April 2013


Some of the most common medical conditions in the country can be treated without prescription medication, but you won’t see that on television. Because we have grown accustomed to an unhealthy lifestyle, many Americans are tricked into thinking that prescription medication can treat their illnesses. Studies have shown, however, that simply changing to a healthier […]

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 80 percent of households in America have at least one pet. Professionally trained helper animals offer obvious benefits to humans. However, the average domestic pet, such as a dog, cat, even a goldfish can also provide us with many therapeutic benefits. Most pet owners don’t need […]

by Kim MacKenzie, www.bodyarcher.com and on Twitter @BodyArcher Thanks to that “8 Glasses of Water” a day rule, most people assume they drink enough water throughout the day. Key word, “ASSUME.” Generally, though, in my experience as a Pilates Instructor, people tend to count other beverages like tea, coffee, or (gasp) tonic water as “water.” Hey, […]

There’s a lot of controversy involving tanning. Some say the sun is good for you, soaking in the sun means getting all the vitamin D your body needs. Others say you should stay indoors to avoid skin cancer. But a golden-bronze skin is the goal for many as the sun slowly starts to make an […]