You're working out and feeling good. As you warm up, you start to sweat. Sweat starts dripping down your forehead, so you wipe it away. But wait! That sweat is there for a reason!
Sweat cools your body down through evaporation. As sweat turns from water to gas, it absorbs heat energy from your body and dissipates it into the atmosphere. Staying cool is important when working out, and every little bit helps. So next your you're feeling the burn, leave that sweat alone and enjoy the cooling sensation!
It's spring time. You're throat is sore, you're coughing, you're sneezing, but why? It could be allergies, brought on by various triggers taking to the air as plants bloom. Or it could be a cold, the virus going to town on your immune system. In order to cure your ailment, you must figure out what's getting you.
While they may feel the same, cold and allergy symptoms do vary. The easiest way to tell is the duration. Colds will tend to last no longer than 10 days, while allergies can last as long as the allergen is present, possibly months. But this won't help you while you're in the midst of suffering. The quickest way to figure it out is to consider your symptoms. While both can cause sneezing, runny nose, cough, and sore throat, colds will more often present aches and fatigue or ever fever. Allergies most often cause itchy eyes but will never result in fever.
Once you've figured out what the problem is, you must remedy it. For a cold, get rest, drink fluids, wash your hands, and take some cold medicine. For allergies, avoiding allergens is your best solution. You can also try an antihistamine. So next time you're feeling something coming on, take a roll call of your symptoms and figure out what really ails you.
There have been a couple of studies in the last week talking about sleep. One said a lack of sleep increased the risk of stroke. Another one says less sleep means you make bad eating decisions. Another one said people who do get enough sleep were happier.
They seem to be pointing the finger at some of the health problems we’re all facing, because of a lack of sleep. Here’s one thing you can do to make sure you’re getting sound night’s sleep: make sure the mattress you’re sleeping on fits your sleeping style.
Sure they may snore and kick you in their sleep…but new data shows sleeping with a partner is good for your health.
A new study bucks previous info that said women get better sleep when solo…which shows couples who were in a long term relationship nodded off more quickly and woke up less frequently compared to single sleepers.
Sleeping as a pair increases feelings of security
It raises anxiety-reducing oxytocin, and reduces cytokines, which play a role in inflammation.
Sleep-related companies will be more successful in cashing in on couples , with mattresses that stop motion from one side to the other and comforters whose two halves have different thicknesses.
Road trips and summer go together like peanut butter and jelly. Whether driving to your favorite music festival or taking a family vacation across country, nothing beats getting out on the road and seeing the country. But when you're spending so much time in the car, it's easy to forget to eat healthy. Too many drive-thrus and gas station snacks can start to take a toll.
It's not as hard as you would think to eat healthy on the road. Simple things like eating dried fruit or trail mix instead of candy or stopping at a grocery store for some fruit or vegetables instead of a one dollar cheeseburger at the drive-thru. A little planning ahead can also go a long way. Pack a cooler with some sandwiches and other healthy options to cut down on stops and bad food. Lastly, if you like to stop and eat, website The Eat Well Guide can give you a list of healthy dining options along your route. Choose something that sounds good stay healthy while you cruise.