How too much screen time really affects you
While you may be spending more time looking at a screen right now, it's important to remember to take a step back as frequently as possible. Whether you're working from home or back in the office, looking at a screen (be it your phone or computer) for too long can have serious side effects on your physical and mental well-being. The average American adult spends more than seven hours a day staring at a screen. #health #screentime #wfh #workfromhome
Natural remedies you need for your pounding headache
With all the stress and anxiety of everyday life, headaches sometimes come with the territory. But the good news is that, instead of having to pop ibuprofen every four hours to get by, you can use a few of these simple, natural remedies to ease the pain. Before you reach for the Advil, try these ways to relieve your headache. #headache #migraine #health #healthtips #healthy #remedies #naturalremedies
Read this before using Everything but the Bagel seasoning from Trader Joe's
You know the Everything but the Bagel seasoning at Trader Joe's? The one that can make any food taste a little more like the classic NYC bagel? As tasty as the seasoning can be, you might want to proceed with caution next time you're thinking about using it. According to the Daily Dot, two TikTok users found maggots in their Everything but the Bagel shakers last month. Yep, maggots. #traderjoes #food #foodnews #lifestyle
Here's what happens when you take too much melatonin
Melatonin is a hormone that your body naturally produces in response to darkness. It's vital in helping regulate your body's internal clock and is regularly studied in connection with insomnia and other sleep disorders (via Brain Disorders & Therapy). While you might think of it as a harmless supplement, or the key to a sound night's sleep, there's more you should know about the hormone.
Why the FDA just issued another hand sanitizer recall
Hand sanitizers containing 1-propanol join the growing list of banned products, which also include Leafree Instant hand sanitizer which claims to be "edible," and hand sanitizers made with methanol. Experts share, "Unfortunately, U.S. hand sanitizer manufacturers have been unable to keep up with these orders & many of these products are on back order." Here's what to look for in a safe and effective hand sanitizer.
Myths about migraines you should stop believing
Migraines are the third most prevalent medical issue in the world, with an estimated 12 percent of Americans suffering from them, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. Migraines can affect children and adults, and they are more common in women. Ninety percent of sufferers report that they are unable work or perform their daily routine when they have the severe pain. Despite their prevalence, migraines are often misunderstood by friends and family, even by the medical community…
When you take probiotics every day, this is what happens to your body
One of the biggest trends in healthy eating over the past few years has been a push to load up on probiotics, meaning foods or supplements containing the type of bacteria that promotes a healthy gut. Probiotics are not without their downside, as they can lead to side effects including stomachaches, headaches, and allergic reactions, yet overall they are pretty beneficial.
Here's the real difference between freckles and moles
Sometimes moles, or what we think are moles, can add unexpected anxiety around our health. Whether you're someone who has always had a few of these dark spots, or are seeing new ones pop up over time, they can be unsettling. Even though most moles are benign, there is a risk that one can turn cancerous. And while it's always good to be aware of changes in dark spots on your skin to be cautious and safe, there's also a chance you're confusing a mole with a harmless freckle. Let's find out!
This viral 60-second hack makes your face mask fit better
Many masks don't fit. Mask fit goes beyond comfort, and is a potential health risk, too. As shared from a study by engineers at the University of Edinburgh, poorly-fitting masks pose a rise at the back and the sides. Those gaps can easily leak air and respiratory droplets. For simple surgical masks, a bad fit can also lead to spreading germs (or viruses) through heavy breathing. That's where this viral hack from practicing dentist Dr. Olivia Cuid helps so much.
The dangerous ingredient in Dollar Tree's hand sanitizer
Unfortunately, Dollar Tree is not the only mass retailer that has been caught selling hand sanitizers with the banned substance. Newsweek says Target and Walmart sell potentially tainted hand sanitizers, too. Some of the brands which have been recalled recently include Scent Theory Keep Clean and Keep It Clean, Born Basic, and Lux Eoi hand sanitizers. Target has carried the Born Basic line, while Walmart sold the Scent Theory line.
These are the two places Dr. Fauci won't go right now
Dr. Fauci tells Marketwatch that he "wasn't going to restaurants right now," but if you really had to go out, "indoors is much worse than outdoors. If you're going to go to a restaurant, try as best as you can to have outdoor seating that is properly spaced between the tables." In spite of this being what technically should be summer vacation, there's one other thing Dr. Fauci isn't doing either — and that's hopping on an airplane.
When you go swimming every day, this is what happens to your body
Swimming in a body of water every day will help you develop stronger muscles heart, and lungs, as reported by Time. Swimming is also great for your mind. Take it from four-time Olympic medalist Maya DiRado, who told Shape that swimming is an "amazing stress reliever." Yes, going for a daily swim can work wonders for your body and mind, but it can also wreak havoc if you're not careful. Before diving off the deep end, you should know what happens to your body when you go swimming every day.
Things all healthy people do but never admit to
Obviously, no one — not even the healthiest person on the planet — is perfect. People who prioritize their bodies, minds, and overall well-being are human, after all, and do certain things or have specific habits that they may not be too keen to admit publicly. Why? Perhaps it would tarnish their reputation as a healthy individual. Read on to find out all the big and small things that active and adjusted people do, but don't readily want to admit. #StayHealthy
When you walk a mile every day, this is what happens to your body
Walking is also a form of exercise that is absolutely free and can be done indoors or outdoors; on a treadmill or in a park. Plus you can make it even more enjoyable by going on a stroll with a family member or friend, rendering it a pleasant social activity. If you want to make it into an intense cardio exercise, you can also try out power walking, as noted by Healthline. Here's exactly what happens to your body when you hit a mile every day. #Workout #StayHealthy
The 3 fitness trends Jillian Michaels says you should avoid
Jillian Michaels, is no stranger to fitness trends. She has decades of experience helping everyday people reach their goals, so when it comes to working out, Michaels is totally clued in. Not only does she know exactly what works, but she also knows exactly what doesn't work — and exactly what's wasting your time. While any form of exercise is obviously better than no exercise at all, we chatted with Michaels to find out about all the fitness trends that we should be ditching immediately.
When you stop wearing pants, this is what happens to your body
Ditching pants doesn't just offer you respite from discomfort after a long day. It can also have some serious health benefits. Whether you're considering switching to skirts and dresses from now on or you're just feeling like having a lazy, pants-free weekend at home, read on to learn about what exactly happens to your body when you stop wearing pants. #StayHealthy