Physical Health

The Benefits of Exercise After Brain Injury

After going through a traumatic event like a brain injury, patients strive to return to a sense of normalcy. Life falls out of routine and is certainly not normal for the victim or immediate family of the victim for an extended period of time. Striving for life to return to the way it was…

Why You Should Improve Your Posture

  Many young men and women have been reprimanded by their mothers, caretakers, and teachers for slouching. If told once to stand up straight or pull shoulders back, we were told twenty other times at least. Other than listening to our elders, having good posture can really have an impact on life and overall…

How to Use Household Items as Exercise Equipment

There are dozens of excuses to not go to the gym or workout, but one of the most common excuses is the lack of hours in a day. After working all day, shuffling children to various extracurricular activities, or being a part of an extra committee or organization, many people do not have the…

Small Changes That Make A Big Impact

The new year brings about hope for change and improvement. Many people resolve to do things differently or start something new, but the majority of people who make New Year’s Resolutions ultimately fall off the wagon. Making dynamic changes is oftentimes difficult to stick with long-term, but making small changes and turning them into…

Cardio vs. Strength Training & Their Benefits

The start of a new year means many New Year’s resolutions of getting fit and being healthy. One question many run into when researching how to be more productive in the gym is what types of workouts and exercises should be done. There are two main types of exercise, cardio and strength training.  …

Effects of Blue Light on Eye Health

Nowadays, screens are all around us. We are constantly glued to our smartphones, tablets, e-readers, computers, and flat-screen TVs and seem to hardly ever take a break from constantly staring at some type of screen. These screens emit blue light, which is the portion of the visible light spectrum with the shortest wavelengths and…

How to Join a Gym

December is a common month to avoid the gym and throw caution to the wind as far as good eating habits and getting healthy are concerned, but January brings new dreams for a more fit, more healthy you. It is, statistically, the most successful month of the year for gym owners as the masses…

Flu Season Tips

With winter fast approaching, it’s time to prepare yourself and your children for the upcoming flu season. Every year, between 5% to 20% of the U.S. population will get the flu. With these simple tips, you can help to prevent the spread of the flu and lessen the chances that you and your family…

Breaking Bad Habits

What Causes a Bad Habit? To understand what causes bad habits, you need to get an outside perspective on the problems you’re facing. Whether through a psychologist, spiritual leader , or even a best friend, getting some outside insight will give you the edge you need to get in front of the habit and…

Best Exercises to Improve Heart Health

  The best exercises to improve your heart health are called aerobic or cardiovascular exercises.  They are any form of activity that increases your respiratory and heart rate, and that challenge your heart to work harder and become stronger. Cardiovascular fitness will improve the way your body uses oxygen. As your heart becomes stronger,…