Monday, May 20, 2019 by: Chloe Divino Tags: active exercise, common cold, exercise, fever, fitness, goodhealth, illness, light cardio, light exercise, light strength training, natural healing, sickness, slender, strengthen immune system, walking, Yoga (Natural News) You woke up early with your morning workout already planned. The moment you get out of bed, you feel it — a coming sneeze, a soreness in your throat, perhaps some body pain. It has long been accepted that exercise boosts the immune system. Yet when you already feel sick, should you still work out? The answer is — it depends. Some experts follow the “above the neck” rule when guiding patients on whether it is okay to exercise when sick. According to this rule, if the symptoms you are experiencing are above the neck, such as a stuffy or runny nose, a sore throat, or an earache, it is likely safe to exercise. However, if the symptoms are below your neck, such as body aches, fever, or … [Read more...] about Should you keep exercising when you’re sick?
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February is the month of the heart, in more ways than you might think. Matters of the heart are celebrated on Valentine’s Day, but also throughout the month because it’s American Heart Month. So it’s a good time to talk to your medical provider about your blood pressure and cholesterol so you determine your risk for developing heart disease. Nationally, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. In Idaho, it is the second leading cause of death for women, after cancer, and the leading cause of death for men. Heart disease, as we all know, can lead to heart attack. Can you remind us about the symptoms of a heart attack? Not everyone who has a heart attack will have all of these signs. In fact, men and women often have different symptoms. The most common signs of a heart attack include chest pain or discomfort, pain or discomfort in the upper body, trouble breathing, feeling sick to your stomach or vomiting, stomach ache or heartburn, feeling … [Read more...] about It’s American Heart Month. Do you know your heart health?
In our world of 24-7 communication, demands and pressure, everyone seems to always be run-down or overwhelmed. But feelings that go even beyond that, making it hard to do even the simplest of tasks, may be a sign of burnout. "It means we’re over-allocated," Bea Arthur, a New York City-based licensed therapist, said of how she defines burnout. "In your mind, and perception is reality, it feels like you can’t drop any balls," she said, adding that you can visualize burnout when you think of your life as a pie chart with everything from work to kids and family taking up all the slivers of the pie. Burnout is just a "matter of degree" difference from the chronic stress that so many people feel, according to Amy Kurtz, author of the bestselling book “Kicking Sick: Your Go-To Guide for Thriving With Chronic Health Conditions." "We’re told to always be performing at an A+ level but we aren’t taught, I don’t think at all, that you have to put in ways to … [Read more...] about Feeling burnout? Here are the symptoms and what you can do about it
× Food & Drink Home & Living Money Parenting Relationships Style & Beauty Travel Wellness Work/Life Finds MORE FROM HUFFPOST News Politics Entertainment Communities Opinion HuffPost Personal Videos ©2019 Oath Inc. All rights reserved. HuffPost News × These Are The Best Resolutions You Can Make, According To Therapists Wellness Start the new year with actually useful goals. By Paige Smith 12/28/2018 05:45am ET When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, people are either staunch defenders of the practice or vocal critics. On one hand, resolutions provide purpose and structure for those interested in self-improvement; on the other hand, they tend not to work. Most people quit their resolutions after a couple of months, said Melissa Coats, a licensed professional counselor, psychotherapist and owner of Coats Counseling in Georgia. If you struggle with anxiety or feelings of inadequacy, she … [Read more...] about These Are The Best Resolutions You Can Make, According To Therapists
HUFFPOST PERSONAL 12/31/2018 08:33 am ET Beatriz AlegriaGuest Writer I don’t drink alcohol. I have never been hungover, and though I’m from Spain, where socializing inevitably involves alcohol, I’m able to have a fun time and even go out until 7 in the morning without feeling the need to drink. My choice not to drink is a personal one, but in my opinion, it’s a healthy choice that should be celebrated. Yet when someone offers me a glass of wine and I refuse it, I attract curious looks and quite a few unsettling reactions. From total strangers asserting that I must be a very boring person to PR reps flat-out asking me if I am a recovering addict, it is somehow socially acceptable to put someone on the spot for not drinking. I was a teenager when I realized that drinking was truly not worth it for me. At age 14, I developed severe gastritis due to a Helicobacter pylori infection, and while I was under treatment I had to stick to a very mild … [Read more...] about It’s OK That I Don’t Drink. It’s Not OK That You Ask Why.