Tiredness throughout the day is a familiar feeling for most adults. Whether it’s due to a rough night of sleep or an afternoon slump after a big lunch, it’s easy to yearn for the days of childhood when a daily nap was a given. However, there’s a difference between tiredness that is linked to a specific cause (a busy season at work, a newborn baby at home, etc.), and true fatigue — an unshakeable exhaustion that interferes with your ability to focus. Fatigue often points to an underlying health condition that can’t be remedied by simply getting more sleep.Read More
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When May comes around, most people find it difficult to choose the perfect Mother’s Day gift. You’re probably already seeing ads for jewelry, flowers, and chocolate covered strawberries. If none of these seem to adequately convey the gratitude you have for your mother, you’ve come to the right place. Our list of health-conscious gift ideas will show Mom that you love her and want to make sure she’s prioritizing her long-term wellness.Read More
It’s an all-too-familiar scenario. Noon rolls around and you’re distracted by a growling stomach withno plans for lunch. Sure, you want to eat healthy and stay budget-friendly, but you’re in a time crunch, with less than an hour to spare. Giving over to hunger, you make a quick run to the nearest fast-food spot or order in to the office. By afternoon, you feel sluggish, full, and regretful about spending $15 on a single meal.
Over time, this lack of planning not only takes a toll on your wallet, but it also affects your overall wellness. According to the CDC, 84.8 million adults in America consume fast food on a given day. Regularly consuming meals loaded with fat and calories, and low in fiber can lead to many health issues, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and more.Read More
If you’re in your 20s, you’re likely taking on all sorts of firsts, like a first full-time job, first apartment, and possibly it’s the first time managing all of your own health care. If you’re healthy, you may be wondering if you need anything beyond a walk-in clinic or virtual visit for the handful of times you need a doctor. However, there are a number of good reasons to establish a relationship with a trusted primary care doctor as a young adult.Read More
Winter months bring the cozy glow of candlelight, the merriment of the holidays and the sweet fun of Valentine’s Day, and the coveted extra hour of sleep. But, for many, the shorter days and longer nights make them feel closed in, worn out, and emotionally down.
If you find yourself wanting to crawl back under the covers on cold winter mornings, you might be prone to winter depression, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).Read More
Research has shown that only 8 percent of people end up achieving their New Year’s resolutions, which are often set in the hopeful idealism of January 1. But there are ways to beat the odds, and it all starts with how you set your goals going into the new year. Check out some tips for setting realistic New Year’s Resolutions and how to make sure your 2019 is a successful and healthy year.Read More
It’s that time of year when school is in full swing, and it’s no secret that germs abound in the classroom setting. However, being proactive when it comes to your child’s health can greatly increase your student’s chances staying well. These four tips will help any age student – from kindergarten to high school – avoid some of those school-year illnesses.Read More
When the common cold hits your family, it can really keep you down for the count! Colds can be especially hard on children. No parent wants to see a child battling coughs, congestion, watery eyes, and fevers. While you may not be able to take away a cold, you can do things to alleviate the symptoms and reduce the cold’s severity.
For conquering your child’s cold, check out our tips for what works and what doesn’t, and how to know it’s time to call the doctor.Read More
When you practice a healthy lifestyle and exercising is part of your daily habits, chances are you look forward to moving those workouts outdoors as soon as the weather warms up.
Outdoor summer workouts are not only energizing and fun, but they also offer a new twist on an otherwise standard routine.
North Carolina routinely sees summer temperatures well into the 90s, and the higher the temperature, the more likely a heat-related illness or even sports injury may occur. Before you run outdoors, check out these five simple tips for safe summer workouts!Read More