Do You Know What Causes Cavities?

 

From a young age, we’ve all been told from our parents and dentists that eating sweets can lead to cavities. But what is it about sugar that causes this pesky problem? And are there other factors that play a role? Watch the video below to learn what causes cavities. Enjoy!

 

Food Roulette: What Should I Have to Eat?

Feel like you’re always having the same for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert? Don’t despair! It happens to all of us. All you need to do is click, drool, and repeat. See thousands of photos that will make you feel inspired about your next meal. Click here to enjoy.

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2 Steps on De-Mystifying Stress

We are talking about stress and how it causes us emotional and physical problems! We don’t catch or end up with stress and it’s not even good or bad! Dr. Clum outlines 2 steps on how to de-mystify stress. Click on the link to read more: De-Mystifying Stress: The Specific

When is Water Safe to Drink?

“According to a UN report from 2010, microbial waterborne illnesses kill more people per year than war”. Unfortunately, there’s no wonder why. Proper water filtration systems require a great deal of infrastructure. For those who have to get water locally, many have their sources spoiled by runoffs, leaks, or other contaminants. Watch the video below to learn more about when water is safe to drink.

 

Benefits of Martial Arts

Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Karate, Jujutsu, Muay Thai, and Judo. To the uninformed critic, these activities encourage violence and aggression. However, practitioners of these martial arts will tell you that they are much more than self-defense mechanisms. Aside from paying homage to long-standing traditions, martial arts promote both physical and spiritual / ethical health. Children (and adults) who pursue these sports are challenged on their strength, stamina, flexibility, balance and aerobic prowess. So if you’re looking to change up your workout routine, click here to read more about the benefits of martial arts.

 

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Benefits of Pet Therapy

Pet Therapy, also known as Animal-Assisted Therapy, is a regimented set of animal/human interactions that help a person (that typically suffers from either mental or physical health issues) reach specific goals in their treatment plan. These sessions with dogs, cats, or even guinea pigs can help reduce blood pressure and stress. Participants normally release endorphins, a happy chemical that alleviates pain, soothes a person, and improves their overall psychological state. To learn more about Pet Therapy and its amazing benefits, click here.

 

Pet Therapy

Is it Better to Sleep With or Without a Pillow?

Is it better to sleep with or without a pillow? Since ancient Mesopotamia, people have been using stones, wood and ceramics to raise their heads while they sleep. And while a stone pillow doesn’t seem like the best idea, what do professionals say about using two or even three pillows when you go to sleep? Click here to read Dr. Weil’s take on the pillow vs. no pillow debate.

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How to Stay Calm when You’re Stressed

Prospective Hindsight: the process of looking ahead to anticipate things that could go wrong, and subsequently developing actions ahead of time in order to prevent negative experiences or minimize the damage. Daniel Levitin explains tips and tricks on how to stay calm when you’ll be stressed. Watch the video below to learn more:

 

10 BOSU Ball workouts

Have you ever gone to the gym and wondered what that half ball, half platform thing was called? They’re called BOSU balls and as it turns out, they are extremely effective when training your balance, control and strength. Watch the video below to learn 10 different BOSU ball workouts that will kick your butt (in a good way). Happy workout!

 

What is Cupping Therapy?

Cupping therapy is a form of alternative medicine where suction is used to promote blood circulation, reduce inflammation and increase relaxation. Think of it as a ‘reverse massage’, where the skin is being ‘pulled’ rather than ‘pushed’. Although cupping has been trending lately, the technique goes back to the ancient Egyptians, Chinese and other Middle Eastern cultures. However, just because something has been around for a while, doesn’t mean it’s safe or beneficial. Click here to read more about cupping therapy, what side effects are associated with the technique, what questions you should ask prior to treatment, and if it’s all really worth it.

 

Cupping Therapy