My husband used to be a big guy. I mean, a really big guy. He grew up playing football, and after he was done playing and did not need to be so big anymore, he lost over 100 pounds.
Claims have been sprouting up within the weight-loss industry of acai berries as a weight-loss superfood. Although acai berries provide valuable health benefits, they may not be effective in the quest to lose weight.
Though there are a few factors that doctors will use to distinguish cold sores and fever blisters, they are essentially the same thing.
Everyone seems to be sick and unfortunately the flu this year is nothing to sneeze about (pun intended). The 2017/2018 influenza strain is hitting hard and while the flu shot can protect you from some strains of the virus, it certainly can't protect you from all. According to the CDC, “There are many different flu viruses…
You may have outgrown the daily chewable multivitamin tablet, but you never outgrow your need for vitamins. In fact, as you grow older, your body may need even more of some vitamins to help you stay healthy. Women over 50 face special challenges in getting enough of some essential nutrients because of the changes brought on by menopause, and also require some different nutrients because of other changes in their bodies. If you’re approaching 50 or caring for someone who is older, you may need to adjust your diet to add more vitamins or consider taking a daily multivitamin.
You’re preparing dinner for the family when you accidentally grab a hot pot without a potholder, or boiling water splashes onto your hand while you’re draining the pot of pasta. A cooking burn will most likely be either a firs-t or second-degree burn where only the first or second layers of skin are injured. You can treat small burns like these at home, but see a doctor if the burn is over 2 inches in size or is on your face.
Excessive back fat doesn’t look so pretty. You may have a “spare tire” around your chest and back when you put on a bra. Your back fat may prevent you from wearing that knock-out dress you bought or from even putting on a swimsuit in the summer. When you diet and exercise to lose back fat, you’ll notice that the fat all over your body, including on your stomach, decreases as well. Toning exercises will build the muscle on your back, further minimizing the appearance of fat.
When your child has a medium to high fever–usually 101 degrees F or higher, some pediatricians recommend alternating Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin (ibuprofen) to help reduce the fever. Each medication has different timing for the doses, which can confuse parents who are worried about over medicating their children. Laramie Pediatrics in Laramie, Wyo., points out that the two drugs are different types of medicine, so it’s OK to use them together, even giving the two medications at the same time.
After you’ve delivered your baby, you may think that the rough part is over and that your body will return to normal over the next few months. In most cases, this will be true. But the fluctuation of hormones after you give birth can trigger headaches. You may also experience a headache if you chose to receive an epidural during delivery.
"You’re allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously." Fitness is about getting a little uncomfortable. By that I mean the willingness to discover your boundaries, find your limits and the commitment to push through them. The benefits of working out and fitness go far beyond the booty and the bod.…