Headaches are frustrating, but migraines are debilitating. Although the two resemble each other, there are actually some key ways to tell them apart. What is a headache, and why do we get them? Your brain can’t feel pain. A headache actually occurs when pain signals come from the surrounding tissue, blood vessels, and nerves. The root of a headache depends on the type it is … Continue reading How to Tell If You’re Dealing With a Bad Headache or a Migraine
You know the feeling: You want to meal prep, but you don’t even know where to start. Luckily, prepping for the week is super easy—as long as you know what to do. Follow these quick tips to make meal prep a breeze and stay healthy all week. Keep the grocery list short We all know the feeling of buying an entire can or container of … Continue reading 5 Tips to Make Meal Prep Much Easier
Stress and anxiety can strike at any time. While they’re not the same thing, their symptoms are similar, and there are easy ways to relax your mind in the midst of a stressful moment or panic attack. Next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a moment and use one or more of these techniques to calm yourself down. Deep breathing: 4-7-8 technique Taking deep breaths is … Continue reading 5 Quick Relaxation Techniques You Can Use Anywhere
It’s normal to experience stress or anxiety every once in a while. People often feel nervous in situations like starting a new job, taking a big test, etc. However, it’s important to be able to distinguish between whether you’re experiencing stress or something more serious, like an anxiety disorder. Here are four ways to help you figure out whether your stress might actually be something … Continue reading Here’s How to Tell if it’s Just Stress, or If You’re Actually Dealing With an Anxiety Disorder
Nothing justifies a happy hour like knowing the health benefits of red wine. What’s one more glass if it’s good for you, right? Unfortunately, there is more to it than that. While red wine definitely has some health benefits, alcohol has a few drawbacks for both men and women that might make you rethink that third glass. Here’s what you need to know about red … Continue reading Yes, Red Wine Is Good For You—But How Much Is Too Much?
I once received a Snapchat from one of my friends. It was a picture of a bag of fruit snacks that read “organic” in big letters on the front. Her caption was, “Times have changed since I was young.” Today, organic products aren’t just found in Whole Foods. Companies have sought to publicize their use of organic ingredients, and supermarkets have dedicated entire aisles to … Continue reading Are Organic Foods Worth the Hype?
(Guest post by Mike Morgan of It’s a Fair Meal) As someone who’s been using plastic containers to reheat food for nearly 20 years, it’s hard for me to say that plastic is terrible. (Not to mention I’ve also left water bottles in my car during the summer, and I’m still here to talk about it). However, I can provide some information on which plastics … Continue reading Which Bottle is Better: Plastic or Glass? (Guest Post by Mike Morgan of It’s A Fair Meal)