8 Reasons Gardening is Good for Your Health

Gardening is a hobby people of all ages and ability levels can enjoy. It’s simple and affordable, yet few have truly committed to caring for the soil. Many people are hesitant to start a garden because they’re convinced the plants would die or they simply don’t have the patience for it. But gardens aren’t just about the end product—the physical and mental health benefits you can gain along the way make digging in the dirt well worth your while!

Sun Poisoning? Know the Signs to Keep Your Skin Safe

Everyone has experienced sunburn at some point, but sun poisoning is a whole different beast. What’s most dangerous about sun poisoning is that it’ll catch you by surprise. You might be lounging by the pool when, all of a sudden, you’re hit by a wave of sickness.

Can I Experience Seasonal Depression in the Warmer Months?

It’s easy to understand why some people feel down during winter: the days are short, the weather is cold, it’s difficult to spend time outside, and you might not be getting enough vitamin D. You may have heard of seasonal affective disorder or SAD, a form of depression that crops up based on the time of year. For some, the onset of cold and shorter, dark days triggers SAD. But there are others who, instead of experiencing the onset of SAD in winter, are susceptible to SAD during the warm and sunny months. 

How the Summer Heat Can Interrupt Your Sleep

When the temperatures start to heat up in summer, you’re probably eager to head outside to soak up the sun and enjoy the warmer weather. But when it’s time to go to sleep, that very same heat might leave you tossing and turning.

9 Tips for Managing Summer Cold Sores

During warm weather and bright sunny days, the last thing you want is to feel self-conscious about the appearance of your lips. Some summertime conditions can trigger cold sore outbreaks, even though that may sound counterintuitive. Fortunately, there are some simple preventative measures you can take to keep your lips clear and your summer adventures unimpeded! 

Protect Your Skin & Hair from Summer Sun Damage

It’s summertime, baby! Even though COVID-19-related restrictions may mean you aren’t partaking of all your usual outdoor activities, we still want to help set you up for success when it comes to protecting your skin from the sun’s harsh rays. Did you know that your hair can also be damaged by UV exposure? Yep, you have to take extra care of your hair during warm weather, too!

The Top 9 Nutrient-Packed Foods To Eat This Summer

Summer is almost here in the northern hemisphere! As the days get longer and hotter, it’s a great idea to review your shopping list and reach for healthy, nutrient-dense foods that can also provide a source of hydration. Warm weather, sunshine, and increased activity means that the body is losing more water as perspiration in order to keep us cool, so consuming hydrating, healthy foods can help you stay hydrated. 

Don't Let Summer Dehydration Get the Best of Your Health!

When the temperatures rise in summer, your body keeps you cool by sweating. Unfortunately, this depletes your body’s stores of water, which your body needs to stay healthy. If you lose too much water, you run the risk of becoming dehydrated.

Heat and Humidity Mean Frizz: Here's How to Stop It

Summer is here, and if you live in a place that suffers from high humidity, you’re probably dreading the effect it will have on your hair. Heat and humidity are some of the worst offenders when it comes to causing frizzy hair that turn your perfectly styled ‘do into a poofy ball of untamed locks.