If you lay awake tossing and turning half the night, you’re not alone. There are more than 70 recognized sleep disorders that affect 40 million adults in the US each year — 20 million more people have occasional issues with sleep. It’s not just the 18-plus crowd either. Children are not immune to sleep issues, and this lack of slumber has dire consequences.
Are you worried about the air inside your home? If your kids are constantly coughing and sneezing, you may need to take a hard look at it. The dangers of indoor air pollution are very real for families, but they are something that many moms and dads forget to think about. So, if you want to better protect your family’s health, you should start by bettering the quality of the air in your home by knowing these helpful tips.
It’s easy to forget to take care of ourselves when we have so many responsibilities. Although unintentional, this can have disastrous effects on our physical and mental health. Even the smallest of actions can have huge consequences when it comes to our overall well-being, so try to make self-care a priority in your life. Here are the most important self-care acts to practice if you want to improve your mental health.
Today, concussions are one of the hottest topics of conversation in sports and fitness. Research studies continue to come out with new and improved guidelines for prevention, rehabilitation and diagnoses of concussions. The media has engaged in endless documentaries, movies and shows advertising to the public key messages that health care professionals are trying to get across. While most parents and coaches understand the importance of physical rest following a concussion, many are still out of the loop on the importance of cognitive rest. Cognitive rest is loosely defined as the cessation of activities that stimulates your brain. For the first 24-48 hours following a concussion, this is critical.
Getting your little ones to eat healthy — and enjoy it — can be difficult, especially if they’re picky eaters. Loading up a plate full of unfamiliar food can be daunting for kids, so it’s important to find fun and creative ways to get them to eat and appreciate healthy foods. One of the keys is to give them plenty of options. It’s also a good idea to let them know that if they try a new food and don’t like it, they can try something else. Never try to force a child to eat, as this can have damaging consequences.
Exposure to indoor air pollutants can cause respiratory problems, such as asthma attacks, or trigger allergies, and these pollutants include smoke, pet dander, mold, cleaning products, and other chemicals. Keeping the air inside your home clean is extremely important for everyone, but it’s especially true if you have kids. Below are a few helpful tips and tricks for keeping the air inside your home healthy and clean.
There’s no question that a solid fitness routine can improve your life immensely. We know that regular exercise and a healthy diet can lead to more energy, better sleep, higher self-esteem and more self-confidence. But there’s another aspect to wellness that many people neglect: self-care. Self-care is essential for our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Here is how you can incorporate it in your life.
Are you planning your first trip as a family? Worried about how to make travel fun for your kids? Vacations are a great way to make memories as a family, but to keep things stress-free, be sure to plan ahead and follow these simple tips.
Modern bread and wheat are NOTHING like what your great grandparents ate – The science and history behind why gluten is harming your health
The reality is today’s bread is nothing like the bread that sustained millions of people years ago. The only lasting similarity is that it is made from wheat, and it is still called bread, literally everything else is different.
Sleep often doesn’t come easy for easily excitable kids or overwhelmed teens, and it can have a big effect on their mood, mental health, and ability to function well during the day. Stress and anxiety can play a role, as can the amount of time they spend watching television or looking at a computer, phone, or tablet screen.