When spring comes the air is filled with music and allergens. Don’t let your itchy, scratchy, sneezy nose ruin the season. Try one of these natural antihistamines for instant relief, or prevent the problem with these tips for avoiding pollen.
You were up too late watching that show that was just too good to turn off (we’ve all been there), and now morning has come way too early. Here’s how to wake up on the right side of the bed and start your day with a sunny disposition.
Making time to laugh and play can boost your health. Experts say that laughter increases endorphins, strengthens your immune system, and sends extra oxygen coursing through your veins. Find out why some researchers believe laughing is as good as a mild workout.
Before you rush off to fill a new prescription or to alleviate a chronic condition with over-the-counter drugs, ask your doctor whether you should first try lifestyle changes.
There’s been great news about the health benefits of alcohol in recent years. But drinking too much takes away the potential benefits —and adds plenty of risks.
Want to keep your brain fast and nimble? You need two kinds of exercise- aerobic and neurobic. Find out how they work and try them out.
Insomnia can become a real nightmare as the clock ticks on into the night and you’re awake to notice. Find out how a relaxing cup of tea, a whiff of lavender oil, smarter scheduling of sleep, and other tactics can summon the sandman naturally.
Air pollution is a key contributing factor to the increasing prevalence of asthma, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, and a host of other diseases. Learn about common air pollutants, and find out how to avoid them and breathe easier.
The best way to protect yourself from the adverse health effects of polluted air is to keep tabs on the Air Quality Index (AQI) in your area. Every day, cities across Canada measure the concentration of ozone in the air, and convert the reading to an AQI number on a scale of 0 to 500.
A long soak in the tub can boost your circulation, alleviate your arthritis, tame your tension, and more. Just add these all-natural ingredients to the water and enjoy.
They are two of your most precious possessions, but chances are, you take your eyes for granted. Read on to see how you can get protection for your peepers.
How we shower can say a lot about us. Can you find your shower personality in the list below? We do it naked and privately. For some people, it’s over in five minutes, and others can take 20 minutes or more. And how we do it reveals a lot about us. Yes, it’s taking a shower.
Having a glass of wine with dinner, or enjoying a pint at the local pub can help you unwind, and can even offer some health benefits. But alcohol abuse – when intake rises above moderate levels – presents serious health risks like cirrhosis of the liver, and stroke.
Fellow workers driving you crazy? Feeling tense? Slash stress and carve out a sliver of inner peace with these two five-minute exercises developed by Vancouver yoga and meditation expert Padma, host of the television show Living Yoga with Padma.
Your heart is pounding, and your breath is coming in short gasps. The world seems to be closing in around you. But you are not alone: Many people experience debilitating anxiety attacks. Prevent panic with these 10 tips.
We’ve all done it—made New Year’s resolutions. But how many of us are successful? Here are some tips on picking a resolution you can achieve, and strategies for sticking with it.
Say good night to sleep problems, and stop counting sheep. With these tips you can finally snuggle in and get a solid night’s sleep.
If you find yourself turning up the volume on your speakers, you’d better perk up and listen to your ears. Once your hearing is gone it’s not coming back, but there are ways to bring hearing-loss to a stop.
If you set goals for yourself—either at New Year’s or any other time of year—you may find your willpower lags long before you’ve lost that weight, quit smoking or saved money. That’s because willpower is over-rated. Here’s why.
You’re not the only one with the winter blues. Seasonal affective disorder has many people feeling down in the winter months. The good news: there are natural ways to lift your spirits.