How To Determine If Your Adolescent Has A

How To Determine If Your Adolescent Has A Problem With Marijuana?

Dr. Ehsan Habibpour

Dr. Ehsan Habibpour

Adolescence can be a challenging time for both the individual and the parents. This period of life is a time of numerous changes: emotionally, developmentally and biologically. The adolescent is exploring independence and new relationships. It is a time filled with both challenges and opportunities. For parents, this time can be filled with..

Adolescence can be a challenging time for both the individual and the parents. This period of life is a time of numerous changes: emotionally, developmentally and biologically. The adolescent is exploring independence and new relationships. It is a time filled with both challenges and opportunities. For parents, this time can be filled with uncertainty and anxiety. There can be a fine line between..

Best Winter Foods for Fuel

Best Winter Foods for Fuel

Jessica Cording

Jessica Cording

When the temperatures drop and the daylight hours are shorter, energy levels can take a big dip, right along with mood. Kids might be less active in the cold, winter months, making it extra important to focus on adequate nutrition this time of year. And while it hasn't been well-studied in children, kids could experience Seasonal Affective..

When the temperatures drop and the daylight hours are shorter, energy levels can take a big dip, right along with mood. Kids might be less active in the cold, winter months, making it extra important to focus on adequate nutrition this time of year. And while it hasn't been well-studied in children, kids could experience Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is a type of depression with a seasonal pattern,..

Filter Out the Noise

Filter Out the Noise

Leo Babauta

Leo Babauta

It can seem like our lives are filled with busyness, noise, distractions, and often meaningless activities. What if we could filter out all that noise, and focus on the meaningful? What if we could find stillness instead of constant distraction? I believe that most of us have that power. In my experience, most of the noise is there by choice,..

It can seem like our lives are filled with busyness, noise, distractions, and often meaningless activities. What if we could filter out all that noise, and focus on the meaningful? What if we could find stillness instead of constant distraction? I believe that most of us have that power. In my experience, most of the noise is there by choice, but we've fallen into patterns over the years and it can..

What is Parkinson’s Diesease?

What is Parkinson’s Diesease?

Erin Archer Kelser

Erin Archer Kelser

Parkinson's disease is a movement disorder that happens when nerve cells (neurons) in a certain part of the brain are no longer making the chemical dopamine. The condition is also sometimes known as paralysis agitans or shaking palsy. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) estimates that at least 50,000 Americans..

Parkinson's disease is a movement disorder that happens when nerve cells (neurons) in a certain part of the brain are no longer making the chemical dopamine. The condition is also sometimes known as paralysis agitans or shaking palsy. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) estimates that at least 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's every year, but the true number..

Staying Motivated

Staying Motivated

Kevin Cornell

Kevin Cornell

Maintaining your motivation to create is actually a long-term endeavor. Starting out can be tough, but with discipline and consistency you will eventually reach a point where staying motivated only requires minimal daily maintenance—a simple matter of learning to make the right choices at the right time. Of course, everyone is different,..

Maintaining your motivation to create is actually a long-term endeavor. Starting out can be tough, but with discipline and consistency you will eventually reach a point where staying motivated only requires minimal daily maintenance—a simple matter of learning to make the right choices at the right time. Of course, everyone is different, and each person will have their own unique formula to propel..

Soda Negatively Affects Your Health

Soda Negatively Affects Your Health

Samantha Olson

Samantha Olson

Soda is one of the most consumed beverages in the United States, second only to water. Here in the States, Americans guzzle 57 gallons of soda per person every year, as if it wasn't full of sugary calories. But what's happening inside the bodies of soda consumers with each sip? As soon as soda's swallowed, the pancreas is notified and rapidly..

Soda is one of the most consumed beverages in the United States, second only to water. Here in the States, Americans guzzle 57 gallons of soda per person every year, as if it wasn't full of sugary calories. But what's happening inside the bodies of soda consumers with each sip? As soon as soda's swallowed, the pancreas is notified and rapidly begins to create insulin in response to the sugar. Insulin..

Lifting Weights Builds Mental Muscle

Lifting Weights Builds Mental Muscle

Ryan Halvorson

Ryan Halvorson

Older adults who have mild cognitive impairment or could be at risk for it may want to head for the weight room. A study by researchers in Australia has found that progressive strength training is helpful in boosting brain power. The study tested 100 adults aged 55 and older who had been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment. According..

