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For many of us, this is the best time of the year. There are endless parties, presents, traveling, and lots of time with those we love. But there is a dark underbelly to the festivities, and if you’re not careful you could enter the new year feeling a little less “you.” Follow these pro tips for staying healthy during the holidays.
The New Year brings the promise of new beginnings, and for many people, starting over means the commitment to taking charge of their wellness and living a happier, healthier lifestyle. Unfortunately, 30% of all New Year’s resolutions are forgotten by February, according to time-management firm Franklin Covey.
When we hear the word inflammation, we typically envision the painful, swollen area around an injured joint, or the hot, irritated redness associated with a sting or bite, but chronic inflammation in our systems can be more subtle and much more dangerous. Why is it necessary to reduce chronic inflammation from our systems?
It’s estimated that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies, according to FARE, or Food Allergy Research Education, and about every 3 minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room. Unfortunately, the allergy symptoms aren’t the only cause for concern—the related inflammation can be a contributing factor to systemic strain on the body and immune system, and if not stopped, can ultimately lead to a host of diseases. What are food allergies, their symptoms, and what are the health benefits of food allergy testing?
Many people resolve to lose weight at the beginning of every year. Unfortunately, the majority are unsuccessful with this lifestyle commitment. Here’s some advice.
Weight loss as a New Year’s resolution
Many people fail at their New Year’s resolutions. In fact, 4 out of 5 (81%) aren’t able to keep their resolutions in effect for two years. Losing weight is one of the top New Year’s resolutions, which is reasonable since it directly follows a lot of treats over the holidays. As a specific resolution, losing weight often fails, as indicated by gym membership numbers at the beginning of the year. There are lots of deals on gym memberships in January. Amazingly, 3 in 5 new memberships don’t result in regular gym visits. By March, numbers have bounced back to their typical level.
If you want to lose weight, simple switches to your day-to-day life can work wonders.
Many people struggle with losing weight. Others find that they are able to change their habits and drop pounds in a relatively short window. One of the secrets to success is quite simple: don’t overwhelm yourself. In other words, rather than thinking of weight loss as requiring an overhaul of your food choices and lifestyle habits, focus on one or two aspects of your daily routine that you can improve.
Here are some examples from people around the United States who have succeeded with weight loss.
Many of us only think of therapy in the context of injury recuperation. With the rise of focus on preventive care, though, a yearly physical therapy checkup could soon become a recognized health standard.
The impact of preventive care
It’s become common knowledge that preventive care is critical to lifelong health and help millions of people avoid the development of chronic conditions. Part of the reason these conditions are so prevalent is that the human lifespan has grown longer, but many of us still aren’t proactive about our health. Large percentages of senior citizens end up with serious illnesses that damage their quality of life and elevate insurance costs.