Celebrate! Don’t Just Survive the Holidays

Celebrate! Don’t Just Survive the Holidays

For years, I got anxiety on September 1st. The first day of September reminded me that the fall holiday season was fast approaching. Without family nearby to celebrate the holidays, getting through fall and winter can feel like sad dominoes falling one by one. October can herald daily episodes of depression if you allow it….

4 Natural Remedies To Help You Outsmart Insomnia and Get a
Good Night’s Sleep

4 Natural Remedies To Help You Outsmart Insomnia and Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Between busy days and a stressful few years, it’s no wonder many of us are having more trouble snoozing lately. And while it may be tempting to reach for sleeping pills, relying on them can trigger GI upset, headaches and dry mouth. To the rescue: natural remedies that are just as effective at reducing insomnia….

7 Best Back Workouts for Women

7 Best Back Workouts for Women

Here’s a secret: A “slim” figure doesn’t necessarily mean a whittled waist. Well-defined back muscles, honed through back exercises, can contribute to the appearance of a leaner waistline, and women with stronger backs and wider lats will often be perceived as thinner than they actually are. It’s a neat trick — this playing with proportion…

A Motivating Playlist to Power Your Morning Workout

A Motivating Playlist to Power Your Morning Workout

You don’t have to read much about fitness before you inevitably start hearing about the magic of morning workouts. I’ve espoused this idea several times. I love starting my day with exercise, and I  genuinely feel like it sets the right tone for the whole day.  Part of that is because my hour of sweat…

Meet Daxxify, a New Botox Alternative That Was Just Approved
by the FDA

Meet Daxxify, a New Botox Alternative That Was Just Approved by the FDA

For the past 20 years, Botox has been the go-to wrinkle-reducing treatment for millions of people looking to minimize fine lines around their forehead, eyes, cheekbones, you name it. There are three similar injectables—Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau—but none of these drugs, known as neuromodulators, have been able to compete with the popularity of Botox. Now,…

Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Open Thread

For those of you with aging parents, when/how/are you even involved with their medical care? I’m one of 3, my parents are divorced. I’ve never been close with my mom. I do know that she hasn’t saved much for retirement and recently she has been saying things like “well when I get older this will…

5 Signs That Weird Bump Might Actually Be a Spider
Bite

5 Signs That Weird Bump Might Actually Be a Spider Bite

It’s easy to have sympathy for the itsy-bitsy spider if you’re not actively worried about whether its eight legs are crawling all over you—or worse, the cause of a suspicious bite mark on your body. Before you let the mere thought of spiders spike your anxiety, know this: Most spider bites are totally harmless and…