Avoid These Foods and Drinks If You Have an Overactive Bladder!

Did you know that 40 percent of women experience overactive bladders? “Take five women in a room and two of them are affected,” says Rupa Kitchens, MD, urologist at Urology Centers of Alabama. “And about 25 percent of men,” she adds. In total, about 33 million adults in the U.S. suffer from an overactive bladder.

8 Simple Ways to Get in Shape for Summer

Summer is coming, and with it, balmy nights and long beach days. But if you’re still cozied up in your “winter body,” you’re not alone. The good news? You can get in shape without making dramatic changes. In fact, when it comes to long-term fitness, small daily changes work best. Here are some ideas to

How to Make Your Home COPD-Friendly

For people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), everyday life can be difficult. COPD is a group of progressive lung diseases, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. About 30 million Americans have COPD, and more than half are unaware of it. You may know that smoking and genetic factors increase the risk of COPD, but

Try These Tips to Ease Your Heartburn

It’s not uncommon to experience heartburn, especially after eating spicy foods or a large meal. According to the Cleveland Clinic, approximately 1 in 10 adults experience heartburn at least once a week. One in 3 experience it monthly. However, if you are experiencing heartburn more than twice a week, then you may have a more

These 5 Lifestyle Changes Can Help Prevent Dementia

Dementia is a terrifying disease that affects 50 million people worldwide. And unfortunately, there is no cure for it, which is why prevention is so crucial. The World Health Organization (WHO) released its first guidelines to reduce the risk of dementia globally. “In the next 30 years, the number of people with dementia is expected

6 Home Remedies for Bad Breath

Everyone worries about bad breath from time to time, especially after a garlicky meal or a cup of coffee. In fact, approximately one-third of people say bad breath is sometimes a problem. It’s also one of the top reasons people go to a dentist. Coffee, alcohol, onions, and garlic can all cause bad breath, as

5 Simple Remedies for Occasional Bloating

Fluid retention, puffiness, or bloating refers to the abnormal accumulation of fluid throughout the body. Quite often this extra fluid settles in the ankles, face, hands, legs, and abdomen. It can be caused by a whole host of reasons, including the less serious such as eating more salty foods than usual, PMS symptoms, standing or

8 Tips for Making Healthier Food Choices

No matter how much you love food or how skilled you are in the cooking department, eating well on a consistent basis is an ongoing battle—especially after an exhausting day, when the very thought of cooking dinner (never mind cleaning up the aftermath) sends you straight to the nearest fast-food joint. This is because insufficient

5 Herbal Teas and Their Amazing Health Benefits

Aside from water, tea is the most popular beverage in the world, and it’s practically medicine in a mug. But tea consumption isn’t quite as popular in the United States compared to other countries. In the States, about 80% of tea is consumed iced, mostly during the summer; the U.S. also ranks low in per

13 Tips for Cutting Back on Sugar

Added sugars are empty calories. Your body doesn’t need them, and they can pack on the pounds pretty quickly. The average American eats about 22 teaspoons a day. That’s more than triple what women should get and double the recommended amount for men. But it’s not hard to cut back on sugar – and maybe

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