While eating dinner as a family may seem cliche, it has so many health benefits that it is worth taking the time and effort to sit down as a family and enjoy a meal. Eating meals together highlights one of the important parts of being a family, which is partaking in a meaningful gathering and…

Research has shown that drinking alcohol can have a negative impact on one’s DNA in stem cells. This may help to explain why scientists have found that drinking alcohol can increase one’s risk of cancer. A lot of research that has been done in cell cultures in the past has shown that there are very…

If you have done sports or you work out on a regular basis, you are probably aware that it takes a lot of mental strength (in addition to your physical strength) to get through a workout. Without having the mental endurance to finish your workout, even if you are exhausted, your body could give in…

Less than one-third of Americans report that they are happy and satisfied with their lives. Does this mean that happiness is almost unattainable? The truth is, many people need to make only small changes to their lives to become happier. One of those changes is to be more generous. Growing up, every child is taught…

Obesity is a major epidemic in the United States with almost 71% of U.S. adults over the age of 20 being overweight or obese. Additionally, almost 21% of children between the ages of 12 and 19 are considered obese and 17% of 6- to 11-year-olds and 9% of 2- to 5-year-olds are fighting the same…

Eating sugar has been linked to anxiety and depression, which are both on the rise. Studies have shown that people who eat a high amount of sugar are more likely to experience anxiety and depression, regardless of other factors such as socioeconomic status, use of alcohol, exercise, smoking, body weight and overall health. After eating…

Bananas are one of the most popular fruits, perhaps because they are inexpensive and easy to come by. They are a convenient snack to bring with you to work or school and they are perfectly nutritious for people of any age. Most people don’t enjoy bananas before they become ripe or after their prime. Bananas…

In today’s society, lifting weights often comes with attached with a ‘stigma’. People tend to think lifting weights equals huge muscle gains, giving the person a bulkier and massive frame. For women, this type of appearance is deemed unattractive. Due to this stereotype, the majority of women avoid lifting weights at all costs. It is…

The notion that the consumption of sugar is linked to cancer is a small part of a bigger issue that many modern day diseases are related. The over consumption of sugar is a main factor in health problems such as diabetes, obesity, cancer, and heart disease. The link between these issues is well recognized, and…

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