Physical Wellbeing Articles
Migraine headaches can be extremely debilitating, especially for a family member who is in charge of someone else's care. Knowing what causes migraines and the specific triggers to avoid can help caregivers dodge these painful attacks.
Use diaphragmatic breathing, the 4-7-8 technique, or Buteyko nose breathing to give yourself a renewed sense of mental clarity and alertness.
Millions of people are affected by pain, tingling and numbness of the hand and wrist due to carpal tunnel syndrome. Although surgery for this syndrome is quite common, it may not always be necessary.
Two brain experts offer important information and tips for keeping your brain healthy while caregiving.
Yoga has been around for over 5,000 years but its health benefits are timeless.
This endocrine gland plays a key role in regulating your energy levels, weight and moods. Is this tiny organ to blame for your fatigue, thinning hair or weight gain?
Vitamin D is an important nutrient the body needs to function properly, and a deficiency may trigger severe health problems. Older adults should make a concerted effort to get more sunlight to preserve their health.
A new year is a great time to reaffirm your commitment to your health and well-being, especially if you have an aging loved one relying on you for care. Try to adopt a few of these healthy habits this year.
Taking care of your teeth and gums is about much more than having a healthy mouth and a dazzling smile.
Why do you work out? Your answer to this question could determine how easy it is for you to stick to a regular exercise routine.
Strength training doesn’t have to require expensive equipment or even a gym membership. Two fitness coaches share 8 easy exercises that can be done at home using only a chair, resistance band, and a wall.
Chronic pain can be difficult to treat and its symptoms are often dismissed as being, "all in the head." Understanding the mind-body connection can help people with pain that seems to have no visible source.
A person reaches their physical peak somewhere between 30 and 35 years old. But the notion of aging as an uncontrollable, unstoppable force may, in fact, be faulty.
Breast cancer becomes more of a concern with age. Women in their 40s and above (and even younger, if there's a strong history of the disease) should be taking active steps to identify breast cancer as early possible, when treatment is most successful.
Caregivers need to make their health a priority. Testing is an important piece of the health care puzzle since diagnostic test results influence as much as 70 percent of healthcare decision-making.
Women often find themselves smack dab in the middle of menopause when caregiving turns their world upside down. Battling hot flashes and fending off fatigue can be difficult while caring for a loved one, but there are ways caregivers can cope.
Unchecked inflammation can wreak havoc on your body and has been linked to a variety of illnesses, from arthritis to Alzheimer's. Discover important dietary and lifestyle changes that can help regulate your inflammatory reponse.
You may not have the time or finances to hire a massage therapist, but you can still reap the benefits of a relaxing massage. Here are some self-massage techniques that you can do with everyday household items: a pencil, a sock, and two tennis balls.
Family caregivers are being asked to shoulder greater burdens for longer periods of time. In addition to more complex care, conflicting demands of jobs and family, increasing economic pressure, and the physical and emotional demands of long-term caregiving can result in major health impacts on caregivers.
In an effort to figure out what separates those who age well from those who don't, a study comparing the health and lifestyle habits of baby boomers and centenarians was recently conducted. Who's healthier? The results may surprise you.