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10 Tips to Naturally and Effectively Reduce the Risk of Heartburn

10 Tips to Naturally and Effectively Reduce the Risk of Heartburn

Heartburn is a common problem for many people and is increasingly prevalent with age. It is an uncomfortable sensation of burning, pain, or discomfort in the chest. If you are experiencing heartburn for the first time, it may be worth speaking to your doctor about what might have caused it and how to prevent future episodes. However, if you suffer from chronic heartburn and have already spoken with a medical professional, there are a few things that you can do yourself, which will help both reduce symptoms and shorten the duration of each episode.

10 Tips to Prevent Heartburn

Why Do I Feel Tired All the Time? 9 Healthy Tips

Why Do I Feel Tired All the Time? 9 Healthy Tips

Aging is a lot of things, but feeling tired all the time shouldn't be one of them. You may feel tired from time to time. You may lose vibrancy due to low energy levels. You may even start taking afternoon naps. All these things are normal. However, if you feel tired all the time and not even sleep can alleviate it, then there may be a cause for concern. If the constant fatigue persists for weeks, then seek medical assistance. There are times when fatigue is a sign of illness or an underlying health condition. That said, the following could be the reasons why you are tired all the time:

9 Reasons You Feel Tired All The Time

What Is Calisthenics? And What Are the Benefits?

What Is Calisthenics? And What Are the Benefits?

The world of fitness is filled with many movements and exercises that benefit different groups of people. Calisthenics is one of the best forms of strength training for older adults as it improves strength, endurance, mobility, and more without having to invest in any equipment! So, if you are thinking of getting started with calisthenics, you are in the right place. Continue reading to learn more about calisthenics and its benefits!

Caloric Balance: Some Practical Ideas for Weight Loss

Caloric Balance: Some Practical Ideas for Weight Loss

Obesity in the U.S. is an increasingly prevalent problem. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicated 42.4% of the population were considered obese during 2017-2018. This compares to 30.5% in 1999-2000. As a result, Americans are increasingly obsessed with finding ways to shed pounds.

My own battle of the bulge started early. Our family moved from Texas to Minnesota in February when I was 8. Before then, my siblings and I were active outside much of the year. However, upon moving to Minnesota in the depths of winter, we huddled around the TV eating Oreos.

My first realization of being overweight was when my clothing size began to include the word "husky," and one of my school friends nicknamed me "Tubby." It was the start of a lifetime weight control journey.

Over the years, I tried several diet plans. I was an early adherent of the low-carbohydrate Atkins diet. I remember feeling it was a bit leary about testing my urine to see if I was in the fat-burning ketosis state. I also tried fasting and grapefruit-centered diet, among others. Alas, my experience was typical. Any weight that came off eventually came back on.

In my 20's, I joined the running craze and eventually completed five marathons over the next two decades. Yet, despite the higher exercise level, I was still weighing in 20 to 30 pounds over the "ideal" weight for my age and height.

However, through trial and error over the years, I discovered some helpful techniques and ideas that have helped me lose and maintain a good weight. While I'm not perfect at following these guidelines, I've been reasonably successful in keeping the pounds off when I stick to them.

10 Small Habit Changes to Help Improve Your Fitness

10 Small Habit Changes to Help Improve Your Fitness

Charles Duhigg, an award-winning New York Times business writer, wrote the best-selling book The Power of Habit. It offers an enthralling argument: the secret to consistently exercising, losing weight, raising outstanding children, being more productive, establishing revolutionary enterprises and social movements, and attaining success can all be boiled down to developing excellent habits.

In this article, we will discuss small habit changes that you can make to improve your fitness. These changes do not have to be significant, and you can easily integrate them into your daily life.

10 Small Habits to Improve Your Fitness

10 Great Foods to Promote Healthy Skin

10 Great Foods to Promote Healthy Skin

Did you know that skin is the human body's largest organ? Not only is it the largest organ - it has several important responsibilities: Our skin protects from trauma, radiation, and infections, regulates temperature, senses the environment, and contributes to endocrine functions. Your first thought about skincare is likely external treatments, like creams and moisturizers, which can be helpful tools in protecting skin health.

In this article, we want to bring attention to how you can take better care of your skin by focusing on nutrition. If you eat a balanced diet, then you may be unknowingly doing this already. However, knowing what to eat and how it will benefit you will motivate you to be more conscious about your diet.

Here are ten foods that can help boost the health of your skin!

How to Take Care of Your Heart Health: 7 Tips

How to Take Care of Your Heart Health: 7 Tips

Your heart is a vitally important organ. It continuously pumps blood throughout your body to ensure that your living tissues get the nutrients and oxygen that they need. While all of your organs are important in their own ways, the heart is arguably the king of the organs: if it stops working, so does everything else. Given that fact, it's essential to take care of your heart! In addition, good heart health reduces the risk of heart attack and leads to a healthier body in general, so it is critical to take care of it. Here are some tips to take care of your heart at any age.

Take Care of Your Heart Health with the Following Tips

Pilates: What Are the Benefits for Older Adults?

Pilates: What Are the Benefits for Older Adults?

Pilates, named after the creator, Joseph Pilates, is an exercise routine that focuses on creating an overall balance in the body. It comprises a set of exercises that focus on several fundamentals, including precision and balance. Pilates is known to increases core strength, flexibility, balance, and posture in the body. The exercise uses the body itself, and there is no specialized equipment necessary - though some routines may include the use of some props.

Today, Pilates is popular across the world because it is effective at improving flexibility, strength (especially core strength), breathing, posture, and overall physical fitness. Over the years, many people have found Pilates helpful, including some of the top Hollywood stars, making it even more popular.