As if there aren’t enough productivity-hindering obstacles in the universe. Though the digital distractions can certainly add up (social media notifications, the 24-hour news cycle, YouTube, etc.), their impact on your productivity is relatively minor when considering the all-encompassing, motivation killing effects of mental fatigue.
Alcoholism has been, and continues to be, a prevalent problem throughout the United States. Because it’s readily accessible and relatively inexpensive, alcohol remains one of the most abused substances in our country. In fact, it’s been estimated that approximately 15 million Americans abuse alcohol in some manner each year.
If you’re living with a lactose allergy or intolerance, you’re probably aware of the options out there for you. Replacement milks can do similar things as regular cow’s milk, even if the taste isn’t the same. However, when you add in food allergies on top of lactose intolerance, it often gets hard to shop, and you may find your options narrowing significantly.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system. It’s a very unpredictable condition, and symptoms vary from person to person. For some patients, symptoms are so mild that they don’t require treatment. For others, even the simplest tasks are challenging.
Feng shui is an ancient Chinese philosophical system which places emphasis on energy flow through one’s environment. It also borrows some beliefs from Taoism, including the yin yang principle. As such, Feng Shui is concerned with how the spatial arrangement of items in one’s home or work space may help to achieve balance and harmony.
A whopping 40% of all food in America spoils and gets thrown away. To put that into personal terms, you toss out $2,275 worth of food every year. Stock up on the essential foods we’ve listed below, and you’ll never have to worry about them going bad — these foods basically never expire! You’ll cut your food waste, and you’ll also be well-prepared for when the zombie apocalypse arrives.
Today, people view gluten like it’s a James Bond villain — dangerous, and always lurking where you don’t suspect it. Whether you’re allergic to gluten or simply want to avoid it for health reasons, these gluten-free substitutes for some of your favorite foods prove you don’t need gluten to feast like royalty.
It seems as though we, as a society, are more stressed than ever before. This may be due to the economy, health problems, or a lifestyle that doesn’t prioritize self-care. You probably know that being stressed doesn’t feel good. But, you may not be aware of the many negative health effects of stress.
According to recent statistics, as many as one in three American adults are considered overweight. Additionally, one out of every 13 adults in America fit the criteria for being considered morbidly obese. It comes as no surprise that being overweight or obese carries a significant risk of increased health problems down the road.
Diabetes is an extremely common medical condition in the United States. It has been estimated that over 30 million Americans suffer from this disease. With over 1.5 million new cases diagnosed each year, it is clear that diabetes is a prevalent issue.
Diabetes is a growing concern for the country, affecting more than 29 million people. Type 2 diabetes, also called insulin-resistant diabetes, accounts for the vast majority of all cases — approximately 90 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes are type 2. Additionally, the CDC estimates that 86 million Americans are living with pre-diabetes that could develop into Type 2 diabetes in the future.
It’s important to learn how to deal with anger — both manifested in yourself and in others — so that you can take back control of your life. A little bit of controlled anger can be a useful motivator, but as soon as you let it dominate your thoughts and feelings, it can ruin your life. Here is some information about how anger manifests, and what to do when you encounter uncontrollable anger in yourself, or in others.
Like most people, you have probably heard of Lyme disease but do not know much about the disorder. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that approximately 300,000 people are diagnosed annually with the condition. It is transmitted to humans through a bite from a blacklegged tick and can affect people of all ages.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, so the 1.3 million U.S. patients struggling with this disorder must look for ways to minimize the severity of their symptoms. One of the most effective ways to manage rheumatoid arthritis is to consume a diet that helps to reduce symptoms while improving your health.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition. It causes painful swelling in the joints, particularly the joints of the wrist, hands, and feet. It can also lead to overall feelings of being “unwell,” such as low-grade fever, loss of appetite, and reduced energy levels. It affects over 1.3 million Americans and is most prevalent in women between the ages of 30 and 50.