End of the work week have your muscles aching? Sitting for long periods of time isn’t just bad for your long-term health, it can make you feel cramped, stiff and sore from all the hunching and slouching and inactivity. But some muscle tension or pain that gets blamed on sitting could actually be caused by your diet or by dehydration. More
Water. It’s the stuff of life. Our bodies need to it function properly in almost every aspect; after all, almost 60% of the human body is water. Drinking H2o can also increase your energy, prevent headaches and possibly even curb food cravings. Even though I work from home (and thus conceivably have unlimited access to water), I still find it hard to remember to drink enough. And now that summer is heading into full swing, it’s even more important to make sure I’m staying hydrated. More
Just when we think we’ve got it drilled into our heads–hydrate, hydrate, hydrate when we exercise–researchers now tell us we may be doing too much of a good thing. More
Dehydration is a common problem for passengers when flying, due to the lack of humidity in the air within the plane. Besides the uncomfortable thirsty feeling dehydration brings, it can increase your feelings of travel fatigue and your risk of catching a cold.
1Above is a new product billing itself as “the world’s first aerotonic flight beverage.” In non-marketing speak, that means “drink to keep you hydrated while flying” (seriously, aerotonic is not even a real word, guys). The New Zealand-based company claims 1Above will deliver “electrolyte-enhanced hypotonic hydration, GRAPELO (a unique blend of circulation-supporting polyphenol extracts like those found in red wine), and essential daily nutrients.” More
Check out this post from Catherine Donaldson-Evans on AOL Health.
The 33 men who have been trapped in a Chilean mine for more than two months face a host of physical and psychological health problems when they’re freed this week.
The lack of sunlight and fresh air, healthy, balanced meals, exercise and access to medical care will likely have taken their toll on the gold and copper miners — as will the mental trauma of their 68-day-long ordeal. More
Sure, you’ve been drinking since Brandon Walsh first moved to Beverly Hills, but somehow you still manage to get king-size hangovers. How is this possible? You’ve learned how to invest wisely and talk your way out of speeding tickets, so how has mastering the art of not feeling hungover continued to elude you? Thankfully, The Village Voice comes to the rescue with five ways to avoid those morning-after blues.
1. Eat Your Supper. It’s much better to drink on a full stomach than an empty one — you create a buffer between your bloodstream and the alcohol. Foods rich in B vitamins might help prevent hangovers, like most fish and fortified cereals, and so will eating foods with olive oil and drinking milk. More
Bloating doesn’t just make us feel awkward about our bodies, it can also be physically uncomfortable. But we can try these tips to avoid bloating — we’d be willing to try anything to get rid of that tight-pants, always-full feeling. … More
It’s like a heat wave…Burnin’ in my heart…I can’t keep from cryin…It’s tearin’ me apart. Martha Reeves and the Vandellas might call this love, but we call it hellish weather, and it’s hitting a lot of us this week. We … More
This year has already been one of the warmest on record, according to a climate analysis from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and in many cities, the trend seems to be sticking with what feels like it’s already been … More
So, what did you do this weekend? We melted in an East Coast heat wave. The only thing we could do was sit and think about how hot we were. Or talk about how hot we were. And the blistering … More
Remember Lauren Slayton, M.S. R.D., founder of New York City’s Foodtrainers? Lauren has more than a decade of experience as both a dietician and nutritional counselor, and last time she gave Blisstree 26 Ways to Lower Your Bad Cholesterol – … More
The next time you get a Charlie Horse on the treadmill, don’t stretch your cramp – grab a pickle, instead. In a study done at Brigham Young University, a group of athletes had cramps induced in their big toes after … More
So you’ve survived Monday morning, which is notoriously the sleepiest time of the week. WebMD put together a list of the reasons why you might feel consistently groggy, and ways to fix that. 1. Lack of Sleep. We know – … More
That five-pound jar of protein powder on your kitchen counter looks totally hardcore, but you might want to think before you mix your next post-workout power shake: Consumer Reports says that some protein drinks may cause health problems over time, … More