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Change the “Why” of Exercise

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3 Really Gross Things About Bathrooms

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The Faults of Fear

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marijuana use disorders

Users and Abusers Written by Allyson Jones A marijuana-use disorder is like any other drug-use disorder. It involves a person being dependent on the drug (in this case marijuana) and abusing it. Marijuana-use disorders have become a significant and rising problem in the United States. Use: 2001-2002: 4% of adults reported having used marijuana in …

By Caitlin Schille The life cycle of naps is an interesting thing; children resist naps, and adults crave them. But whatever your age, naps can do wonders, if done the right way. Naps are much more complex than we may realize. David Dinges, a sleep scientist at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine, asserts …

Potential problems with using sleeping pills long term The topic of sleep is anything but dormant these days. People want to know how to sleep better, and if a sleep disorder is getting in the way (this is the case for a surprising percentage). Sleep medication is the answer for millions of Americans, who just …

brush before flossing

Controversy of the Month: When to Floss, When to Brush The question isn’t whether or not we should floss—flossing has proven effective in combating plaque and gum disease for many decades now. The debate these days is when to floss, and the jury is split. In fact, 47 percent of people say that they floss …

Shattering an age old myth about diet and bone health Written by Sydney Cobb Calcium has long been heralded as a champion of healthy bones, especially for the elderly. Recent studies shed some light on the correlations between calcium intake and bone fractures, and the results are unexpected. Surprisingly, calcium does not make as much …

dieting tweets funny

The struggle is real when it comes to cooking and eating healthy, and these people make some hilarious observations about it.  

Pre-workout foods that will dampen your intensity and affect your results By Greg Marshall, The GYM at City Creek 1. Fast Food Fast foods are not a good pre-workout meal because they have a lot of empty calories and fat content. These meals also have a lot of sugar-based carbohydrates, which spikes your insulin and …

Most Americans have predicted heart ages older than their actual age. By Caitlin Schille Generally, being “mature for your age” is a good thing, but the fact that most Americans have hearts with a predicted age older than their actual age is in fact a bad thing. In terms of health education focused on heart …

How Your Job Makes You Dumber Written by Michael Richardson | Healthy Magazine If you feel like work melted your brain today, you might be right. Researchers over the decades have striven to understand the brain and cognitive functioning. As this understanding has grown, we now know that certain workplace behaviors may actually inhibit our …

obese child

Written by Angela Silva The data doesn’t lie: according to a 2014 report from the Center for Disease Control, nearly one-third of all children ages 2–19 are overweight or obese. Parents of obese children wonder what to do to make the future brighter for their kids, but misconceptions exist that propel childhood obesity forward. The …