The heart is one of the most vital organs responsible for our survival. Our hearts are constantly working 24/7, beating approximately 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime. With that said, heart disease is also the number one cause of death, claiming about 1 million lives a year. Heart disease is often caused by buildup of plaque, calcium, cholesterol, and other substances inside the coronary arteries that are responsible for supplying oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscles. Too much buildup restricts blood flow to the heart, which can result in a heart attack, stroke, or death. Knowing this, we must do what we can to ensure our hearts are functioning properly and optimally. Thankfully, there are some relatively simple lifestyle changes you can adopt to help you avoid or slow down, or drastically improve heart-related issues. Keep reading to learn more about how to work towards a healthier heart!
It can be a challenging time for you and your partner if you have been lacking sexual desire. It’s completely normal to feel frustrated or upset that you are not feeling as sexy or romantic like you used to be or want to be. Remember that it is natural to have fluctuations in sex drive and it is common to experience low sex drive at some point in your life. However, if you think this is a more serious situation, it is important to work towards finding a solution. Low sex drive can lead to relationship conflicts with your partner and feelings of rejection. Unfortunately, this can result in a domino effect and create even less desire for sex. Luckily, there are a variety of approaches you can take to help boost your libido back up to its ideal levels. It’s time to take back control of your love life. Keep reading to find out more.
You know the season - sun’s out, buns out! As the days are heating up, the layers of clothing seem to be thinning too. If your weight has been stopping you from living your best life this summer, the time is now to take control and commit to a healthier life. We know slimming down is not an easy process, especially with our busy schedules, cravings, and temptations. Besides basic diet and exercise, burning off the excess fat may be influenced by other factors. There are many steps you can take proactively to help shed unwanted weight quickly and easily. Keep reading to find out how you can speed up your weight loss below!
Menopause is a cycle middle-aged women go through that has some major hormonal, psychological, and physical changes as their ovaries gradually decrease in estrogen and progesterone production. As we all know very well, getting adequate sleep is very vital to a healthy, functioning life - especially when your body is going through a big transition such as menopause. Many female patients in their late 30s-40s with symptoms of insomnia come in for check-ups and are actually experiencing the beginning stages leading up to menopause, called perimenopause. Hormonal and/or lifestyle changes can impact your sleep pattern. Keep reading to find out more about how perimenopause and menopause can affect your sleep, and some solutions to consider trying!
Having adequate levels of testosterone is a vital factor in determining your quality of life. For beginners, testosterone is a male sex hormone found in men and women found to be important for energy, fertility, healthy sexual functions, and building muscle. Testosterone is one of the main causes of physical changes for boys during puberty, like promoting deeper voice and hair growth. Generally, a person’s testosterone level will steadily decline as you age, depending on medical conditions, lifestyle choices, and other factors. A decreasing T level can result in a lot of changes in your body, including a lower sex drive.
As more and more Americans are being affected by obesity, it is more important than ever to be properly educated on foods we should be consuming and foods we should probably avoid if weight has been an ongoing issue. A lot of “diet foods” that are usually distinctly labeled with low-fat, low-calorie, or fat-free have been marketed to people wanting to lose the extra pounds. Unfortunately, some of these labels are actually misleading and can cause weight gain instead. Keep reading to learn more about these deceptive foods.
Did you know that your blood type can affect your overall health and even possibly your personality? There are 4 known blood types that exists in the human population, with subgroups for each type. There are some interesting facts about your blood type. Keep reading to learn some interesting fun facts about blood types you never knew!
For a lot of people, the brand new year marks the beginning of a fresh start to accomplish the resolutions and goals you have set for yourself. For many, this is the time to get serious about living a healthier lifestyle, including finally getting rid of the extra stubborn belly fat you’ve been wanting to shed off. Unfortunately for some, the last bit of stubborn fat seems to cling on no matter how hard you’ve been working out and eating right. If this applies to you, Coolsculpting may be the perfect solution you are looking for. However, before you book the first appointment available to schedule your Coolsculpting treatment, there are a few things to consider first.