Weight Loss

Weight Loss   Aerobic activity and strength training for weight loss When it comes to weight loss, the recommendation is to get at least 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity or 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity a week. To effectively lose or maintain weight, however, some people may need up to 300 minutes a […]

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Lifestyle changes for stress and tension

Mental Health   Lifestyle changes for stress and tension   Finding ways to relax physically and mentally will enable you to disperse the tension and cope with difficult situations early, rather than developing an unhealthy heightened sense of awareness. You could: Participate in an exercise class or other strenuous physical activity to release muscle tension […]

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Breathing techniques for stress and anxiety

Mental Health     Breathing techniques for stress and anxiety   When you feel anxious, particularly if you start experiencing a panic attack, your breathing becomes fast and shallow, which disrupts the body’s oxygen and carbon-dioxide levels. To correct hyperventilating, try this technique: Sit with one hand over the top of your abdomen and breathe […]

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Feel a little wound up?

Mental Health     Feel a little wound up?   Normal anxiety usually has a cause of which you are aware, but it can become a problem when worry or apprehension is experienced for no apparent reason, or is much worse than the situation warrants.   Although anxiety is an emotional state, it can include […]

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Alternative therapies for anxiety

Mental Health     Alternative therapies for anxiety   You could enjoy a relaxing aromatherapy massage, to relieve some of the physical tension. Placing some soothing chamomile and lavender essential oil in an aromatherapy burner to permeate the atmosphere may be useful. A few drops of lavender oil on your pillow at night could promote […]

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What is heartburn?

Digestive System What is heartburn? Heartburn, also known acid indigestion is a burning sensation in the chest, just behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in the chest and may radiate to the neck, throat, or angle of the jaw. Heartburn is usually associated with regurgitation of gastric acid (gastric reflux) which is the major […]

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How to treat Heartburn

Digestive System How to treat Heartburn The treatment of heartburn depends on the underlying cause. Over-the-counter antacids are commonly used to neutralize stomach acid. You should take antacids exactly as directed by your doctor, or according to the manufacturer’s directions. If you are using the tablets, chew them well before swallowing for faster relief. Serious […]

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How to prevent heartburn

Digestive System How to prevent heartburn Don’t go to bed with a full stomach. Eat meals at least two to three hours before lying down. Don’t overeat. Decrease the size of portions at meal times, or try eating four to five small meals instead of three large ones. Eat slowly. Take time to eat — […]

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How to prevent heartburn

Digestive System How to prevent heartburn Don’t go to bed with a full stomach. Eat meals at least two to three hours before lying down. Don’t overeat. Decrease the size of portions at meal times, or try eating four to five small meals instead of three large ones. Eat slowly. Take time to eat — […]

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How do I know if I have heartburn?

Digestive System How do I know if I have heartburn? Your description of your symptoms may be all a doctor requires to diagnose heartburn, but sometimes additional testing may be necessary. The esophagus can be viewed through an endoscope (a long, thin, flexible tube inserted through the mouth.) Sometimes, your doctor may recommend a 24-hour esophageal […]

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