How to stop negative self-talk

On December 17, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

One of the most effective ways of handling stress in your everyday life is by first managing negative thoughts and adopting a more optimist outlook. A steady focus on positive self talk is directly linked to the following health benefits: increased life span, less depression, reduced distress, greater immune resistance, improved cardiovascular, physical and psychological […]


Avoiding Dehydration, Proper Hydration

On December 15, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Dehydration occurs when your body is lacking sufficient levels of water. During exercise, your muscles generate heat and your body’s natural cooling response is to sweat. Drinking 16-20oz. of water 1-2 hours before exercise and 6-12oz every 10-15 minutes of exercise will help keep your body in a hydrated state. Water and sports beverages are […]


The Quest for Hydration

On December 13, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

The bottom line here is that the human body NEEDS water. Most of us do not realize how much we need it until we do not have it. Water makes up the majority of the human body, water is needed for the body to function properly and effect every organ in our body. Without water […]


10 tips for a healthy lifestyle

On December 9, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Want to live a healthy lifestyle? Here are some tips to help you. Go outside and get some vitamin D. Cut down on your salt intake. Turn off the television and do some exercise. Stay away from triggers like cookies when you shop. Hug your partner, it’s good for your stress. Drink beetroot, it’s great […]


Quick Health Facts: Food, Fitness, Hydration, Random (Fun!)

On December 7, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Here are some very quick and fun health facts that you might not know about. Laughing is actually good for the heart because it can increase blood flow. Being an optimistic person can actually help you live longer. A sad fact is that nearly 30% of the worlds’ population is obese. Drinking coffee can actually […]


11 top facts about healthy lifestyle.

On December 5, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

25% of US healthcare spending is directly attributable to unhealthy lifestyle choices resulting in conditions such as stress, obesity and diabetes. Put in dollar terms, a healthy employee will have healthcare costs averaging $3000 per year, whereas healthcare costs for an employee with a health condition balloons to an average of $10,000 each year. Most […]


30+ Old-Time Home Remedies That Actually Work

On December 3, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

In the past 5 years, a number of studies have been completed on old-time home remedies as cures. Before the age of pharmaceuticals these remedies were relied on. Remedies such as oatmeal for bug bites, and aloe for burns have been used for generations as home remedies. Now, we have the science to prove, and […]


5 Ways to a Healthy Lifestyle

On December 1, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Eating a healthy diet and regular exercise are the two main components to a child’s healthy lifestyle. While hectic lifestyles can sometimes make it difficult to achieve, following these five tips will help them along the way. First, try to incorporate about 60 minutes of physical exercise every day. This can include vigorous, light or […]


Drinking Water – Good Housekeeping

On November 29, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Since water has the ability to keep us hydrated while flushing out harmful toxins from our bodies, it can naturally enhance one’s appearance to a more refreshing aesthetic. Lucy Aitken took it upon herself to conduct a solo experiment. For exactly one month, Aitken consumed 3 litres of water each day. Even her husband noticed […]


Walking first step to healthy lifestyle – Fairfield Citizen

On November 27, 2019, in Commentary, by Erik

Most people in first world countries are not getting enough exercise. We eat too much food and sit at desks all day, and only some of us bother to hit the gym a few times a week. Sedentary lifestyles can lead to chronic disease and illness, but luckily there are simple answers to these dilemmas. […]