How many times a week do you work out? This question often stirs up a mixed bag of feelings and responses. Most people I know find the task of working out to be quite difficult to accomplish. Many of us are successful in our career pursuits; however, we face tradeoffs when it comes to our physical fitness.
Where did the year go? Every December, I ask myself this same question while thinking of all the things I wanted to accomplish, but didn’t. Sound familiar?
As I think about my goals, weight loss and improving my general health is at the top of the list. Here I go again. Every year the same goal. Don’t you hate that little voice in your head?
So often we overwhelm ourselves with a goal we really want by expecting too much too soon. Today, I’m sharing 3 tips I’m learning to make health, or other improvements, one step at a time!
Did you ever take a class in school that seemed too good to be true? My college had (and still has) one of the top-rated hospitality programs in the country. One of the courses offered was Beer & Wine Tasting. My degree was in psychology, but I needed a social credit and this counted...score!
We learned about the different regions, varietals, and even health benefits of wine. While it’s definitely true I received credit for this course, there are arguments on both sides of the table concerning the genuine health benefits of wine.
If I asked you to name your immediate family members, would you include a pet? We definitely think of our animals as part of the family. My dog, Shaka, is often the first living being I speak to each morning.
Perhaps this strong connection between pets and owners is why so many studies have popped up over the years to answer this question: are pets the key to living a healthier (and perhaps, longer) life?
Have you ever gotten one of those dreaded phone calls in the middle of the night? In my case, my father-in-law had suffered a heart attack and was in the ER. I remember holding my husband’s hand and praying in the car on our way to the hospital for more time with this man who meant so much to the entire family.
This is a guest post by Dr. Val Jones who works with our Doctors Online partners at eDocAmerica.
Stool analysis can be helpful in diagnosing gastrointestinal disorders, but without laboratory testing, I would be hesitant to go too far with self-diagnosis. However, there are a few things that you may notice as a casual (adult) onlooker that could be medically important.