It’s annoying, uncomfortable, and just plain unpleasant. Itchy skin, or pruritus, is one of the ways our body tells us that something isn’t quite right, but how do we know what that “something” is? And what can we do about it? Here are 11 reasons why you might be suffering
As medical experts learn more about inflammation and how it affects our overall health, its link to a broad array of diseases and medical conditions has also been discovered. Its effect on almost all parts of the body—heart, lungs, bones, joints, skin, brain, and more—means that doctors often recommend a
Relax and take a deep breath. It’s a common recommendation from physicians and friends who seek to help you reach a state of calm when you’re feeling frazzled. Breathing is an essential and automatic function.
But with deliberate focus on breathing, it’s a proven tool for healing and well-being. With breathing
Ever wonder why you spend hours binge-watching a TV series even though you’re on a tight deadline? Or why you feel compelled to clean the house when faced with an overwhelming project? Or why you keep putting off that oil change for your car? The reason could be—wait, just a
Forgetting things, being easily distracted, and feeling restless are all signs of adult ADD, a biological brain disorder that has been reclassified as ADHD. Adult ADHD is increasingly common, affecting 5 percent of adults, according to the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA).
So what are the symptoms traditionally tied to adult
People Who Trust Their Gut Instinct Tend to Hold Their Opinions More Strongly
When you make a decision you may try to arrive at your choice logically with much deliberation. Or you may be someone who lets your gut instinct or a hunch sway your thinking. In an unusual study of
Up to 14 percent of older adults meet the criteria for diagnosis with an anxiety disorder, according to the National Council on Aging. About 27 percent are thought to have anxiety symptoms that are not considered severe enough for an official diagnosis of anxiety, but which interfere with their quality
With apologies for sounding like a high-school valedictorian discussing success, I’ll start at the top: Before you take a stress quiz, you need to know what stress is. Merriam-Webster says stress is a state “of bodily or mental tension resulting from factors that tend to alter an existent equilibrium.”
Yoga is a centuries-old mind and body practice that has many practical applications in today’s world. Flexibility, strength, body awareness, and a calmer mind are just a few of yoga’s benefits. It’s fine to start at an older age; yoga, for seniors, can make a difference in maintaining independence. But
You leap from a plane and plummet toward the earth at 120 miles per hour, waiting for your parachute to open. You surf aggressive waves with abandon. Or… you tense up at the creaking sound near your front door at 3 in the morning. Whether you’re a skydiver or surfer