Are You a New Parent? Here Are 5 Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy

As a new parent, protecting your baby is of the utmost importance. You want to make sure they’re safe. That safety should also apply to their health. It’s only their health that should be kept in mind, but also the health of everyone in your family. If one person isn’t feeling well, that could soon apply to everyone else in the house. You want to be able to prevent illnesses before they begin. Here are five tips on how to keep your family healthy.
Continue reading “Are You a New Parent? Here Are 5 Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy”

Top Coffee Health Trends

Contributed by Jennifer Dawson

 Photo by Nathan Dumlao 

Coffee is an adaptable and versatile drink, which can have health benefits if prepared in the right way. It can be consumed black or with added milk and sugar, but in recent years, the popularity of alternative flavor combinations has increased. In the USA, coffee is a $40bn a year business, but the benefits of drinking coffee will depend upon how it is prepared. Below are some recent trends that can make your coffee delicious, while improving your physical health.
Continue reading “Top Coffee Health Trends”

Outsourcing Your Household Chores: For Health, Happiness and Home

If you’re like the vast majority of people, household chores are something you dread. Most of us absolutely hate having to do the laundry, wash dishes, clean the windows and sweep or mop the floors. Nonetheless, it’s something we’re still forced to do, that is unless you’re fine with living in filth. That being said, it is well worth considering outsourcing your household chores to someone else. As you’ll soon see, finding someone else to help out with your basic household tasks will not only free up your time for more enjoyable activities, but it can also provide benefits to your health and happiness and your home.
Continue reading “Outsourcing Your Household Chores: For Health, Happiness and Home”

10 Snacks You Need to Avoid

When you get hungry you want to eat. The problem is, most foods available are either unhealthy or processed with ingredients that add calories without energy. But that doesn’t change the fact that you need to eat something when you’re hungry between meals. These are 10 snacks that you should definitely avoid.

Continue reading “10 Snacks You Need to Avoid”

Bun in the Oven? 5 Things Every First-Time Parent Should Know

You are expecting your first baby boy or girl and probably feel a little nervous. That is okay because there are a lot of parents out there just as nervous as you are. Delivery fears are one reason to be nervous, but there are a few common conditions first-time parents should know about.

Cleft Palate

The cleft palate or cleft lip is a defect that affects several babies around the world. It is an issue that usually develops between the sixth to 10th week of pregnancy. Surgery is usually necessary as it prevents feeding complications though some children with this issue develop speech issues that need to be addressed.

Continue reading “Bun in the Oven? 5 Things Every First-Time Parent Should Know”

Chicken Pox Hit Your Family? 3 Strategies For A Quick Recovery

There’s nothing worse than seeing your family suffer from an illness. Chickenpox is possibly one of the worst illnesses that your family, especially your children, can go through. The itching can be intense, and it might seem like nothing provides the relief that anyone needs. If you follow a few strategies, then you can help your family get the relief they need so that they can quickly get through the virus. Continue reading “Chicken Pox Hit Your Family? 3 Strategies For A Quick Recovery”

Uninsured? 4 Frugal Healthcare Tips to Follow

Healthcare can cost you money just for co-pays and deductibles, but it’s much more expensive when you’re uninsured. Even though your best bet is to sign up for some form of health insurance, it’s still important to get the care you need for medical issues no matter what. If you’re dealing with health problems but you don’t have an insurance policy right now, here are four tips for keeping your medical bills to a minimum.

Choose Urgent Care Instead of the Emergency Room

Which type of facility you choose obviously depends on your condition, and if it’s a true emergency, you should always go to the emergency room (ER). But for less severe problems, an urgent care like Calverthealth or someone similar is the better choice because the cost is far more reasonable. There are also urgent cares available specifically for people who have low incomes. Check out the urgent care options in your area and you may find one with affordable rates for basic services.

Continue reading “Uninsured? 4 Frugal Healthcare Tips to Follow”

Mysterious Motivation: 4 Weird Ways to Stay Motivated During Exercise

Many people struggle to get in shape because they cannot stay motivated to exercise. It can be a struggle to work out every day. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can stay motivated.

Give Yourself a Reward

Better health and weight loss are some of the benefits that come along with exercising on a regular bais. However, those benefits are not enough for many people to stay motivated to exercise. That is why you should reward yourself for staying motivated to exercise. For example, if you consistently work out for a month, then you can reward yourself with a massage or a staycation.

Continue reading “Mysterious Motivation: 4 Weird Ways to Stay Motivated During Exercise”

Have Little Kiddos? 3 Bathroom Safety Tactics to Teach Them

Many parents consider the kitchen to be the most dangerous room of the house. While the kitchen is certainly full of dangerous items, such as hot stoves, sharp knives and glass jars, it has a competitor as far as danger goes. The bathroom can, in fact, be just as dangerous as the kitchen is, and children need just as much supervision while getting ready in the morning or taking a bath at night as they do when mom or dad is cooking a meal or washing the dishes. Parents should be sure to teach the following three bathroom safety tactics to their children from a young age and should always be aware of these themselves when children are too young to care for themselves safely. Continue reading “Have Little Kiddos? 3 Bathroom Safety Tactics to Teach Them”

Easy Strategies for Cold Season

While fall means hot coffee, fluffy socks, and Halloween, the excitement is a little dulled because it’s also the cold season. You know how it goes – you make some plans, you get excited, and then the day before, you get sick and everything is ruined. Ugh, great, you get to stay in bed while everyone else is out, having fun. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to prevent or ease a cold and get through the season with no fuss, so let’s take a look at what you can do.
Continue reading “Easy Strategies for Cold Season”