8 Healthy Habits Approved by Medical Professionals

As humans, we’re all creatures of habit. But often times, habits—smoking, drinking, slamming snooze (twice) every morning—are frowned upon. Not all habits, however, are negative. In fact, some can actually improve your life. Don’t believe us? We consulted with a pantheon of doctors to find out which tricks you should take up as soon as

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp

As our age increases, unfortunately, our brain power decreases. But the good news is, there are plenty of ways you can keep your mind sharp as the years march on. In fact, a 2018 study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that even older patients in the early stages of memory

7 Natural Remedies for Sore Throats

We’re all familiar with that scratchy, itchy, painful-to-swallow feeling we call a sore throat. Some episodes of pharyngitis come with colds or the flu, while others stand alone to create your misery. No matter what the cause, these natural remedies served up by top doctors will have you feeling better in no time. The best

6 Exercises to Improve Your Mental Health

Anyone who’s sat on a cozy couch across from a therapist has probably felt a whole lot of relief by the end of the session. The only problem? Afterward, you’re stuck with a hefty bill that can easily be a couple hundred bucks per session. While the effectiveness of that time spent with an expert

How to Find a Good Doctor, According to Doctors

Doctors, dentists, and nurses follow these rules when deciding who will take care of their health. Ask hospital employees “Their word trumps an Ivy League degree, prestigious titles, and charm.”—Marty Makary, MD, author of Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care Choose a doctor who instructs others “I’d look

9 Solid Reasons You Should Drink Tea Every Day

If you’re drinking a cup of tea while reading this article, you’re supporting just about every organ in your body. Unsweetened tea is rich in antioxidants, which prevent chronic diseases and help repair cells in the body. “Tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, which contains antioxidants known as catechins, most importantly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG),”

6 Healthy Habits of Fit People

Even if DNA plays a huge role in body types, it’s more likely that those fit bodies you admire are more because of everyday healthy habits rather than good ol’ mom and dad. In the same way that one piece of cheesecake won’t make you fat, eating one salad won’t instantly make you thin. On

12 Things Dietitians Want You to Know Before Losing Weight

No matter how much you educate yourself, how many hours you log in the gym, and how much you meal prep, losing weight is tough. Even if you’ve found weight-loss success in the past, it’s totally normal to hit a plateau. But don’t be discouraged. You may need a little help from the pros when

6 Lifestyle Changes That Can Cut Your Risk of Stroke

A stroke is one of the leading causes of disability in adults. There are two kinds — hemorrhagic (a brain bleed) and ischemic (a blood clot) — that are triggered by different factors. Some of them can’t be controlled, like age, family history, gender and race, but others can be. You can’t turn back time

How to Make Water Taste Better (6 Ways)

Everyone knows they need to drink more water, but glass after glass of plain H2O can get boring. Flavored water alternatives, though, may not be worth it: There’s little or no benefit from nutrient additions to vitamin waters, energy drinks, and juices, according to a study from the University of Toronto and Ryerson University in

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