Health

5 Sleeping Tips for Travelers

Whether you are traveling for business or heading on a vacation, traveling can play havoc with your sleep schedule, making it difficult to get a good night’s rest. If you are having problems getting sleep while traveling, I compiled a short list of five sleeping tips that you can utilize the next time you’re away from home…

Stress! Calming our Minds in Today’s Busy World

With so many modern improvements to our lives today, it’s ironic that we still live under so much stress. Stress not only affects our quality of life, it impacts our self-esteem, mindset and our general health. Yet, there are ways to eliminate the stresses and strains of daily life in order to feel happier and healthier. The following tips can hopefully help you to manage your daily stress and achieve optimum mental health…

Exercising with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee)

Do your knees ever snap, crackle, and pop when walking up the stairs? Mine do. And you could have patellofemoral pain syndrome, like me. As someone who has been involved in regular exercise since age 15, my knees are well worn. I’ve never been an ‘athlete’ per se, but I’ve run my fair share of 5-10k races, 2 half marathons, one marathon, and logged many, many days at the gym…

Tips to Stay Healthy Through the Holidays

Celebrations are synonymous with eating. Therefore, this time of year, food is in abundance. Whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or the winter solstice, gatherings with family and friends mean good food and plenty of it! All of these holiday get-togethers can amount to a much larger than average daily consumption of calories. Throw in a few eggnogs or alcoholic drinks and the calories will add up! Many of us are also traveling during the holidays as well. We might be staying with family, traveling overseas, or going on vacation. So add the holidays WITH travel, and…