Jul 25

What is negative air pressure in a home? Simply put, it occurs when more air is leaving your home than is coming in. And this can be dangerous for your health, especially where risks exists for carbon monoxide poisoning. When a home is affected by negative air pressure, the main ways it will try to get air back inside is through places that can force carbon monoxide into your home, such as furnace flues and wood stoves. And the signs your home may have it are a musty smell, mold on walls or around windows, the back drafting of furnaces, fireplaces and gas water heaters, and the opening of exterior doors causing drafts inside the home.


May 15

Flexibility is sometimes overlooked when it comes to exercise and health programs. It is understandable why cardio and strength training are given more attention. Who would not want to invest the bulk of their time improving their heart and lung health while becoming stronger and more muscular? The one thing many people overlook is greater flexibility allows for quality strength and cardio training. When you are more flexible, you gain greater range of motion and your feelings of soreness will become less troubling. The potential for suffering from injuries might also decrease. Simple stretching exercises or yoga classes could contribute greatly to such results.


May 15

Women that are past the menopause stage of life do need to make adjustments in their diet. There are quite a number of reasons for this. One reason would be bone density can decrease at this point in life. The other reason would be weight gain (stored fat) becomes more likely due to metabolic changes. Many women feel they are at the mercy of how their body works when they have passed the stage of menopause. Such an assessment is not entirely accurate. There are things that can be done. Namely, adjusting to a healthier diet would likely be among the most important things to do.


May 9

A weak immune system is definitely not a good thing. A weakened immune system will cause you to run the risk of becoming sick from germs you otherwise could fight off. What contributes to a weak immune system? Often, it is a very unhealthy lifestyle. This means a combination of a very poor diet along with a lack of exercise. The body simply becomes weak when it is not eating nutritious food and is not getting he proper cardio exercises. Certain foods that are very high in antioxidants will have an even greater effect on the immune system and might boost it immensely.


May 9

Acupuncture can play a major role in weight loss. This might seem like an odd assessment because most assume acupuncture is intended to deal with physical aches and pains. The truth is acupuncture can be employed to deal with a host of maladies. Boosting metabolism might be one benefit and this would contribute to weight loss. Some has said acupuncture contributed to reducing depression and anxiety. Both of these conditions can contribute to overeating so, obviously, you would lose weight after having acupuncture successfully done. For those with concerns over whether or not acupuncture is right for treating weight issues, speak with a professional about your condition.


May 8

Fructose is not your friend. Sure, when fructose is added to snacks to make them sugary, they will contribute to the taste. In some cases, immensely. The problem with fructose is it can harm the liver. And yes, it can potentially do immense harm. The liver becomes the sole organ which processes fructose and fructose can have a very devastating effect on the liver. Over time, fructose can potentially harm the liver in the same way excessive consumption of alcohol can do. Once you realize how dangerous fructose can be when ingested in excess, you should look to cut it and other refined sugars out of your diet. In truth, sugar can be very problematic which is why it should not be a staple of your diet.


May 8

Did you know that there is plant life growing in your body? This vegetation is known as intestinal flora and, while you may be alarmed to learn they are in your system, they certainly are nothing to be alarmed over. Everyone has these flora and they can contribute to a great many health benefits. One huge benefit that flora deliver would be they eat up bacteria. Bacteria can cause a lot of health issues in the body. Flora helps keep that somewhat contained because they will ingest the bacteria. This would be one of the many benefits they offer. So, be glad the flora is growing where it is!