Once she made her mind up, Billie Jo Mleko had no doubts. She was going to become a nurse. Beginning at a young age, Mleko was surrounded by nurses. She was born with aortic stenosis, which eventually called for an aortic valve replacement with a mechanical valve. But during that nerve-inducing time, Mleko found comfort in the staff that helped her through. “That was a … Continue reading Caring for the Previous Generation
Counting calories, weighing food, and eliminating carbs have long been the primary tactics for shedding unwanted pounds. There’s no denying that consistently keeping track of food intake is incredibly tedious. Few can proclaim that they enjoy carefully portioning their afternoon snacks and daily meals. The process requires an immense amount of brain power and energy. When life doesn’t go as planned and an impromptu meal … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting and Its Effects on Women
Whether you’re just beginning your health journey or already well on your way, health professionals might help you take it to the next level. Is a health coach the right guide for you? The best way to decide is to compare what you need with what they offer, while also considering other professionals such as dieticians, nutritionists, and personal trainers. What does a health coach … Continue reading How a Health Coach Can Help You Reach Your Goals
What Does Organic Mean? If you see the “USDA Organic” or “Certified Organic” seal on your food, the item must have an ingredients list that is 95-percent or more certified organic, meaning free of synthetic additives like pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and dyes. It must also not be processed using industrial solvents, irradiation, or genetic engineering, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The remaining 5 … Continue reading Is Organic Worth the Hype and Money?
After sitting behind a desk for more than eight hours a day, you’re bound to get some aches and pains in your neck, back, or wrists. However, by incorporating proper office ergonomics (think feng shui that helps your joints), feeling tired or achy will be a thing of the past. Changes such as correct chair height, equipment spacing, and desk posture can ensure a comfortable … Continue reading Workplace Ergonomics for Better Health