Healthy Lifestyle

Tips for Managing a Loss in Appetite

Many people notice a drop in appetite as they age. For people who are struggling with their weight, this may seem like a good thing. Not wanting to eat certainly helps unwanted pounds come off more easily. However, sometimes a loss of appetite can lead to excessive weight loss and malnutrition. When this happens, the immune system, which helps the […]

Improving our Diet with Fruits and Vegetables

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Adding more fruits and vegetables to our diet helps decrease the amount of unhealthy foods we eat, while increasing our intake of fiber and nutrients. The benefits are so great that it’s recommended that half of our plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables. However, not all fruit and […]

Are Low-Shedding Dogs Really Hypoallergenic?

Recently many dog breeds have been crossed with poodles, resulting in many new types of dogs called “doodles”. There are Golden doodles (golden retriever and poodle), Aussie doodles (Australian Shepherd and poodle), St. Berdoodles (St. Bernards and poodles), etc. Poodles are low-shedding dogs and this trait is passed on to […]

Sunglasses are healthy for your eyes

Sunglasses aren’t just a fashion accessory. Eyes can be damaged by UV light from the sun, leading to eye cancer, cataracts, and growths on the eye. To protect your eyes, don’t choose sunglasses by the color, since darker glasses don’t give more protection. Instead, buy sunglasses labeled as giving 100% […]

Journaling, a Common Sense Tool for Weight Loss

For those trying to lose weight, a daily food journal can be a useful tool for changing eating habits. It is certainly less stressful than counting calories or vowing to give up 95% of the foods that bring you pleasure. These techniques rarely end well. Instead, try writing down everything […]

Exercise Common Sense

Starting a new workout plan? If you’re trying to figure out what types of exercise to do, here are a few points to remember: Don’t worry about trying to create the perfect plan. Any exercise plan you follow through on is going to make a difference. Ideally, you should get […]

Cooking with an air fryer

Every year or so a new fad hits the small appliance market. The air fryer is one of the most recent must-haves, but is it a fad? Or is it a healthy cooking appliance deserving of valuable real estate on your crowded kitchen counter? Before answering that question, here are […]