Asthma affects more than 7 million children in the United States, according to the CDC, and that number is growing every year. In fact, from 2001 to 2009 the number of people diagnosed with asthma grew by 4.3 million, and asthma rates rose the most among young black children – almost a 50% increase.
Why are rates for this lifelong disease rising? We still don’t quite know the answer, but there are studies emerging that suggest certain lifestyle choices can…Read full post
Do you believe that cardio exercise is the best way to burn fat? If so, you’ve fallen victim to one of the biggest weight-loss myths there is!
Don’t worry, you’re not alone. 71 percent of people do cardio workouts, which you should be, but 56 percent believe that cardio is what burns the most fat. That’s not necessarily true; it all depends on the intensity. A half hour workout on the elliptical will help you burn calories and increase…Read full post
Not all calories are created equal when it comes to losing weight! 2,000 calories of Twinkies and candy is not going to shed the same amount of fat as a diet high in protein, fiber and MUFAS! So what should you be eating to lose weight quickly without being hungry and cranky?
Here are 13 contenders that seem to have a special ability to help your body let go of stubborn fat:
Calcium. Foods rich in calcium, like yogurt, milk,…Read full post
He was six foot two with sandy brown hair. Hair that you would see in a Calvin Klein catalog. He gave all of his loved ones big bear hugs with his strong athletic arms. He was a football captain, basketball jock, and Penn State ambassador. He enjoyed a good Arnold movie and classic rock. He made everyone laugh with his goofy voices and witty jokes. He made every girl literally weak with one glance at his…Read full post
Michelle Williams never moved on after losing Heath Ledger four years ago — until she fell for Jason Segel. After years of platonic friendship, the two have turned up the heat, meeting up for several intimate dates in New York and L.A. Says a Segel source, “Romantically, this kind of happened overnight!” Says another source, “Jason is supersweet. He makes Michelle laugh and feel good about herself.”
On the surface, the demure mom and the freewheeling…Read full post
Instead of just decorating eggs this Easter Sunday, why not surprise everyone with something fun and festive, like a sunflower cake made with Peeps, or little deviled egg chicks! These recipes don’t require much preparation or even many ingredients, and they are fun and easy for anyone – even kids.
How cute is this!? All you need to make it is a box of your favorite cake mix, chocolate frosting, chocolate chips and Peeps!
1. Prepare and bake…Read full post
You’ve probably heard by now that lack of sleep can cause an increase in appetite and, ultimately, weight gain, but now new research suggests that sleep apnea also dramatically increases the risk of depression.
Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discovered that men with diagnosed sleep apnea are more than twice as likely as other men to exhibit signs of clinical depression, like feeling hopeless and uninterested in everyday activities. And it’s even worse for women:…Read full post
You can’t just wish stress away, but whether it’s stress on the job or at home it’s important to try and manage it. Chronic stress can increase your risks of developing life-threatening conditions, like depression, obesity, insomnia and even autoimmune diseases.
But it’s easier said than done. We can’t just stop stress from invading our lives – it’s everywhere! What we can do, however, is improve how we deal with it.
The American Heart Association states that as…Read full post
Kate Bosworth was absolutely stunning at the Life Happens premiere the other night, wearing a Prada dress and Christian Louboutin heels…but it was her hair and makeup that really stole the show. It’s the best the actress has looked in a while – not that doesn’t always look beautiful!
She just had this natural look about her, her hair parted to the side in loose waves, and her lips stained a bright raspberry hue. So here’s how to get…Read full post
No surprise here: Half of preschoolers don’t spend time playing outside with a parent every day, according to a recent survey.
The survey of nearly 9,000 parents found that less than half of moms and only a quarter of dads reported taking their child for a walk or playing with them in the yard at least once a day. It’s sad, but unfortunately, not at all surprising. Children these days don’t spend nearly enough time outdoors, as parents are…Read full post