Commentary

Let’s Fix Our Global Plastic Problem And Clean Up Our Oceans

On October 15, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

The more than five trillion pieces of plastic currently circulating through our oceans are an environmental menace, forming massive trash islands (the largest is bigger than France!) and decimating sea creatures and birds. It is estimated that more than 90 percent of seabirds have plastic in their guts, and that more than 100 million birds […]

 

These Wellness Practices From Around The World Can Help You De-Stress

On October 11, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Self-care is one of the most vital aspects of living a healthy and balanced life, and every country across the globe has their own unique way of de-stressing in a natural manner. India has what is called a Laughing Yoga University, and participants practice forced laughter between mindful breathing in order to gain the benefits […]

 

The Fit List: Joe Wicks picks the six healthy lifestyle items that he can’t do without

On October 8, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Fitness guru and celebrity trainer Joe Wicks is known for his speedy workouts, easy recipes, and laser-like focus on total body transformations. Wicks created ‘Lean in 15’ meals, which are healthy and delicious recipes that can be made even by novice cooks. His 90-Day Plan includes Wicks’ insanely popular 20-minute HIIT workouts, which features a […]

 

Turmeric benefits: Are the health rumors true?

On October 4, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

The popular spice turmeric has been the subject of intense academic study in recent years. Thousands of academic articles have investigated its impacts on all kinds of health problems. It’s been treated almost like a magic herb. Turmeric has been used in traditional dishes across India for centuries, but its impacts on health have proved […]

 

Is an alkaline diet healthy or just another fad?

On October 1, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Diet trends come and go, with some proving to have merit, and others maybe not so much. Just now, alkalizing, with a highly alkaline diet is all the rage and proposed as a cure-all and body regulator par excellence. Health professionals are in agreement that the ingredients proposed by this diet, which tends to favor […]

 

Could Houseplants Keep Tabs on the Health of Your Home?

On September 27, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Automated cars for everyone are on the horizon and flying cars may not be as sci-fi as once supposed. The future is here. Smart homes are doing more and more everyday. Bio-engineering is a reality. So, is it really that far off the radar of probability that our houseplants could be altered to be more […]

 

How craft is good for our health

On September 24, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Crafting, cooking from scratch, coloring books for all ages, and home gardening are all being touted as antidotes to stress and the overall pressures of daily life. According to psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, these DIY activities put us in a state of “flow” where we are feeling more relaxed, confident, and happy. One large-scale study of […]

 

5 Ways To Overcome Social Media Fatigue For Mental Health

On September 20, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Almost half of the world is on social media, but sometimes the amount of time spent on it, the number of followers you have to keep up with and the pressure of feeling like everyone else is doing I better can lead to “social media fatigue,” especially for people trying to use social media for […]

 

A path to wellbeing: the growing world of gardening therapy

On September 17, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Thomas Erskine’s horticultural garden project displays the potential of horticultural therapy. Erskine started this project as a small community garden, but it has since expanded into a place of resources and therapy for people with all different needs – homeless, those who are aging, suffering from depression, or have limited vocabularies or expressive abilities. Erskine […]

 

Test your risk of heart disease with a new online lifestyle calculator

On September 13, 2018, in Commentary, by Erik

Dr. Doug Manuel has developed a system called the CVDPoRT that can determine an individual’s risk for heart disease determined by an assessment surrounding their lifestyle habits. The survey asks questions surrounding diet, exercise, alcohol consumption in order to determine your chances of developing heart disease. Dr. Manuel hopes that seeing the risk upfront will […]