Older adults who have mild cognitive impairment or could be at risk for it may want to head for the weight room. A study by researchers in Australia has found that progressive strength training is helpful in boosting brain power. The study tested 100 adults aged 55 and older who had been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment. According to the Mayo Clinic, MCI is "an intermediate stage between the..

“Eat Less Move More” is Bullshit

“Eat Less Move More” is Bullshit

BodyForWife

BodyForWife

Remember the sexy dance Jamie Lee Curtis did in True Lies? Now, instead of Arnold, her co-star is a cup of Activia yogurt where she talks about probiotic digestive system regulation something something. I bring up Jamie because she was the first one I ever heard say "eat less, move more" as the secret to weight loss. It was about 20 years..

Remember the sexy dance Jamie Lee Curtis did in True Lies? Now, instead of Arnold, her co-star is a cup of Activia yogurt where she talks about probiotic digestive system regulation something something. I bring up Jamie because she was the first one I ever heard say "eat less, move more" as the secret to weight loss. It was about 20 years ago and she was on some talk show discussing how she achieved..

Everyone NEEDS to Deadlift

Everyone NEEDS to Deadlift

Tony Gentilcore

Tony Gentilcore

Fair warning: parts are a bit "heavy" with technical terms and verbiage, but there are still plenty of insights and suggestions (and videos!) that are applicable to everyone reading, because...... Everyone NEEDS to Deadlift There are a few absolutes in this world. Some of those absolutes are: Gravity The Earth is round Humans need oxygen to..

Fair warning: parts are a bit "heavy" with technical terms and verbiage, but there are still plenty of insights and suggestions (and videos!) that are applicable to everyone reading, because...... Everyone NEEDS to Deadlift There are a few absolutes in this world. Some of those absolutes are: Gravity The Earth is round Humans need oxygen to survive. The Human Body needs food and water to survive. And..

Strategies Of Great People

Strategies Of Great People

David K WIlliams

David K WIlliams

Letting go of control. When you open your mind, you free yourself from having to be in complete control of your thoughts. You allow yourself to experience new ideas and thoughts and you challenge the beliefs you currently have. Experiencing changes. Opening up your mind to new ideas allows you to the opportunity to change what you think and..

Letting go of control. When you open your mind, you free yourself from having to be in complete control of your thoughts. You allow yourself to experience new ideas and thoughts and you challenge the beliefs you currently have. Experiencing changes. Opening up your mind to new ideas allows you to the opportunity to change what you think and how you view the world. Now, this doesn't mean you necessarily..

Clear Your Mind of Stress

Clear Your Mind of Stress

Jonathan Long

Jonathan Long

Being an entrepreneur isn't easy. There are constant ups and downs and often it will feel like everything that could potentially go wrong is exploding in your face. There will be roadblocks, unplanned obstacles, arguments and setbacks that all contribute to one thing—stress, and lots of it. While you can't avoid stress altogether, simply..

Being an entrepreneur isn't easy. There are constant ups and downs and often it will feel like everything that could potentially go wrong is exploding in your face. There will be roadblocks, unplanned obstacles, arguments and setbacks that all contribute to one thing—stress, and lots of it. While you can't avoid stress altogether, simply letting it build up and consume you can lead to a meltdown...

Habits of Happy Families

Habits of Happy Families

Marie Hartwell-Walker

Marie Hartwell-Walker

When asked what they want most of their children, most parents reply that they just want them to be happy. It seems like a modest enough wish. But we all know that for some people, happiness is hard to find. One way to make the wish come true for our children is to build a happiness habit from the start. Kids who learn how to be happy when..

When asked what they want most of their children, most parents reply that they just want them to be happy. It seems like a modest enough wish. But we all know that for some people, happiness is hard to find. One way to make the wish come true for our children is to build a happiness habit from the start. Kids who learn how to be happy when they are young carry the lesson throughout their lives. Families..

