What’s the deal with Nitrates and Nitrites?

Strike - you're out! From baseball games, to backyard cookouts—here's why you should put down the hot dog (and other cured or processed meats).

Can Seasonal Allergies Be a Predictor of Mental Illness?

Birds are singing and flowers are blooming — however springtime and its associated allergies may have an interesting consequence, according to a new study allergies and mental health may in fact be related.

What Physical Activity Does for Your Cognitive Health

Need another reason to motivate yourself to hit the gym? Exercise is one of the best ways to prevent cognitive decline later in life, and it can also boost your brain power in your prime years...

These are the Best (and Worst) Foods for Your Mental Wellbeing

Most of the energy you use daily is consumed by brain activity. So it makes sense that what you eat has a profound effect on the way your brain works—in fact, there is a direct connection between your diet and how you feel...

Breaking the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

Although millions of Americans suffer from mental illnesses, there is still a lack of public knowledge about mental health and limited access to resources for those who need help. Fortunately May is Mental Health Month, so it’s the perfect time to break misunderstandings, cure stigma, and focus on wellbeing...

Can Local Honey Help Fight Seasonal Allergies?

If you suffer from seasonal allergies you may try anything to feel better, including a daily dose of local honey to ease symptoms. Sounds yummy, but does it work?

5 Health Benefits You Could Miss Out on if You Don’t Spring Clean

It’s not just your home that will benefit from a deep cleaning, there are many positive health benefits that come with spring cleaning your house or apartment...

12 Sneaky Ways to Spend More Time Outdoors

Trick yourself into spending more time outside with these tips designed to motivate you to go outside and get moving at a moment's notice...

3 Rules to Follow When Exercising as a Couple

Getting your sweat on with your sweetie sounds fun—but many couples run into problems working out as a pair. Avoid pitfalls by following these rules for working out together...

Do Your Relationships Affect Your Eating Habits?

It may surprise you how your relationships—romantic and otherwise—affect your different mealtime habits and preferences without you even realizing it...

Brave the Cold—You’ll Burn More Calories

When it's cold out all you want to do is curl up in a blanket, but by doing the exact opposite and braving the cold for a workout, you can burn way more calories than you would in more temperate weather.

Avoid These Deceptively Unhealthy Foods

Trying to eat a little cleaner and trim unnecessary calories from your diet? Don’t derail your hard work by accidentally reaching for the wrong "healthy" foods...

9 Ways to Practice Self-Care This Year

Feeling run-down, frenzied, and overwhelmed? Often-ignored but totally necessary, it's time to take self-care off the back burner and #treatyoself!

Stress-Busting Workouts

Exercise can make you feel good in a variety of ways (we're looking at you endorphins!) and can be a great stress-buster. These three workouts will help you combat even the most stressful day...

The 12 Holiday Foods You Should Skip

With the holiday season in full swing, you may find carols in the air and unhealthy temptation all around. Here are a dozen holiday foods you should avoid...

Meditating Away Holiday Stress

When you think about meditation, you may have a specific image in mind, but there are actually many different ways to meditate - and many benefits!

Where Does Fat Go When We Lose It?

We talk about burning off fat, but where do those pounds actually go when when we lose them? The answer may surprise you...

3 Things You Should do when You Start Fasting

Fasting isn’t for everyone, but if you are considering incorporating fasting into your routine, take a look at these tips on how to do it in a healthy way...

Can You Spot a Flu Faker?

It’s not always easy to tell when your child is sick—especially if they have a talent for faking it. Here are six ways to tell if your child is really sick...

Bad Habits Causing Your Back Pain (And How to Fix Them)

Millions of Americans experience chronic and acute back pain, which often originates with these seemingly harmless habits that slowly cause damage over time...