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How Does Kinesiology Tape Work?

How Does Kinesiology Tape Work?

by Anna Heston • March 27, 2020

It’s likely you’ve seen kinesiology tape decorating limbs of the people around you on trips to the gym or just out and about. The often neon colored tape that can be stuck to almost any body part tends to stand out. You may have even considered using it before to recover from an injury. But what is it for and how does it work?

Running For Beginners: One Person's Experience

Running For Beginners: One Person's Experience

by Anna Heston • March 12, 2020

I recently started running and it has been tough. I’m not young anymore, I’m nearing forty. I’m not obese but I am not in shape either. I’m a soft-ish, old-ish, busy mom who decided it was time to take care of her health. Like so many people I talk to, I understand the importance of taking care of myself and how what I do now will impact my health well into the future.

Is Coffee Good for You?

Is Coffee Good for You?

by Anna Heston • March 11, 2020

If you’re one of the 150 million Americans who reach for a cup of coffee on a daily basis, you likely know that pain that can come with skipping your morning cup of joe. From headaches to anxiety to difficulty concentrating, coffee is a hard habit to kick.

What is the Calcaneus Bone?

What is the Calcaneus Bone?

by Anna Heston • March 10, 2020

If you suffer from foot pain, you may have heard the term “calcaneus bone”. But what is the calcaneus bone exactly? In plain English, it is the heel bone. It’s that hard bone in the back of the foot that is closest to the ground. If you’ve ever fractured your heel, you know the pain that comes with it as well as the lengthy down time.

19 Healthy Dinner Ideas To Start Your Spring Off Right

19 Healthy Dinner Ideas To Start Your Spring Off Right

by Anna Heston • March 06, 2020

With spring right around the corner, many of us have our minds on a good spring clean, starting up a new exercise routine, and refreshing our meal plans. Time to clear out the routine cozy winter meals and bring in some fresh spring ideas. Today when the family asks, “What’s for dinner?” pull out one of these favorite, healthy spring recipes and feel great about what goes on your plate.

How To Have More Energy

How To Have More Energy

by Anna Heston • March 05, 2020

If you are one of the many who hit a lull in energy in the afternoon or even wake up still feeling tired, you aren’t alone. The energy drain is so prevalent that an entire energy drink industry has cropped up around it. But is chugging sugar-packed energy drinks the only solution? And is the kick from a cup of coffee what we should reach for in the afternoon? There are other ways to boost your energy that don’t involve ingesting stimulants.

The Effects Of Standing All Day

The Effects Of Standing All Day

by Anna Heston • March 03, 2020

But is standing just as bad as sitting? Hairstylists, nurses, cashiers, warehouse employees and so many more people not only stand all day, but they often stand on hard concrete. Many people in these professions have reported lower back discomfort, sore legs, and aching feet among other issues.

Is 5 Hours of Sleep Enough?

Is 5 Hours of Sleep Enough?

by Anna Heston • March 02, 2020

We all struggle with our own unique daily grind and sometimes it just feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day. If you follow all of the health advise out there it may feel like you have to get up early for a work out, work your whole day to pay the bills, come home and cook a healthy meal, meal prep for the next day, and then somehow spend time with your loved ones in between. By the time you actually head to bed it could be midnight… only to need to get up early and repeat the process the next day. But how much sleep is enough? 5 hours? 6?

What is the Best Time of Day to Work Out?

What is the Best Time of Day to Work Out?

by Anna Heston • February 28, 2020

Its common knowledge that a consistent exercise routine is beneficial to your health. But is there a right time of the day to exercise? As a busy mom, I'm usually happy to squeeze in a workout whenever I can make it fit in the day but I also want to make sure I'm making the most of my time. One thing I've noticed is that a morning workout sets me up for success the rest of the day.

The Benefits of Brisk Walking

The Benefits of Brisk Walking

by Anna Heston • February 27, 2020

According to the Mayo Clinic, if you can manage a brisk walk, you can see a real improvement in your health and fitness. A brisk walk can help you control your weight, prevent or manage high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease, improve your balance, and strengthen your bones.

Wearing Shoes Without Socks

Wearing Shoes Without Socks

by Anna Heston • February 26, 2020

Should you wear shoes without socks? Just because you can doesn't mean you should. When you wear shoes without socks you are creating a moist place in your shoes for smelly bacteria to thrive. Not only will your feet be unhappy, but you can ruin a good pair of shoes as well.