily gym visits? That’s right; researchers have taken a long hard look at the ramifications of a sedentary lifestyle and concluded that your favorite chair could be your worse enemy. The term NEAT – an acronym for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis – was coined by Dr. James Levine, a Mayo Clinic obesity researcher.