An Athlete’s Guide To Nuts And Seeds

An Athlete’s Guide To Nuts And Seeds

Kelly Plowe

Kelly Plowe

I have a feeling I'm preaching to the choir when writing an article for Breaking Muscle on nuts and seeds and why they're good for you. The trouble is, many people, actually the majority of Americas, don't eat them. In fact, only one-third report eating nuts on any given day. The reason? "They're full of fat," "I'll gain weight," or "they're..

I have a feeling I'm preaching to the choir when writing an article for Breaking Muscle on nuts and seeds and why they're good for you. The trouble is, many people, actually the majority of Americas, don't eat them. In fact, only one-third report eating nuts on any given day. The reason? "They're full of fat," "I'll gain weight," or "they're too expensive." The truth is, a serving of seeds or nuts..

How to Live to be 100 and Feel

How to Live to be 100 and Feel Like 30

Dr. Paul Haider

Dr. Paul Haider

"Important Herba and Supplements for Seniors" As we get older we need to have extra herbs, supplements, and foods that give us lots of energy and vitality and slow the aging process. Here are 6 vital elements that are important to for great energy so we can live to be 100 years old and feel like 30. Astragalus Root - Astragalus root grows..

"Important Herba and Supplements for Seniors" As we get older we need to have extra herbs, supplements, and foods that give us lots of energy and vitality and slow the aging process. Here are 6 vital elements that are important to for great energy so we can live to be 100 years old and feel like 30. Astragalus Root - Astragalus root grows in China and East Asia and has been used for over 2,000 years...

Workout While You’re Shoveling Snow

Workout While You’re Shoveling Snow

Sarah Klein

Sarah Klein

If you're one of the more than a million people staying inside thanks to Winter Storm, you very well may be wondering: But what about my workout? Okay, you're probably more concerned about having enough food at home to survive being cooped up for a couple days and enough salt to keep the driveway from freezing over. But you also are pretty..

If you're one of the more than a million people staying inside thanks to Winter Storm, you very well may be wondering: But what about my workout? Okay, you're probably more concerned about having enough food at home to survive being cooped up for a couple days and enough salt to keep the driveway from freezing over. But you also are pretty likely to have some shoveling in your not-too-distant future..

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs

Good Carbs, Bad Carbs

Kris Gunnars, BSc

Kris Gunnars, BSc

Carbs are highly controversial these days. The dietary guidelines suggest that we get about half of our calories from carbohydrates. On the other hand, some claim that carbs cause obesity and type 2 diabetes, and that most people should be avoiding them. There are good arguments on both sides, and it appears that carbohydrate requirements..

Carbs are highly controversial these days. The dietary guidelines suggest that we get about half of our calories from carbohydrates. On the other hand, some claim that carbs cause obesity and type 2 diabetes, and that most people should be avoiding them. There are good arguments on both sides, and it appears that carbohydrate requirements depend largely on the individual. Some people do better with..

6 Yoga Tips for Beginners

6 Yoga Tips for Beginners

Gloria Ives

Gloria Ives

Has yoga crossed your mind? You're informed it's a worthwhile practice, but now what? How do you find a studio or know what style that's right for you? What the heck is Kripalu? Everyone starts in the same boat. It can be intimidating the first couple times, but over time you will be comfortable. Here are six tips I discovered over the years..

Has yoga crossed your mind? You're informed it's a worthwhile practice, but now what? How do you find a studio or know what style that's right for you? What the heck is Kripalu? Everyone starts in the same boat. It can be intimidating the first couple times, but over time you will be comfortable. Here are six tips I discovered over the years in yoga to help you start your practice. Where Do I Practice..

Healthy Reasons to Love Spring

Healthy Reasons to Love Spring

Annie Hauser

Annie Hauser

Spring is in the air! If the warmer weather isn't reason enough to celebrate, these surprising health benefits will put an extra spring in your step. Goodbye, long winter! Birds are chirping. Flowers are blooming. Love is in the air. When spring hits, it's hard to feel down in the dumps. Add longer days and the return of short sleeves to the..

Spring is in the air! If the warmer weather isn't reason enough to celebrate, these surprising health benefits will put an extra spring in your step. Goodbye, long winter! Birds are chirping. Flowers are blooming. Love is in the air. When spring hits, it's hard to feel down in the dumps. Add longer days and the return of short sleeves to the mix, and you just might find yourself wishing that spring..

