Most of you are probably sitting while reading this, and you have also probably been sitting at your desk all morning, during lunch, when you got back to work, when you drove home from work and when you finally made it to the couch planted in front of your TV after a long day of sitting at work.
In our weight-obsessed society, eating disorders are increasingly prevalent. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), as many as 24 million people in the US suffer from an eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder. Eating disorders are highly disruptive to one’s quality of life, and can sometimes be deadly.
Did you know that brushing your teeth can have a domino effect on many aspects of your overall health and wellness? Doctors have found that a person’s dental health is a telling indicator about the person’s overall health, and dental problems can impact other areas of the body. Since this link has been discovered, some people are referring to the mouth as the gateway to the rest of the body.
Pregnancy and motherhood has been found to permanently alter a woman's brains, specifically how it and the body may react to future treatments or hormones later in life, a recent study says.
Have you reached a point in your alcohol or drug use that has made you seriously consider getting sober this year? Addiction can be a tough battle to overcome, but it is well worth the effort. Here are 13 reasons why this year is the best time to get sober:
BRUNSWICK - Southeast Georgia Health System announced its latest round of access to mammography around the region with its Wellness on Wheels, or WOW, mobile-health vehicle.
There are 100 days of summer, and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to choose their day to give blood and help ensure a sufficient blood supply.
Fourteen years ago, corporate executive Angie Patterson had breast cancer, undergoing a mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
Georgia ranks 39th among the states on seniors' health, one place better than last year, according to a new report on people 65 and older.
On a recent Saturday afternoon, we had just finished a day of soccer games and had to hurry to get our oldest daughter ready for a dance recital where she would perform a tumbling routine.
Breanna Bond lost weight the old-fashioned way. She ate better food, took walks after dinner and turned down snacks offered during visits to friends' houses.
My husband and I often took road trips with our children to distant places, which meant we spent a lot of time in the car together, eating Happy Meals at McDonald’s, and filling up at gas stations. We tried to plan our trips around the most sanitary pit stops and fast food restaurants with the best playgrounds. More than once, however, we needed to make an emergency pit stop because a small child couldn’t “hold it any longer.”
Americans appear to be more anxious than ever, according to two new studies on the prevalence of anxiety disorders on colleges campuses and in the workforce.
Research has long shown that concussions are not healthy in any case, but a recent study finds children and teenagers who sustain a concussion while participating in sports could also be affected in their academic performance.
Looking to boost their nutritional intake, thousands of Americans supplement their diets with healthy doses of vitamins, minerals and other nutritional supplements.
In the summer months, parents act as sunscreen monitors, helping their kids have fun without suffering from dangerous burns.
Many people agree that traumatic events are turning points in their lives. These events often happen at the most unexpected times, and can be difficult to overcome. If you have experienced a traumatic event in the past, it is important to follow a few tips to help you maximize your recovery efforts and reclaim your life.
A Georgia Emergency Management Agency Search and Rescue Course was conducted April 25-26 at the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.
Summer months are a great time to get outdoors and stay active with a brisk walk or fun run.
Who says you can't do two things at once and do them both well?
Did you know that most diets fail within the first 72 hours? If you're going to start a diet and an exercise routine, it's important to ease into it - you don't want to overuse your muscles and run the risk of getting an injury - and you want to make sure you stick with it.
Nearly one in four teenagers are online "almost constantly," according to a recent report from Pew Research Center, but don't confuse this affinity for the Internet with being inactive. New research highlights how spending time online actually helps teens learn healthier habits.
When Haili Randall opened her arms to her first child, she also had to welcome in a whole lot of medical challenges.