Monthly Archive: February 2018

Signs & Symptoms of a Stroke

February 28 2018

Knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke can potentially save your life. There are four vital steps you can take to ensure you recognise if you are having a stroke and seek medical attention as soon as possible. F.A.S.T FAST  is a test encouraged for you to use if you think either you or someone...

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Signs That You May Have Lactose Intolerance

February 27 2018

Milk contains a type of sugar called “lactose”. It’s so special that your body has to produce an enzyme known as “lactase” just to break it down. Some people do not produce enough of lactase since birth or later on in their lives, causing the failure of lactose to be digested properly. That’s basically the...

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5 Reasons Why You’re So Hungry After a Run

February 26 2018

If you’ve ever run more than a couple miles, you may have experienced the desire to engage in a marathon of eating for hours afterward. In order to figure out what nourishment you really need once you’ve kicked off your sneakers, it’s important to understand the root cause of your post-run hunger pangs. Scroll down...

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Yummy & Healthy Sunday Recipe: Beef And Polenta Pie

February 25 2018

This classic slow-cooked beef pie gets a modern makeover with a cheesy, polenta crust. Image credit: Nigel Lough 0:20 Prep | 1:45 Cook | 4 Servings | Easy   INGREDIENTS 500g beef oyster blade steak, fat trimmed, cut into 2cm pieces 1 leek, trimmed, thinly sliced 3 large celery sticks, chopped 2 large carrots, peeled, chopped 3 garlic cloves,...

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7 Healthy Foods as Sweet as Candy

February 24 2018

With its often-astronomical sugar content, candy’s clearly not the best choice for your diet. So instead of looting the nearest kid’s spoils the next time a sweet tooth haunts you, reach for these healthier, but just as sweet, suggestions from Marisa Moore, RD, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. Dried fruit Are you gaga for gummy...

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5 Stretches To Ease Your Lower-Back Pain

February 23 2018

When you’re dealing with the aches and oftentimes debilitating soreness of lower-back pain, there’s a good chance all you want to do is stay in bed. Yet research found that any kind of exercise—whether it’s core strengthening, aerobic exercise, or stretching—is the best way to ease pain and reduce the risk of another back pain attack. The...

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Prebiotics vs. Probiotics: What’s the Difference?

February 22 2018

Probiotics are bacteria that live in your body naturally and help your intestines break down food. Probiotics that are the same or very similar to the ones that your body makes can be taken to supplement healthy digestion. In recent years, a new class of supplements called prebiotics has been advertised as a companion to...

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5 Foods That Fight Fat

February 21 2018

When you’re trying to eat healthier, one of the best moves you can make is to add foods to your diet that help you feel full. Filling foods help you curb overeating and cut back on snacking between meals. Another smart move? Picking foods that kickstart your metabolism to help you better burn the calories you...

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Foods To Eat When You Have A Fever

February 20 2018

You may have no appetite when you are running a fever. However, it’s important to put something in your mouth in order to have your body supplied with the energy and nutrients it needs to win the war taking place in your body. There are certain foods that you should eat when you have a...

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Fix A Stiff Neck In 60-Seconds

February 19 2018

Because nobody has time to deal with neck cramps. It’s 7 am. Time to start your day! You go in for a big stretch when…yeowch! Neck pain! A knot in any muscle is a nuisance, but it’s especially frustrating when the offender is lodged in your neck or upper back. (Turning your head should not...

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