Top Ten Christmas Health Risks

Top Ten Christmas Health Risks

Fergus Walsh

Fergus Walsh

Ready for Christmas? You may have your Christmas menu planned, your tree decorated and your presents wrapped, but have you thought about the potential dangers? Don't worry, I have - and so have lots of other people intent on ensuring you keep well this festive season. So here, in no particular order, is my personal selection of the top 10..

Ready for Christmas? You may have your Christmas menu planned, your tree decorated and your presents wrapped, but have you thought about the potential dangers? Don't worry, I have - and so have lots of other people intent on ensuring you keep well this festive season. So here, in no particular order, is my personal selection of the top 10 Christmas health risks. I naturally expect readers to take great..

Christmas Survival Remedies

Christmas Survival Remedies

HomeopathyPlus

HomeopathyPlus

December is the time when Christmas preparations start in earnest – the shopping, the cooking, the decorations and the family gatherings. We all aspire to the ideal of a happy, peaceful, and joyful Christmas, but sometimes it becomes anything but. The reality is that Christmas can be the best and worst of times – and the way we react to..

December is the time when Christmas preparations start in earnest – the shopping, the cooking, the decorations and the family gatherings. We all aspire to the ideal of a happy, peaceful, and joyful Christmas, but sometimes it becomes anything but. The reality is that Christmas can be the best and worst of times – and the way we react to its pressures determines our experience. Don't let your Christmas..

Christmas is an Isolating Time for People With

Christmas is an Isolating Time for People With Mental Health Problems

JS Bamrah and Kailash Chand

JS Bamrah and Kailash Chand

Christmas is a time for joy, celebration and bringing together family and friends to share this merriment. While taking nothing away from this much needed festivity, spare a thought for those who are less advantaged – particularly those with mental health problems. Mental illness transcends all ages and backgrounds. Almost one in four adults..

Christmas is a time for joy, celebration and bringing together family and friends to share this merriment. While taking nothing away from this much needed festivity, spare a thought for those who are less advantaged – particularly those with mental health problems. Mental illness transcends all ages and backgrounds. Almost one in four adults have a mental illness at some point in their lives, such..

Millennials are ‘More Lonely’ Than Older Generations

Millennials are ‘More Lonely’ Than Older Generations

Kashmira Gander

Kashmira Gander

The packed social calendar and financial stress of Christmas can make it a tough time for those struggling with mental illness. Loneliness during the holidays is often associated with older people, but new research has revealed that millennials also struggle not only with isolation but stress and anxiety during what is supposed to one of the..

The packed social calendar and financial stress of Christmas can make it a tough time for those struggling with mental illness. Loneliness during the holidays is often associated with older people, but new research has revealed that millennials also struggle not only with isolation but stress and anxiety during what is supposed to one of the happiest times of the year. One in 10 people aged between..

Healthy Holiday Season

Healthy Holiday Season

Lisa Druxman

Lisa Druxman

December is usually synonymous with an abundance of eating and a lack of exercise. We want to encourage you to start this New Year on the right foot. The holidays are a time for celebration and family, not to put on weight. It's almost as if we've come to accept that we are going to put on 10 pounds during each holiday season. Celebration..

December is usually synonymous with an abundance of eating and a lack of exercise. We want to encourage you to start this New Year on the right foot. The holidays are a time for celebration and family, not to put on weight. It's almost as if we've come to accept that we are going to put on 10 pounds during each holiday season. Celebration doesn't have to mean gluttonous eating, or deprivation for that..

Stay Fit For Christmas

Stay Fit For Christmas

Craig Wilson

Craig Wilson

Christmas is approaching fast, and lots of people not only tend to ruin their usual diets, but they also gain a few extra pounds. Based on studies, the majority of people tend to gain additional weight during the holiday season that starts at the Thanksgiving Day and ends with the New Year celebrations. Excessive eating is claimed to be the..

Christmas is approaching fast, and lots of people not only tend to ruin their usual diets, but they also gain a few extra pounds. Based on studies, the majority of people tend to gain additional weight during the holiday season that starts at the Thanksgiving Day and ends with the New Year celebrations. Excessive eating is claimed to be the main cause for the additional weight gain, but it is also..