Think you might have low blood pressure? The most common symptoms of low blood pressure are lightheadedness, dizziness, and fainting — usually when you’re going from a lying down or sitting position to a standing position. I have low blood pressure. Here are 5 things that initially surprised me about low blood pressure, plus some low blood pressure treatment ideas for you to try.
Feeling lethargic? Think your energy level has dropped? Many things can affect your energy level -- including low blood pressure, your physical and mental health, and ongoing pain. Here real people are sharing simple ways to increase your energy and alertness. If it affects your energy level in a good way or bad way, we're talking about it here!
Have sleep problems? Me too. I recently spent the night at a Sleep Center to participate in a sleep study to see if I might have obstructive sleep apnea. Here’s what my sleep test was like (with sleep study pictures), plus some of my best tips to help you prepare for your own sleep study test. See what I wish I’d known before staying in a sleep study room and being attached to all of those sleep study wires!
Have you had chicken pox? If so, you might end up with an outbreak of a different kind later on. The shingles virus can lay dormant in your system for years, and if you have a weakened immune system one day — you might very well be on the hunt for a treatment for shingles. I’ve witnessed this with my dad. Here’s what you need to know about the treatment options available — including home remedies for shingles, and what you need to know about the shingles contagious period.
Learn how to meditate anywhere – indoors or outdoors, alone or with others. A yoga teacher shares 4 methods of non-traditional meditation practice you probably wouldn’t think about – 4 fun ways to meditate without even really trying!
Do you like getting massages? I do, in fact it’s my favorite personal treat. There are many different types of massages to choose from — each has different benefits. From deep tissue massage to hot stone massage, there’s a style and unique benefit for everyone. Here’s what you can expect from each type of massage.
I bet you’ve wondered what it’s like to donate blood if you haven’t done it yet. Here’s my story, including tips, what I learned about donating blood, and what you should eat beforehand. Grab your pen and paper and get ready to take some notes from my personal experience of donating blood for the first time.
I am a caffeine lover — I almost said “junkie” but of course, that has a negative connotation. I have recently felt the need to cut back on caffeine and If you want to stay awake without using caffeine like me, here are 8 clever and effective ways to stay alert that don’t involve guzzling coffee, cola, or power drinks.
Many who are suffering from fatigue & muscle pain are quick to assume they’ve got fibromyalgia. 5 other illnesses have the same symptoms. Here’s how to tell
Are you enjoying your journey through life? I am! Want to live a happier life? Who doesn’t? See how rewarding it can be to try and find unique, helpful nuggets in life — because constantly making daily life tweaks is what living is all about!
There are a lot of popular hangover myths out there. Unfortunately, most of them are dead wrong! Following are some solid tips for curing your hangover, plus some things you can do to prevent a hangover from occurring in the first place.
If you boost your daily activity, you will burn more calories. It’s as simple as that. Here are some routine activities that most of us do every single day without even thinking about it, plus some easy ways to increase the number of calories your burn while doing those things. Simple ways to burn calories WITHOUT working out!
A few important facts about hangovers, followed by some of most popular myths about hangovers… Let’s separate fact from fiction when it comes to hangover cures.
It’s fun to think about what makes you happy, compared to what you think would make your partner happy. I found some of the ‘men’ ones interesting…
Energy drinks and energy shots are marketed as giving you extra energy. Some common energy drinks are: Jolt, NOS, Slam, No Name, Rockstar, SoBe, Red Bull, and Full Throttle. Some common energy shots are: Ammo, Redline Power Rush, Extreme Energy, Powershot, Fuel Cell, and Upshot.
There’s a whole new way to get your work done AND exercise at the same time! It’s called the treadmill desk! Here are the pros and cons of using a treadmill desk at work.
Why not take a few moments to evaluate your hopes & dreams? You can use this as a guide to help you achieve only those things that are truly important in life…
Sometimes we feel older than we are. Sometimes there are pre-existing health circumstances that play a role in when, why, and how we will die. Check out the good news & bad news… here.
Do you feel like you’re running in circles? Spinning your wheels? Unable to focus? Overwhelmed? Got a ‘To Do’ list longer than your grocery list? Doing a lot of different things, but not getting anything ‘done’? It’s all about living your life so you’ll have no regrets…