health

Got Restless Legs? Try Foam Rolling!

Are you one of the millions of Americans kept awake at night by restless legs? I feel your pain. I, too, am one of these people. Restless leg syndrome is a medical condition in which you have an uncontrollable urge to move your legs. It’s a frustrating, terribly uncomfortable sensation that makes you feel as if something in your lower extremities is wrong. Your legs won’t stay still. They want to move and jerk. Moving is the only thing that helps to get rid of the uncomfortable, jittery feeling, but the relief is only temporary (in…

Why Do Women Hesitate to Learn Self-Defense?

A few months ago, my daughters and I took a two hour class on self-defense. I wanted my eldest daughter to take the class since she’s going to college next year. I’m not sure why, but she was incredibly upset we pushed her into taking this class. I didn’t want to take the class either, but my husband pushed me, explaining that I should learn the skills and set a good example for our girls.  Fortunately, our youngest daughter is already a black belt in karate. Not surprisingly, she was the only one…

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…