Significant events in life tend to linger in your memory. Some might spark happiness when you recall them. Others might involve less pleasant emotions. You might make a conscious effort to avoid thinking about these memories. Repressed memories, on the other hand,...

There are around 40 trillion bacteria in your body, most of which are found in your gut. Collectively, they are known as your gut microbiome, and they're incredibly important for overall health. However, certain types of bacteria in your intestines can also contribute to many diseases. Many...

Cholesterol is arguably one of the most misunderstood substances. For decades, people avoided healthy yet cholesterol-rich foods like eggs due to the fear that these foods would increase their risk of heart disease. However, recent research shows that—for most people—consuming healthy foods that are high in cholesterol...

 input#fieldname18_1:hover { cursor: default; } [wbcr_css_snippet id="18736"] Carrying around too much weight feels uncomfortable, and it can also damage your health. According the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity rates have skyrocketed in the United States in recent years. 1 As...

Stress shows. You know when you're experiencing stress. After your boss comes down hard on you, or you get stuck in a particularly bad rush hour commute, you feel the effects. Your heart beats quickly, you breathe faster, you sweat, and you feel anxious. At the end...

Anxiety is a mental health condition that can cause feelings of worry, fear, or tension. For some people, anxiety can also cause panic attacks and extreme physical symptoms, like chest pain. Anxiety disorders are incredibly common. They affect an estimated 40 million people in the United...

If you're running out of time to exercise today, you should probably just skip it, right? Wrong! You can reap the benefits of working out with sweat sessions as short as five minutes. You read that correctly: five minutes. Still skeptical? Keep reading to learn more...

The amount of carbs we should consume is a highly debated topic. Dietary guidelines suggest that we get about half of our calories from carbohydrates. On the other hand, some claim that carbs may lead to obesity and type 2 diabetes, and that most people should limit...

You rely on concentration to get through work or school every day. When you're unable to concentrate, you can't think clearly, focus on a task, or maintain your attention. Your performance at work or school could be affected if you can't concentrate. You may also find...

More than one-third of U.S. adults routinely sleep fewer than six hours a night. That's according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—and that's bad news. The benefits of adequate sleep range from better heart health and less stress to improved memory and...

There's no doubt that today's modern lifestyle can be stressful. Between work, family, and social obligations, it can be hard to make time for yourself. But it's important to find the time. Relaxing can help keep you healthy, in both your body and mind, helping you...

Defense mechanisms are behaviors people use to separate themselves from unpleasant events, actions, or thoughts. It's a psychological trick we use all the time as a way to put distance between ourselves and threats or unwanted feelings, such as guilt or shame. The idea of defense mechanisms...

While snacking on the wrong foods may cause you to pack on weight, choosing the right snacks may promote weight loss. In fact, research shows that snacking on nutritious foods that are high in fiber and protein helps promote feelings of fullness and may decrease the...

While snacking on the wrong foods may cause you to pack on weight, choosing the right snacks may promote weight loss. In fact, research shows that snacking on nutritious foods that are high in fiber and protein helps promote feelings of fullness and may decrease the...

While snacking on the wrong foods may cause you to pack on weight, choosing the right snacks may promote weight loss. In fact, research shows that snacking on nutritious foods that are high in fiber and protein helps promote feelings of fullness and may decrease the...

Fruit is a highly nutritious, delicious, and convenient addition to any diet. With more than 2,000 varieties of fruit available, you may wonder which ones you should pick. We've rounded up a list of the 20 Healthiest Fruits in this mini-series. You're reading Part Two; if...

Fruit is a highly nutritious, delicious, and convenient addition to any diet. With more than 2,000 varieties of fruit available, you may wonder which ones you should pick. We've rounded up a list of the 20 Healthiest Fruits in this mini-series. This is Part One; next...

You might hear people talking about panic attacks and anxiety attacks like they're the same thing—but they're not. Panic and anxiety attacks are different conditions. It's helpful to separate the two and examine them individually. What are panic attacks? Panic attacks come on suddenly and involve intense and...

Welcome to Part Two of our Exercise Starter Guide mini-series! Last week we worked through exercises #1 through #12, and this week we're wrapping things up—so let's just right in! Day 13 ...

Often, the best way to start a fitness routine is to just ease into it. Sometimes it's as straight forward as trying out one simple move to set you on the right track. We mapped out 25 days' worth of moves, each made to challenge different...