This is How Cholesterol Affects Your Health

As you age, you’re bound to hear a number of advertisements, family members and doctors warn you about the dangers of “high cholesterol.” It’s a sentiment that’s echoed everywhere, but what does it actually mean? What is cholesterol, and how can it affect your health?

Is Your Go-To Hairstyle Causing Hair Loss?

Most people with medium-length to long hair have a “go-to,” everyday hairstyle. To make life simpler when getting ready in the morning, you might throw your hair up into a high ponytail, a French braid or plait or a classy bun at the nape of your neck. This style works on you, you feel stylish and it’s easy to accomplish…but it might also be causing problems.

Survive Daylight Savings 'Spring Forward' Without Skewing Your Sleep

It seems like only a few weeks ago we all “fell back” for Daylight Savings. Now, we’re getting ready to “spring forward.” Given the choice between the two, most people tend to prefer falling back, since it means they get an extra hour of sleep! In fact, many people dread springing forward because it effectively means losing an hour.

5 Natural Ways to Help Calm Your Hyperactive Child

Your child can’t sit still for more than 30 seconds. They’re constantly running, jumping, sliding and generally careening from surface to surface. Their energy is limitless…but yours isn’t. Sometimes, you just need a break! After spending day after day chasing them around with no end to their energy in sight, you might start to wonder if they’ll ever calm down.

How Much Protein Do We Really Need? Dispelling These Diet Myths

When it comes to talking about food, there’s no escaping macronutrients: carbohydrates, fats and proteins. These are the building blocks for any diet, and they’re worth paying attention to—whether you’re trying to lose weight, build muscle or just stay healthy. But while most people tend to immediately focus on carbohydrates, protein is becoming more and more of a hot topic.

What is DHT and How Does it Contribute to Your Hair Loss?

Hormones play many roles in the body. From regulating appetite to putting you to sleep to triggering your stress responses, hormones essentially do it all. Hormones can also influence your hair—but the result is not always positive. A combination of aging and hormonal imbalances can lead to changes in your hair—namely hair loss.

How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle at Work

A 40+ hour workweek and constant engagement with digital devices, coupled with inactivity can take a toll on the body over time. Employees need to be aware of the negative effects they face while working desk jobs. For the modern employee, balancing work and personal responsibilities, trying to avoid weight gain and dealing with the effects of digital eye strain can make it difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle at work. 

The Link Between Sleep Deprivation and Weight Gain

Sleep is a necessary component of health. After just a day or two of poor sleep, you’ll probably begin to feel irritable, unfocused or exhausted. After a week or more, your mental health might be in the dumps, you might experience short-term memory loss and your stress levels might be off the charts.

5 Benefits of Managing Menopause with Probiotics

During menopause, your body goes through a lot of changes. Your hormone levels shift, which can lead to mood swings, hot flashes, insomnia, vaginal dryness, hair loss and more. For many women, this period of transitions can be extremely stressful.