Back pain is a scourge of modern society. In fact, approximately 80 percent of people will experience it sooner or later. Sometimes, a disorder like sciatica or arthritis causes it. Other times, lifestyle issues such as smoking, a lack of exercise, or excessive slouching can be contributing factors. Either way, if you suffer from back pain — which is often debilitating — you should know that effective remedies and treatments are readily available.
Being a caregiver for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease poses many challenges, but it can also be very rewarding to know you’re being helpful and offering comfort. How you handle your role in providing care and support is an important part of making the journey through Alzheimer’s as easy as possible for you and your loved one. Start with the basics of relationship, pain management, and self-care to lay the foundation for a positive experience.
With the amount of information online today, it’s so easy to start scrolling through Facebook or Instagram and not realize that you’ve been staring at the screen glassy-eyed for 45 minutes. Social media can have a huge impact on our lives, and the faster we acknowledge that the easier it will be for us to take back control. There are a number of strategies that we can employ to help us manage our social media, and control what we see so we don’t spend hours aimlessly scrolling. Here are a few ways that you can declutter your social media to help boost your productivity.
Between the sun, pollution, chemicals, and free radicals, our skin gets exposed to a lot over the years, and as we age it can start to show signs of wear. A good skincare routine can help combat this, particularly one that involves the use of retinoids.
If you’ve been struggling with your mental health or recently got a diagnosis of depression, you may be wondering how this will affect your work. You should never have to choose between your job and your mental health. If you’ve been diagnosed with depression you are entitled to reasonable accommodations, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights law was passed in 1990 and entitles all American workers to equal protection under the law.
Every January, millions of people around the world resolve to eat healthier. They set lofty goals for themselves, but often fail because they don’t make a solid plan of what they’re going to eat. It’s not enough to write down vague resolutions — set yourself up for success this January by creating healthy meal plans using these tried-and-true recipes.
From the thickness of your hair to your morning mood, your hormones have a huge impact on your daily life. If you’ve been feeling moody, ill, or just generally “off,” your hormones could be the culprit. Hormones are produced by several glands within our endocrine system, like the hypothalamus, pancreas, and pituitary. Each gland, which can be found throughout your body, produces a unique hormone which regulates a different aspect of our bodily functions.
If you’ve ever realized that a chronic, unpleasant feeling in your life is emptiness, you’re not alone. With the advent of globalization and open borders comes freedom, and people are moving around more than ever before. Trips across the ocean are cheaper than they’ve ever been, jobs regularly move to new cities, and families that used to live within a single block are now spread around the globe. On an individual level, it’s now easier than ever to ignore our feelings, and distract ourselves with a potent cocktail that includes but isn’t limited to work, social media, food, alcohol and drugs, and shopping.
If you’re fortunate enough to live near one of the 475 plus Trader Joe’s stores that can be found in this country, we probably don’t need to spend any time extolling their virtues to you. Anyone who lives near a Trader Joe’s has experienced firsthand how easy they make it to stock up on fruits, veggies, pantry staples, and healthy snacks.
If you’ve ever experienced a hot flash, you probably remember intimately the first time that it happened to you. The sudden feeling of heat, and warmth that pass through your body and make your face feel as if it’s beet red, followed by a chill after the flash passes. Hot flashes can also make your heart beat rapidly, and can bring on intense perspiration as your body struggles to process the sudden burst of heat.
Whether you work at home or in a busy office, a standing desk could bring a lot of benefit to your life. With over 80 percent of American workers sitting at a desk, doctors are quickly discovering that these sedentary jobs are more harmful than they could have ever dreamed. If you work in an office, you’re not only sitting down from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — you’re also sitting down either in a car or on public transportation, spending your downtime at home sitting on the couch, then finally laying down in bed to start the whole process again.
If you’re at all into skincare, makeup, or beauty regimes then you’ve probably already heard about the phenomenon known as K-beauty out of Korea but if you haven’t, we’ve got you covered. Not only is Korean beauty advanced but it also promotes a drastically different aesthetic and takes on a highly unique philosophical approach than what we’re used to seeing in the rest of the world.