Get Your Glow On

Facial aging can be divided into two categories: extrinsic (external) and intrinsic (innate and not modifiable). External factors such as UV (sun/tanning beds), smoking, and other environmental pollutants cause discoloration, collagen degradation, and wrinkles. Chemical peels, topical retinoids, topical skin rejuvenation treatments like Defenage®, and lasers moderate and sometimes reverse this damage. However, even the healthiest of lifestyles cannot prevent the hormonal changes that cause … Continue reading Get Your Glow On

Mental Health as a Creative

When offering perspectives on the downfall of unsung artists and creatives who abandoned their passions for long periods of time, the public is usually told that drugs or mental illness caused these people such difficulties. However, while drug users are usually revered and respected for admitting to their problems, many will shun and shame those who admit to having a mental illness outside of depression … Continue reading Mental Health as a Creative

Say SUP to Stand Up Paddleboarding

For those who wish they had the agility and patience for surfing, fret not. The rapidly growing sport of stand up paddleboarding may be for you. Although standing up while paddling can be traced back thousands of years, the actual sport gained attention about 10 years ago, according to SUP World Mag. The origins may be a little hazy, with people citing a famous surfer … Continue reading Say SUP to Stand Up Paddleboarding

Keep Going With Kinesio Taping

Kinesiology tape is an alternative rehabilitative technique for strained or achy muscles associated with high levels of physical activity. Also known as elastic therapeutic tape, this method expedites natural healing of the body while simultaneously providing support to the area and maintaining a wide range of motion. Common brands, like Kinesio Tape, are latex-free and can be worn for multiple days. According to the company’s … Continue reading Keep Going With Kinesio Taping

180-Degree Turn on Life 

The Sterling Bariatric Center in Moultrie, Georgia, essentially reshapes individual’s lives through gastric sleeve surgery in which a majority of the stomach is surgically cut and removed. Matthew Cavin, a 32-year-old systems administrator at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, was one of those individuals whose life was changed by the decision to do the procedure. Dr. Howard Melton was the physician on the case, and Cavin … Continue reading 180-Degree Turn on Life