As Stress Awareness Month, April is a great time to explore new methods for alleviating worry and tension. Perhaps you think you’ve already tried all of the stress-relievers out there, to no avail.  Think again. Along with exercise and mediation, sometimes you need an out-of-the-box idea to ease your mind and relax your body. Try… Continue Reading ›

Night in and night out, your pillow is there for you. Are you showing it as much love as it shows you? If not, now’s the time to turn things around. Your pillows need a good, thorough cleaning two or three times a year and regular maintenance throughout. And it’s not just because of oily… Continue Reading ›

More than 600,000 Americans are currently dealing with kidney failure. And if that’s not enough of a sobering stat, consider this: Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S. Want to avoid this particular club? Be kind to your kidneys. The diseases that lead to kidney failure have a variety of… Continue Reading ›

Thousands of schools celebrated Read Across America Day last week, a program founded over 20 years ago to encourage a love of reading — and a boost in literacy — for kids and their caregivers. Traditionally held on Dr. Seuss’s birthday (March 2nd), Read Across America has shifted towards a year-round mission to get pages… Continue Reading ›

The more you know about women’s health, the better you can prevent or treat things as they happen. If you’re a woman (or you know and care about them), learn the signs and symptoms of some of today’s most pressing female health issues. Not everything on this list affects women exclusively, but all of these… Continue Reading ›

Cold winter days call for satisfying comfort foods. Fortunately, you can indulge in meals and snacks that will warm your belly without blowing your healthy eating goals. Choose good-for-you comfort foods, such as those in the sample meal plan below, so you can make it through the season without sacrificing good nutrition. Breakfast: Homemade Microwave… Continue Reading ›

Dreaming of white-sand beaches and fruity cocktails as you gaze out the window at yet another day of winter weather? Time to make that dream into a reality, friend. You probably know that unplugging and getting away from it all can give you a mental boost. But vacations don’t just benefit the mind. Vacations are… Continue Reading ›

Relationships matter. And we’re not just talking about those of the romantic variety. Whether it’s with your partner, your kids, your extended family, your friends or your coworkers, having strong ties to others can make you healthier, stronger and all-around happier. Strong relationships don’t happen by accident. They take time, regular communication and a willingness… Continue Reading ›